Contractors commend JLG's LiftPod

By Maria Hadlow06 February 2009

JLG won the Show Stopper Award at the US National Electrical Contractors Association 2008 Convention and Trade Show for its LiftPod personal and portable lift.

The JLG LiftPod is a portable aerial work platform designed to replace the ladder. It is lightweight and portable so can be moved easily around the job site and can be transported in a pick-up truck, van or SUV.

The award judges chose the LiftPod from nearly 300 exhibitors at NECA 2008: they liked the aerial platform's design together with its ability to improve the efficiency of contractors and maintenance workers.

This award is the latest in a number of accolades received by the LiftPod Jeff Ford, JLG Industries senior manager of marketing communications said, "These awards have reconfirmed our confidence that industry professionals are looking for a more stable alternative to the ladder, while retaining the portability and convenience they're accustomed to."

The LiftPod reaches a 4.3 m (14 ft) working height and is operated using a standard 18 V drill or optional power pack. JLG says that at 25% the cost and weight of traditional work platforms, the LiftPod is suitable for a number of maintenance and repair jobs in almost any building type.

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