Friday, December 29, 2017

Kidde Issues Recall of Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles

Kidde Issues Recall

On November 2, 2017, Kidde issued a recall (Recall Number 18-022) of fire extinguishers with plastic handles. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency.

This recall affects JLG® part numbers 70010354 (sold individually) and 70010355 (sold by case). Please contact Kidde directly for complete recall details, including how to determine if you have an affected model and information on how to have a new extinguisher sent to you.

View the JLG® Technical Bulletin (144 KB PDF) for details.

Please contact your Regional Service Manager or a JLG® service representative if further information is required.

Still need tech support? Call 877-JLG-LIFT (554-5438). 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

JLG® TRAINING


JLG Training Programs


Walk onto the job site knowing you have the right credentials with proper training through AccessReady. The AccessReady program connects operators with JLG-qualified trainers to provide flexible telehandler, boom lift and scissor lift training that meets all published OSHA and ANSI specifications. Plus, you’ll be able to track and produce all your machine familiarizations on demand with the exclusive AccessReady app.

Learn more about getting operator training through AccessReady or join the program for free to find a trainer.

JLG University offers aerial and telehandler training courses designed to help you get the maximum return on your equipment investment.

Learn more about JLG University training programs. For pricing inquiries, email the JLG Training Department or call 877-JLG-LIFT (554-5438) for a quote.

JLG Training Programs 

The 2018 Training Schedule will be announced soon! Visit JLG University for the most up-to-date information.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays



Wishing you a season of gladness, 
a season of cheer,
and to top it all off - a wonderful new year

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Performing a Boom Lift Function Check - JLG Industries



Learn how to conduct a proper function check with boom controls. The function check ensures all functions operate smoothly with precise control. It provides the opportunity to visually inspect items that cannot be seen during the walk around, like boom sections and extendable axles. Some tips you’ll see include: Ensure the machine is on a firm, level surface in an area free of obstructions and that there is no load in the platform. Make sure there’s enough clearance around the machine and platform to safely operate all functions. The turntable lock should be disengaged. Always start with the ground controls. Watch the video for a more detailed overview.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

SkyTrak® Telehandlers Get an Upgrade: JLG



Introducing the redesigned line of SkyTrak® brand telehandlers, offering greater comfort, better operator confidence and added versatility. Check out the upgrades, including a Tier 4 Final engine and an enhanced cab with features to reduce operator fatigue.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

FUEL SAVING TIPS FOR TRUCKS: REDUCE IDLING, SAVE ON GAS

STUDY PROVES TURNING YOUR VEHICLE OFF MINIMIZES BOTH FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS.

You may have heard that it takes more fuel to turn your vehicle off and back on again than it does to stay idling when stopped. One fast food chain even made a claim that it was “Greener” to use the drive-through than parking and walking in for a to-go order. With fuel costs and anti-idling laws being an essential consideration for vehicle owners and fleet managers, it’s important to know the facts.

The fact is that even for short stops, it saves fuel to turn off your vehicle. Idling for even 10 seconds produces more CO2 emissions and burns more fuel than simply turning your engine off, and restarting. This was found by a study done by Argonne National Laboratory, and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program.

IDLING STUDY RESULTS
Engineers were tasked to study vehicles in the Argonne laboratory’s Advanced Powertrain Research Facility to determine the impacts of idling and restarting. Dynamometer tests were conducted at the facility and revealed that parking a vehicle, turning it off, and then restarting it uses less fuel and produces less CO2 than idling for just 10 seconds. In addition, the study also revealed that the fastest way to warm up a car engine is to drive the vehicle, not by idling it. Argonne found that depending on the vehicle’s size, 0.2 to 0.5 gallons of fuel per hour is used when idling.

EMBRACE ANTI-IDLING LAWS
With these findings, and as states, provinces, and countries continue to introduce climate change action plans and green initiatives focused on greenhouse gas emissions, now is the perfect time to start embracing an anti-idle mindset in day-to-day driving and work operations. And for those that use air compressors, the VMAC UNDERHOOD70 – Green Series Air Compressor integrates perfectly into environmentally-friendly and fuel-conscious operations.

UNDERHOOD70-GREEN SERIES AIR COMPRESSOR
The VMAC UNDERHOOD70 – Green Series Air Compressor produces up to 70 CFM at 100% duty cycle. This powerful rotary screw air compressor is installed under the hood of the work truck and its throttle control automatically adjusts truck engine idle speed just enough to match air demand, which reduces fuel consumption. What’s more, the easy-to-use VMAC intelligent digital controls also cut down on idling, as the control system shuts the truck off when air isn’t being used, and then automatically turns the truck back on when air is needed. This reduces fuel consumption and emissions as the vehicle is not idling when tools are not in use. Learn more about the VMAC UNDERHOOD70 – Green Series Air Compressor.

VEHICLE IDLING STUDY CONCLUSION
Going back to the fast food chain’s claim, no, it is not greener to use the drive-through than it is to park and pick up your order inside the restaurant. Here are the facts:

  • Idling for more than 10 seconds burns more fuel, and produces more C02 emissions than turning the engine on and off
  • Idling for an hour uses 0.2 to 0.5 gallons of fuel, depending on the vehicle, and fuel consumption increases as idling speed increases
  • Warming up a vehicle by driving is more effective than idling

Consider these findings next time you find yourself idling your truck, whether working on a job site, picking up a food order, or warming up your truck this winter. And when planning to purchase a new air compressor, consider the VMAC UNDERHOOD70 – Green Series Air Compressor.

Source and learn more at: https://www.vmacair.com/blog/


Related blogs: Going Green with VMAC: Lightweight & Fuel Saving Air Compressors

Monday, December 11, 2017

Stay Informed - New ANSI standards for the U.S. are expected to be published soon

Properly trained workers and compliant machines

New ANSI standards for the U.S. are expected to be published soon, Stay Informed - these changes will impact aerial work platform design, safe use and training requirements.

JLG will offer many compliance solutions on its equipment and a variety of training options to help you meet ANSI and CSA standards. Learn from the best in the industry so you can work more and worry less. Sign up for updates to stay informed or check out our new resources today to learn more about these changes.

 GET ALERTS FROM JLG
You need to be compliant, but standards change. Don’t miss out on new developments that could affect your equipment and training processes. Sign up for alerts from JLG and get the information you need right to your inbox:

https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/ansi?utm_source=Godfrey+Ingage+eMail+Marketing+Manager&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.jlg.com%2fen%2fdestination%2fansi&utm_campaign=Are+you+ready+for+new+ANSI+%26+CSA+standards%3f

Friday, December 8, 2017

Experience the Worksite of the Future


In this video recap, we venture into the worksite of the future using augmented reality. Learn how advances in communication, machine design and connected technology will propel the construction industry forward.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tour the JLG® Telehandlers


Check out the comfortable cab, intuitive controls and rugged exterior features of JLG® telehandlers. Designed to improve productivity and lower cost of ownership, these telehandlers maintain the durability and reliability you’ve come to expect from JLG.

Saturday, December 2, 2017