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The JLG 40F Boom Lift Dilemma

Discussion in 'Other Construction/Demolition Equipment' started by od1, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. TheBigDog

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    @OFF, I forgot to thank you for the info....it is working again!

    Also, is there a place to look up the serial number to verify the year it was made?

     
  2. OFF

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    You're very welcome, I'm always glad to help.

    The only way I know of to date an old JLG serial number is to contact JLG or have a friendly JLG dealer contact them for you.

    All my old contacts are dead by now I'm sure, and we went Genie in about 1990, so I haven't made any new JLG contacts. :)
     
  3. Jwells

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    I am new to this and not really much of a computer guy, but I bought a 40’ jlg lift a year or so ago. It’s a 1980 and now none of the functions are working at all. The local dealer only could tell me about this forum and couldn’t find what he needed for a wiring schematic. A lot of the wires and fuses are burnt up in the box behind the hr meter. Do I have scrap metal now or is there anything out there?
     
  4. OFF

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    Hello JWells. I can email you JLG 40F manuals and wiring diagrams as well as try and answer any questions you may have.

    I just need an email address to send the manuals to.

    Best way to do that is to click on my name, and in the little box that comes up, choose "start a conversation". That will send me a private message where you can put your email address without the whole world seeing it.
     
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    On units made before 1980, the first two digits on the serial number seems to me to be the year. People have told me that's wrong, but I don't think so. I worked on a lot of JLG's made in the 70's and the age seemed to fit.
     
  6. Jwells

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    Ok thank you! Also is it possible to buy original parts for a machine this old, such as that hr meter box I mentioned? Or do I look for an old dinosaur burial ground to try and get those parts? The local dealer can’t seem to have any luck, and the bigger dealers towards the bigger cities don’t want to help because it’s over 20 yrs old.