Friday, November 23, 2007

JLG Lift

Normally when I do a review it takes a minute to think of exactly how to word the opening paragraph but not this time. This is simple, you need this diecast. The JLG Model 3394RT Rough Terrain Scissor Lift, isn't something that you sort of need, it isn't something that might be worth the money...this is a MUST HAVE! This is a drop everything and break out the credit card moment if there was one.

For the last decade I have been a news photographer, I've covered most types of racing, at nearly every race I've been to there is a lift with a TV camera on top of it. This isn't something that's specific to one type of racing, one area of the country, or one track...this is just about the most commonly seen perch for a TV camera ever!

JLG has done an extraordinary job on this piece. Everyone that I've shown it to has tried to make off with it and take it for their own track or take home and play with. The paint on the scissor part of the body is perfect and the coating is thick and even. The tires on the corners are molded of nice soft material and they roll really well. The platform raises amazingly high, so much so you wonder whether the little 1/32 people are going to start screaming to let them down.

The rails on the platform are a bit thin and you do need to take care to slide the sides of the platform out. I don't think it would make a good toy for a child, but as a piece on a track it is simply the coolest model I have seen. The lift sells for $39.99 and I have to say it IS worth every penny.

Dave Kennedy
Publisher, Slot Car News

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