MPK10, the new Jekko 990-kg Minipicker
Featuring the same engaging design of the MPK06 but boasting a higher capacity, the new MPK10 model has been most recently introduced in Jekko’s minipicker range.
This model derives its concept from the MPK06 but pairs it with a maximum safe working load of 990 kg. It is designed and developed to make the operator’s work easier and better in terms of quality and in different fields of application much beyond glazed pane handling and including constructions and building, industrial maintenance and any sector where a compact and performing solution is needed.
The MPK10 has 4 24V-155Ah rechargeable batteries that power the electrohydraulic unit controlling the crane handling, the electrical actuators for the manipulator and the electric rotation motors for travel. This crane offers the advantage of a noiseless zero-emission motor when working indoors.
The MPK10 weighs approx. 970 kg and can add removable counterweights to reach a final weight of 1200 kg. Some European countries don’t require any crane licence provided that the machine capacity doesn’t exceed 1 ton; for its reduced size and low weight, the MPK10 can be transported on a regular van whose mass is lower than 3,500 kg or on a rear trailer.
This minipicker can be used with a hook or with a JVM10 vacuum manipulator for glazed panes fitted with 6 suction cups powered by a dual vacuum system, and delivers a maximum capacity of 990 kg. In addition to these tools, the crane can also be equipped with a second manipulator (600-kg load capacity) that optimises the total weight and increases both reach and maximum capacity.
Travel is controlled by the rear drawbar, which moves the machine on a 2.38-m bending radius, and by the wired control hooked to the machine and operating the turret, the arm and the manipulator.
A major characteristic introduced by the MPK10 is the optional radio-remote control in addition to the standard wired control. The radio-remote control features 6 independent and touch-proportional functions. The controls are divided into two groups of 3 buttons each, controlling the machine and the manipulator respectively. The radio-remote control has a great edge over the wired control since it operates the machine from any angle regardless of the minipicker position.
Moreover, it is user-friendly and easy to read, having coloured icons that associate the single control to the machine function it operates. Two working speed modes allow the operator of an MPK10 to feel the working crane as if it was a larger machine.
Once the work over, the radio-remote control can be stored in a large and convenient tool compartment located on the machine front, where a second battery for the radio control, the recharge plug and the hook can also be found. All the operator will need while working will always be at hand in this compartment, for example a worksite light that can be plugged, near the ignition switch, to the USB port on the minipicker side that will also recharge your mobile phone. In the same compartment there also is the fuse box within easy reach, the operating hour counter and the battery charge indicator.
In addition to side outriggers, the machine is fitted with off-road run-flat tyres adapting to no matter what uneven surface, and with front twin wheels for increased traction and stability on steep grounds.
For indoor operations, the MPK10 can be equipped with white non-marking tyres that do not leave any marks on the floor.
The greatest asset of the MPK10 is the +9°/-9° slewing of the turret. In addition to the manipulator that has a 360° continuous rotation performing 3 movements (360° rotation, up/down tilting, right/left swinging), this function makes it much easier to drive the machine through narrow places since a panel can be placed on the side keeping it within the crane loading gauge when there’s no room enough to transport the load frontally.
This machine is a further evolution in the product range of Jekko, whose major corporate values are innovation and ongoing product development.
Alberto Franceschini, Sales Director at Jekko, maintains: “The MPK10, as well as the brand new MPK20R to be unveiled at the Bauma exhibition, are part of Jekko’s next generation of products in the minipicker range destined to meet the requirements of a vast customer base asking for user-friendly, simple, safe and reliable machines to be used in small or large lifting works but always featuring a creative and innovative approach that only Jekko can offer, even in supposedly simple cranes as the minipickers”.