JLG has added specialty and indoor-only scissor lifts to its line, and has changed its nomenclature.
“The new ANSI standards served as inspiration to simplify the model numbers across our two popular scissor lines,” said Rafael Nunez, senior product manager for scissors, in a prepared statement. “We took the opportunity in conjunction with meeting the new standards to align our model numbers to make it easier for our customers and their customers to understand the characteristics of each model. The first two numbers for each model refer to platform height, the second two to platform width.”
The series name and category lettering—R, ES or RT—have been moved to the front of the model number, a suffix has been added behind the numbers for specialty models such as “i” for indoor only or “l” for lightweight. In addition, JLG is using a new font for easy identification of machine type from a distance, new door decaling, and has added caution tape to the bottom of the platform, similar to that found on JLG scissor lifts in Europe. These visual indicators serve as differentiators in most cases between pre-ANSI 92.20 and ANSI 92.20 compliant models.
JLG will continue to offer its dual line of electric and hydraulic drive scissors lifts. For electric drive models, the ES before the model number will be electric blue, indicating an electrified feature. The R before the model number on the hydraulic drive units will remain black, as will the RT in front of rough terrain models.
In addition to simplifying customer product selection, the company said the standardized nomenclature and new decaling will help shorten the learning curve for service technicians. End users should be able to explain through a few easy-to-identify visual aesthetics on the machine what type of unit they have, allowing a service tech to more quickly troubleshoot the situation or understand what tools and parts may be required for an onsite service call.