NEWEST & BRIGHTEST: Tough scissor lifts have Yankee know-how

Nifty’s Rod Kerr said MEC’s Quad-Trax four-wheel drive system meant that the days when a rough terrain machine could not make it to the work area were gone. He said soft ground or steep grades were no match for the MEC system.The MEC 3072 and 3772 have three separate drive modes: high speed, mid-range for average terrain applications or high torque range for maximum traction and gradability. All three modes can be selected while the scissor lift is moving.The machines’ high travel speeds and great gradability – up to 45% – makes them easy to load and unload, which will please hire and rental companies.The 3072 and 3772 have working heights of 10.97m and 13.11m respectively. A roll-out deck extends to 1.22m, providing 5.5 square metres of platform space. The controller is located on an adjustable mount.The option list includes auto-leveling outriggers, removable upper control stations, platform work lights, AC generators and several types of tyres including foam filled, turf, and non-marking rough terrain. MEC scissor lifts have a patented scissor design called Powerlift, which the manufacturer says is a unique combination of wide beams and large, hardened chrome pins that outperform conventional double-beam designs. The result is a firm, sturdy and reliable platformMEC scissor lifts were built in US state of Wisconsin up until 2001, when the manufacturer ceased production. Three years later the name was revived when access equipment parts wholesalers Jim Tolle and Craig Braun bought the designs and began manufacturing the scissor lifts in California.

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