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JLG upgrades its SkyTrak 8042 telehandler

May 29, 2024  By CHC Staff

(Photo: JLG Industries)

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA – JLG Industries has released a new model of its SkyTrak 8042 telehandler, upgraded with a new lightweight design, advanced control system and electric-over-hydraulic joystick.

Its lighter design allows two 8042 models to fit on a single flatbed trailer, with the machine still retaining the performance capacity previous generations were known for. With a 21,200-pound operating weight, the telehandler has a maximum lift height of 42 feet and four inches and a maximum reach of 29 feet and six inches.

In-cab improvements include a larger LCD display and single-page load charts for streamlined data delivery. The 8042’s electric-over-hydraulic joystick includes auxiliary hydraulic functions and attachment tilt capabilities. Additional options have also been added to the control system such as load stability (LSI) indication and optional seatbelt engagement and operator presence (SEOP).

For faster delivery of materials at height, the hydrostatic transmission of the 8042 provides operators with the ability for inching; the process of running the boom at high speeds without shifting into neutral.


An overall improved boom speed is supported by auxiliary hydraulic connections on the side of the boom head for quick attachment changes; with more than a dozen compatible attachments available.

The 8042 runs on a 74-hp. 2.9L Deutz diesel engine that reduces maintenance costs due to it not needing to run on diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

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