LiftPod aerial platform gets an upgrade

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JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, recently announced upgrades to its popular JLG LiftPod (FS80 model) mobile aerial work platform.

The new design boasts a range of features that make it faster and easier to use.
Revolutionary and award-winning, the LiftPod is the first mobile aerial work platform designed to replace the ladder. The new model features a bigger work tray that is easier to fit and use. The tray attaches to the basket and keeps tools and materials conveniently within reach of the user, eliminating the need to make multiple trips up and down.
“The improvements in the new JLG LIftPod model have been undertaken with the user very much in mind,” says Bob Mules, JLG Industries general manager for Australia and New Zealand. “Everything we do is focused on providing greater convenience and flexibility for the user while making the LiftPod more durable.”
Operated using a 28-volt power pack or an 18-volt cordless drill, the new LiftPod FS80 is 10 percent faster than the previous model. It also features 15 percent more up/down cycles to help enhance productivity and is far quieter than the previous model. The gearbox has been improved to enhance performance and efficiency, which allows more cycles per battery charge.

Lightweight and mobile, the LiftPod can be transported by one person on the back of a utility vehicle. The LiftPod’s portability is due to its innovative and low weight design, which combines a high-strength steel base with a lightweight aluminum mast and platform. The platform contains an entrance gate and a platform railing system, giving the user more opportunities to work with two hands for greater productivity.
The LiftPod FS80 reaches a 4.4m working height and is just 25 percent the cost and weight of traditional work platforms. A lightweight tool, the LiftPod can be used for a number of maintenance and repair jobs in almost any building type.

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