Posted April 25, 2016

JLG Previewed Tallest Articulating Boom Lift at Bauma

JLG Industries previewed the 1500AJP, the world’s tallest and farthest reaching articulating boom lift, at this year's Bauma expo in Germany. The 1500AJP will be available for shipment early in 2017, the company says, and has a working envelope of more than 96,000 cubic yards.

jlg 1500That work space - JLG says it is 60 percent more than the next closest Articulated Boom on the market - features up-and-over height of 60 ft., a working outreach of 77 ft., and platform capacity of 595 lbs. unrestricted and 990 lbs. restricted. Operators will appreciate the 990 lb. platform capacity which is available throughout the vast majority of the working envelope.

The machine has a 7.9 ft. 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 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,” 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, 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.

Other time-saving features when positioning the lift include:

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