This week at ConExpo, JLG Industries will show the world’s largest self-propelled boom lift. The 185-ft. platform height Model 1850SJ Ultra Boom offers users more than 19 stories of working height and nearly 3 million cu. ft. of reachable space.
With this unit, JLG promises further enhanced productivity with faster cycle speeds, enabling the boom to extend from ground to full height in less than five minutes. The 1850SJ includes a telescopic jib that extends and retracts to provide additional reach, up-and-over capabilities, and the ability to telescope into and around structures in a variety of applications, including steel erection; energy-related construction such as petrochemical, power generation and wind plants; stadium, convention center and theater construction; and entertainment and studio-related applications.
In addition, an updated platform LCD display provides even more information to optimize service and operator productivity. A graphic display of the operator’s position in the work envelope aids in positioning, and the communication of service codes, engine status, fuel levels, and other messages assists the operator and service provider with operation, diagnosis, and troubleshooting. Maximum platform capacity is 1,000 lbs.
The 1850SJ is powered by a turbo diesel engine that provides 99.8 hp to optimize drive and lift performance. In addition, standard four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer maximize jobsite maneuverability. When transporting the unit to and from jobsites, only a weight permit is required. The machine design also features axles that extend or retract in less than one minute to quickly transition to or from the transport mode.
Serviceability and operational benefits extend beyond the new LCD display to include operation and control layouts similar to all other JLG booms, making training and operation of the lift easier. In addition, hoods open wide to provide easy access to key serviceable components.
“From the larger work envelope and unprecedented access, to the fastest lift speeds, telescopic jib, and LCD displays, the JLG 1850SJ boom can allow customers to work more effectively and productively on the jobsite,” said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries’ global product director, aerial work platforms. “It’s a true industry-leading innovation for the lift and access, construction, and maintenance industries.”
Source: Lift and Access Magazine