Conducting a Boom Lift Walk Around Inspection

The walk around inspection ensures there is no visible damage to your boom lift. A pre-operational check of your machine must be conducted before using it each day or when changing operators. Always follow the daily inspection procedure in your manual. Some other helpful tips include: The machine must remain off during inspection. Check the fuel level in the tank or the charge in the batteries. Ensure all manuals are in the storage holder. Check to make sure there are no missing parts, that they’re securely fastened and that there’s no visible damage or excessive wear. If you find a discrepancy or damage to your machine, remove it from service and alert the proper maintenance personnel. Watch the video for a more detailed overview.



JLG 1500SJ Boom Lift

The Model 1500SJ is one of the largest self-propelled telescopic booms available from JLG — taking you to 150 ft without an oversized load permit (over weight permit is required for highway transportation).

The 1500SJ features a telescoping jib for greater work envelope flexibility and additional outreach at elevation. It is ideal for general contractors, glaziers, window cleaners, welders and more.

Learn more about the 1500SJ at www.jlg.com/1500sj


SkyGuard™ Offers Enhanced Control Panel Protection

The SkyGuard aftermarket accessory from JLG provides operators with enhanced control panel protection that doesn't limit platform workspace or visibility. This is the only feature of its kind in the market. Check out this video for a demo of SkyGuard's unique capabilities.


Universal Fit Lift Hooks

 MODEL 1370B   10,000 lb. lift capacity
 MODEL 1371B   12,000 lb. lift capacity

    Slides on the forks and is pinned behind the heel to secure it to the forklift.
    Fork Pockets accept up to 7" wide by 2¾" thick forks
    and are spread to 34" on center for operator convenience
    Overall dimensions: 42"W x 12"H x 28½"L

Meets/Exceeds OSHA&ANSIrequirements   
lift suspended loads
            safely and securely.

Designed to utilize the full capacity of your forklift. The hook point is located at the standard 24" load center where most forklifts are rated. Can be used with both straight-mast and extendable-reach forklifts.

Heavy Duty  Swivel hook with latch and screw pin anchor shackle are included.

Rugged Heavy Duty Construction ensures long term durability.

Find out more at: http://www.starindustries.com/LiftHook.htm


An Overview of Cummins Global Logistics

Take a look at how Cummins Global Logistics (CGL) supports the need for aftermarket support across the globe. This sophisticated network ensures we are able to offer the best service density in the business. For more information on our service network, contact your Cummins distributor or visit http://cumminsengines.com.


Commonly Used Fork Lift Attachments

Commonly used fork lift attachments typically include a wide variety of attachments that serve a wide variety of purposes. This article will discuss a few of the more common examples which include side shifters, carton clamps, slip sheet attachments, multipurpose clamps, carpet poles, fork conditioners, roll clamps, and many more. Once you have finished this article you will have a thorough knowledge of each of these add-on parts.

The side shifter is one of the more commonly used fork lift attachments and it is a hydraulic attachment that allows for the lateral movement of the forks and backrest. This way the operator may place a load without having to move the truck in many cases. There is also the rotator which aids in the handling of tilted skids and special needs for the handling of certain materials. As the name suggests, it allows the tines to be rotated, which can also make dumping containers easier as well.

If you are someone who is constantly loading and unloading cargo of various sizes, then an automatic fork positioner may be one of the used fork lift attachments you have been waiting for. It is a hydraulic attachment that moves the tines together and apart without the operator having to constantly get in and out of the truck to reposition them manually.

Another one of the more useful attachments you may want to consider when looking for used fork lift attachments is the roll and barrel clip attachment. This piece of machinery is made to squeeze any material you are carrying, such as a barrel or paper roll, to make it easier to carry. Sometimes it is paired with a rotator as well, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to insert vertically stacked rolls of paper into the horizontal feed of a printing press.

Poles are also used fork lift attachments that are most often found in environments such as carpet warehouses. They can be used instead of forks to pick up and move large rolls of carpet quickly and efficiently. The clamp attachment is used to open and close around an object the operator is carrying which squeezes to pick it up.

It is most often used for the transportation of boxes, cartons and bales. The slip sheet attachment acts in a similar fashion except it uses a slip sheet to load off the forks. The drum handler attachment, as the name suggests, is used for the loading and unloading of drums by using a spring loaded jaw that grips the top of them.

These are just a few examples of the many different optional attachments that you will run into when looking at various used forklift attachments [http://www.usedforkliftguide.com/used-fork-lift-attachments.html]. The better you can understand the different attachments that are available, the easier your job will become as you can find the perfect attachment to help you move many different types of objects.

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Lifting Platform Enhances Safety of Elevated Work

As director of environmental health and safety at Ringling College of Art and Design, Carl Powell identifies risks associated with work performed on the Sarasota, Florida, campus and takes steps to prevent those risks from contributing to accidents. In this line of work, ladders have always been a cause for concern – issues with stability, over-reaching, portability, etc. So when Powell saw an advertisement for the JLG LiftPod® personal portable lift, he was more than a little intrigued.

“The advertisement jumped off the page,” he said. “I immediately saw the LiftPod as a safe alternative to ladders that could have many uses for our Facilities Department.” The Facilities Department is responsible for more than 110 buildings on the 48-acre campus – everything from classrooms and dormitories to production studios and a
The JLG LiftPod has a working height of up to 14 feet.
foundry, all associated with one of the most innovative visual arts colleges in the United Sates and a leader in the use of technology in the arts.

Safety and price appeal to school
According to Powell, the price of the unit was also appealing. “Most of the products I’ve looked at that are similar to this one in terms of capabilities are three times the price of the LiftPod. So, before I even talked with anyone at JLG, I was thinking that this could be quite useful and just as importantly, fit within our budget.”

That was 14 months ago. Today the college owns a LiftPod FS80, with a working height of more than 14 feet. The lift combines the portability of a ladder with a more secure work platform and weighs just 139 pounds. One worker can complete tasks with a 360-degree range of motion from the enclosed platform and attachable work tray, eliminating the need for an OSHA-compliant two-person operation.

“When I put my safety hat on, it’s the safety aspects of the LiftPod that are really appealing,” said Powell. “It gives workers the opportunity to work with both hands without doing the work precariously.”

Multiple departments put lift to good use
First in line to use the LiftPod were the college’s electrical and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) departments. Both groups were engaged in a six-week project that included installing lighting and performing HVAC maintenance. “They were able to share the LiftPod and eliminate a lot of climbing up and down ladders to perform these tasks,” said Powell. “It’s convenient, too, in that it’s easy to break down and move to another location, which those in facilities really appreciate.”

In fact, the personal portable lift assembles in less than 30 seconds and can be moved through doorways without having to be taken apart. In addition, the LiftPod is powered by an optional power pack or an 18-volt drill for increased flexibility and affordability.

As much as employees in the facilities department enjoy using the LiftPod, they are not the only ones who recognize its value. The most recent request to use the lift came from the digital film department. “They have reserved it for about six months to work on their sets. They can take lighting up and down and adjust lighting using the lift. They can use it to do small construction work on the sets as well. It’s a perfect application for the lift – one that supports safe working practices and increases productivity.”

Convenience and ease of use make LiftPod attractive
“They appreciate the convenience, too,” Powell added. “Digital film is located in one huge building, so they don’t need to break the LiftPod down. They just put it on the caster wheels and off they go to the next location. It’s much easier than moving a ladder, because they don’t have to take it down, carry it, and then set it up again.”

But, the safety of the LiftPod continues to be most important to Powell. “Quite often I have trouble getting our employees enthusiastic about safety, and we struggle to get safety incorporated into the work they do,” he said. “But with this system, employees can truly see the benefits that the LiftPod offers, and as a result, they are keen to get it into their department. That makes my job easier and theirs, safer.”

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JLG RS Series Electric Scissor Lifts

From commercial construction to hospitals, schools and facilities maintenance applications, the RS Series can be used virtually anywhere there's work to be done. Available in two models, the RS Series features up to 32 ft of platform height and up to 705 lb of capacity.

The ruggedness and simple design of the RS Series make these machines extremely reliable. Passive pothole protection has no moving parts, reducing service calls, and provides ample ground clearance to traverse over varied terrain and scraps lying around the job site. The direct electric drive delivers industry-leading duty cycles, and leak points are minimized with a design that includes 4 hydraulic hoses. Additionally, both models have the ability to traverse grades of up to 25%.

Visit www.jlg.com/rs/ to learn more about the RS Series.