JLG upgrades LRT scissor lift series
JLG Industries has updated its LRT series of rough-terrain scissor lifts. The upgrades are the result of customer feedback aimed at improving the operability, serviceability, and efficiency of the machines, according to the statement from the company.
“Our customers are looking for high-capacity rough-terrain scissor lifts capable of carrying more employees, equipment and tools on the platform around the work site,” says Rafael Nuñez, senior product manager, scissor and vertical lifts, JLG Industries. “The latest upgrades to our LRT series offer faster serviceability and added durability to help customers get the job done faster, safer and at a lower cost.”
The upgraded series offers refined platform control joystick operation for smoother and more precise machine repositioning. In addition, control system upgrades provide the system with feedback to improve drive control proportionality. Left and right steer functions now receive renewed digital inputs to ensure a higher level of functionality and improved response for the operator.
Levelling jack performance has been improved to deliver more accuracy and quicker levelling speeds. The levelling jack interface is enhanced by integrating a dedicated levelling function within the current lift/drive switch.
The updated 530LRT model will utilise proportional lift valves for the upper and lower lift cylinders, providing a smooth, controlled proportional ascent and descent. The upgrades also include smoother lift-up and lift-down operation. The complete range is powered by Tier 4 Final diesel engines, which do not require the serviceable emissions technology found in larger engine systems. Engine noise and vibration levels are reduced by engine isolators and improved door bumper locations.
Other changes include relocation and rerouting of the angle tilt sensor so its less prone to damage as the scissor arms move.