JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, announces the release of its new case study, “JLG® DaVinci® Lift Proves Itself in Cold-Temperature Applications.” Recently, JLG partnered with Sunbelt Rentals to evaluate the industry’s first all-electric scissor lift’s performance in below-freezing conditions, and the results highlighted in the case study prove how far battery technology has advanced in the aerial industry. The case study is available for download on JLG #DirectAccess.
“Electric machine operation and productivity in conditions below 32°F (0°C) have traditionally been a huge concern in cold-temperature applications, like in refrigerated food processing warehouses, cold storage facilities, vaccine laboratories or outdoors in the winter,” says Bob Begley, JLG’s director of product management for scissor, vertical and low-level access lifts. “That’s because working in these types of conditions can impact electric equipment performance, resulting in slow, sluggish functionality and reduced battery runtime by up to 50 percent, partly due to hydraulics and previous battery technology.”
Despite cold-weather performance concerns, electric scissor lifts are often needed on maintenance projects or construction job sites because of restrictions in certain work environments, like noise and air pollution requirements, that prevent the use of internal combustion (diesel, dual fuel or gas) machines. According to Begley, battery technology has significantly advanced in recent years, driving the industry towards more electrified products — including the advent of 100-percent, fully electric machines like the JLG DaVinci AE1932 lift.
With zero hydraulics to help eliminate job site leaks and zero emissions to help control job site pollution. It is purpose-built for applications where stringent environmental regulations must be met while offering consistent, ongoing productivity — even in the coldest conditions. “We had many assumptions about how the DaVinci lift would perform that we needed to test,” says Begley.
To find out, JLG and Sunbelt Rentals ran this revolutionary machine, with its innovative energy-efficient design and advanced battery system, through multiple duty cycles in below-freezing temperatures. This case study provides details about how the DaVinci lift performed in a harsh and cold working environment — an industrial freezer — and shares JLG’s and Sunbelt’s conclusions from the testing.
To download a free copy of the “JLG® DaVinci Lift Proves Itself in Cold-Temperature Applications” case study, click here.
For more information on JLG products and services, please visit JLG.com.
About JLG Industries, Inc.
JLG Industries, Inc. is a world-leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG and SkyTrak® telehandlers and rotary telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., visit www.jlg.com, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh [NYSE: OSK], we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs nearly 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
®, ™ Oshkosh brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.