MEC Releases Xtra-Deck Micro Scissors, 34-J Telescopic Boom

MEC 34-J Telescopic Boom

MEC Aerial Work Platforms launched its newest innovation, the patent-pending Xtra Deck scissor lifts and 34-J telescopic boom.

For MEWP operators, safely gaining extra height into confined areas has long been a major industry challenge. MEC now offers the Micro13-XD and Micro19-XD micro slab scissor lifts featuring a pull down Xtra Deck, providing an additional 20 in. height compact platform with telescopic guardrails.

MEC’s micro scissors feature guardrails on four sides of the Xtra Deck that slide up and lock into place, meeting regulation height. This additional protection enables the operator to freely use both hands to complete work tasks. Its 22 in. width allows access through tight ceiling panels and other hard to reach areas. MEC’s Xtra Deck micro scissors can be driven at full height, and the Xtra Deck can be used with the roll-out deck extended or retracted.

The Xtra Deck can be quickly deployed and gives 250 lb. capacity for one person. When using the Xtra Deck, the control box can be moved to the slide-up guardrails to allow safe operation from the upper controls. When the operator completes their work, Xtra Deck can quickly be stowed and the guardrails can easily be retracted to their original posion.

Drawing on the success of the micro scissor line, MEC engineers were challenged to develop a better value solution for the thousands of construction jobs that are under 40 ft. The 34-J telescopic boom is enough machine to get the job done, but changes the paradigm on ROI for lower height projects. The smallest telescopic booms available in today’s market offer 46 ft. working height, which is often more machine than is necessary for the job. The new 34-J diesel telescopic boom as a better value solution for construction applications up to 40 ft.

MEC’s 34-J gives 40 ft. working height with standard 5 ft. jib for 135° range of motion. It is compact and lightweight at just 8,000 lbs without compromising construction-grade durability. The 34-J can be towed with a full size truck, or three units could fit on a flatbed truck for the lowest delivery cost. It also features a standard 72 in. platform including three-sided entry with a swing gate.

Like all MEC booms, the 34-J has ergonomic platform controls with the optional Proactive Platform Safety System (PPSS) and is designed without a footswitch, giving the operator increased visibility and mobility in the platform. It has powerful four-wheel drive and positive traction with an oscillating front axle.

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