April 29, 2015

MEC Patent Awarded – Innovation for Real Solutions

MEC Aerial Work Platforms is proud to confirm the issuance of U.S. Patent number 8,678,135 for its innovative ‘Aerial Work Apparatus with Laterally Offset Work Platform’ design, featured on the Crossover 59 series and 69 series scissor lifts. Simply put, the MEC 2659, 3259 and 4069 models are the first in the industry to be designed with an integrated sheet material rack for greater productivity, workability and safety.

Driven to build solutions that solve industry problems, MEC recognized the need by many trades for a means to support sheet type material such as dry wall, plywood and glass on the outside of the scissor lift platform. In some instances, trades have attempted to improvise their own attachment device which compromises the stability of the aerial work platform and violates OSHA, ANSI and manufacturer requirements of existing products.

The MEC sheet rack has been designed and tested as an integrated feature to meet or exceed the requirements of applicable standards when materials are placed on the rack outside of the guardrails with persons and tools inside the platform guardrails. This is achieved in part, by keeping the material rack within the overall width of the machine while offering load capacity of 250 lbs for the 2659 & 3259 and up to 300 lbs on the 4069 models. With this design, trades are able to more safely use the machine to closely position materials, greatly diminish the fatigue from lifting material over guardrails, and reduce the associated risks from handling activities both to personnel safety or injury and materials damage.

Beyond the addition of the material sheet rack, the design puts the rack level with the bottom of the platform and a roller off one end of the sheet rack allows material to be loaded by a single individual with less risk of damage. MEC’s innovative scissor linkage already delivers the lowest stowed height in the industry for the elevated platform heights of 26 Ft, 32 Ft and 40 Ft., which reduces fatigue. This improves efficiency by allowing materials to be loaded more ergonomically at close to waist height.  A pair of material retaining devices are adjustable in height to secure the material when the machine is driven or elevated.

With this unique MEC feature, jobsite productivity and safety are mutually improved. It is another example how MEC’s close relationship with its customers solved an industry need by building a better solution confirmed by a US patent award. Other foreign patents are still pending.

MEC Aerial Work Platforms is a manufacturer of a line Aerial Work Platforms which includes the popular Crossover ERT 4WD electric RT scissor, innovative Speed Level™ line, Award Winning Titan Boom™, North Americas largest scissor lift: the 6092RT, and the soon to debut 60-J Boom family. MEC machines are designed and built in Kerman, California.

Latest News

April 19, 2024

Ethan Waller joins MEC® as National Account Manager

April 19, 2024

Joe Anthony joins MEC® as Regional Sales Manager

April 15, 2024

MEC® Ships First DualReach™ 85-J Diesel Boom, the Innovative Two-in-One Boom. Featuring a Telescopic and Articulated Boom in One Machine

April 8, 2024

Rick Penkert joins MEC® as National Account Manager

February 17, 2024

MEC® Introduces All-New NetZero™ Vertical Mast and Scissor Lifts – The Largest Range of All-Electric MEWPs in North America

February 13, 2024

Leading the Change with Cutting-Edge Equipment and Innovation

February 3, 2024

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

December 20, 2023


November 2, 2023

MEC® Announces Elevated Strategic Partnership with Global Leader Zhejiang Dingli Machinery Co., Ltd.

October 17, 2023

Robert Cox joins MEC® as Regional Business Development Manager

August 15, 2023

Jay Lucyk joins MEC® as Regional Sales Manager Canada

May 5, 2023


May 1, 2023


March 3, 2023

Paul Waller joins MEC® as VP of Business Development

February 7, 2023

NANO10®-XD Press Release

December 1, 2022

MMAE16 Wins LLEAP Award

October 28, 2022

MEC wins 2022 Equipment Watch Highest Retained Value Award

August 29, 2022

MEC Wins Mission Critical Top Tier Product Award

July 6, 2022

Leak Containment System® Patents Granted for U.S., Europe & Canada