The first models in JLG's new generation of rough-terrain (RT) and electric rough-terrain (ERT) scissor lifts are now available. The 26-ft., 69-in.-wide 2669 and the 33-ft., 69-in.-wide 3369 are the first to market and come in diesel engine or battery-powered AC electric drive models.
The platform on these new rough-terrain lifts deliver 28% more work area, enhanced capacity and a zero-platform offset, allowing users to get closer to the work area while bringing more people, tools and material to height. The units also have full drive at height capability both indoors and out. This allows the lifts to operate along the length of a building at a fixed height, eliminating the need to ascend then descend as work is being performed for improved efficiency and productivity.
“Our new line of rough-terrain scissors are purpose-built with the intent of minimizing or eliminating common jobsite pain points,” said Rafael Nuñez, senior product manager, scissor and vertical lifts, JLG. “Our brand new and expanded rough-terrain offering is targeted at improving productivity indoors and outdoors. Instead of simply making the changes that were needed for compliance under the recently published ANSI standards, JLG engaged with customers around the world to better understand their needs, then looked at market trends such as urbanization before deciding that a from-the-ground-up approach was required.”
The new line comes with several other productivity-enhancing features. LiftSense, an evolution of JLG variable tilt, monitors both the weight in the platform and the machine’s tilt to determine the allowable work envelope. This feature sends information to the platform control box with LCD display, showing the operator the max height they can achieve before elevating.
Easy-fold rails allow operators to maneuver the machine in and through tight spaces. Features like a USB charger and phone holster allow them to store and charge personal devices without disruption.
QuikLevel Advanced, an available option on RT models, allows the stowed scissor to level on side slopes up to 4.5° then elevate and drive at full height under certain conditions. This is especially beneficial when performing work at height along the outside of a building that has been graded for drainage at a consistent slope.
“The new platform control box on the RT/ERT line demonstrates our focus on technology and on integrating data into products that allow operators to better understand machine performance and capabilities,” said Nuñez. “It provides users a multitude of productivity, terrain, machine health and safety notifications during use.”
CleanGuard, an environmentally-friendly option on ERT models, is a leak containment system that protects sensitive flooring by safeguarding the risk of leaks.
In addition to the 26- and 33-ft. models now available, 40- and 47-ft. models are planned for release in the coming months.