The Toucan 8E is manufactured by leading global manufacturer JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and is a welcome new addition to the Star Platforms Mast Boom hire fleet.
Packed with the very latest technology JLG’s Toucan boom lift is a great example of an access platform that has been built around the user.
The Toucan compact base enables you to tackle the challenges of narrow operating spaces – tight corners and narrow aisles whilst zero tailswing and 345 degrees platform rotation enables operators to navigate around multiple obstacles in the air and on the ground. The articulating jib provides a versatile working envelope (area in which the Mast boom can safely place the operator). It has a horizontal outreach up to 2.39m.
This combination of size and working envelope means the Toucan is often found in warehouse environments, nimbly traversing between racking and shelving, or helping carry out essential maintenance in supermarket aisles. Narrow width of just 99mm lets the operator drive straight through a standard single doorway.
One of the big improvements JLG has made is to push the platform capacity up to 200kg. This means that, on indoor applications, the Toucan can hold 2 people along with tools and equipment. Manoeuvring the Toucan has also improved – fully proportional controls puts precise position in the hands of the operator – swing, jib, drive and lift with super smooth precision accuracy.
The Toucan 8E can now be operated on small slopes – improving the number of places you can take the machine, its gradeability for driving is now an impressive 25%.
At home in industrial and commercial environments, the Toucan is booted with non-marking tyres – great for protecting floor finishes in hotel/ office or retail/leisure environments.
A less glamourous but useful improvement include replacing the wet cell battery with an AGM virtually maintenance free battery. Grease free mast sections help the operator in clean environment conditions and improves machine reliability. It’s friendly on the environment too – the AC direct electric drive consumes less energy than older mast booms and gives the operator plenty of power for their working day.
And last, but by no means least – the Toucan 8E doesn’t fall short in the safety department, crammed with features with the safety of the platform operator in mind – tilt alarm, passive pothole protection, lanyard anchor points, manual descent system and a Zenon strobe light.
In short, the Toucan is a great access platform for hire from the team at Star Platforms. Contact us today to find out more or to arrange your hire.Back to all news