JLG launches low level access series
By Euan Youdale27 February 2014
JLG has introduced a new series of low level access products with the LiftPod FT140, initially aimed at the US market.
Topping the LiftPod range, it offers a platform height if 14 ft and a 20 ft working height.
The FT140 is on show at ConExpo in Las Vegas, US. It is designed as an alternative to ladders and scaffolding and offers an aircraft quality, easily stowable telescoping aluminum mast, says the manufacturer. The machine allows workers to stand in an enclosed platform and move hands-free in a 360-degree range of motion. The platform also includes a lanyard anchorage point for tying off at height.
The model has three lightweight components for simple assembly and disassembly. Casters on the back wheels make it easy for one person to move the LiftPod. When disassembled, it fits in the back of a pickup truck, van, or SUV.
The FT140 is powered by a new dual 36V lithium-ion battery system and has a work tray holding up to 33 pounds of tools and materials, with a total platform capacity of 330 pounds.
“The JLG FT140 offers an affordable AWP solution to workplace height challenges, especially when compared to traditional access lifts,” said Randy Marzicola, JLG Industries director of channel development. “It has an attractive price point, under $4,999, compared to other entry-level lifts.”