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JLG R11100 Rotating Telehandler Goes 97 Feet Up

July 11, 2023
With 3-in-1 machine capabilities — a traditional telehandler, mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) and rough terrain crane — this versatile machine offers both horizontal and vertical lift-and-place capabilities.

The JLG R11100 rotating telehandler features a capacity of 13,000 pounds and a maximum reach height of 97 feet with JLG’s highest reaching telehandler to date. With 3-in-1 machine capabilities — a traditional telehandler, mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) and rough terrain crane — this versatile machine offers both horizontal and vertical lift-and-place capabilities.

The 360-degree continuous rotation of the upper frame on this JLG rotating telehandler model enables both horizontal and vertical lift-and-place capabilities, adding a new layer of functionality where it’s difficult to maneuver a traditional telehandler. And since this JLG rotating telehandler is often operated in place, it comes with front and rear scissor-style outriggers with automatic leveling jacks, which enable the operator to position the machine and then level the frame up to 6 degrees to compensate for uneven terrain.

With 3-in-1 machine capabilities, the JLG R11100 can complete work done not only by traditional telehandlers but also by MEWPs when equipped with a platform attachment or rough terrain cranes when equipped with a truss boom and winch — potentially eliminating the need for cranes up to 97 feet.

The R11100 is equipped with 168-hp FPT diesel engine and features a two-speed, stop-to-shift hydrostatic transmission that delivers a smoother ride over uneven terrain. Foam-filled tires come standard; air-filled tires are optional in two different treads.

The JLG R11100 rotating telehandler is available with 13 specialized attachments, allowing them to perform a wide range of work. Popular attachments include work platforms, crane jibs and winches, standard and rotating carriages, forks, buckets, truss booms and coupler-mounted hooks.

Standard and continuous auxiliary hydraulics come on this model with optional dual-auxiliary hydraulics available to power multi-function attachments. A hydraulic coupler is also available to improve efficiency when switching between attachments.

Precision lifting and placing

The JLG R11100 rotating telehandler comes with an inching feature that allows the operator to run the boom at optimal speed without shifting the transmission into neutral. Finely tuned boom controls and soft stop slows the boom as it approaches the end of its stroke for precise lifting and placement of materials.

A remote boom control feature allows the operator to maneuver the boom from outside the cab when obstructions prevent clear visibility of the work area.

This rotating telehandler also has an intuitive operator interface and dual joystick proportional controls. The right joystick operates two functions — boom lift and lower and attachment tilt, forward and back. The left joystick controls boom extension and retraction, as well as turntable rotation.

Automatic attachment recognition

To help operators work with greater confidence, this model is engineered with three exclusive JLG technologies: Automatic attachment recognition, a Load Management Information System (LMIS) and a Load Stability Indicator (LSI).

The automatic attachment recognition system recognizes the attachment at the end of the boom, alerts the operator for confirmation and then displays the appropriate load capacity chart. LMIS indicates whether the load is compliant and prevents operation that violates the load chart’s boundaries. LSI limits the rotating telehandler’s functionality when a load nears maximum capacity.

Operator comfort

JLG’s rotating telehandler come with enclosed cabs, air conditioning and a secondary heating unit to enhance operator comfort and productivity. They have adjustable suspension seats and an adjustable steering column to allow the operator to position themself comfortably. Integrated armrests are included to help reduce fatigue throughout the workday.

Enhanced camera and lighting

A reversing camera and lighting package come as standard equipment on all three JLG models to aid operator visibility. Optional work lights can be added for low-light situations.

A white noise backup alarm system can be ordered to enhance worker awareness. This system emits an audible alarm signal when the telehandler is traveling in reverse to alert those working in and around the machine. 

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