McConnellsburg, Pa. — JLG Industries, Inc. won two 2022 IAPA Awards. The company was shortlisted for both awards earlier this year in the “Product of the Year” categories — for its DaVinci all-electric scissor lift and 670SJ self-leveling boom lift.

Karel Huijser, JLG’s general manager and vice president in the EMEA region, commented; “We are extremely proud to receive this level of recognition from our peers in the industry. Our company was born from a single vision: ‘To provide people with a safer way to work at height.’ Since 1969, we have continued to innovate in the spirit of this vision, bringing to market the products and technologies that drive the access industry forward.” 

WINNER: JLG 670SJ Self-Leveling Boom – Product of the Year Boom Lift Category

The JLG 670SJ self-leveling boom lift is a first of its kind that is changing the way people work at height.

Equipped with JLG’s exclusive and patented self-leveling technology, the 670SJ is engineered to automatically adapt to terrain on slopes up to 10-degrees in any direction, while driving with full functionality at a class-leading 67-ft platform height.  The machine offers a 73-ft work height, 57-ft horizontal reach and 550-lb unrestricted/750-lb restricted capacity.

The 670SJ’s self-leveling technology is designed to adjust the boom lift’s chassis to the ground conditions — rather than having to adjust the ground conditions to the machine. This allows the 670SJ to navigate uneven terrain while driving at height from one job to the other without lowering the boom, for greater productivity.

The 670SJ boasts three operating modes to maximize transportability on-site or on the road. Self-leveling mode enables the machine to work at full height, with full functionality, on slopes up to 10-degrees. Travel mode can be used when the boom is stowed to move across the job site at a faster rate of speed. And shipping mode allows the entire machine to be lowered once in position on a truck, reducing its travel height.

All of these features are made possible through the machine’s advanced control system. This system continuously receives performance data from various sensors on the machine, then displays the information through a digital display and selectable screen interface in the platform during operation, helping users understand what’s happening at ground level while working at height.

JLG’s self-leveling technology offers a host of benefits for machine operators and their support crews, including reducing (and in some cases eliminating) the prep work required to level the work area. That means no more pre-grading the site or constructing laborious cribbing before work can begin.

The 670SJ also eliminates the trial and effort of repositioning a boom lift to find a level work area. This helps operators get into position and up to the work area quicker, maximizes reach capabilities and reduces the need for larger, higher reaching lifts onsite as a backup for added reach when uneven ground conditions exist.

WINNER: JLG DaVinci AE1932 Lift – Product of the Year Scissor Lift Category

The DaVinci AE1932 scissor lift features zero hydraulics to help eliminate job site leaks and zero emissions to help control job site pollution.

Every component on the DaVinci lift is fully optimized, including the control, lift, drive and steering systems, to reduce the machine’s energy consumption by up to 70% as compared to a traditional 19-ft scissor lift. This reduced energy consumption allows for the use of a single, lithium-ion battery that can last up to 10-years.

The DaVinci lift uses a distributed architecture where the lift, drive and steer systems are connected independently, helping reduce voltage drops and latency, while enabling the control system to connect to and communicate with each directly.

Because the control system is fully connected to the entire machine, the DaVinci scissor lift can transmit data back to operators, fleet managers and service technicians via Bluetooth and cellular networks. This sets the stage for new features like the DaVinciGo app. This app provides real-time machine health and battery status information, as well as the ability for service technicians to perform remote diagnostics and push over-the-air software updates.

The drive system has permanent magnets which generate torque and create motion to spin the motor. It is estimated that permanent magnet performance can on average increase the efficiency of a motor by up to 20-30%. Motors with permanent magnets have a long life and require zero serviceability.

For smooth operation, the independent controllers of the steering system are designed to help reduce tire scrubbing on job sites, which helps control tire wear and limits damage to sensitive flooring.

The AE1932’s steering system allows operators to maneuver the machine into and around, narrow-access and space-restricted areas to get work done where it’s needed.

The lift system is designed with an electromechanical lift actuator, replacing the more traditional hydraulic cylinder design. Since there are no hydraulics, the AE1932 does not leak, which means it can be used without leak protection. This system is also engineered to recover energy as the platform descends, sending it back to the battery to help maximize use between charges.

The DaVinci lift can be fully charged in as little as 3-1/2 hours and opportunity charged in 5 minutes or less for 100-ft of drive, plus enough torque for loading.

The AE1932 has a 4-mph travel speed, which is up to 2x faster than a traditional scissor lift, along with an indoor/outdoor 606-lb capacity rating. A progressive elevated drive speed feature slows the unit down as it elevates, instead of defaulting to 0.5 mph like a standard scissor lift.

The machine has a compact footprint, weighs 3,450-lb and offers 25% gradeability. It comes standard with JLG Mobile Control, allowing users to drive, steer and load for transport the scissor lift from an iOS or Android mobile device.