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Remastered JLG SkyTrak 8042 Telehandler

The updated 8042 features a lightweight design with an optimized boom and frame structure to make transportation much easier.


JLG Industries, Inc. (McConnellsburg, PA), an Oshkosh company, introduces the all-new SkyTrak 8042 telehandler, remastered to maintain the performance and reliability customers expect from the SkyTrak brand. Building on the legacy of its predecessor, this next-generation model comes with innovative updates that include a lightweight design, hydrostatic transmission, advanced control system, electric-over-hydraulic joystick and data at-a-glance.

Keeping job site efficiency in mind, the updated 8042 features a lightweight design with an optimized boom and frame structure to make transportation much easier. Now two JLG 8042 telehandlers can fit on a single flatbed trailer. These updates did not compromise the machine’s key attributes; it still boasts the same maximum capacity and same all-steel construction it’s known for.

The improved cab styling on the 8042 provides a larger LCD display and single-page load charts to deliver the data operators need, while allowing them to stay focused on the job at hand.

The SkyTrak 8042 telehandler offers a maximum lift height of 42-ft 4-in, a maximum reach of 29-ft 6-in, and a 21,200-lb operating weight. The enclosed cab on this model is available with optional air conditioning for comfortable operation on hot or humid job sites.

The hydrostatic transmission on the newly remodeled 8042 provides operators greater control and ease of operation while allowing for inching — the ability to run the boom at high speeds without shifting into neutral — for faster delivery of materials at height.

A multifunctional, electric-over-hydraulic joystick on this unit includes auxiliary hydraulic functions and attachment tilt capabilities, single-handedly elevating job site efficiency.

Improved boom speed is complemented by auxiliary hydraulic connections on the side of the boom head for quick, efficient attachment changes. More than a dozen different attachments are offered for the 8042, including a variety of carriages, forks, buckets, hooks and trusses.

A new, advanced control system on the upgraded 8042 provides more options like load stability indication (LSI), which senses forward load capacity and displays color-coded visuals to help operators work with higher confidence. Seatbelt engagement and operator presence (SEOP) technology is also available, which combines a high visibility orange seatbelt and visual and audible alarms, as well as limiting machine functions, to enhance safe machine operation. 

Remote diagnostics and richer telematics connectivity through JLG’s ClearSky Smart Fleet system improve data collection and streamline troubleshooting to help maximize uptime and increase return on investment ROI.

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