JLG Industries this week announced that Popular Science magazine included its 1500SJ boomlift among the top 100 innovations in its Best of What’s New 2011 list in the engineering category.
The 24th annual Best of What’s New award comprised 12 categories. Industry experts in each category, along with Popular Science editors, evaluated each product for the significance of its innovation, the quality of its design and the final product, its originality and the product’s scope and ambition. The 1500SJ has the capacity to handle up to 1,000-pound loads, and a 25-foot telescoping jib adds extra horizontal and vertical reach.
“We are honored to be named to this list, which demonstrates the originality and innovative design incorporated into this product,” said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries product director. “The 1500SJ is the first straight boomlift that can take workers up to 150 feet that requires only a weight permit for transport, providing an expansive work area at high elevations.”
The 1500SJ was also Lifting category winner of RER’s Innovative Product Award in the aerial products category.
JLG Industries, based in McConnellsburg, Pa., is an Oshkosh Corp. company.