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J1 JOEY Task Support Vehicle. Issue Date: August 13, 2013. Rev.0 (Manual# BGO-J1J-0813)
Do not operate this vehicle unless you tions and energized electrical conduc-
have been authorized and trained to tors and parts.
do so, and have read all warnings and Before elevating platform be sure
instructions in Operator’s Manual and guardrail access gates are in place
on this vehicle. Read, understand and and lowered. Keep feet on platform
comply with the information on the floor at all times while using vehicle,
vehicle’s nameplate at all times. never climb onto guard rails or plat-
Do not operate this vehicle until you form shelf. Do not use ladders, planks
have performed the daily operation’s or other devices to achieve additional
check list. Verify and inspect tires, height on platform.
horn, battery, controller, lift and When transferring loads to platform or
hydraulic systems, brakes, steering platform shelf, do not exceed capacity
mechanism and guards. Verify that all ratings on vehicle nameplate. Ensure
emergency controls, personal protec- loads are centered and do not contact
tion and safety devices are in place any obstructions in the vehicle’s vicin-
and functioning correctly and ensure ity. Do not stabilize the platform by
the vehicle is free of fluid leaks and contact with adjacent objects such as
has no loose or missing parts. Report racks or shelving. Do not use the plat-
any problems to the designated form as a crane.
authority and do not use the vehicle
until they are corrected by a qualified Take care to prevent electrical cords,
mechanic. hoses or other equipment from entan-
gling in platform. Ensure area sur-
This vehicle must not be modified rounding the vehicle is free of
without the manufacturer’s consent. personnel and equipment before low-
Components critical to the vehicles ering platform.
stability such as batteries shall not be
replaced with lighter weight compo- Maintain a clear view of the ground
nents. while travelling and a safe distance
from obstacles in the vehicle or plat-
Operate vehicle only from designated form’s path. Ensure personnel in the
platform operating position. Use this vicinity are aware of the vehicle’s
vehicle indoors on level surfaces only. movement. Travel at a safe speed for
Never operate on ramps and slopes the conditions the vehicle is operating
or uneven floors. This vehicle is not in.
for use on mezzanines or balcony
areas. Before operating, inspect the Observe applicable traffic regulations.
floor area it will be used on and be Yield right of way to pedestrians. Slow
certain it will support the vehicle at full down and sound horn at cross aisles
capacity and lift height. Identify and and wherever vision is obstructed.
avoid holes, drop-offs, bumps and Avoid hazardous locations.
obstructions. Enter and exit platform only through
Before and during all vehicle opera- raised access gates and with the plat-
tions ensure that adequate clearance form fully lowered and vehicle
is maintained from overhead obstruc- stopped. When leaving vehicle unat-
tended, remove key to prevent unau-
thorized use.
As an operator, you are responsible Detailed maintenance procedures are
for a vehicle that is useful, powerful, found in the parts and service manual,
and can be hazardous if not operated and are to be performed only by a
as described. Observing and adhering qualified technician. For further infor-
to the safety warnings in this manual mation on obtaining a complete parts
cannot be overemphasized and is and service manual, see page 19 of
absolutely necessary for your well this manual.
being and, for the well being of those
The operator who knows his/her vehi-
around you.
cle will learn to spot problems as they
It is an OSHA requirement that this develop. This is accomplished by per-
manual and parts and service manual forming the Daily Operator’s Check
remain with the vehicle at all times as list and reporting any problems to the
a handy reference guide to operation. designated authority.
and are both signal words intended to alert the operator to
the existence and relative degree of a hazard. They are both preceded by a safety
alert symbol consisting of an exclamation mark enclosed by a triangle.

A indicates a hazard which could result in injury or death if proper pre-

cautions are not taken.
A indicates a reminder of routine safety practices.
A prohibition slash (circle with diagonal slash through it) indicates a procedure or
action that should be performed under any circumstances, as both personal
injury and/or damage to equipment will result.

The self-propelled J1 elevating work receive many years of dependable

platform lifts and transports up to service from your vehicle.
1,000 pounds capacity including load The AC drive motor propels the vehi-
and operator. Please see the name cle in forward or reverse direction.
plate Figure 2 for specific capacity The vehicle can be driven with the
information. The vehicle enables gen- platform raised or lowered; however
eral maintenance work and efficient the speed is restricted as the platform
selection and moving of materials in is raised.
any area or at any level of the ware-
On demand power steering makes the
house or storeroom. This vehicle is
vehicle highly maneuverable and
not for use on mezzanines or balcony
extremely quite.
areas. The design permits one man to
perform all operations of selecting The control arms are used to operate
stock, driving vehicle, and replacing the work vehicle and provide operator
the stock at the designated place. The safety.
battery-powered vehicle is quiet and The pick tray is used to place and
allows operation in closed areas with- transport merchandise.
out special provisions for ventilation. The operator platform contains the
Users shall comply with all require- “deadman” footswitch vehicle must be
ments indicated in applicable OSHA depressed for the vehicle to operate.
standards and the current edition of The folding rear tray provides for
A.N.S.I. A92.6. By following these transporting up to a 200 pound load.
requirements and the recommenda-
tions contained in this manual, you will
1 Control arms 10 Battery baffle
2 Pick tray 11 Battery
3 Warning light 12 “Deadman” footswitch
4 Cover 13 Height-adjustable operator
5 Control panel
14 Load wheels
6 Casters
7 Frame 15 Guard rail
16 Rear tray for additional
8 Drive wheel
capacity and storage
9 Hydraulic pump and
17 Mast
Warning decals are located to the left ity contact Big Lift LLC’s Authorized
of the Instrument panel. The name Dealer for replacement.
plate is mounted on the right side of
The name plate shows the model,
the Instrument panel.
serial number, capacity, lift height,
If the name plate or warning decals vehicle weight and minimum battery
are lost or damaged they should be weight. See Figure 2.
replaced immediately. Have your
supervisor or the designated author-
Table 1 covers important inspection condition. Do not make any
points on vehicles which should be unauthorized repairs or adjust-
checked prior to operation. Depending ments. All service must be per-
on use, some vehicles may require formed by a qualified
additional checks. maintenance technician using
Big Joe OEM pasts.
Figure 3 shows a sample format for
an Operator Checklist, which can be
modified as necessary to fit your oper-
ation. Preparing the vehicle for operation
after delivery or transport:
1. Check that the equipment is com-
Periodic maintenance of this 2. Check the hydraulic oil level.
vehicle by a QUALIFIED Refer to page 18.
TECHNICIAN is required. 3. Install the battery if necessary.
4. Charge the batteries. Refer to
page 17.
5. Visually inspect the entire vehicle
A QUALIFIED SERVICE for obvious damage.
TECHNICIAN should check the
vehicle regularly during preven-
tive maintenance for proper Operating the vehicle with no load or
lubrication, proper fluid levels, under light load conditions for initial
brake maintenance, motor use is recommended. A light load is
maintenance and other areas 30 to 50% of the rated load. During
specified in the parts and ser- the first 100 hours of operation
vice manual maintenance sec- observe the following:
1. Prevent the new battery from
2. Perform preventive maintenance
If the vehicle is found to be services carefully and com-
unsafe and in need of repair, or pletely.
contributes to an unsafe condi- 3. Avoid sudden stops, starts or
tion, report it immediately to the turns.
designated authority. Do not 4. Perform oil changes and lubrica-
operate it until it has been tion earlier than specified.
restored to a safe operating
Task Support Vehicle
Big Joe Manufacturing Company Daily Operator Check List

Date Operator

Vehicle No. Model No.

Dept. Shift

Check O.K. ( ) Need Maintenance

Transmission and Hydraulic Systems
Pick Tray and Rear Tray
Chains, Cables and Hoses
Control Arms and Guard Rails
Safety Warning Labels and
Horn and Flashing Lights
Travel Controls
Hydraulic Controls
Emergency Brake Switch
Battery Disconnect
High Speed Limit Switch
Platform Operation
Transmission and hydraulic Check for signs of fluid leakage.
Pick tray and rear tray Check for cracks and damage and that it is
properly secured.
Chains, cables and hoses Check that they are in place, properly secured
and not damaged.
Control arms and guard rails Check that vehicle operation is disabled when
arms and guard rails are raised.
Safety warning label and Check that warning labels, nameplate, etc.,
nameplate are in good condition and legible.
Horn and flashing lights Check that horn sounds when operated and
flashing lights are operable.
Steering Check for binding or looseness in steering
arm when steering.
Travel controls Check that travel control on right control arm
operates in all speed ranges in forward and
Wheels Check drive wheel for cracks or damage.
Move vehicle to check load wheels and cast-
ers for freedom of rotation.
Hydraulic controls Check operation of lift and lower to their maxi-
mum positions.
Emergency power discon- Check that brakes actuate when emergency
nect switch power disconnect switch is depressed.
Battery disconnect Check that battery can be disconnected and
reconnected. Check for connector damage.
Speed limit switches Allow for enough space to operate vehicle in
all speeds Test drive the vehicle to check for
speed reductions when elevated. TRIMAST
vehicles have three speed reductions, Tele-
scopic vehicles have two speed reductions.
Platform Operation Check that all controls in the platform operat-
ing compartment are operational.
1 Lift button 7 Steering control
2 Lower button 8 Battery disconnect and
3 Horn button
4 Keyswitch 9 Emergency lowering button
10 “Deadman” footswitch
5 Travel switch
11 Instrument panel
6 Emergency power discon-
nect switch
Figure 4)
Figure 4)
To raise the platform, push and hold
the LIFT button until desired height is Pushing down the emergency power
reached. Guard rails need to be in disconnect switch disconnects the
lowered position and “deadman” foot- main power, deactivates all electrical
switch needs to be engaged for travel functions, causing the vehicle to brake
and lift. automatically.

Figure 4) Figure 4)
To lower the platform, push and hold This control is operated in the conven-
the LOWER button until the desired tional manner. Drive wheel direction is
height is reached. Guard rails need to also indicated on the instrument
be in lowered position and foot pedal panel.
needs to be engaged for travel and

Figure 4) The battery disconnect can be used to

Sounds the horn. cut off all power to the vehicle. It is
also used to connect the batteries to
Figure 4) the battery charger.
The keyswitch has two positions, ON
and OFF. Remove the key to prevent
unauthorized use.
Press this button to lower the platform
Figure 4) in case of an emergency.
This switch controls forward, neutral
and reverse travel. Travel direction is
also indicated on the instrument Operator must stand on this pedal to
panel. to activate the controls.

The instrument panel contains the fol-

lowing displays and controls:
the temperature drops and notify an
authorized technician.
This LED lights when the measured
battery voltage is equal or less than
40% nominal battery voltage.
When the drive pedal is released, this
LED will illuminate.
When a fault is detected, this LED will
light. The display (7, will dis-
play the warning and fault indication. This LED will illuminate when the
Report alarm to the designated emergency brake switch is actuated.
authority and do not use the vehicle
until corrected by a qualified
mechanic. Use the left arrow button to adjust the
speed mode. Use the down arrow but-
ton to switch the driving mode.

When the temperature of the drive

motor is too high, the LED will illumi- The display has the following func-
nate. Temporarily stop operation until tions:
The vehicle can be operated in two
driving modes, high speed or crawl
speed. Use the “down” function key
(6, Figure 5) to switch the driving

state of charge is displayed by ten
notches. Each notch represents 10% There are four speed ranges available
of the battery charge. For example, in both the high speed driving mode
the illustration shows the battery has and the crawl speed driving mode.
80% charge. Use the “left” function key (6, Figure
5) to select the desired mode. “1” indi-
cates the slowest speed while “4” indi-
Displays the warnings and faults.
cates the highest speed.
Report warnings and faults to the des-
ignated authority and do not use the
vehicle until corrected by a qualified
When the platform rises the
vehicle automatically enters
cates the vehicle’s speed.
crawl speed.
of nine notches will indicate the steer-
ing angle of the drive wheel.
• Where there is danger to personnel,
a warning (the horn) must be
sounded with sufficient notice.
The vehicle
may only be used by trained person- • If unauthorized personnel are still
nel, who have been authorized to within the hazardous area the vehi-
operate the vehicle by the supervisor cle shall be brought to a halt imme-
or the designated authority. diately.
operator must be informed of his Safety devices, warning signs and
duties and responsibilities and be warning instruction shall be strictly
trained in the operation of the vehicle observed.
and shall be familiar with the opera-
tor’s manual.
The The vehicle can be driven with the
operator is responsible for the vehicle platform raised or lowered; however,
during the time it is in use. He/she the speed is restricted when the plat-
shall prevent unauthorized persons form is raised above a preset limit.
from driving or operating the vehicle. It
is forbidden to carry passengers or to
lift personnel.
Changes to the pre-set control
The supervisor parameters are not permitted w/o
or the designated authority must be explicit written permission from the
manufacturer, Big Lift LLC.
immediately informed of any damage
or fault codes. Vehicles not safe for
operation must not be used until they
have been repaired.
The operator must not carry
out any repairs or alterations to the Do not leave the platform cage
vehicle. The operator must never dis- floor area while the operator
able or adjust safety mechanisms or platform is elevated. Do not
switches. lean out from the outside of a
cage rail. Climbing on the guard
A hazardous area is
rails and/or trays is strictly pro-
defined as the area in which a person
hibited and can lead to severe
is at risk due to vehicle movement, lift-
injury or death.
ing operations, or the load itself. This
also includes areas which can be
reached by falling loads or lowering
Only one person is permitted in
• Unauthorized persons must be kept the operator’s compartment at
away from hazardous area. all time.
Proceed as follows to start and stop
the vehicle.
The brake pattern of the vehicle
1. Step on the operator platform depends largely on the ground condi-
with you back against the back tions. The driver must take this into
rest. account when operating the vehicle.
2. Lower the control arms and guard The driver must be looking ahead
rails. when traveling. If there is no hazard,
brake moderately to avoid moving the
3. Turn on the keyswitch (4, Figure load.
7) and pull up on the emergency
power disconnect switch (6, Fig- The vehicle can brake in three differ-
ure 7). ent ways;
4. Step on “deadman” footswitch release the drive
(10, Figure 7) to activate the elec- pedal (10, Figure 7) and allow the
trical controls. vehicle to coast to a stop.
5. Adjust the driving mode (4, Fig- To stop faster,
ure 6) using the “down” key (6, slowly move the travel switch (5, Fig-
Figure 5). ure 7) to the opposite direction.
6. Select the speed mode (5, Figure The vehicle direction may be
6) using the “left” function key (6, reversed while moving. The
Figure 5). control will cycle the motor to
7. Use the steering control (7, Fig- stop and then reverse in a
ure 7) to steer the vehicle in the timed sequence without dan-
required direction. Drive wheel ger to the equipment. Exer-
direction is indicated on the cise caution when doing so,
instrument panel. especially when traveling at
8. Using your right hand, move the maximum speed.
travel switch (5, Figure 7) to the To stop rapidly
desired direction. when an emergency exists, press the
emergency brake switch (6, Figure 7).

The vehicle is equipped with a

level sensor. When the vehicle Except in an emergency, do not
is elevated and on a slope stop suddenly.
greater than 0.5 degree, the
level sensor sounds an alarm
beeper. The truck is only to be
used indoors on a level surface.
This vehicle is not for use on
mezzanines or balcony areas.
Lowering, the vehicle sounds
an intermittent alarm beeper.
Ensure there are no other peo-
ple standing underneath the
raised platform. Instruct other
people to move out of the haz- If a condition exists where lowering
ardous area. without power is necessary, instruct
someone on the ground to push sole-
Press and hold the lift button noid valve button (1, Figure 8) through
(1, Figure 7) until you reach the hole (9, Figure 7).
desired height.

Do not leave the platform cage

Never raise the guard rails floor area while the operator
when the vehicle is in an ele- platform is elevated. Do not
vated position. lean out from the outside of a
Press and hold the lower cage rail. Climbing on the guard
button (2, Figure 7) until you reach the rails and/or trays is strictly pro-
desired height. hibited and can lead to severe
injury or death.
3. Move the load from storage loca-
tion (4) to tray (3).
4. Press the lower button (2) until
the platform is completely low-

1. Always transport load with the

platform completely lowered.
2. Always transport loads on the
pick tray or the rear tray.
3. Always be prepared to brake.
Only stop suddenly in emergency
1. Drive the vehicle carefully up to
the storage location (4, Figure 9).
4. Reduce speed in tight areas.
2. Press the lift button (1) until pick
tray (3) reaches the desired
before proceeding with maintenance
and never operate the lift outside.
1. Drive the vehicle carefully up to
the storage location (4, Figure 9).
2. Press the lift button (1) until pick
When leaving the vehicle, it must be
tray (3) reaches the desired
securely parked even for a short time.
1. Park the vehicle in its designated
parking area.

Ensure storage location is suit-

able for storing the load (size
and capacity). Do not park the vehicle on a
3. Move the load from tray (3) to slope. The platform must be
storage location (4). completely lowered.
4. Press the lower button (2) until 2. Lower the platform completely.
the platform is completely low- 3. Set the emergency power discon-
ered. nect switch to apply the brake.
4. Turn keyswitch to off position.
Remove key for added security.
When performing overhead mainte-
nance, please ensure there are no 5. Pull out battery disconnect.
obstacles, beams or other obstruc-
tions before elevating lift. Always fully
lower the platform before moving to Do not attempt to move a disabled
the next maintenance position. vehicle; notify your supervisor or
Ensure a safe work environment proper authority.
If batteries are
taken out of service for a lengthy
period of time they should be stored in
Securely park and disable the vehicle
the fully charged condition in a dry,
before carrying out any work on the
frost-free room.
Refer to Supplement 245 for battery
safety and maintenance. Before charging, check all cables and
Batteries plug connections for visible signs of
may only be charged by trained per- damage.
sonnel. Service and replacement may It is essential to follow the safety regu-
only be performed by your Big Lift lations of the battery and charger.
1. Park the vehicle at charging sta-
tion with platform lowered and
• Smoking and open flames must be keyswitch OFF.
avoided when working with batter- 2. Apply the emergency parking
ies. brake.
• The area must be well vented. 3. Disconnect plug (1, Figure 6)
• Fire protection equipment must be from the vehicle and connect it to
provided. charger’s plug (2).

The battery 4. Connect cord (3) and charge the

cell covers must be kept dry and battery according to Supplement
clean. The terminals must be clean, 374 .
secure and have a light coating of
dielectric grease. Batteries with non
insulated terminals must be covered
with a non slip insulation mat.

Wear glasses for eye protec-

tion. Wear rubber overshoes,
protective wear and rubber
gloves when servicing batter-

Please refer to the Big Joe Support site at www.bigjoesupport.com

Refer to Table 2 for the recommended
types of grease and oil. Table 3 in
conjunction with Figure 11 identifies
the items requiring lubrication. No. 1 Grease—Polylub GA352P.

No. 2 Hydraulic oil-L-HM46#

1 Mast Spray No. 1 Full length of channel

where rollers oper-
2 Hydraulic Can No. 2 With platform fully
Reservoir lowered, fill reser-
voir with hydraulic oil
to level on dip stick.
A complete parts and service manual covering this vehicle is available from Big
Lift LLC. To order, obtain the serial number of your vehicle and contact your Big
Joe Authorized Dealer. You may also visit www.bigjoesupport.com.
85 Heart Lake Road South
Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6W 3K2
Phone : 905-457-3900 Fax : 905-457-2313

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