“The new E18 vertical lift series from JLG has been engineered to provide the most important features and benefits: maximized durability, ease of serviceability, and enhanced productivity — while keeping operator safety, confidence, and comfort in mind,” said Misty Mason, JLG’s Product Manager. “These new models offer an efficient and productive way to tackle up-and-over work and an alternative to using ladders and scaffolding.”
According to Mason, the “E” in these models’ nomenclature stands for “Electric”, giving a nod to the machines’ modern DC electric drive system. Equipped with long-running batteries, JLG’s E18 models offer two times more duty cycles than the market-leading competitive machines. And due to the batteries being mounted under the platform, the E18s also are designed with improved machine weight distribution for efficient loading and unloading.
The E18MML is rated for indoor use only, making it an ideal machine for sensitive flooring and finish work applications, including maintenance. Equipped with caster wheels, this model’s Point & Go steering is the same as the more traditional vertical lift steering style on JLG’s predecessor models.
The Stock Picker Package option, available on both E18 models, includes a fold-down work tray platform with side entry saloon doors, gate alarm, and dual amber beacons.
Optimized for durability, the E18s are engineered with an improved roller system on the extension deck and re-engineered mast guards to reduce the potential for debris to accumulate and hinder the operation.
These models are designed with the operator in mind, featuring modern, ergonomic controls and an enhanced entry/exit from the platform. And, their quick change platform system allows operators to efficiently switch platforms in one minute to suit unique job requirements. There are five different platform options, including extension decks and trays, to choose from to increase productivity.
The new JLG E18 vertical mast lifts share commonality with JLG scissor lifts, including toolless entry into key areas, to enhance serviceability. “This reduces familiarization time and increases efficiency with parts, service, and maintenance needs,” Mason said. And, she notes, that these models are compatible with the JLG Handheld Analyzer for on-site troubleshooting and are equipped with the onboard Multi-Display Indicator that provides real-time information on the machine.
Mason adds that these models are also available with options such as ClearSky telematics for fleet maintenance and management, CleanGuard for leak containment, and a USB charger and phone cradle to give operators extra conveniences in the platform.
“Keeping machine weight low was also very important in designing these machines,” Mason added. The E18s weigh 1,900 pounds when equipped with the standard platform — a lower gross vehicle weight than comparable competitive vertical models, which are over 2,000 pounds. And, these models are engineered with a zero turning radius and 30 percent gradeability to provide maximum maneuverability in a lightweight machine. Mason said, “This means that these machines can go on most freight elevators, work on sensitive flooring, and fit through doorways."