Sunday, December 30, 2018

Product Demo: Genie Z™-60/37FE Articulating Boom Lift: Hybrid System - ANSI



With the Genie Z-60/37FE boom, equipped with a Fuel Electric Hybrid System, we give our customers the opportunity to choose either from a full electric machine or a diesel powered machine, environmental consciousness with lower cost of operation. 2 modes of operation: Full-electric: full-day, emission-free on a single charge, Diesel driven generator: one week of run time with a single tank of diesel.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Don’t Let Winter Weather Freeze Your Productivity

 Muddy crawler boom lift

Rise above winter weather with a few quick checkups and the right best practices. These tips can help you keep your JLG® machines operating smoothly throughout the season. Be sure to do the following:
  •     Ensure that battery and battery connections are secure and corrosion-free
  •     Check cannon plugs for moisture, and apply a small amount of dialectic grease to ward off moisture.
  •     Inspect toggle switches and joysticks at both platform and ground for boot damage: water or ice damage to one toggle can render your machine inoperative
  •     User the recommended lubricants, fuels, and ambient working temperatures listed in your service manuals

Monday, December 24, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Time is running out to take advantage of year-end tax breaks!


Thanks to major changes to Section 179 and bonus depreciation in 2018, your business could potentially deduct the entire purchase price of new and USED equipment*.

But to qualify for these tax incentives, eligible equipment must be purchased or financed and put into service by December 31, 2018. So don’t wait too long. Find your closest JLG dealer or apply for JLG finance offers today.

Want to learn more before you decide if these incentives are right for your business? Head over to Direct Access, our access industry resource center, to read FAQs about Section 179 and bonus depreciation


* The information in this email should not be construed as tax advice or as a promise of potential tax savings or reduced tax liability.  Please contact your accountant or tax consultant/attorney to see how Section 179 and bonus depreciation would apply to your individual business.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

What’s the Difference Between ANSI & OSHA?



ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) both set standards that govern the access industry. Learn the difference between these organizations in this video.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom

X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom



Key Specs

  • Machine Width: 3 ft 11 in. / 1.19 m
  • Platform Capacity: 500 lb / 226.80 kg

Key Features

  • Enhanced Reach – Class-leading 56-ft up and over work envelope and 54-ft horizontal outreach
  • Improved Stability – One-touch, self-leveling, multi-position outriggers
  • More Power Options – 76V advanced technology 2.0 lithium-ion battery for quiet indoor operation or Kubota D902 diesel engine power for outdoor jobs

Sunday, December 9, 2018

How Wearables Will Improve Construction Safety

Construction worker using wearable technology

We live in an age of data. Every website we visit, item we purchase and address we program into our GPS is recorded, usually with the goal of improving our experience. But, what if we could leverage the power of data to keep workers safer on the job? That’s where wearables come in.

Benefits
The main benefit of wearable sensors in construction is that they can help reduce a worker’s risk of injury or stress. They do this by monitoring vital signs like heart rate, skin temperature, oxygen levels and even electrical activity on the skin. It then alerts the worker if a potentially dangerous level was recorded. Some wearables may even sense the environment around the worker and sound a safety alarm if a situation becomes dangerous.

Because wearables are small—a wristband or chest band, for example—they are less intrusive. They allow managers to evaluate workers’ health and safety in real time without relying on people to manually report their status. This proactive monitoring can help to prevent dangerous situations and allow work to be performed with less risk.

Another possible benefit is reduced insurance rates. While this is a new technology, some insurance companies may offer discounts to organizations that adopt wearables as a tool to keep workers safer.

Potential Challenges
Wearable sensors collect data about a person’s physical and mental state. Therefore, privacy can become a concern. Before implementing wearable technology, companies must put a policy in place to determine what data will be available to management and what will be kept private.

Workers—particularly people who have been in the construction industry for years—may be less receptive to adding this new technology to their work day. It’s important to get buy-in from people at all levels of your organization and to show them how adopting wearable sensing technology will improve construction safety and health.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Advanced Life Cycle Solutions


Watch this video recap to follow the story of how JLG delivers lower total cost of ownership at every level, from customer-focused R&D to single source parts.
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