JLG Upgrades SkyTrak 8042 Telehandler

The updated 8042 features a lightweight design with an optimized boom and frame structure for transportation.

The updated 8042 features a lightweight design with an optimized boom and frame structure for transportation.
The updated 8042 features a lightweight design with an optimized boom and frame structure for transportation.
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JLG has introduced the all-new SkyTrak 8042 telehandler, remastered to maintain performance and reliability. Building on the legacy of its predecessor, this next-generation model comes with updates that include a lightweight design, hydrostatic transmission, upgraded control system, electric-over-hydraulic joystick and data at-a-glance.

JLG redeveloped this model from the ground up with enhanced technology and functionality to meet the needs of today’s job sites and zero sacrifices,” said John Boehme, senior product manager – telehandlers, JLG. “We listened closely to our customers’ most requested features and capabilities to improve the efficiency and serviceability of the 8042, without any compromises. This model is designed to increase productivity and boost overall job performance in pick-and-place applications, such as handling, loading and unloading bulk materials on demanding residential, commercial, urban and suburban job sites across America.”

Redesigned Build

The updated 8042 features a lightweight design with an optimized boom and frame structure for transportation. Now two JLG 8042 telehandlers can fit on a single flatbed trailer. These updates did not compromise the machine’s attributes; it still offers the same maximum capacity and same all-steel construction.

The cab styling on the 8042 provides a larger LCD display and single-page load charts to deliver the data operators need, while allowing them to stay focused on the job at hand.

The SkyTrak 8042 telehandler offers a maximum lift height of 42 ft., 4 in., a maximum reach of 29 ft., 6 in. and a 21,200-lb. operating weight. The enclosed cab on this model is available with optional air conditioning for operation on hot or humid jobsites.

Functionality

The hydrostatic transmission on the remodeled 8042 provides operators control while allowing for inching — the ability to run the boom at high speeds without shifting into neutral — for delivery of materials at height. A multifunctional, electric-over-hydraulic joystick on this unit includes auxiliary hydraulic functions and attachment tilt capabilities.

Improved boom speed is complemented by auxiliary hydraulic connections on the side of the boom head for attachment changes. More than a dozen different attachments are offered for the 8042, including a variety of carriages, forks, buckets, hooks and trusses.

Technology

A new control system on the upgraded 8042 provides more options like load stability indication (LSI), which senses forward load capacity and displays color-coded visuals to help operators. Seatbelt engagement and operator presence (SEOP) technology is also available, which combines a high visibility orange seatbelt and visual and audible alarms, as well as limiting machine functions, to support safe machine operation.  

Other optional features on this model include:

  • Multi-reverse camera system which displays left, right and rear views from behind the machine during day or night operation on a single, tri-view monitor.
  • Reverse sensing system that provides an audible in-cab alarm to alert the operator of any rear obstructions when driving in reverse.
  • White noise back-up alarm that emits a directional alarm when driving in reverse.

Remote diagnostics and telematics connectivity through JLG’s ClearSky Smart Fleet system support data collection, troubleshooting and uptime.

Serviceability

This model is equipped with a 74-hp, 2.9L Deutz diesel engine which does not require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The single compensation and lift cylinder boom design relies on fewer components, while the top-mounted telescope cylinder makes the boom accessible to maintain. A 30% reduction in hydraulic hoses and connections results in fewer potential leak points for serviceability.  

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