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JLG introduces upgraded telehandler

JLG Industries has unveiled its remastered SkyTrak telehandler to the North American market, with a range of new updates on its predecessor

JLG Industries’ new SkyTrak 8042 telehandler comes with a range of updates over its previous model, including a new lightweight design, hydrostatic transmission, advanced control system, electric-over-hydraulic joystick and data at-a-glance.

JLG telehandler senior product manager John Boehme says the new model was designed with customer feedback in mind, adding the most requested features to improve efficiency and serviceability.

“This model is designed to increase productivity and boost overall job performance in pick-and-place applications, such as handling, loading and unloading bulk materials on demanding residential, commercial, urban and suburban job sites across America,” he says.

The 8042’s new lightweight design features an optimised boom and frame structure to make transportation easier, the company says.

A single flatbed trailer can now fit two of these models thanks to the redesign, and JLG says this has not compromised the machines capabilities, as it still boasts the same maximum capacity and same all-steel construction.

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Cab styling has been improved with the telehandler providing a larger LCD display and single-page load charts, providing data to the operator.

The hydrostatic transmission on the new model allows operators the choice of inching – the ability to run the boom at high speeds without shifting into neutral – for faster delivery of materials at height.

Auxiliary hydraulic functions and attachment tilt capabilities are provided in the new electric-over-hydraulic joystick, that JLG says elevates job-site efficiency.

Improved boom speed is complemented by auxiliary hydraulic connections on the side of the boom head for quick, efficient attachment changes.

More than a dozen different attachments are offered for the 8042, including a variety of carriages, forks, buckets, hooks and trusses.

The redesigned telehandler also comes with new technology including an upgraded control system, that provides options such as load stability indication. JLG says these senses forward load capacity and displays colour-coded visuals to help operators.

The SkyTrak 8042 telehandler offers a maximum lift height of 12.9m, a maximum reach of 8.99m and an operating weight of 9,616kg.

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