JLG X33J PLUS on a special mission

July 2020
JLG X33J PLUS on a special mission

When it comes to working, renewing, or repairing a roof, an aerial work platform (AWP) has a clear advantage. The more ambitious the project is, the more appropriate it must be. For replacing the previous lighting with new technology in a large roof structure of a modern and architecturally sophisticated building, special equipment is required. And JLG?s new 33-m crawler boom, X33J Plus used as a professional solution for a convincing result.

The special construction of the building requires the greatest possible lateral range of a work platform that is best suited for this. In addition, the stowed height had to be below 2.20 m, and the ground pressure inside the building was very limited. Lastly, visitors should not be aware of the work going on behind the scenes.

To guarantee all requirements were met, the choice fell on the JLG X33J Plus, new in the product portfolio, rented by Concept-B GmbH and delivered by the brothers Martin and Benjamin Biberger, System Lift partners from Schierling near Regensburg.

?This JLG X33J Plus is the first compact crawler delivered to the German market,? explains Martin Biberger, Managing Director. ?Nobody else has a comparable work platform with comparable range that meets all the requirements for this challenging project. With the new boom design, the work area is unique: thanks to intelligent technology, several movements are possible in parallel, the functionality increases significantly,? he adds.

The compact machine, which is used for working on the roof is essential. The X33J Plus includes a working height of almost 33 m platform height of 30.48 m, and a horizontal reach of 16 m at an up and over height of 17.20 m as well as the extendable jib near the platform. The design allows even difficult tasks in areas that are difficult to reach. The four-section lower boom can be raised to almost 90 degrees. The upper boom, with a three-section telescope and a jib that can rotate 180 degrees allows for maximum flexibility. With less than eight tons of weight, non-marking crawler tracks and a patented basket decoupling system, the 33-m compact crawler is unique in its kind. When the platform is removed, the length of the X33J Plus is less than 5.80 m and its width less than 1.20 m.

This fits the highly manoeuvrable and remote-controlled compact crawler even through narrow passages and in narrow spaces. Automatic stabilisers deliver additional stability on site, while the footprint can be reduced to save space.

Added to this is the load capacity of the platform of 230 kg unrestricted load capacity, which allows more materials to be transported to the work area. This is also a plus in safety and productivity - the full load applies to the entire work envelope.

They appreciate the usability and smooth operation of the machine. ?The project will last several months,? says Martin Biberger, and all the time various JLG compact crawlers are in use, mainly the JLG X20, X26 and the X33J Plus.

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