MEC introduces vertical mast
08 May 2023
MEC Aerial Work Platforms has announced the latest addition to its growing vertical mast line up with the introduction of the MME30-RJ.
The MME30-RJ joins the MME Series, incorporating the MME20 and MME25, along with the manufacturer’s first all-electric machine, the MMAE16.
Comprising AC Direct Electric Drive, designed for higher efficiency, longer duty cycles and higher product residual value, the new MME30-RJ has a working indoor height of 36 ft and weight of 6,600 pounds.
According to MEC, the model has the best height to weight ratio in the 30-foot class. Up and over areas are easy to reach with its 345-degree turntable rotation, 5-foot jib and in-line telescopic all steel mast.
Standard AGM batteries coupled with AC direct electric drive provides longer run times between charges, no hydraulic motors, and smoother controls for greater precision in tight areas. The new model is also provided with a rugged platform and components.
“When we inquired about the single most detrimental aspect of this type of machine to TCO, we heard loud and clear that it was wet lead acid type batteries and the difficulty to maintain them. We eliminated this problem by using AGM type batteries that are maintenance free and hence a solid predictor to a lower TCO”, said Gary Crook, MEC’s VP of engineering.
Along with a 40 inch x 30 inch platform area, the MME30-RJ comes with fully proportional drive and lift controls and up to 25% gradeability to ensure smooth performance and operator safety.