JLG Announces Plans to Introduce New SkyTrak Ultra Compact Telehandler in Partnership with AUSA
Ten-year partnership teams telehandler manufacturers JLG and AUSA
JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, has announced a 10-year partnership with AUSA to build its new SkyTrak 3013 ultracompact telehandler, extending the company’s telehandler portfolio.
The SkyTrak 3013 telehandler is designed to meet the needs of landscapers, do-it-yourself homeowners, small industrial work and agricultural applications. The machine weighs approximately 5,300 lbs. with a load capacity of 2,700 lbs. and a 13-foot lift height. Its light weight allows for transport on small tow-behind trailers.
Additionally, the new model features 4-wheel drive, two-wheel rear steer, a hydrostatic drive system and two coupler options, all supported by a Kubota V-1505 diesel engine with 30.8 horsepower.
“JLG is excited to announce this partnership with AUSA, a manufacturer with more than 60 years of experience in the design of compact industrial equipment,” said Rogerio dos Santos, senior director of engineering for JLG. “Coupled with JLG’s innovation in the access industry, including proven success in the telehandler market, the two companies are poised to build a product that is more versatile and harder working than competitive models.”
The SkyTrak 3013 is built to be the best solution for handling and transporting materials in small spaces. When compared to skid steers, the new ultracompact machine will offer better reach into truck beds and trailers and over obstacles, in addition to better lift height for single story houses and dump trucks. The cab design is spacious, and the placement of the boom gives operators a 360-degree view.
“The partnership between AUSA and JLG to build the SkyTrak 3013 celebrates two global leaders in the telehandler business coming together to fill a need in the North American marketplace,” said Ramon Carbonell, chief executive officer of AUSA. “We are proud of our legacy in this market and pleased to partner with a company that is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment.”
The SkyTrak 3013 will be available with a variety of options, including open and fully enclosed cabs, a cold weather package, work lights, universal skid steer coupler and a variety of tires.
“This partnership and the new SkyTrak 3013 from JLG are forged in combined experience of more than 110 years between the two companies,” added dos Santos. “Customers can expect a machine that is ready to tackle jobs that skid steers can’t, backed by JLG’s warranty, parts and service expertise.”
JLG plans to launch the SkyTrak 3013 at The ARA Show in Orlando in February.
For information about JLG, visit the company website at www.jlg.com.