JLG’s new 185-foot boomlift, shown at a refinery, will debut at ConExpo next week.
JLG Industries has launched a 185-foot boomlift, the 1850SJ Ultra boom, with nearly 3 million cubic feet of reachable space. The unit becomes the world’s largest self-propelled boomlift, topping Genie’s 180-foot boom by five feet.
Delivering 19 stories of working height, the lift goes into applications previously reserved for truck-mounted boomlifts. The machine will be on display at ConExpo March 4-8.
The 1850SJ offers a maximum capacity of 1,000 pounds. The boom can extend from ground to full height in less than five minutes. The unit includes a telescopic jib that extends and retracts for additional reach, up-and-over capability and the ability to telescope into and around structures in a variety of application, including steel erection; energy-related construction such as petrochemical, power generation and wind plants; stadiums, convention center and theater construction; and entertainment and studio-related applications.
An updated platform LCD display provides 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.
The lift does not require an oversized permit on highways, although a weight permit is required.
JLG Industries, based in McConnellsburg, Pa., is an Oshkosh Corp. company.