JLG’s low-level access lifts, which are now being introduced in Asia, include four push-around machines – the Power Tower, the Nano, the PecoLift and EcoLift – and three self-propelled lifts – Nano SP Zero, Nano SP and Nano SP Plus. The platform heights range from 1.5 to 3.10 m.
These low-level access lifts are designed for excellent safety, low noise and easy manoeuvrability. They are intuitive to operate and ideal for use in indoor areas for a host of trades in construction, maintenance and facility work. The lifts dramatically reduce effort and increase efficiency when compared with mechanical manual alternatives such as ladders and scaffoldings, and give operators the ability to use both hands on the job.
The JLG EcoLift recently made its appearance at the IPAF Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which took place between 18 and 19 July 2018. The machine is equipped with the innovative ‘Patented Stored Power System’ that requires no batteries, no power and no hydraulic oil, making it easy to use and environment-friendly.
The JLG 660SJ boom lift was also displayed at the IPAF Asia Conference. It features a platform capacity of 340 kg and has a small footprint, which allows it to be shipped in a 40-ft-high cube container, thus reducing shipping cost. The 660SJ is one of the most popular models in JLG’s 600-series boom lift range.
“JLG is at the forefront of understanding the factors impacting mega trends and is developing cutting edge technologies to lead the industry in innovation in those areas,” says Shashank Bhatia, director of engineering and product development for scissors and vertical lifts at JLG. “We are investing significant amount of research dollars to innovate in areas such as safety, productivity and total cost of ownership, and transforming the access industry with our accident-free, highly efficient and service-free machines.”
New operator safety training
As part of its efforts to improve safety standards in the industry, JLG has also launched a series of training courses in Malaysia. Besides free online product training courses, operators can also sign up for operator safety training conducted by JLG’s appointed distributors in Malaysia – TH Tong Heng Machinery and Aerial Lift & Equipment. Using classroom-based tutorials, demonstrations, hands-on training and assessments, these courses aim to help operators to safely use MEWP/AWP equipment.
“JLG has collaborated with several partners in the industry and is analysing data and developing tools to ensure the safety of its operators,” says Mr Bhatia. “With an eye to building the safe workplace of the future, we are investing in technologies around aspects that range from operator injury prevention to workplace accident avoidance.”
“JLG has great confidence in the long-term potential of Malaysia’s thriving economy, which has been growing steadily over the past 20 years. Even with the recent political change, uncertainty and threats surrounding some of the most important projects in recent times that have been deferred, we still hold a positive view as the country readjusts,” explains David Border, regional sales & market development director for Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea at JLG. “As businesses strive to stay competitive, adopting technology is necessary to increase productivity and mitigate labour costs. The access industry and JLG has an important role to play here and in the region.”