JLG Introduces Steel Hoods for Engine-Powered Boom Lifts
JLG Industries Inc. (McConnellsburg, PA), a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, 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.
The steel hoods will reduce the cost of ownership and provide improved long-term value, the company said. Easier to repair than previously available hoods, the steel hoods will help rental companies make repairs inhouse. The hoods provide additional protection from weld sprawls and other damaging elements.
Factory-approved retrofit kits will be available for engine-powered boom lifts built prior to October 4, 2010. The retrofit kits comprise 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.