Lift-A-Loft delivers scissors to US Marine Corps.
By Lindsey Anderson26 October 2009
Lift-A-Loft Corp. has started delivering its new scissor lift, the Mobile Man Lift (MML), to the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, NJ for the US Marine Corps.
The new scissor was designed to support maintenance operations on the V-22 Osprey - a tiltrotor aircraft manufactured by Bell Boeing. The unit had to be durable, maneuverable, easy to operate and maintain, and is both lightweight and easy to deploy, the company says. It can be operated in ship-based or land-based environments.
The MML features a 24-inch platform with side-to-side traversing in either direction, along with a 3-foot extension. It has a maximum working height of 19 feet, 2 inches and has a maximum load capacity of 750 pounds.
"The MML can effectively perform the work of two or three common military stands that are often employed for a variety of different access needs," said William Fulton, Lift-A-Loft's chief executive officer. "And I expect the MML to become an effective maintenance tool that will help support both the V-22 and other military aircraft for years to come."
The MML is electromagnetic interface shielded so it can be used anywhere EMI-protected equipment is needed. The unit can be ran by either 24-volt DC power or 110-volt AC power.
Lift-A-Loft is currently working to finish the first 31 units ordered by Bell Boeing.