JLG Previews World's Tallest Articulating Boom Lift

Mon April 18, 2016 - National Edition

The 1500AJP will be available for shipment to customers in early 2017.
The 1500AJP will be available for shipment to customers in early 2017.

JLG Industries Inc. previewed the world's tallest and farthest reaching articulating boom lift, the 1500AJP, with a working envelope of more than 96,788 cu. yds. (74,000 cu m) of reachable space 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 percent 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 60 ft. (18.3 m), a working outreach of 77 ft. (23.5 m), and platform capacity of 595 lbs. (270 kg) unrestricted and 992 lbs. (450 kg) restricted. The 992 lb. platform capacity is available throughout the vast majority of the working envelope, according to the manufacturer.

The machine also features a standard 7.8 ft. (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, according to the manufacturer.

The LCD panel communicates the position of the boom in the work envelope and the status of its operating systems. Operators also can be assured of a smooth, comfortable transition from full function speed to full stop, due 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,” said 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, due 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.

For more information, visit www.jlg.com.