Bi-energy Option Available on Some JLG Lifts

Jan. 12, 2023
Batteries can be charged from an outlet

Bi-Energy technology will be available on JLG X770AJ and X1000AJ compact crawler boom lifts. The system equips the lifts with two full-sized, independent power sources, combining an emissions-free lithium-ion battery pack with a dependable diesel engine to allow operators to work indoors and outside with one machine.

No timeline for availability has been announced.

“The Bi-Energy system is designed to maintain the high performance and efficiency our customers expect from the X770AJ and X1000AJ, while minimizing their carbon footprint and decibel levels,” said Angela Patterson, boom lift product management specialist, in a statement. “With this option, operators can choose the best power source for the application (either the engine or the lithium-ion batteries). This dual power source design means that JLG Bi-Energy models can be used in a wide variety of settings—from general greenfield construction projects to environmentally sensitive job sites.

 “Using the engine’s power, users can drive the machine to where the overhead work needs to be done, and they can switch to zero-emissions, all-electric battery power to work at height for the remainder of the shift. When the work is done, the users can power the engine back up and drive the machine for use at another location.”

The X770AJ comes with a 100Ah 76V lithium-ion battery pack, and the X1000AJ has a 150Ah 76V lithium-ion battery pack. The batteries can be charged from an outlet at any time, including while the machine is in use. Both machines have a 21.6-horsepower Kubota D902 diesel engine.

The new Bi-Energy option will be available on additional JLG compact crawler boom lifts in the future.

Source: JLG

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