JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, introduces a new option for JLG 1644, 1732 and 1075 telehandlers — remote boom control. This new feature enables operators to control the boom from outside the cab, providing improved visibility during load placement.
Telehandlers are often used to place loads on top of buildings, such as setting HVAC units into place on rooftops. With remote boom control, operators have the ability from outside the cab to place material at height, achieving precision placement further onto a building. And, it can potentially eliminate the need for two people — one in the cab and one at the location where the material is being placed — for improved jobsite efficiency.
On JLG telehandlers equipped with the remote boom control feature, operators are able to wirelessly operate the following machine functions: Engine startup, boom raise / lower, boom extend / retract, fork tilt up / down and auxiliary hydraulics. When operating the remote boom control from the fork-mounted work platform, a platform docking station is required. This docking station provides a stable surface to magnetically mount the remote-control box.
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