New JLG scissor lifts offer high platform capacity and working height
Staff Report, February 16, 2022
ES2646 and RS2646 models come with identical specs in electric-drive and hydraulic-drive variants respectively
Access equipment giant JLG has introduced two new scissor lift models with claimed class-leading platform capacity of 544.31kg and platform height of 7.92 metres along with the ability to work both indoors and out.
The new ES2646 is an electric-drive model while the new RS2646 is its hydraulic-drive counterpart. Both offer identical features when it comes to platform height and weight capacity. According to JLG, the ES2646 and R2646 models share a common chassis and platform, offering 9.75m of working height and the ability to carry two occupants to height in indoor applications and one occupant to height when being used outdoors. The new ES2646 model is available with JLG’s optional CleanGuard leak containment system for work on sensitive flooring. The new R2646 is equipped with active pothole protection that provides increased ground clearance when working on demanding terrain.
Bob Begley, director of product management for JLG scissor lifts, vertical lifts and low-level access lifts, said: “With a wide variety of jobs to be done, the 20% increase in capacity of the ES and R2646 models, as compared to competitive models in the size class, allows scissor lift operators to carry more materials, like pipes and panels, as well as tools such as welders, to the work area. This means that overhead tasks can be completed quicker and more efficiently.”
These new JLG scissor lifts also share common technologies, such as variable tilt to increase the work envelope during use on uneven surfaces, and can accommodate a variety of options and accessories, including JLG Mobile Control, QuikAccess Rails and QuikFold Rails, said JLG.