JLG and Dieci will develop a line of JLG-branded rotary telehandlers, a new product line for JLG. Dieci rotating telehandlers, which rotate either not continuous or 360 degree continuous, are branded Pegasus.
The JLG line will include three models: the R1370, R1385, and R11100. Maximum lift heights will range from from 67.3 to 97.1 feet, and maximum lift capacities will range from 11,000 to 13,200 pounds.
“JLG is delighted to partner with a like-minded innovator like Dieci to develop its line of rotating telehandlers for North America,” said Rogerio dos Santos, VP of engineering for telehandlers at JLG, in a prepared statement. “With industry leading design engineers around the globe collaborating on this effort, the resulting product line is expected to exceed both the quality and performance standards customers have come to expect from both companies.”
Rotating telehandlers have long been popular in Europe, where city streets are often narrow and curve through tightly packed buildings. With a drive towards urbanization in the United States and less open space as a result, rotating telehandlers are becoming more sought after to complete work in situations where a telehandler must be stationed in one place without frequent movement, according to the company
“Traditional telehandlers can lift and extend loads directly in front of them, whereas rotating handlers can lift, extend and swing 360-degrees, adding a new layer of functionality during operation. In some applications, rotary telehandlers can even be used in place of three individual machines—a traditional telehandler for telescoping, a MEWP for use of a platform and as an off-road crane to handle suspended loads,” said dos Santos.
Said Dieci CEO Ciro Correggi in a statement:
“The partnership between Dieci and JLG to build rotary telehandlers marks the coming together of two global market leaders in the telehandler space. We are proud of our manufacturing history and success in Europe with this product and pleased to partner with a company of JLG’s caliber to bring it to North American customers.”
The three new JLG rotary telehandler models will be available to order this fall with shipment to customers beginning in early 2022.