JLG Wins Contractor’s Choice Awards
JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced last week that the G12-55A Telehandler won the Gold and the 1350SJP Boom Lift with Skywelder took home Silver in the Contractor’s Choice Awards given by Roads & Bridges magazine. Winners were announced in the July 2010 issue of the publication, and awards were presented at the opening reception for Roads & Bridges Live, held on Oct. 12, 2010.
“It’s an honor to accept these awards from Roads & Bridges magazine and to have two of our products recognized by contractors,” said Chris Mellott, JLG Industries vice president, sales and market development for the Americas. “We aim to deliver the best products to our customers to help them accomplish their jobs efficiently. These awards reaffirm our efforts to meet our customers’ needs.”
The JLG G12-55A Telehandler features a 12,000-pound carrying capacity and up to 55-feet lift height. With a spacious cab that delivers added comfort and reduces operator fatigue, the G12- 55A provides all-wheel steering for easier maneuverability. The G12- 55A offers a full range of versatile attachments that assist in various jobsite challenges, and features power shift transmission, which provides efficient control.
The JLG 1350SJP Boom Lift can take operators from the ground to 135 feet in 95 seconds. With strong 100,000-psi steel and dual 1,000 / 500-pound capacity, the 1350SJP delivers the height and capacity workers need to complete jobs quickly and efficiently.
In their fifth year, the annual Contractor’s Choice Awards invite the contractor audience to vote and pick the best equipment available on the jobsite. Manufacturers have the opportunity to submit nominations in 34 different product categories. The nominations are routed through an independent group of judges, and then contractors are given the chance to vote for what they view as the best product. The top three winners in each category receive either a gold, silver or bronze award.