JLG is in the process of redesigning its SkyTrak telehandler line, starting with the all-new 6034 and 6042 models. Featuring a redesigned build, reworked functionality, reimagined technology and refocused serviceability, these 6,000-lb. maximum lift capacity telehandlers can be used for pick-and-place applications, such as handling, loading and unloading bulk materials on jobsites across America.
“Understanding the demands and challenges crews face on work sites day after day,” said John Boehme, senior product manager, telehandlers, JLG. “We redesigned the all-new 6034 and 6042 models with features and capabilities directly inspired by the needs of those who need them most. These updated models deliver our customers’ most requested features.”
The brand-new 6034 telehandler replaces the previous 6036 model, while the 6042 telehandler has been updated with new features. For example, these updated units feature a lower operating weight — 14,500 lbs. on the 6034 and 19,100 lbs. on the 6042. These machines’ lightweight design with an updated frame structure allows three 6034 models or two 6042 models to be hauled on a single flatbed trailer. In fact, the 6034 model is lightweight enough that it can even be transported with a standard pickup truck and trailer.
The 6034 model offers a lift height of 34 ft. and a forward reach of 23 ft. The 6042 model provides a lift height of 42 ft. and a forward reach of 29 ft. Both the 6034 and 6042 offer three steering modes — two-wheel, four-wheel and four-wheel crab. Operators can select these operating modes as needed for maneuverability. Additionally, these models have a 95-in. width and small tires, while maintaining 15-in. ground clearance.
The enclosed cab on these models is available with optional air conditioning for operation on hot or humid jobsites.
Featuring hydrostatic transmissions, the 6034 and 6042 are equipped with a 74-hp, 2.9L Deutz diesel engine that doesn't require diesel exhaust fluid. The machines have inching functionality, which allows operators to run the boom at high speeds without shifting the transmission into neutral.
These models’ single joystick is electric over hydraulic for multifunction capability. The auxiliary hydraulic function and attachment tilt are included on the joystick.
When it comes time to switch attachments, both models feature a common coupler for use with all JLG and SkyTrak attachments, allowing the 6034 and 6042 telehandlers to adapt to various conditions. The auxiliary hydraulic connections on these telehandlers are now on the side of the boom head, allowing operators to change attachments. The 6034 and 6042 models feature a standard boom-mounted lifting lug that can be used to handle a suspended load and an integrated tow hitch on the rear counterweight for versatility.
These updated SkyTrak telehandlers both feature a new control system that allows for more options like load stability indication (LSI), seatbelt engagement and operator presence (SEOP), along with improved diagnostics. The new cab design features a larger LCD display with an updated interface and larger, single-page load charts.
The optional multi-reverse camera system facilitates backup by displaying multiple views from behind the machine to the left, right and rear. This system can be used during the day and night. It features four components: left- and right-side backup cameras, a rear backup camera and a tri-view monitor.
The optional reverse sensing system alerts operators to rear obstructions with an audible alarm. This feature helps crews be more aware of their surroundings, especially on busy jobsites. Finally, the optional white noise backup alarm emits a directional alarm signal on the machine as it travels in reverse. This type of alarm helps cut down on noise while supporting worker safety outside the machine.
Service enhancements made to these new SkyTrak models include a 30-percent reduction on hydraulic hoses and connections, resulting in fewer potential leak points. The top-mounted telescopic cylinder provides access for service and the rear access door on the frame has been replaced with a bolt-on panel for durability. Enhancements to the boom on both SkyTrak models include faster boom function speed, an eight-percent improvement over previous models, and an updated single compensation and lift cylinder design for fewer components to maintain.