Classes are now underway at the expanded customer training center and all-new proving grounds for lift and access equipment at JLG Industries’ headquarters in McConnellsburg, Pa. Completed in August, the $2.5 million project quadrupled the size of the company’s original training facility and included construction of a four-acre outdoor proving grounds course.
Customers now have the opportunity to operate JLG equipment outside on the new proving grounds, a safe environment that recreates a working construction jobsite. The grounds feature mixed terrain, structures for placing and picking telehandler loads, and several aerial work platform targets to simulate real-world applications.
The proving grounds includes structures that duplicate many of the scenarios they’re likely to encounter on the job allowing students in operator training a chance to take what they’ve learned in the classroom.
The new JLG simulator employs advanced gamification learning to familiarize operators with the controls and operation of the JLG 800S telescopic boom lift and the JLG G10-55A telehandler. It offers three training sessions on each piece of equipment, including controls familiarization and two operation scenarios (beginner and advanced levels).