Telescopic Lift Manufacturer MEC to Unveil New RT Scissor at Rental Show | Daily Construction News

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Telescopic lift manufacturer, MEC Aerial Work Platforms, Kerman, Calif., will roll its newest battery-powered Crossover rough-terrain scissor lift at the American Rental Association’s The Rental Show in February.

The new model, named the Crossover 4069ERT, will deliver 40-ft. platform height and 800-lb. total lift capacity in a machine that measures just 69 in. wide, is powered by an exhaust-free 48-volt DC electric system, and features full-time four-wheel drive.

Designed to bridge the gap between slab and RT scissor lifts, the 4069ERT is designed to work both indoors and out. It has 10-in. ground clearance, proven hydraulic travel power, MEC’s Quad-Trax traction-control system, 40% gradeability, and a top travel speed of 3.75 mph with the platform stowed. The machine weighs 10,000 lbs. and offers a minimum turning radius of just 79 in. Optional outriggers extend to 10 ft. and feature one-touch leveling.

With the platform stowed, the compact Crossover 4069ERT measures just 98.5 in. tall to the top of the guard rails, or 78 in. with the guard rails folded. Overall length is 126 in. For easier access, the stowed platform floor sits just 55 in. above ground. That’s one full step lower than many competitive machines, says MEC.

The platform measures 59 in. wide by 118 in. long. The roll-out extension increases the platform’s length by up to 48 in. and can be locked at intermediate lengths. The extension’s capacity is 250 pounds. The platform includes MEC’s exclusive integrated sheet material rack, which the company designed itself. The rack is mounted along one side of the platform and offers 300-lb.capacity. The platform also includes a 110V power outlet.

The 48-volt DC power system uses a 375-amp-hour battery pack as standard, with a 420-amp-hour battery pack optional. A solid-state battery charger comes standard. The batteries drive a hydraulic pump that powers all of the machine’s functions, and the drive and lift controls are all fully proportional.

The electric version will be available starting in February 2013. MEC expects to follow up with a diesel version powered by a Kubota 24.8-hp. engine by the middle of the year.