JLG delivers a height of over 40m in under 2 minutes

September 2013

JLG delivers a height of over 40m in under 2 minutes

The JLG 1250AJP Ultra Series Articulating Boom Lift, available exclusively in SA from Eazi Sales & Service, helping people get to height on a steel erection site.

The JLG 1250AJP Ultra Series Articulating Boom Lift, available exclusively in SA from Eazi Sales & Service, helping people get to height on a steel erection site.

Eazi Sales & Service has extended the capabilities of working at height during the construction of mines and petrochemical sites across southern Africa with the JLG 1250AJP Ultra Series Articulating Boom Lift which features an up and over height of over 18 metres and a horizontal outreach of over 19 metres, bringing a platform working height to over 40 metres.

Delivering a productive work at height solution, the JLG 1250AJP’s boom can be extended safely to its maximum height in under two minutes with the unique JLG QuickStick, which raises the tower boom and main boom simultaneously.

Versatility on site is further achieved with the JLG-developed JibPLUS, which enables the platform to reach around structures by up to 2.44 metres, allowing operators to get to difficult to reach areas safely. “The JibPLUS further allows for more precise handling at height, which reduces the risk of coming into contact with structures, and provides more user comfort with reduced sway when the boom is rotated at significant height,” says Eazi Sales & Service’s Managing Director, Larry Smith. The platform offers an unrestricted capacity of 230 kilograms and 450 kilograms – restricted at a slightly reduced working envelope.

“These features make the JLG 1250AJP ideal for constriction, steel erection, as well as mining and petrochemical plants where high-reach versatility is required for maintenance projects. Its popularity is extended to power plants, construction of large industrial facilities, ship building and various other applications where getting the job done faster and safer is of paramount importance, not to mention the substantial cost savings to our customers,” says Smith.

“Murray & Roberts is currently using several JLG 1250AJP boom lifts, along with several other MEWPs at the Medupi and Kusile power plants to help workers safely brace, position and weld steel sections into place at height, paint and conduct procedures previously only possible with expensive and often cumbersome scaffolding systems,” says Smith. “Our access solutions have forced the industrial market to rethink what is achievable when working at height.”

With such incredible platform heights, the JLG 1250AJP is built with safety in mind. It is designed with appropriately-weighted counterweights, extending axles, automatic platform levelling, and an automatic work envelope management system which automatically limits the boom to operate within safe tolerances.

The diesel-powered platform further comes standard with an auxiliary electric motor, which safely lowers the platform in the event of an emergency decent, as well as a sophisticated engine distress warning system. “The machine comes standard with oscillating axles, traction control, tilt alarm, 4-wheel drive, crab steer and all-wheel steer,” says Smith.

Tailored accessories for your application

The JLG 1250AJP can be customised for even greater functionality and highly specific applications by using tailor-made accessories. The Workstation in the Sky® Package, ideal for electrical work, supports battery-powered tools while keeping them off the floor and within easy reach. The SkyAir, SkyWelder, SkyPower and SkyCutter packages take compressed air, welding machines, generator power and cutters to height safely and swiftly. The Nite Bright Package – consisting of 40-watt lights for any low lighting requirements – further extends the JLG 1250AJP’s working hours through the night.

Emissions and efficiency
“Using ADE [advance design electronics], JLG platforms use only the energy necessary to perform a task which reduces fuel consumption as well as overall emissions. This is a technology unique to JLG,” says Smith. JLG access platforms comply with worldwide emission regulations, including those of the USA, the EU and Australia.

Rough-terrain applications
“Over 40 metre working height and rough-terrain ability combined make the JLG 1250AJP truly unique to the local market,” says Smith.

Eazi Sales & Service, a member of IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation), provides locally accredited operator training to its customers. “Our training centre provides fully-compliant training which promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment,” says Smith.

For more information on the JLG 1250AJP, or other product offerings by Eazi Sales & Service, please visit eazisales.co.za.

Eazi Sales & Service is the sole distributor of JLG access platforms and telescopic material handlers, servicing southern Africa and various countries within Africa, offering maintenance, repairs, JLG-parts and technical advice. The various industry sectors that Eazi serves include construction, industrial, transport, maritime, aviation, mining, warehousing, and petrochemical, among others. The company provides a complete turnkey solution to its customers through its national footprint and southern African support structure.  Eazi Sales & Service provides safe, productive and cost-effective working at height solutions to its customers.

Enquiries:    Larry Smith
Eazi Sales & Service
Tel: 086 100 5540
E-mail: larry@eazi.co.za

From:        CubicICE (Pty) Ltd (011) 705 2545
Submitted: Claire Young [clairey@cubicice.com]
Compiled: Ryan Joubert
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