JLG offers Quad Tracks to increase boom lift versatility
22 Jan 2022
Now available for the company’s 600S and 660SJ boom lifts, new tracks can be bolted on to standard wheel hubs for work on difficult terrain when needed and then swapped out for regular tyres
Access equipment major JLG is now offering its 600S and 660SJ boom lifts with Quad Tracks, which are made up of four triangular rubber-track systems that bolt directly to the boom lift’s standard wheel hubs, offering increased machine utilisation and flexibility for working on a range of surfaces.
Each measuring 86cm high by 137cm long by 46cm wide, the rubber tracks allow the boom lifts to work on surfaces such as sand, mud, gravel, grass, paved streets with curbs, potholes and sharp transitions.
JLG said in a statement that the Quad Track’s design is low-profile and developed to minimise impact on ride height, track width and maximum drive speed. These features provide the machine operator with the benefit of excellent floatation, minimal rutting at job sites, improved traction, greater comfort over obstacles and no “break over” effect. And when the work is done, the Quad Tracks can be swapped out for regular tyres, or for use on other applicable models. The Quad Tracks also do not require additional wide load transport accommodations for machine shipping when properly loaded and tied down for transport.
Randi McClure, marketing manager for JLG Boom Lifts, said: “There are many considerations when selecting a boom lift for the work at hand. This can sometimes make it challenging to choose between tyres or tracks.
“When this happens, Quad Tracks offer an alternative solution: The ability to convert a normal, wheeled JLG boom lift into a highly capable, tracked machine. This allows operators to cover a wide range of applications on multiple job-sites with one machine — and offers fleet managers the ability to switch between continuous tracks and traditional wheels as needed.”
The new Quad Tracks from JLG are currently available with new 600S and 660SJ machine orders, as well as through aftermarket on select, two-wheel steer models. Compatibility with additional models will be available in the near future, said the manufacturer.