Press Release Summary:
Models 600S, 800S, and 800A engine-powered boom lifts feature steel hoods that offer protection from damaging elements and maintain color over time, increasing durability and minimizing maintenance. Hoods are also available in factory-approved retrofit kits for boom lifts built prior to October 4, 2010 that consist of complete steel hood assembly package, including mounting weldments and hardware.
Original Press Release:
JLG Introduces Steel Hoods for Engine-Powered Boom Lifts
Steel hoods standard equipment on many combustion booms produced after Oct. 1
McConnellsburg, Pa. - JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced today that it is installing steel hoods on several engine-powered boom lifts, beginning with the 600S, 800S and 800A models, produced after October 1, 2010. The steel hoods will also be available for the aftermarket from JLG Ground Support.
"We listened to the feedback of our customers and worked with our development team to reduce the total cost of ownership and increase the longevity of our boom lifts," said Chris Mellott, JLG Industries vice-president - sales and market development for the Americas. "The upgrade to steel hoods adds a unique design element to our industry-leading engine-powered boom lifts and we are proud to offer these improvements to our customers."
Featuring increased durability, the steel hoods will reduce the cost of ownership and provide improved long-term value. The painted hoods will maintain their color over time, improving aesthetics throughout the life of the equipment. Easier to repair than previously available hoods, the steel hoods will help rental companies achieve their financial goals by enabling them to make repairs in-house. The robust nature of these hoods provide additional protection from weld sprawls and other damaging elements adding to the hood's low cost of ownership by keeping maintenance costs down.
Factory approved retrofit kits will be available for engine-powered boom lifts built prior to October 4, 2010. The retrofit kits consist of a complete steel hood assembly package, including mounting weldments and hardware, along with detailed instructions to guide customers through the installation process. The following products will have retrofit kits available: 800 Series Telescopic Boom Lift, 860 Series Telescopic Boom Lift, 800 Series Articulating Boom Lift and 740 Series Articulating Boom Lift. Retrofit kits will also be available shortly for the 600 Series Telescopic Boom Lift.
For more information on the steel hoods, visit www.jlg.com/steelhoods2. To identify the correct retrofit kit for equipment in your fleet, call your Aftermarket Parts Representative at 1-877-JLG-LIFT. For additional information about JLG products, visit the company website at www.jlg.com.
About JLG Industries, Inc.
JLG Industries, Inc. is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company's diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak® and Lull® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., visit www.jlg.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline(TM), SMIT(TM), CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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