Prime Design Europe
Pde Electric Roof Rack

ErgoBACK ladder roof rack headed to IAA

Sept. 7, 2022
New rear-deployment ladder rack works on light commercial vehicles and is designed to reduce the number of worksite injuries.

Prime Design Europe (PDE) will exhibit at the IAA Transportation trade show later this month the coming electrical version of its rear deployment ladder, which aims to reduce the number of injuries due to ladder transportation on smaller classes of commercial vehicles.

According to PDE, a manufacturer of ergonomic roof racks, ladder racks, and interior equipment for light commercial vehicles (LCVs), its ErgoBACK ladder roof rack allows users to safely load, unload, and secure ladders from the back of all LCVs.

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The electrified version will be displayed at PDE’s exhibit at the IAA show Sept. 20-25.

The ErgoBack Electric is the result of in-house mechanical and electrical engineering, according to a PDE release. Loading and unloading operations are stable, strong, and smooth thanks to new damper system that absorbs mechanical impact and combines gas springs, a cylinder, an auto-tensioned drive unit, chrome ball bearing wheels, and a more rigid design, according to PDE.

The ErgoBack Electric is designed to simultaneously apply a lifting force as well as a rotation movement and requires less space behind the vehicle to load and unload ladders. The electrical system of ErgoBack is driven by a 24-volt motor with gearbox. Power can be supplied by the vehicle or by a dedicated 24-volt battery, charged via the 12- or 24-volt power socket, providing separation from a vehicle’s main power system, according to the manufacturer.

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