As Senior Service Engineer at Horizon Platforms I was involved in the recent decision to expand our fleet with the addition of the JLG ES battery powered scissor range. We chose the ES range due to the exceptional, class leading battery life and operator friendly control systems.
The class leading battery life is achieved by JLG using their direct drive system, using electric motors to drive the wheels directly. This is an energy efficient way to power the drive system as no energy is lost in heat. Converting power from an electric motor into hydraulic power via a pump as done by other manufacturers is less efficient, resulting in decreased battery life.
Also this system minimises the risk of hydraulic leaks as the ES range only has two hydraulic hoses on the whole machine to operate the steering. This along with zero emissions makes the ES the ideal Access Platform for food manufacturing environments, along with large fit out contracts for Electrical, Heat & Vent any many other trades.
Once our customers experience the difference, they insist on using JLG ES Scissor Lifts on every job!
Charlie Smart- Service Manager, Horizon Platforms Ltd