In the forefront: JLG's 1932R scissor, part of its new R series.

In the forefront: JLG's 1932R scissor, part of its new R series.

JLG introduced a range of platforms at bauma China last week, including its 1100SJ telesopic boom with extreme environment package and newly designed R Series of scissor lifts, which will run alongside its existing premium series and replace the RS series, to offer a more cost sensitive option.

The manufacturer also showed the 1500AJP, the world’s biggest articulating boom, for the first time in Asia. It features a work envelope of more than 74,000 cubic meters of reachable space, a working height of 47.7m, and a platform capacity of 272kg unrestricted and 454kg restricted

The 1100SJ is tailor-made for shipyard applications and is suited to construction. The 1100SJ allows operators to reach 35.5m working height, with 250kg unrestricted area load capacity, which is 10% higher than most other straight booms, says the manufacturer. Providing 2WD and 4WD alternatives it offers protection of all components, with its extreme hostile environment package, including the steel covered powertrak and control panel, steel fuel tank and turntable bearing cover.

The new R Series of scissor lifts, which replace the RS series, were represented by the 7.8m working height 1932R and 13.9m 4045R. The former offers 250kg platform capacity. A new active pothole system provides increased ground clearance in a serviceable and reliable design using up to half the parts of a conventional system. A multi featured battery charger along with swing-out component trays add greater serviceability. The 4045R continues the R Series theme and is JLG’s first scissor lift with 13.9m, and it has a narrow 1.14m machine width.

In addition, JLG will begin equipping its boom lifts with the SkyGuard secondary guarding system as standard on its boom lifts ordered in Asia form the beginning of 2017.

“With the ongoing development of aerial work platforms, we will see more innovative technologies becoming integrated in the aerial work platform industry. Aerial work platforms will definitely become smarter and stronger in the future.” said vice president of global marketing, Alan Loux.

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