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JLG extends boom lift wire rope service interval

by John Bambridge on Nov 17, 2016


Wire rope replacement is one of the largest costs over the life of a boom lift.
Wire rope replacement is one of the largest costs over the life of a boom lift.

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JLG has extended the length of its mandatory wire rope and sheave replacement interval for a number of its boom lifts from eight to 12 years – assuming the total number of machine hours does not exceed 7,000 hours.

The extended intervals apply globally to the following JLG boom lift models: 600S, 600SJ, 600SC, 600SJC, 601S, 660SJ, 660SJC, 680S, 800S, 810SJ, 860SJ, 1100S, 1100SB, 1100SJP, 1200SJP, 1350SJP, 1500SJ, and 1850SJ.

The rationalisation of the maintenance schedule will be welcome news for customer with only moderately intensive operations, where it should deliver increased uptime and a reduced total cost of ownership.

“Wire rope replacement is one of the largest costs a fleet owner will incur over the life of a boom lift,” said Paul Kreutzwiser, JLG Industries global category director for aerial work platforms.

“Although highly variable, typical wire rope replacement jobs can cost fleet owners thousands of dollars per job. By increasing the length of the replacement interval, we are reducing maintenance costs and contributing to a lower total cost of ownership.”

The longer replacement intervals and thus greater uptime should particularly help rental customers by increasing their overall income while at the same time increasing the resale value of their assets.



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