JLG Adds Rotating Telehandlers

Aug. 5, 2022
The rotating telehandlers were designed in partnership with Dieci

The R1370, R1385, and R11100 JLG telehandlers are rotating units, designed in partnership with Dieci, as announced in September 2021.

The range of JLG-branded rotating telehandlers have capacities from 11,000 pounds to 13,000 pounds, with maximum reach of 67 feet to 97 feet.

The R1370 and R1385 have four-section booms. The R11100, the company’s highest reaching telehandler, has a five-section boom. All boom sections are cylinder- and chain-driven to support higher reach and greater lift capacity, according to the company.

The upper frame rotates 360 degrees, which enables both horizontal and vertical lift-and-place capabilities. They have front and rear scissor-style outriggers with automatic leveling jacks, which enable the operator to position the machine and then level the frame up to 6 degrees to compensate for uneven terrain.

Rotating telehandlers can be used in applications done not only by traditional telehandlers, but also by MEWPs when equipped with a platform attachment or rough terrain cranes when equipped with a truss boom and winch, potentially eliminating the need for cranes up to 97 feet, according to the company.

The R1370 telehandler is powered by a 134-horsepower Perkins diesel engine, and the R1385 and R11100 are equipped with 168-horsepower FPT diesels. All models feature a 2-speed, stop-to-shift hydrostatic transmission and foam-filled tires.

The rotating telehandlers come with an inching feature that allows the operator to run the boom at optimal speed without shifting the transmission into neutral. Finely tuned boom controls and soft stop slows the boom as it approaches the end of its stroke for precise lifting and placement of materials.

A remote boom control feature allows the operator to maneuver the boom from outside the cab when obstructions prevent clear visibility of the work area.

The telehandlers have an intuitive operator interface and dual joystick proportional controls. The right joystick operates two functions: boom lift and lower; and attachment tilt, forward and back. The left joystick controls boom extension and retraction, as well as turntable rotation.

JLG telehandler technology

Each model has automatic attachment recognition, a Load Management Information System (LMIS), and a Load Stability Indicator (LSI).

The automatic attachment recognition system recognizes the attachment at the end of the boom, alerts the operator for confirmation, and then displays the appropriate load capacity chart. LMIS indicates whether the load is compliant and prevents operation that violates the load chart’s boundaries. LSI limits the rotating telehandler’s functionality when a load nears maximum capacity.

JLG produced a promotional video, below.

JLG R1370 Telehandler Specs

  • Max lift capacity: 13,200 lb.
  • Max lift height: 67’
  • Max reach: 59’ 6”
  • Power: 134 hp

JLG R1385 Telehandler Specs

  • Max lift capacity: 13,200 lb.
  • Max lift height: 84’ 6”
  • Max reach: 72’ 6”
  • Power: 168 hp

 JLG R11110 Telehandler Specs

  • Max lift capacity: 11,000 lb.
  • Max lift height: 97’
  • Max reach: 86’
  • Power: 168 hp