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JLG Introduces New LiftPod® Personal and Portable Lift

New lift fits in back of pick-up, van or SUV

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The LiftPod can be assembled in less than 30 seconds.

The LiftPod can be assembled in less than 30 seconds.
JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK], announced its new FS60 LiftPod, is ANSI A92.3-2006/CSA B354.1-04 compliant, making it an even more valuable addition to an organization’s work fleet.

The FS60 is the newest addition to the LiftPod® line of aerial work platforms, which combines the portability of a ladder with the stability of a work platform. The unit’s 30 inch base enables operators to move the LiftPod through doorways without having to take it apart.

“We listened to our customers and developed the FS60 in response to their requests for a model that can fit through doorways and under eight foot ceilings,” said Randy Marzicola, director – channel development, JLG Industries. “We also added casters to the back wheels, which further improves the mobility and portability of the lift, while increasing efficiency for our customers.”

With an enclosed platform, 12-foot working height and 6-foot standing height, the FS60 LiftPod allows workers to move hands-free in a 360-degree range of motion. Like other units in the line, the FS60 consists of three lightweight components, each weighing about 50 pounds, for simple assembly – less than 30 seconds - and disassembly. The LiftPod can be carried and moved by one person. When disassembled, the LiftPod fits in the back of a pick-up truck, van or SUV for portability between work sites.

The LiftPod is powered by an 18-volt drill or an optional power pack for increased flexibility and affordability. It also includes an attachable work tray that holds up to 33 pounds of tools and materials and has a 330-pound rated total capacity. The FS-60 LiftPod is designed with an aircraft quality aluminum mast and powder-coated steel base for added strength and durability. Featuring an inward opening gate and manual emergency descent, the LiftPod was engineered with the customer in mind. Ideal for the educational facility sector, healthcare applications and office buildings, the versatile FS60 will be priced under $2,000.


About the Author

JLG Industries, Inc. is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak® and Lull® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., log onto the company website at www.jlg.com.

 

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