February 3, 2024

MEC® Introduces the Innovative DualReach™ 85-J Boom – Redefining Versatility with a Telescopic Boom and Articulated Boom in One Machine

In a significant leap forward for mobile elevated work platform equipment, MEC® proudly announces the
launch of its latest innovation, the DualReach™ 85-J Boom. This groundbreaking equipment is set to transform
operational efficiency with its ability to effortlessly switch between Telescopic Mode and Articulated Mode.

The genius of the DualReach lies in the simplicity of its patent pending design. By turning a switch while the
machine is stowed, users can choose between telescopic mode for maximum outreach and articulated mode for
up-and-over tasks. This ease of operation is not just a testament to MEC’s commitment to user-friendly designs
but also a hallmark of innovation.

For end users, the MEC DualReach 85-J Boom represents a paradigm shift in how job sites operate. The
flexibility to adapt to different needs without the need for two different machines means enhanced productivity,
especially in dynamic environments. The two-in-one machine functionality is a game-changer, particularly in
projects with different work-at-height needs, where traditionally, both a telescopic boom and an articulated
boom may have to be sent to a jobsite.

Rental equipment dealers stand to benefit immensely. The DualReach 85-J Boom offers unparalleled flexibility
in rentals, with the ability to meet the request of various application uses in one machine and cutting down on
logistical costs and hassles.

The capabilities of the 85-J are significantly enhanced by its impressive reach and accessibility, featuring a
working height of 91 feet. In telescopic mode, it boasts an exceptional maximum outreach of 70 feet. When in
articulated mode, the 85-J offers a maximum up-and-over height of 21 feet, allowing easy access to challenging

One of the key highlights of the 85-J is its enhanced articulation and capacity. The boom features an articulated
jib capable of up to 135 degrees of movement. This feature, along with a 600 lbs. unrestricted / 900 lbs.
restricted platform capacity at maximum outreach in both telescopic and articulated modes, provides
unparalleled flexibility and efficiency across various operational settings.

“There has long been this challenge of carrying both Telescopic and Articulated Booms to meet all customer
needs. With the MEC® DualReach™ 85-J Boom design we were able to offer the ability to switch between the
two and enable one machine to work around the construction structures that change as the project progresses.
One machine that covers the reach envelope of both types ensures you always have the right tool for the job” .”
– Gary Crook, Vice President of Engineering, MEC®.

The DualReach 85-J Boom prioritizes mobility and stability in its design, featuring a self-leveling platform and
optional automatic frame leveling of up to seven degrees on slopes for assured stability. Its versatile steering
options, including standard two-wheel, four-wheel, and crab steering, ensure optimal maneuverability and
stability on the job site.

MEC’s introduction of the DualReach 85-J Boom demonstrates more than just technical innovation; it reflects a
deep understanding of the evolving needs of the industry. This approach establishes MEC’s leadership in the
industry and sets new standards for efficiency and versatility in construction and maintenance equipment. It
underscores the company’s commitment to leading change and continuously innovating in pursuit of better

MEC® Aerial Work Platforms is a manufacturer of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in Kerman,
California. For over 45 years and counting, MEC lifts carry the tradition of quality and innovation. MEC’s
portfolio of MEWPs ranges from all-electric and direct electric drive slab scissors and vertical masts to rough
terrain scissors and booms with patented and award-winning design features. See for yourself how MEC® is A
Better Solution – full featured for high performance, productivity, and safety.


For more information on MEC Aerial Work Platforms, visit www.MECawp.com

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