Ground-Up Redesigns Take Machines Into Next Generation

Thu June 12, 2014 - National Edition
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Upgrades to the T32E Toucan mast boom lift include 80 percent fewer hoses and fittings than its predecessor.  The T32E Toucan also includes a direct electric drive instead of a hydraulic drive.
Upgrades to the T32E Toucan mast boom lift include 80 percent fewer hoses and fittings than its predecessor. The T32E Toucan also includes a direct electric drive instead of a hydraulic drive.

JLG Industries Inc. has announced ground-up redesigns of its T32E Toucan mast boom lift as well as the X500AJ and X600AJ compact crawler booms.

"Extensive upgrades will allow customers to better maneuver the machines, access more areas, and increase productivity on the job site," said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries global product director — aerial work platforms.

Upgrades to the T32E Toucan mast boom lift include 80 percent fewer hoses and fittings than its predecessor, the E33MJ lift. As a result, the T32E Toucan requires less maintenance and has fewer leak points, providing more simplicity for owners and operators. The T32E Toucan also includes a direct electric drive instead of a hydraulic drive for increased duty cycles and greater operator productivity on a single charge, according to the manufacturer.

"A better duty cycle means our customers can get more life out of a battery because the power is being used much more efficiently. This allows for more time working and less time charging," said Ford.

Due to a 47-in. (119 cm) wide base, the T32E Toucan is an ideal machine for warehouse applications and manufacturing operations with tight aisles. What’s more, with a horizontal reach of 14 ft. (4 m), the T32E Toucan can go up, out, and over to access high objects on either side of an aisle. Productivity is further enhanced with a faster travel speed (3 mph vs. 2.2 mph), the ability to climb steeper grades (25 percent vs. 20 percent), and a new rotating platform (not available with the E33MJ).

The compact crawler, narrow and compact in design, can be used in multiple ways indoors and outdoors. The next generation of JLG compact crawler booms, X500AJ and X600AJ, have increased to 500 lbs. (227 kg) of unrestricted capacity throughout the working envelope, allowing operators to reach more and increase productivity.

"We listened to our customers, and we are excited to deliver these robust machines to address the wants and needs of the rental market," said Randy Marzicola, JLG Industries director of business development.

The JLG X500AJ features a 56-ft. (17 m) working height and 50-ft. (15 m) platform height, and the X600AJ unit features a 66-ft. (20 m) working height with a 60-ft. (18 m) platform height, both lightweight for load-sensitive surfaces and ease of transport. The addition of forklift pockets and lifting hooks on the outriggers allow for convenient loading and positioning in the most challenging facility applications. Both machines offer a green lithium-ion battery option for quiet, clean, zero-emissions operation.

For more information, visit www.jlg.com.