Press Release Summary:
Pro-Fit(TM) Series combines hydraulic lift pump, reservoir, and motor with lift cylinder into single assembly. Control station permits 1-handed control of proportional drive and lift functions. Platform decks are non-corrosive aluminum. Narrow models have 30 in. overall width with platform heights of 19-26 ft and capacities from 500-800 lb. Wider models have platform heights of 26 and 32 ft with capacities of 1,000 lb and dual 700/1,000 lb, respectively.
Original Press Release:
New Electric Scissor Lifts from JLG
McConnellsburg, PA, August 14, 2003 - An entirely new family of five electric powered scissor lifts, including the world s first 30-in. wide, 26-ft. platform height machine, is being introduced by JLG Industries, Inc. Designated the Pro-Fit(TM) Series, the machines provide longer duty cycles, higher capacities, and larger platforms for greater productivity. Plus, they are more economical than ever to operate.
The Pro-Fit Series machines feature an electric drive system that uses two independent electric motors for the drive wheels. The new drive system provides longer duty cycles and lower noise levels by eliminating the power loss associated with pumps, hoses and hydraulic motors.
The scissor lifts also incorporate a newly designed hydraulic system that combines the hydraulic lift pump, reservoir and motor with the lift cylinder into a single assembly. The design reduces the complexity of the hydraulic system to only two hoses and four fittings. It provides greater reliability by reducing potential leak points and reduced maintenance. And, with fewer parts, the Pro-Fit Series machines are more reliable and cost less to operate.
For ease of operation, an improved control station permits one-handed control of both the proportional drive and lift functions. The platform decks have also been re-designed and are manufactured from non-corrosive aluminum with non-skid strips.
Mobility has been improved as well. The Pro-Fit Series machines have front wheel drive and steering for a tighter turning radius and 5.5-in. ground clearance, so they easily clear doorway thresholds and can be driven onto trailers and rollback trucks. They are equipped with non-marking tires and can be operated inside or out-of-doors. Gradeability on all five models is rated at 25%.
Three Pro-Fit Series narrow models have only 30-in. overall width so they can be driven through standard doorways. Platform heights on the narrow models range from 19 ft. to 26 ft. with capacities from 500 lbs. to 800 lbs.
The two wider Pro-Fit Series scissor lifts have maximum platform heights of 26 ft. and 32 ft. and capacities of 1,000 lbs. and dual 700/1000 lbs., respectively. Machine width on both models is 46 in., and their rails fold down to a 76.5-in. overall height.
All Pro-Fit Series machines can also be equipped with JLG's Workstation in the Sky(TM) accessories that include panel racks, pipe racks, and a 200-amp QuikWelder(TM) package.
JLG Industries, Inc. is the world's leading producer of mobile aerial work platforms and a leading producer of telehandlers and telescopic hydraulic excavators marketed under the JLG®, Gradall®, Lull® and Sky Trak® trademarks. Sales are made principally to rental companies and distributors that rent and sell the Company's products to a diverse customer base, which include users in the industrial, commercial, institutional and construction markets. JLG's manufacturing facilities are located in the United States and Belgium, with sales and service locations on six continents. For additional information visit www.jlg.com or contact:
Ms. Maye Houck
Marketing Communications Manager
JLG Industries, Inc.
13224 Fountainhead Plaza
Hagerstown, MD 21742
TEL: (240) 420-8721
FAX: (240) 420-8733