To reduce overall manufacturing downtime with shorter, more productive cleaning schedules, Eazi Sales & Service, South Africa’s only distributor of JLG aerial work platforms, has engineered a working at height solution for a company operating in the local food and beverage sector. The solution, with the newly launched 10-meter Toucan at its core, has drastically improved the company’s ability to clean in difficult-to-reach spaces, reducing the amount of time spent cleaning the factory each week.
“The JLG Toucan is operable in spaces of just one meter in width,” says Larry Smith, Managing Director at Eazi Sales & Service. “This, along with an outreach of more than 6. 5 meters and an extended outreach exceeding 3.2 meters, makes the JLG Toucan ideal for lifting two cleaners to places where traditional vertical lift masts can’t. This includes an up-and-over functionality that allows users to perform maintenance above running production lines and other areas.”
Eazi Sales & Service recommended the JLG Toucan based on its ability to operate where narrow aisles and congested working spaces require compact machinery. “The machine’s mast-style boom is able to rotate 360°, and a tight turning circle makes it ideal for manoeuvring around warehouses and manufacturing facilities,” says Smith.
A platform (90cm x 70 cm) with a 200 kg capacity further makes the JLG Toucan suitable for other general tasks at height, such as changing lights, inspections, stock takes, and sprinkler and ventilation system maintenance. An overload sensor and tilt warning indicator also help operators to remain within safe working tolerances – an essential feature for applications at height.
“JLG has loaded the Toucan with an impressive 16-hour battery – more than enough for two shifts of eight hours’ moderate operation. The quick-charge function also helps to improve uptime, eliminating the need for extended re-charge periods,” says Smith.
To lower the risk of leak points and the number of mechanical components to maintain, JLG Toucan designs have been simplified to feature just six hydraulic hoses, resulting in lower maintenance, greater reliability, and also improved user safety. “Hydraulic fluid leakages in hygiene-controlled environments, such as food and beverage plants, pose other risks which JLG has effectively mitigated with this highly apt machine,” concludes Smith.
Eazi Sales & Service is the sole distributor of JLG access platforms and telescopic material handlers servicing Southern Africa and various countries within Africa, offering maintenance, repairs, JLG-parts and technical advice. The various industry sectors that Eazi serves include construction, industrial, transport, maritime, aviation, mining, warehousing, and petrochemical, among others. The company provides a complete turnkey solution to its customers through its national footprint and southern African support structure. Eazi Sales & Service provides safe, productive and cost-effective working at height solutions to its customers.
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The JLG Toucan 10E from Eazi Sales & Service features a 10 meter working height, an over reach of more than 6. 5 meters, and an extended outreach that exceeds 3, 2 metres.
Enquiries: Larry Smith
Eazi Sales & Service
Tel: 086 100 5540