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JLG compact crawler boom lift

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of JLG Industries)

JLG Industries recently introduced its X660SJ straight-jib (SJ) compact crawler boom lift. Offering 65 feet and seven inches of platform height, 500 lb. of capacity for up to two workers, 39 feet of horizontal reach, and indoor/outdoor versatility, the manufacturer says the machine is ideal for a wide range of applications and jobs, including construction.

“The X660SJ is designed with several unique features that are key to efficiently accessing work at height,” says Angela Patterson, JLG boom lift product management lead. “For example, the architecture of this new straight-boom compact crawler boom lift enables operators to reach full height more efficiently, while it’s crawler-mounted design and 40-per-cent gradeability mean the X660SJ can climb slopes with ease compared to standard lifts.”

The machine is equipped with an envelope tracking feature for work alongside buildings, walls and other infrastructure. With a single control function, operators can boom up/down, while also telescoping out/in, so that the platform travels a path perpendicular to the ground. Multiple position, one-touch self-leveling outriggers help provide flexibility for work in tight areas and to maximize the working envelope.

The unit comes standard with a Kubota diesel engine, although an environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery and AC drive system option is available, as is JLG’s bi-energy option that equips the JLG compact crawler boom lift with two full-sized, independent power sources, combining an emissions-free lithium-ion battery pack with a dependable diesel engine, enabling operators to choose the best power source for the application.

Like the company’s other compact crawler boom lift models, the model includes forklift pockets for loading and unloading for transportation. Other standard features include air/water/power lines to the platform, non-marking tracks for work on sensitive flooring, integrated front and rear LED lights for visibility and SkyGuard SkyLine enhanced control panel protection.





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