US manufacturer MEC has unveiled a new 60ft Rough Terrain scissor lift that it plans to launch at Conexpo in March and should start to ship in April.
The MEC 6092RT is based on company’s 5492RT and joins its ‘92’ range of 2.34 meter wide Rough Terrain scissor lifts and will feature its Ultra-Deck dual roll-out platform extensions. The new lift will be the highest scissor lift currently produced in North America.
The 6092RT offers a 20.2 meter working height, with an extended Ultra Deck platform of 7.5 meters and a capacity that is likely to be between 580 and 600kg for CE models. The standard equipment includes a turbocharged Kubota diesel, MEC’s Quad-Trax four wheel drive system, an oscillating axle, automatic leveling outriggers and engine slide out module.
The lift is said to offer an unusually low entry height and will weigh around 9,200kg, for lower ground bearing pressures and easier transportation, with up to two units per truck.
The company says that the 6092RT is not targeting heavy duty European style large deck scissor lifts, such as those produced by Holland Lift, H.AB and JLG, and will be priced considerably lower, with the aim to offer a higher Return On Investment.
MEC director of international markets, Jim Tolle said: “The justification behind the 6092RT is to address the highly priced European competitive models. We have recognized a gap in the large deck European scissor lift product range versus the large deck North American product range. You go from the aggressively priced North American made scissor lift which up until now has been limited by height, to the highly priced European made scissor lifts. Until now the few meters of increased height would cost the customer a 50 to -100 percent premium over a North American made machines.”
“For our North American customers the 6092RT takes the operator to a six story level that up until now has been deemed a boom lift category with their small compact platforms. Our customers have already made commitments to pre-production units, while our second quarter production date will limit the numbers we can produce next year. As a result we expect to sell out of this new model early in 2014.”