The boom lift has proven so useful in performing a wide variety of tasks around the plant that Kort Alcorn, an aggregate division production manager responsible for six aggregate plants in Illinois, instructed all of the facilities he supervises to have a boom on site at all times.
“With the JLG on hand, whenever we have a problem involving an overhead area, we can slip a safety harness on one of our trained operators and go up and fix the problem,” Alcorn says. “We don’t have to wait for someone to bring in equipment or try to reach the area some other way. It’s faster, more productive, and a whole lot safer.”
Purdy notes that the unit it rents has four-wheel drive and features 45-percent gradeability. “Coupled with a 65-horsepower motor, it’s powerful enough to go through mud, drive up inclines, and travel wherever we need it,” he adds. “It’s the ideal machine for use in an operation like ours, and I can’t imagine what we would do without it.”
This article was provided courtesy of JLG.
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