Jekko introduces new minipicker with 990kg capacity
26 Jun 2022
Zero-emission, electric powered model offers a wide range of rotational movements for handling and placing glazed panes and comes with a radio remote control option
Jekko has introduced a new minipicker that offers a maximum safe working load of 990kg and is designed to be suitable for a variety of lift-and-carry functions beyond its main focus of glazed pane handling.
The Italian mini crane manufacturer said the new model features “the same engaging design” of its MPK06 but boasts a higher capacity. The new model derives its concept from the MPK06 but pairs it with a higher working load, and is designed to make the operator’s work easier and better in terms of quality and in different fields of application.
Apart from glazed pane handling, it can be used in other applications such as constructions and building, industrial maintenance and any sector where a compact and performing solution is needed, added Jekko.
The MPK10 is powered by four 24V-155Ah rechargeable batteries that run the electrohydraulic unit controlling the crane handling, the electrical actuators for the manipulator and the electric rotation motors for travel. Jekko added that the MPK10 offers the advantage of a noiseless zero-emission motor when working indoors.
The manufacturer added that the MPK10 weighs approximately 970kg and can add removable counterweights to reach a final weight of 1.2t. For its reduced size and low weight, the MPK10 can be transported on a regular van whose mass is lower than 3.5t, or on a rear trailer.
According to Jekko, “this minipicker can be used with a hook or with a JVM10 vacuum manipulator for glazed panes fitted with six suction cups powered by a dual vacuum system, and delivers a maximum capacity of 990kg”.
In addition to these tools, the crane can also be equipped with a second manipulator (600kg 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 2.38m bending radius, and by the wired control hooked to the machine and operating the turret, the arm and the manipulator.
A major characteristic in the MPK10 is the optional radio-remote control in addition to the standard wired control. The radio-remote control features six independent and touch-proportional functions. The controls are divided into two groups of three 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,” said Jekko.
In addition to side outriggers, the MPK10 is fitted with off-road run-flat tyres adapting to every sort of uneven surface, and with front twin wheels for increased traction and stability on steep grounds. For indoor operations, the model can be equipped with white non-marking tyres that do not leave any marks on the floor.
According to Jekko, 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 three 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.
Alberto Franceschini, sales director at Jekko, said: “The MPK10 - as well as the brand new MPK20R to be unveiled at Bauma - 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.”