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LIFTPOD FAQs

LIFTPOD FAQ's


How high does this machine go?
Working height 14ft 2in/4.32m, platform height 7ft 7in/2.32m. The machine stands at 9ft 9in/2.97m

How much weight can it carry?
150Kgs (330lbs), 1 person + tools, the tool tray can carry 15kgs (33lbs).

Can you work in the rain with this product?
Yes the product has been tested to be able to work in light raining situations. However the user must ensure that the ground is suitable for use.

Where can you work with this product?
On any firm level surface for both indoor and outdoor use. Also on elevated floors which the machine plus payload is less than the floor's surface load capacity.

What are the advantages of this product say than a conventional ladder?
Work with both hands, variable height, powered up/down, the ability to have a tool tray, machine can be disassembled into components and handled by one operator, no need for license to operate, centre of gravity is controlled so reduce risk of tipping over, 360 degrees of work movement.

How many cycles/up and downs can this machine do on one battery?
On average user weight 80kgs (176 lbs), 20 up and downs is std.

How long does it take to charge a battery?
2 hours on the fast charger, best left overnight for full charge.

What sort of maintenance is required on this machine?
Apart from the regular JLG specified maintenance and daily inspections, the machine doesn't require any other maintenance.

How much does each component of the machine weigh?
Mast/carriage=44lb/22kg, Base=63lb/29kg, Platform=33lb/15kg

What happens when I'm up in the machine and the battery is flat?
The machine is designed to be driven down with much lower voltage requirement, so typically when the battery is low you can still drive down. Alternatively there is a manual decent crank that can be used by hand. When a cordless drill is used the battery may not drive down once flat, depending on the brand. If this happens there is a manual descent crank located in the platform.

What happens if the ropes fail?
The rope material is quoted by the manufacturer as being twice as strong as steel cable of the same diameter. The ropes are resistant to almost all chemicals. If one rope fails the machine can be descended on the second. If both ropes fail the machine has an emergency brake that activates automatically and catches the machine instantly should that occur.

Stuck in the air/I drove the machine up and now it wont come down.
Is there weight in the platform/there must be load in the platform to drive down. If there is weight does the battery have charge? If still stuck review user manual and retrieve user as outlined.

Ropes Loose
If the ropes are loose and the user can access the platform, than the user should step into the platform, drive the machine up until the ropes are taught (this disengages the brake) and than drive down. Always ensure the machine is driven all the way to bottom of travel.

Clicking noise going up.
Is there weight in the platform (there must be load in the platform). Is the powerpack pushed all the way on and clicked into position? Is the platform attached to the carriage correctly?

There seems to be a trickle-charging socket on the battery. Can I use a trickle charger on this battery?
As of yet we are still testing the effects of trickle charging on our batteries and as soon as we find a suitable method of trickle charging we will let our customers know. It is intended to be a future accessory.

Your brochure says that it can go up and down 20 times, but after half a dozen cycles, it cuts out?
After 6 consecutive heavy load cycles the power pack may cut out and lets the controls cool down before allowing more cycles. There is a thermal cut-off to protect the motor. The user manual states a duty cycle of 4 cycles/15 minutes.

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