Bil-Jax, the largest scaffold manufacturer in the United States, has announced two new products to coincide with its 60th anniversary. The firm unveiled its first-ever self-propelled boom lift, the 36XT, at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, and intends to offer a series of X-boom machines. The company will also launch a series of trailer-mounted aerial lifts specifically designed and approved for the European market.

According to Steve Citron, Bil-Jax’s director of business development, the X-booms represent “a new category of self-propelled boom lifts that will satisfy a longstanding, unmet market need.” He said they will match industry standards for gradeability, platform height and outreach, four-wheel drive speed and maneuverability, but will be lighter and less expensive than conventional self-propelled boom lifts. Six models are planned, with additional telescopic and articulating models arriving later this year.