JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., offers the “super compact” G5-18A telehandler. Built in Shippensburg, Pa., the 5,500-pound capacity G5-18A was designed with four applications in mind: construction, landscaping, municipalities and agriculture. The G5-18A boasts a capacity of 4,400 pounds at its maximum lift height of 18 feet 4 inches, and a capacity of 1,850 pounds at its maximum forward reach of 10 feet 10 inches. Travel speed is 16 mph, and boom cycle time is 21 seconds, allowing operators to quickly move materials on a variety of jobsites.
Powering the unit is an 84-horsepower Perkins 1104D. Axles are supplied by Dana, and the unit features a Rexroth hydrostatic transmission. A Sauer-Danfoss fixed gear pump is used to operate boom function.
Maneuverability was a focus of the G5-18A's design. The machine boasts a 126-inch turning radius and compact dimensions, such as a 144.5-inch length (less forks) and 71.5-inch width. At 75.6 inches tall, this machine can fit through a finished double-wide door. The G5-18A comes standard with three operator-selectable steering modes: four-wheel circle, four-wheel crab, and two-wheel steer. Standard tires are 12x16 with optional 14x17.5 tires also available.
The operator's cab features a built-in armrest, tilted single joystick, cell phone charger, and an adjustable seat. Options include a radio-ready package and an enclosed cab. A unique control feature was added to the G5-18A, allowing operators to select their preferred motion. When the joystick is moved left to right in the “lift mode,” the machine will boom in and out. In the “loader mode,” the left-right motion will tilt the attachment up and down. One switch in the cab allows operators to choose the preferred mode.
Featured attachments for the G5-18A include standard and side-tilt carriages; pallet, lumber, and cubing forks; general-purpose, light-material, and grapple buckets; and a crane hook. The G5-18A features a universal coupler and adapter plate to allow operators to use skid steer attachments.