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Does anyone know if this JLG Boom lift can be used outdoors?

Discussion in 'Other Construction/Demolition Equipment' started by Peter23, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Peter23

    Peter23 Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    Canada, Manitoba
    Hello I am wanting to buy this JLG Boom lift Model E26MJ. Please check out the link below.


    It runs and works great but my question is can this unit be used indoors only or will it drive on grass or 1/4 inch river rock??? Also it drains the battery quickly can these batteries be serviced/refurbished or need to be replaced????

    Please does anyone know???
  2. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Mar 27, 2009
    sw missouri
    You won't get very far with a lift like that outdoors. A rock driveway that has had heavy truck traffic would work, really flat grass yard if its been dry for a long time so its hard.

    There's probably no pivot on either axle, its just a rigid frame. 1/4" river rock (slate type) if its been packed in and driven on would be fine, if its been just laid in with a skid loader would probably mean getting stuck. The round river rock or loose- it will spin a tire in the loose rock and be stuck.

    It won't extend if its not level.

    Its really not meant to be a outdoor machine, but if you were just changing light bulbs in a packed rock, semi truck parking lot/ yard, it would probably work.

    Any kind of loose rock, wet grass, slope, mud- general construction type site conditions, would be a no-go.

    Batteries can be replaced.