JLG redesigns 600 series boom lifts; introduces new models
JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has completely redesigned its 600 series telescopic boom lifts – the 600S and 660SJ — launched at Conexpo in 2017.
In addition, the company also announced the new crawler versions – the 600SC and the 660SJC.
“The series offer class-leading platform capacity, allowing operators to bring more tools and material to the work area,” said Jan-Willem van Wier, JLG EMEA senior product marketing manager. “The new 600S has an unrestricted capacity of 270kgs, which represents a 20% increase over its prior model, with a restricted capacity of 455kgs. The unrestricted capacity of the 660SJ has increased by 50% to 340kgs, with a restricted capacity of 250kgs.”
Lift speeds on these new booms are faster with the ability to operate multiple functions at once significantly improved, enabling them to reach full height quickly for increased productivity. In addition, the machines are easier to transport. Their lighter-weight telescopic booms allow for multiple transport configurations.
The new 600S and 660SJ include the JLG SkyGuard enhanced control panel protection system as standard equipment. The SkyGuard sensor, when activated by approximately 23kgs of force, stops all functions in use, temporarily reversing the unit. These two new booms also benefit from extended wire rope and sheave replacement intervals – from eight to 12 years – up to 7,000 hours. Longer replacement cycles reduce maintenance costs, increase uptime, and deliver a lower total cost of ownership.
A wide range of accessories and attachments amplify the versatility of the 600S and 660SJ. Among them, the optional JLG SkyPower system which improves fuel economy and saves time, while providing additional power for hand tools and accessories.