Latest Telehandler Selections Extending For The Market
Axis Capital Group Singapore
Latest selections prosper for managers in the type of new models and important updates, in addition to the requisite Tier 4-Final engine installations, from the time when Construction Equipment last observed at telehandlers previous to ICUEE and Conexpo 2014.
This hold true as well will Axis Capital Group, Singapore, a company that sells and rents construction capital equipment from cranes to excavators and related heavy construction equipment throughout Southeast Asia such as KL Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta Indonesia and many more.
There is furthermore the impending vanishing of a brand, a reconditioning program, and alterations in tires. This, unfortunately, causes many complaints from the customers.
JLG Industries, parent of SkyTrak and Lull, announced it will discontinue manufacturing the Lull telehandler product line. Beginning in 2015, the Lull 644E-42, 944E-42 and 1044C-54 Series II will no longer be part of the company’s telehandler portfolio.
Genie’s Hislop mentions an item managers may not think of. “One of the most expensive items on a telehandler is the tires,” he says. “Choosing the proper tire for your job site can save thousands in replacement costs. Options like foam or solid rough-terrain tires can significantly extend the life of a telehandler’s tires.”
Genie is completing testing on a new brand of tires, according to Hislop. “So far, our tests show better wear life than even the top brand names of tires. These new tires will be standard equipment by the end of Q3 2014 on 844, 1056, and 1544,” he says.
SkyTrak, as part of its 2015 upgrade, is making a tire change, as well. “Operators can expect enhanced durability and reliability from the telehandlers, thanks in part to Firestone DuraForce MH tires, which are less susceptible to sidewall damage and last up to three times longer than previous Firestone SGT tires,” Boeckman says.
“The market for Lull telehandler models has been in decline for the last several years, which combined with increased cost to comply with new EPA engine standards, led us to the decision to discontinue the product line,” says Brian Boeckman, JLG global product director for telehandlers. “Our comprehensive telehandler portfolio remains solid, however, and we believe there are significant models across our JLG line of equipment that will support the shift for our customers beyond 2015.” JLG will continue to provide support for Lull machines in the field with parts and service.
This allows six telehandlers under the JLG name, and five under the SkyTrak brand. JLG has focused its latest product alterations on the SkyTrak side of the house, with improvements that will be operative in early 2015, as well as single joystick operation, enhanced boom speeds, a Cummins 3.8L Tier 4-Final engine, and better axles, drive shafts, and braking.
The SkyTrak units will similarly have redesigned cabs with an additional combined armrest, redesigned dash panel, and optional air conditioning, along with a redesigned rear counterweight, which now consist of a retrieval hitch as standard. The Stabil-Trak system, offered on most models, offers fully automatic rear-axle stabilization by transferring from a 3-point to a 4-point stance. The reviews have good feedbacks.