A four-acre operator training area that recreates a working construction job site. A virtual equipment simulator to help students get familiar with equipment controls. See this and more at JLG’s expanded customer training center in McConnellsburg, Pa.
JLG and Delta Q developed a troubleshooting guide to assist with repairs on the charging system of certain battery-powered JLG® lifts.
The troubleshooting guide includes:
• Step-by-step procedures to be used when repairing the machine’s charging system
• Illustrations to explain fault indications and the 3-LED display
• Dedicated section on the Algorithm (Charging Profile) Matrix for the various approved replacement batteries
• Details on selecting the proper charging profile
There is also a section devoted to battery testing and maintenance. Knowing the condition of a battery allows for better maintenance to optimize both daily battery capacity and overall battery life, and using the right battery charger (287 KB PDF) is important as well.
The Delta Q Troubleshooting Guide is available for download through Online Express by selecting Manuals, Manuals PDF, Supplement Manuals and Battery Chargers.
Please contact your Regional Service Manager or a JLG service representative if further information is required.
Still need tech support? Call 877-JLG-LIFT (554-5438).
Train without ever leaving the ground and unlock new opportunities to learn machine operation, controls and hazard avoidance. Log in to JLG University to download the JLG Equipment Simulator to your desktop or visit iTunes to download the app to your Apple device. The simulator features the 800S, 800AJ, 1850SJ and G10 telehandler models.
Add the app to your training process today.
Adding the 1932R electric scissor lift to your fleet gives you the power to work at heights of 19 ft without sacrificing performance or reliability. Active pothole protection and fewer moving parts means less service time and more uptime.
By Connie Lannan
When Michelle and Rick Strand founded Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, Calif., in 2008, they made it their mission to not only serve their customers, but also give back to their community. Eight years later, that commitment is stronger than ever, with the company participating in more large charitable events each year.
Interstate 80 Forklift has participated in five large charitable events this year. One occurred in September when the Strands and their employees took part in Run to Remember.
“This was a 5K fundraising run/walk that honored 9/11 victims and heroes. We had an eight-member team called USA Proud. We had special T-shirts made for all of us to wear, complete with an eagle and an American flag on the front and our logo on the back. The race started at 9:11 a.m. It was a very special event for everyone at our company. Many of our employees signed up to participate,” Michelle says.
After the race, the Interstate 80 Forklift USA Proud team took part in another company tradition: having the Strands take everyone out for breakfast, which bonds the team and helps all of its members celebrate their achievement.
Most of the charitable events Interstate 80 Forklift participates in are those the Strands are passionate about — events they open to all employees who want to participate.
However, the Convoy of Hope, a humanitarian outreach to help those less fortunate, “was an event that one of our customers asked us to take part in,” Michelle says. “We donated equipment and volunteered our time the day of the event. We, along with
40 other volunteers, bagged more than 5,000 bags of nonperishable groceries for those who came to this event. We were truly blessed to be able to be part of such a worthy event that touched thousands of lives that day.”
Another big event was Loop the Lagoon, a 5K fundraising run that benefits the Vacaville Unified School District. “We’ve been participating in it every year since we opened. We open it up to everyone here. We pay for their registration fee and then, after the run, we take everyone out for breakfast,” she says.
Giving back in all of these ways is just “who we are,” Michelle says. She also believes this community outreach builds pride among her employees.
“I think our employees are more appreciative of who we are at Interstate 80 Forklift and what we are about. By being involved, we are showing that we put our community, just like our customers, first. Giving back is so natural for us. It comes from the heart and we do it without hesitation. Our employees see that as our business grows, the more we give back. That is important because I want our name to be associated with doing good things,” she says.
Having a strong community presence also has made an impact with customers and other businesses. “People associate our company with giving back. We hear from people who say, ‘Aren’t you the company that sponsored this or were you involved with that event?’ Through these efforts, we’ve connected with other like-minded small businesses and have met some really wonderful people — decision-makers who we would have never met otherwise. That has been a nice benefit, too,” Michelle says.
For the Strands, giving back is the only way to do business. It’s a role they cherish and one they hope to model to their children, employees and their entire community.
This article is the latest in a series of ARA Foundation spotlights on the organized philanthropic efforts of rental store businesses and manufacturers/suppliers of rental equipment — volunteer endeavors that are being highlighted throughout October during “ARA Makes a Difference in Your Community Month.”
If you have a story about how those in your business are working together as a group to give their time and talent to help others, please send an email to Connie Lannan, American Rental Association (ARA) marketing manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include details about how your company’s group efforts give back to your community. Photos also are welcome.
With the Genie Z-60/37FE boom, equipped with a Fuel Electric Hybrid System, we give our customers the opportunity to choose either from a full electric machine or a diesel powered machine, environmental consciousness with lower cost of operation.
2 modes of operation:
Full-electric: full-day, emission-free on a single charge,
Diesel driven generator: one week of run time with a single tank of diesel.
Aerial Lift and Boom Lift Certification class on Thursday, October 6th at 8:00.
Please call Michelle at 707.451.5100 to register.
The use of aerial work platforms is on the rise. In a recent study, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) found that AWPs continue to grow as a percentage of rental fleets. This expanding user base is one of the concerns driving revised ANSI safety standards, as many operators are not highly experienced. The comment period for its new rules ends on May 16, and big changes are coming to the main industry-wide safety standard for AWPs, ENR reports.
“In these new standards, we’re looking at what we know today that we didn’t know when we wrote the last standard,” says Tony Groat, development manager at IPAF North America and an ANSI committee member. “We’re looking at new equipment in the marketplace, as well as new technology available to us.”
The proposed draft standards from IPAF and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association are A92.20 Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs); A92.22 Safe Use of MEWPs; and A92.24 Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of MEWPs. These will replace the existing A92.2, A92.22 and A92.24 standards.
Aerial work platforms, referred to in the new standard as “mobile elevating work platforms,” or MEWPs, have been reclassified in the new A92.2 as either vertical- or boom-based lifts. The categories now also include truck-mounted lifts, which were not addressed in the previous edition of the standard.
One of the biggest changes in the draft standard is the requirement for load-sensing alarms and cutouts to be built into new work platforms. “The load-sensing system in the current draft would be new to market,” says Brent Hoover, product safety manager at platform maker JLG. An audible alarm and a flashing red light will activate when a platform is overloaded, while a cutout engages to prevent further movement. A cutout also will trip when a tilt sensor goes off. “The tilt cutout is required when the MEWP is on a slope greater than the manufacturer says is acceptable,” says Hoover. “You can’t drive farther in the direction that put you on the slope.”
In addition to design changes, the new ANSI standards also will include new guidelines for operators, passengers and supervisors. Fall-protection gear will be required on all boom-type lifts, and the new standard will discourage the use of MEWPs to transport workers from one level to another. Further, it will be the supervisor’s responsibility to prepare a risk assessment for any use of the platform, placing the onus not just on the worker at the controls but also on site managers and contractors. “We define ‘supervisor’ as all personnel who directly supervise MEWPs,” says Frank
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