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New JLG scissor lift, built to meet strict environmental regulations, hits the market

February 1, 2021   By On-Site Staff


The JLG DaVinci AE1932 scissor lift, an all-electric machine with no hydraulics, is now available.

Built for applications with stringent environmental regulations, the new lift is powered by a single lithium-ion battery, while reducing energy consumption 70 per cent, compared to a traditional scissor lift.

Shashank Bhatia, senior director of engineering for MEWPs at JLG, said the AE1932 is the “next generation of electrification.”

“While there is no shortage of battery-powered or electric scissor lifts on the market today, these other models continue to include hydraulic cylinders for actuation, which require hydraulic oil for operation, leaving the possibility open for messy leaks on sensitive job sites,” he says.

The lift uses a distributed architecture where the lift, drive and steer systems are connected independently, helping reduce voltage drops and latency, while enabling the control system on the scissor to connect and communicate directly with each system. It is also designed with an electromechanical lift actuator, replacing the hydraulic cylinder design of traditional electric scissor lifts.

JLG says the AE1932 can fully charge in as little as 3 1/2 hours. It has a platform height of 5.79 metres (19 feet) and an indoor/outdoor capacity limit of 275 kilograms (606 pounds).


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