The company's Quad Tracks are made up of four triangular rubber-track systems, each measuring 34x54x18 inches. They bolt directly to the boom lift’s standard wheel hubs, offering increased machine utilization and flexibility for working on a range of surfaces, including sand, mud, gravel, grass, paved streets with curbs, potholes, and sharp transitions.
The Quad Track’s design is low-profile and developed to minimize impact on ride height, track width, and maximum drive speed. These features provide the machine operator with the benefit of flotation, minimal rutting at job sites, improved traction, greater comfort over obstacles, and no “break over” effect, JLG says. They can be swapped out for regular tires, or for use on other applicable models. The tracks do not require additional wide load transport accommodations for machine shipping when properly loaded and tied down for transport.
“There are many considerations when selecting a boom lift for the work at hand," says Randi McClure, marketing manager for JLG boom lifts. "This can sometimes make it challenging to choose between tires or tracks. When this happens, Quad Tracks offer an alternative solution: The ability to convert a normal, wheeled JLG boom lift into a highly capable, tracked machine. This allows operators to cover a wide range of applications on multiple job sites with one machine—and offers fleet managers the ability to switch between continuous tracks and traditional wheels as needed.”
The Quad Tracks are currently available with new 600S and 660SJ machine orders, as well as through aftermarket on select, two-wheel steer models. Compatibility with additional models will be available in the near future.