Man-lifts are usually seen as big-ticket items for big-ticket companies doing big-ticket jobs. The Liftpod is a smaller version that can be disassembled and put in the back of a pickup. It consists of a carriage, motor, and pole that click together with the ease of Legos. And since the heaviest of the three parts weighs only 63 pounds, assembly is a one-man job. A standard 18-volt drill or an optional power pack propels the lift up and down. It can hoist up to 330 pounds to a platform height of almost 8 feet (which means a working height of about 14 feet).
¦ Price: $2,200. 877-254-3876. www.liftpod.com.