Introduced last month at ConExpo, the 2659RT and 3259RT from MEC Aerial Work Platfroms, Kerman, Calif., are compact rough-terrain scissor lifts designed to be the first lifts on a job site and the last lifts off, due to their ability to negotiate most unfinished surfaces and work on finished floors inside a building to the end of construction. In addition, their 59-inch width and 41-inch stowed height will allow them to exit a finished building through a standard set of finished double doors.
In addition to their overall apeal of being able to work from start to finish on the job, MEC President David White called the pricing “very competitive” during a recent interview with Lift and Access, adding these machines are priced 15 to 20 percent less than comparable RT scissor lifts. White says deliveries will begin in June.
Non-marking tires are standard on these machines. “These units will most often end up working on slab surfaces as the jobsite progresses," says White. "Virtually all of our customers who had input into [the design of] these machines said they would always spec non-marking tires, so we made them standard.”
Six 6-volt T-125 Trojan batteries supply 36 total volts of DC power to operate all the functions, including four-wheel drive.
The platform is offset to one side of the machine to accommodate a cantilevered material rack mounted along one entire side of the platform deck. The rack is designed to hold 250 pounds of drywall, plywood, or other building material.
The 2659RT offers 26-foot maximum platform height and 1,000-pound total capacity (including any material supported by its rack). The 3259RT offers 32-foot maximum platform height and 750-pound total capacity (including any material supported by its rack).
While not on the ConExpo machine, MEC will lower the entry height on production models to about 41 inches.