JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, recently announced that the first models in its 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.

These completely reengineered scissor lifts include many new features and technology that deliver enhanced versatility, greater productivity, and intuitive data for improved performance on the job.

The platform on these new rough terrain lifts deliver 28% more work area, class-leading capacity, and a zero-platform offset, allowing users to get closer to the work area while bringing more people, tools and material to height. And when it comes to height, the units 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 is purpose-built with the intent of minimizing or eliminating common job site 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.”

In addition to its industry leading platform size and drive at height capabilities, 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 industry JLG-exclusive feature sends information to the industry’s first 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. While 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 degrees 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. A significant time savings is realized when compared to traditional leveling jacks that require manual adjustment.

“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,” says 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, so operators can work more confidently in more places.

In addition to the 26- and 33-ft models now available, 40- and 47-ft models are planned for release in the coming months.

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