MEC Aerial Work Platforms has introduced the patent-pending Leak Containment System (LCS). It was MEC’s investigation into hydraulic oil leaks that found the majority of leaks come from the hydraulic motors on the front wheels that are constantly stressing the hoses with steering functions. MEC’s entire slab scissor line is direct electric drive, eliminating the drive wheels as a source of oil leaks. With a system of trays integrated into MEC slab scissor lifts to contain leaks, LCS delivers a better solution to operating machines on surfaces that require protection.
Unlike current methods, LCS is integrated within the unit to avoid interference with critical machine functions including deployment of the pothole protection system, static strap utility, and front wheel operation.
“MEC thrives on learning our customer’s pain points and creating a better solution to eliminate them,” said vice president of engineering Gary Crook. “LCS is the perfect result of that.”
With LCS incorporated inside the machine instead of attached around the chassis, there is unrestricted access to the emergency stop button, emergency lowering functions and the base controls. The integrated trays are protected from damage caused by jobsite debris, forklift handling and weather elements that can compromise leak containment.
LCS was designed for easy installation and leak detection through its sleek design with pre-cut absorbent pads for quick replacement. Through the system’s strategically placed inspection holes, a leak can be detected, and the absorbent pads can be easily removed and replaced. These features and more improves efficiency on the job and highly benefits rental companies and their customers.
MEC Aerial Work Platforms is a manufacturer of a line of aerial work platforms in Kerman, Calif.