High-capacity telehandler

JLG Industries, Inc.offers the 1644 high capacity telehandler with 15,650 pounds of lift capacity and is the first telehandler in North America with optional SmartLoad Technology.

JLG 1644 telehandler
The JLG 1644 high-capacity telehandler can lift 15,650 pounds.

SmartLoad Technology is a bundle of three technologies that work together to deliver a greater level of operator comfort. The first component of the SmartLoad Technology bundle, attachment recognition, allows a telehandler to identify an attachment and display the appropriate load chart to the operator. The second, a load management information system (LMIS), graphically depicts the location of the load within the load chart, provides the operator with an indication of compliance, and prevents the operator from violating boundaries of the chart. The third technology, a load stability indicator (LSI), works in conjunction with the LMIS to limit operation when a load is nearing the maximum capacity indicated on the load chart.

“The 1644 is also among the first equipped with JLG’s precision gravity-lowering system,” says John Boehme, JLG senior product manager, telehandlers. “This system enables the telehandler to rely on hydraulic power to raise the boom, but use gravity to lower it. The result is better, more precise operator control.”

According to Boehme, the telehandler also features a soft-stop boom control that slows boom functions at the end of the cylinder stroke, an optional reverse camera and reverse-sensing system and an integrated tow hitch. In addition, operators will appreciate a spacious cab with enhanced visibility, two-speed hydrostatic transmission, an optional boom float and ride control for enhanced load stability when travelling on uneven terrain.