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JLG redesigns its SkyTrak 6034 & 6042 telehandlers

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of JLG Industries, Inc.)

JLG Industries is in the process of redesigning its SkyTrak telehandler line, starting with its 6034 and 6042 models. The 6,000-lb maximum lift capacity telehandlers feature a redesigned build, reworked functionality, reimagined technology and refocused serviceability, explains the manufacturer.

Designed for pick-and-place applications, such as handling, loading and unloading materials, the brand-new 6034 telehandler replaces the previous 6036 model, while the 6042 telehandler has been updated with new features inspired by the way customers work.

“Understanding the demands and challenges crews face on work sites day after day, we redesigned the all-new 6034 and 6042 models with features and capabilities directly inspired by the needs of those who need them most,” explained John Boehme, the company’s senior product manager for Telehandlers. “These updated models deliver our customers’ most requested features, with zero sacrifice.”

The updated units feature a lower operating weight for more efficient transport. The 6034 weighs in at 14,500 lb., while the 6042 tips the scales at 19,100 lb. The 6034 model offers a lift height of 34-ft lift height and 23-ft forward reach. The 6042 model provides a 42-ft lift height and 29-ft forward reach. Both offer three steering modes: two-wheel, four-wheel and four-wheel crab, allowing operators to select the mode necessary for better maneuverability. Additionally, these models have a 95-inch width and offer 15 inches of ground clearance.

The enclosed cabs are available with optional air conditioning for comfortable operation on hot or humid job sites.

Both models are equipped with a 74-hp, 2.9L Deutz diesel engine that doesn’t require diesel exhaust fluid. Hydrostatic transmissions provide ease of operation. And the telehandlers have inching functionality, which allows operators to run the boom at high speeds without shifting the transmission into neutral.

Their single joystick control is electric over hydraulic for greater multifunction capability, and auxiliary hydraulic function and attachment tilt are included on the joystick for enhanced productivity. Both models feature a common coupler for use with all JLG and SkyTrak attachments.

A new control system allows for more options, such as load stability indication (LSI), seatbelt engagement and operator presence (SEOP), along with improved diagnostics. The new cab design also features a larger LCD display for a more data-rich interface and larger, single-page load charts for added convenience.

Optional systems include a multi-reverse camera system, a reverse sensing system with an audible alarm, and a white noise backup alarm.




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