Photo courtesy JLG Industries In production since 1959, Lull machines were early telehandler pioneers. Related Links: Xtreme To Unveil Its Largest Telehandler at CONEXPO Sale of Gradall Brings JLG Industries $39 Million JLG to Discontinue Rear-Pivot Steer Telehandler Models As it continues to rationalize its brand lineup, JLG Industries says its Lull telehanders will, in 2015, no longer have a place in the company portfolio."The market for Lull telehandler models has been in decline for several years," says Brian Boeckman, JLG global product director, who also cites the extra cost of U.S. Tier-4 clean-diesel compliance as a reason to cease
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.