Steel hood can reduce cost of ownership
By Maria Hadlow18 October 2010
JLG will be installing steel hoods on several engine-powered boom lifts, beginning with the 600S, 800S and 800A models, produced after October 1, 2010. The steel hoods will also be available for the aftermarket from JLG Ground Support.
Chris Mellott, JLG Industries vice-president - sales and market development for the Americas said, "We listened to the feedback of our customers and worked with our development team to reduce the total cost of ownership and increase the longevity of our boom lifts. The upgrade to steel hoods adds a unique design element to our industry-leading engine-powered boom lifts and we are proud to offer these improvements to our customers."
Featuring increased durability, the steel hoods are designed to reduce the cost of ownership and provide improved long-term value. The painted hoods maintain their color over time, are easier to repair than previously available hoods and will enable rental companies to make repairs in-house. The new hoods provide additional protection from weld sprawls and other damaging elements adding to the hoods' low cost of ownership by keeping maintenance costs down.
Factory approved retrofit kits will be available for engine-powered boom lifts built prior to October 4 2010. The retrofit kits consist of a complete steel hood assembly package, including mounting weldments and hardware, along with detailed instructions to guide customers through the installation process. The following products will have retrofit kits available: 800 Series Telescopic Boom Lift, 860 Series Telescopic Boom Lift, 800 Series Articulating Boom Lift and 740 Series Articulating Boom Lift. Retrofit kits will also be available shortly for the 600 Series Telescopic Boom Lift.