Nov. 16 marked the delivery of the first telehandlers manufactured by JLG and branded with the Caterpillar name. More than 100 new Cat telehandlers had shipped from JLG's plant in McConnellsburg, Penn., when Caterpillar, JLG and Cashman representatives celebrated the first deliveries at the North Las Vegas-based Cat dealer's store.
"This is a big day for Caterpillar and JLG," said Scott Cooper, Caterpillar marketing manager for the telehandler alliance between Cat and JLG in the Americas. "The new telehandlers are tailored to the needs of contractors in North America, and they are fully supported by Caterpillar-parts inventory, service, warranties, and Cat Financial programs. These machines are even shipping ahead of schedule."
JLG is supplying six models of new Cat telehandlers to North and South America. The new TL Series includes four models based on JLG-brandeddesigns and incorporating Cat components. Capacities range from 6,500 to 12,000 pounds, and maximum lift heights from 42 to 55 feet.
JLG will build two Cat designs — the 7,000-pound TH220B and 8,000-pound TH330B — in Belgium. Maximum lift heights are 20 and 24 feet, respectively.