JLG’s LiftPod designed as portable, personal work platform
September 11, 2009
The LiftPod by JLG is the first personal and portable aerial work platform designed as an alternative to the ladder. Powered with any common 18-volt cordless drill and easily transportable in the back of a van, pick-up truck or SUV, the LiftPod provides users a 360-degree range of motion and the ability to work with both hands at a working height of up to 14 feet.
The lightweight design and compact size of the LiftPod allow a single person to move it around on the work site with its non-marking polyurethane wheels. One person also can assemble it in less than 30 seconds. The LiftPod is operated with a typical 18-volt cordless drill or an optional power pack and a pair of two-hour quick-charge NiMH batteries to allow continuous work, with about 20 up-down cycles per battery.
The LiftPod weighs 145 pounds and consists of three main sections: the base, the mast and carriage, and the platform. The heavy-duty, powder-coated steel base’s castor mechanism locks when the LiftPod is in use and provides mobility when it is set up. The mast consists of aircraft-quality aluminum, and the platform has a 330-pound capacity at maximum elevation. An attached work tray holds tools and materials, allowing LiftPod users to efficiently work with both hands.
For more information, visit www.liftpod.com.
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