JLG customers can now purchase low-level access lifts online
JLG Industries now offers its EcoLift 50 and EcoLift 70 low-level access lifts, as well as its push-around 830P and 1030P models, for retail sale through its e-commerce platform. For safety-conscious companies committed to decreasing ladder-related injuries and fatalities, these machines offer an alternative to ladders and scaffolding to complete interior maintenance, facility management, and fit-out and finish work.
According to Jennifer Stiansen, JLG's director of marketing, JLG expanded its product line into the low-level access category in 2008 to provide people with a safer way to work at heights below 20-ft.
"Today, we offer products in this category with platform heights ranging from 4-ft 11-in to 13-ft 3-in and working heights from 10-ft 11-in to 19-ft 3-in. And, all models weigh less than 1,000-lbs," said Stiansen, "which makes them suitable for use on sensitive flooring and able to be pushed or rolled into place and between work areas, with no assembly or disassembly required."
In addition to the productivity features and benefits low-level access lifts offer, Stiansen said that these machines are designed to reduce strain on the body and lessen the risk of musculoskeletal injuries caused by repetitive movements associated with climbing up and down a ladder with tools and materials, then extending to reach the work area while maintaining three points of contact.
"JLG's low-level access lifts offer the user a 360-degree range of motion and the use of both hands while working from a spacious platform, which reduces the risk of fatigue-related slips, trips, and falls," she said.
As the adoption curve for low-level access products continues to accelerate and their use as a replacement for ladders and scaffolding becomes more frequent, Stiansen said that requests regarding where and how to purchase these lifts have become more common.
JLG's Online Express is an online retail site that has provided users with the ability to shop for parts, accessories and attachments by equipment serial number, part number or via a description. Consumers can now buy the company's low-level access products through this same platform.