JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corp. company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, this week announced that its 1500SJ boomlift was named a Gold winner among aerial lifts in Lift and Access magazine’s 2011 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms Awards competition.

The LLEAP Awards, open to new products that were introduced to the industry between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011, formally honors products for leadership, influence, benefits and overall innovation. Judges selected the top products in the following categories: aerial lifts, material handlers, cranes, OEM-developed features/essential components for OEMs and aftermarket support products or services. All the award winners, including the 1500SJ, will be featured in the November/December issue of Lift and Access.

“JLG is proud to accept this prestigious award, which recognizes the 1500SJ’s innovation as the largest self-propelled telescopic boomlift in our industry,” said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries product director. “The 150-foot boom provides incredible flexibility and unparalleled reach for our customers, and it only requires a simple weight permit for transport.”

The 1500SJ includes a telescoping jib that offers expanded work envelope flexibility and up to 25 feet of horizontal and vertical reach.

JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The company’s product portfolio includes JLG aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak and Lull telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories.