New 1850SJ Ultra boom is largest self-propelled boom lift
Aerial work platform manufacturer JLG has launched the world’s largest self-propelled boom lift – the 1850SJ Ultra boom – which it says has nearly three million cubic feet of reachable space.
The 1850SJ has a working height equivalent to 19 storeys, which JLG says allows the AWP to move into into applications previously reserved for truck-mounted booms, as well as allowing operators to work more effectively and productively on the jobs.
The boom lift has a maximum capacity of 453 kg (1.000 pounds).
Productivity is boosted with faster cycle speeds, enabling the boom to extend from ground to full height in less than five minutes and operators to spend more time working and less time positioning the lift.
The 1850SJ is also equipped with a telescopic jib that extends and retracts to provide additional reach, up-and-over capability and the ability to telescope into and around structures in a variety of applications, including steel erection; energy-related construction such as petrochemical, power generation and wind plants; stadium, convention center and theater construction; and entertainment and studio-related applications.
In addition, an updated platform LCD display provides even more information to optimise service and operator productivity. A graphic display of the operator’s position in the work envelope aids in positioning, and the communication of service codes, engine status, fuel levels, and other messages assists the operator and service provider with operation, diagnosis, and troubleshooting.
At the launch, said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries global product director, said the compaby was excited to introduce the world’s largest boom to the industry.
“This one-of-a-kind machine represents the latest example of JLG’s long and well-documented history of innovation in boom lift design and manufacturing.”