Remote Boom Control for Telehandlers

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McConnellsburg, Pa.-based JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, has introduced remote boom control for JLG 1644, 1732 and 1075 telehandlers. This new feature enables operators to control the boom from outside the cab, providing improved visibility during load placement.


With remote boom control, operators are able to, from outside the cab, place material at height, achieving precision placement further onto a building. Remote boom control potentially eliminates the need for two people — one in the cab and one at the location where the material is being placed — for improved job site efficiency.


JLG telehandlers equipped with the remote boom control feature allows operators to wirelessly operate the following machine functions: engine startup, boom raise/lower, boom extend/retract, fork tilt up/down and auxiliary hydraulics. A platform docking station is required to operate the remote boom control from the fork-mounted work platform. This docking station provides a stable surface to magnetically mount the remote-control box.


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