The most common JLG Telehandler models currently being manufactured are:
JLG G6-42A Telehandler. This rough terrain forklift also known as a telescopic material handler has a 6000 lb. lifting capacity with a 42 foot reach. As with the other small telehandlers in the JLG product lines the G6 is designed for operating in tight spaces. It is equipped with 4 wheel drive and 3 modes of steering. The JLG brand was introduced in the early 2000’s. Primary use for this telehandler is on a construction jobsite to deliver product to various levels of the job. Other industries such as farming, the oil business, and the trucking business also use these products. The military also uses telehandlers for a variety of applications.
JLG G9-43 A Telehandler. This rough terrain forklift is the staple of the JLG brand. This rough terrain forklift has a 9000 lb. lifting capacity with a 43 foot reach. It also has 3 modes of steering. It is designed for lifting traditional loads to the appropriate level of a construction jobsite. As with the other brands, other non-construction related industries use these telehandler for a variety of applications.
JLG G10-55A Telehandler. This machine is a large telehandler in the JLG line and is equipped with stabilizers. It has a 10000 lb. lifting capacity and a 54 foot reach. It also has 3 modes of steering. It is designed to lift heavy product to the higher levels of a construction site efficiently and effectively.
JLG G12-55A Telehandler. This machine is the largest telehandler ever produced by JLG. It is a limited production machine. The machine has a 12000 lb. lifting capacity with a 54 foot reach. All the other features of this machine are similar to the G10-55A’s.
The most common upgrades to these pieces of equipment are foam filled tires (prevents costly downtime due to tire punctures), and a side-tilt carriage, which allows the operator to land a load it the placement of the load requires a slight side-to-side adjustment. An enclosed cab with heat can also be added to these telehandlers for use in colder climates.
A variety of forklift attachments can be purchased separately for these machines. The most common attachments are: work platforms, buckets in various sizes, truss booms, and jibs.
Additional information regarding this JLG brand and the other JLG brands can be viewed by clicking machine specifications in the footer on every web page.
JLG STORY AND TIMELINE
The largest producer of telehandlers in North America is JLG INDUSTRIES located in McConnellsburg, PA.
The history of the company-timeline is as follows:
JLG was founded in 1969.
Early in 1970 the first aerial work platforms were produced which changed the way the world works.
In 1973 the first scissor lift was introduced.
In 1977 JLG expands to Europe; open a facility in the United Kingdom.
In 1979 scissor lift manufacturing begins in PA.
In 1981 oscillating axles were introduced as an option for a boom and scissor lift.
In 1983 JLG opens an Australian operation.
In 1986 the 10000th boom lift comes off the line in McConnellsburg, PA.
In 1988 JLG introduces extended a reach technology for platform placement.
In 1996 JLG introduces the vertical platform and 21 other new products.
In 1998 JLG’s 50000th scissor lift comes off the line in Bedford, PA.
In 1999 JLG reaches 100000 lifts and counting. JLG acquires Gradall which brings them into the telehandler business. JLG expands their Shippensburg, PA facility.
In 2002 JLG opens a manufacturing facility in Belgium. JLG expands its telehandler line.
In 2003 JLG acquires Lull, Skytrak, and military design telehandlers.
In 2005 JLG enters into a global alliance with CAT.
In 2006 JLG opens a facility in Atlanta GA. JLG is acquired by Oshkosh Truck.
In 2008 JLG breaks ground on a new manufacturing facility in China.
In 2010 and beyond-JLG is the leader in the telehandler business commanding a 70% market share. They continue to produce the Lull, Skytrak, and JLG lines of telehandlers..