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JLG at bauma: Where legacy meets innovation

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JLG aerial work platforms

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, is pleased to announce its exhibit at bauma 2019, held from April 8 to April 14, 2019 in Munich, Germany. During the show, customers can enjoy an array of new products and services introduced by the world’s leader in access equipment. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, JLG will continue to build on its pioneering age and focus on sustainable and technical development that add to safety, productivity and efficiency.

50th Anniversary


On January 9, JLG officially kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, marking a half-century since its founder spearheaded the access industry with the introduction of the world’s first boom lift.

“50 years is a remarkable milestone for both JLG and the access industry,” said Frank Nerenhausen, JLG president. “Our founder not only started a company, but an entire industry. This is a key point of differentiation for the JLG brand. We continue to build on this legacy through continuous development of products, services and technology that advance safety for work at height.”

Full Electric Construction Booms

The electric 340AJ, 450AJ and 520AJ offer similar lift speeds and platform capacities. Equipped with 2-wheel drive and Lithium batteries, the range provides good terrain capacity in semi-rough terrain. Maintenance and parts requirements are limited, which is a benefit of electric drive over conventional diesel, i.e. no filter replacements or engine maintenance is needed, simply because there are none.

Safety Features

SkyGuard™ SkyEye™

JLG is pleased to announce the release of SkyGuard™ SkyEye™ enhanced control panel protection system as an option on boom lifts. This optional safety innovation uses sensors to register operation in the platform. If the operator breaks the connection between the sensors positioned on each side of the operator platform, the system stops all boom lift functions, then momentarily reverses or undoes most functions that were in use when the system was activated. The reverse functionality is the only feature of its kind in the market.JLG platforms


Another notification feature on display is JLG’s Enhanced Detection System (EDS). EDS uses strategically placed object detection sensors to detect obstacles in the surrounding environment. Audible and visual warning signals are triggered if and when the machine is getting close to an obstacle. If the operator platform gets too close to an obstacle, the device automatically stops the machine. JLG’s EDS will be ready in March this year.


Augmented Reality Simulation app

JLG further announces the introduction of an augmented reality equipment simulation app allowing users to bring digital aspects of JLG equipment into the real world. With this tool, customers and equipment demonstrators are able to use access equipment in any working environment and at any working height without having to bring physical equipment on site.

Mobile Control App on R-Series of Scissors

Another technology that will be demonstrated is a mobile control app on the R-Series scissors. The app allows operators to control equipment remotely, pairing any smart phone with the scissor via a QR code and Bluetooth. The mobile control app helps operators maneuver equipment in tight spaces, through doors and during loading and offloading for transport, avoiding potential hazardous situations. The operator can be anywhere around the machine without being restricted by the controls.

Productivity tools

3-foot Platform

All JLG engine-powered boom lifts can now be equipped with a 3-foot platform. The smaller platform allows workers to access work areas with limited space where traditional platforms can’t fit, allowing for more precise navigation between steel, concrete support structures and many other tight space applications.

3-entry Platform

In addition to the 3-foot platform made available in October last year, JLG a 3-entry standard size platform, developed with two additional entry points (center and right side) allowing for flexible entry or exit when materials or multiple workers are brought up to working height.JLG aerial work platforms

New Scissors

Previously displayed at bauma China, JLG will display the new Light Weight Electric Scissor Lifts. The series includes a 1530 concept. Dual front-wheel drive electric engines provide better endurance and performance versus hydraulic drive. The front wheel steering system enables a zero turning radius, not only ensuring that the platforms meet the requirements of narrow space in constructions and improving platform maneuverability, but also enabling the equipment to fit in freight elevators. The design concept of the series is similar to that of the R Series scissor lifts, allowing for easy maintenance, reducing the total cost of ownership.


Completing the R-Series of scissor lifts, the new 2632R/3246R will be on display. The 2632R features a platform capacity of 230 kg, and a working height of 9.8m, while the 3246R features a platform capacity of 320 kg, and a working height of 11.75m, lifting more operators and materials to higher places. Following the advantages of the R-series scissor aerial work platform family, both platforms are made entirely of all steel components while a swing-out tray for battery and hydraulic system adding to greater serviceability.

JLG’s booth at bauma in Munich, Germany from April 8 to 14, 2019 is located in the outdoor area near the East entrance, at stand number FS.904/5. 

Source: JLG Industries, Inc.