JLG Industries has introduced the 450AJ HC3 boom lift, adding to the JLG Hi-Capacity product line that includes articulating and telescopic boom lift models with platform heights ranging from 40-ft (12.19 m) to 86-ft (26.21 m). Designed to offer more flexibility to get work done at height, the 450AJ HC3 model has a 45-ft (13.72 m) platform height and 25-ft (7.62 m) of horizontal outreach. It also features the HC3 product line’s three capacity zones—660 / 750 / 1,000 lb (299.37 / 340.19 / 453.59 kg), giving it the ability to carry up to three occupants and tools to height in every zone.
Complying with the latest ANSI A92.20 / CSA B354.6 industry standards, the 450AJ HC3 boom lift is equipped with the company’s zero calibration, automatic load sensing system. This feature keeps the machine within the allowable work envelope by limiting range depending on platform load. It alerts an operator when the allowable limit of the work envelope is exceeded and enables the operator to boom down or retract into a safe zone to continue working.
The zero-calibration feature eliminates the need to use external weights to calibrate the machine, saving time and effort because the machine can be recalibrated to full capacity without placing a 1,000-lb (453.59 kg) load in the platform.
The 450AJ HC3 boom also includes a chassis tilt alarm that alerts the operator when the machine is on a slope greater than five degrees.
The LED display in the platform and ground controls on JLG HC3 boom lifts improves visibility by sensing ambient light conditions and adjusting brightness to optimize operator comfort and readability.