DaVinci lifts can be fully charged in as little as three and a half hours and can also be “opportunity charged” in five minutes. - Photo: JLG

DaVinci lifts can be fully charged in as little as three and a half hours and can also be “opportunity charged” in five minutes.

Photo: JLG

JLG Industries’ all-electric DaVinci AE1932 scissor lift features zero hydraulics, which can help eliminate jobsite leaks. And of course, the zero emissions from the all-electric machine can help control jobsite pollution.

As JLG was working to produce the new AE1932, the company sought to reduce operators’ maintenance costs.

“The big story is rising fleet maintenance costs, along with the struggle to find and retain qualified service technicians,” said Shashank Bhatia, JLG vice president of engineering.

Bhatia said maintenance is a main part of total cost of ownership, and hydraulics is a big part of maintenance. The company looked to build a completely electric machine, with no oil changes, no filters, and no leaks.

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Lithium-ion Battery Lasts Longer

Battery cost is another big chunk of total cost of ownership. Scissor lifts typically last five to seven years, and the batteries must be replaced about two to three times. With that in mind, DaVinci created the AE1932 scissor lift with a lithium-ion battery that can last up to 10 years.

DaVinci lifts can be fully charged in as little as three and a half hours, which can increase its utilization time throughout the workday. The system can also be “opportunity charged” in five minutes or less for 100 feet of drive, plus enough torque for loading.

Various new features of the new scissor lift include the drive system. That system features permanent magnets that generate torque and create motion to spin the motor. That can increase a motor’s efficiency.

Bhatia said the lithium-ion battery technology would be of most interest to government agencies and said the AE1932 scissor lift’s drive and steer systems consume 70% lower energy than the typical scissor lift. That helped the lithium-ion battery power those systems at a lower price.

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