JLG Moves to GM Engines

September 28, 2010

Beginning next month, JLG will use General Motors engines to replace the discontinued Ford engines it has been using in its combustion-powered boom and scissor lifts.

GM's Vortec 3000 is a 3-liter, four-cylinder gas engine with 82 horsepower at 2,800 rpm. JLG has GM parts inventoried for service, and will continue to support the Ford-powered products. Service training related to the Vortec is underway, and JLG also plans to install GM engines in remanufactured machines.

JLG dealers will handle all General Motors' warranty work.