MEC Aerial Work Platforms launched a new 34ft telescopic boom lift at the ARA.
The new model, the 34-J, has been developed in co-operation with United Rentals, which was looking for a full performance telescopic boom lift that was easier to transport, lighter in weight, as well as being more compact and manoeuvrable. The idea being that many 40 or 46ft boom lifts are used for work heights of between six to 10 metres - in fact all to often users do not even extend the boom for a lot of the work - while there are plenty of articulated booms such as the Snorkel AB38, Nifty HR12 and Genie but few, if any, offer straight telescopic models below 40ft.
The 34-J uses a two section boom with an articulating jib with 135 degrees of articulation to provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 227kg, while maximum outreach is eight metres. The full size platform is 1.83 metres wide and a full metre deep, with three entrance gates and three fully proportional joystick controllers.
Weighing 3,630kg, the model has an overall width of 2.33 metres, an overall stowed length of just over six metres and an overall height of 2.4 metres. Four wheel drive and an oscillating axle are standard, while power comes from a Kubota Tier 4 Final diesel.
The new machine will be a key exhibit at Conexpo in a few weeks time.