MRO Magazine

JLG LiftPod Portable Lift now available for Canada


February 4, 2010
By PEM Magazine

McConnellsburg, Pa. — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, recently announced that the LiftPod personal and portable lift is now available in Canada, following the approval from the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC).

The JLG LiftPod meets the requirements for CSA standard B354.1, which calls for self-propelled elevating work platforms to meet specific strength and stability requirements, including passing specific horizontal and vertical load tests. To meet the CSA standard, the LiftPod is also equipped with an alarm for use during descent, as well as redundant ropes and a brake to protect against free descent in the event of a rope failure. The optional power pack has been tested and evaluated and meets ULC certification.

"The JLG LiftPod is an excellent product option for Canadian facility managers to use to address workplace safety and efficiency issues," said Chris Mellott, JLG Industries vice-president, sales and market development. "The enclosed work platform gives workers 360-degree access to any project at-height, and employees can work with both hands, boosting efficiency."

The JLG LiftPod reaches a 14-foot working height and is operated using a 18-volt cordless drill or optional power pack. At 25 percent the cost and weight of traditional work platforms, the LiftPod is a lightweight tool that can be used for a variety of maintenance, renovation and repair jobs in almost any building type. A single person can assemble the LiftPod in less than 30 seconds, and it stows in the back of a pick-up truck, van or SUV for convenient site-to-site transportation.