JLG Exhibits World's Tallest and Farthest Reaching Articulating Boom Lift at bauma 2016

JLG's 1500AJP articulating boom lift enables operators to reach 60% more work space than competitive models with an up-and-over height of 18.3 m and working outreach of 23.5 m.

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JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, previewed the world’s tallest and farthest reaching articulating boom lift, the 1500AJP, with a working envelope of more than 74,000 cu. m of reachable space—at booth F.904/5 during bauma 2016 in Munich, Germany.

The 1500AJP, which will be available for shipment to customers in early 2017, allows operators to reach more work space—60% more than the next closest Articulated Boom on the market—and take more materials with them than any other articulating boom lift. That’s because the new boom lift features a category-leading work envelope, up-and-over height of 18.3 m, a working outreach of 23.5 m, and platform capacity of 270 kg unrestricted and 450 kg restricted. Operators will fully appreciate the 450 kg platform capacity which is available throughout the vast majority of the working envelope. 

The machine also features a standard 2.4-m jib that raises and lowers 135 degrees to provide additional reach, up-and-over capability, and the ability to position the platform independent of the main boom. In addition, the jib pivots horizontally 125 degrees to provide extra maneuverability at elevated work sites.

The 1500AJP leads the industry in lift speeds, allowing operators to spend more time working and less time positioning the machine. The boom’s Quick Stick feature enables the lift to move from the ground to maximum platform height in 2 minutes 15 seconds and return to the ground at the same speed.

Operators will appreciate the LCD panel that clearly communicates the position of the boom in the work envelope and the status of its operating systems. They can also be assured of a smooth, comfortable transition from full function speed to full stop, thanks to end of stroke cylinder dampening.

“We carefully considered all of our customers’ concerns and requirements as we designed the 1500AJP from the ground up,” says Corey Raymo, JLG Industries Global Category Director, Boom Lifts. “The result is another one-of-a-kind and industry-leading boom lift that again demonstrates JLG’s long history of innovation in machine design and manufacturing.”

The 1500AJP offers improved serviceability, thanks to a swing-out engine tray that provides easy access to key service components, and a hydraulic system that simplifies hose routings and reduces leak points. In addition, an LCD panel located at the ground control panel uses text and fault codes to improve troubleshooting and reduce the number and duration of service calls.

In most European countries, the 1500AJP is easy to transport, as it fits on a standard flatbed trailer. This reduces costs associated with transporting the machine, and reduces the total cost of ownership. Fifty-fifty weight distribution on the axles also contributes to transportability, as the lift is easier to load, as well as great terrainability on the job site.

Other time-saving features when positioning the lift include:

  • 40% gradeability
  • 360-degree continuous turntable rotation
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Hydraulically powered pivoting axles that expand quickly for fast setup time