Ergonomic, Safe and Easy

Prime Design has been the industry’s ergonomic leader since 1992, when we first introduced the concept of an ergonomic ladder rack.

Our design philosophy starts with the worker – how can we make the job safer, easier and more comfortable for the human body? That is because we firmly believe that a product’s design and how it impacts the user is every bit as important as the quality of materials and construction.

The ErgoRack was designed to reduce muscle stress, eliminate risk of injury and speed the job of loading and unloading ladders from a work van.


Easy to use

Deploys with only 2 fingers

Reduce Injuries

Eliminates slip and fall hazards from climbing on bumper or tire

Improve Productivity

Deploy or stow in less than 20 seconds

Safe Operation

Feet stay safely on the ground.

Reduce Back Strain

Reduce back and muscle strain from improper loading.

Smooth Operation

Hydraulic cylinder provides smoothest, controlled descent of any rack in the industry.

Maintenance

Maintain vehicle warranty and resale value with no holes to drill.

Ergonomic

Winner of ergonomic awards in USA, France, Germany, and Australia.

ErgoRack Models – Mercedes Metris

Modular (-M) and Hybrid Modular (-HM) are available depending on configuration.

Contact Sales and Service for more information.

Model Vehicle Wheelbase Vehicle Height Streetside Feature
Curbside Feature
Weight Technical
Downloads
VBB-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN End Stop End Stop 30 lbs VBB-ME-M
VBB3-ME* 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN End Stop End Stop 35 lbs VBB3-ME-HM
VBC-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN End Stop Clamp 45 lbs VBC-ME-M
VCB-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Clamp End Stop 45 lbs VCB-ME-M  
VCC-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Clamp Clamp 60 lbs VCC-ME-M
VCC3-ME* 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Clamp Clamp 69 lbs VCC3-ME-M
VBR-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN End Stop Rotation 78 lbs VBR-ME-M
VBR-ME-HM
VRB-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Rotation End Stop 78 lbs VRB-ME-M
VCR-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Clamp Rotation 93 lbs VCR-ME-M
VRC-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Rotation Clamp 93 lbs VRC-ME-M
VCR3-ME* 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Clamp Rotation 102 lbs VCR3-ME-M
VRC3-ME* 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Rotation Clamp 102 lbs VRC3-ME-M
VRR-ME 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Rotation Rotation 127 lbs VRR-ME-M
VRR-ME-HM
VRR3-ME* 126 IN or 135 IN 76 IN Rotation Rotation 130 lbs VRR3-ME-M
VRR3-ME-HM

*Three crossbar rack

Crossbar spacing and the vehicle’s wheelbase length will dictate the ladders that can be carried. Crossbars can be spaced at five, six, seven, or eight feet. A third crossbar can be spaced four, five, six, or seven feet. If carrying a long extension ladder and a short step ladder, a three crossbar rack is suggested. Contact Prime Design customer service for application specific questions. Check the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation for roof capacity weight limits. A wide range of accessories are available including conduit carriers, lighting mounts, and more.

Van Crossbar Spacing and Ladder Size Guide
Crossbar Spacing Step Ladder Size Extension Ladder Size
4 ft spacing 6 – 8 ft. 16 – 20 ft.
5 ft spacing 8 – 10 ft. 16 – 24 ft.
6 ft spacing 8 – 12 ft.** 16 – 28 ft.
7 ft spacing 10 – 12 ft.** 20 – 32 ft.
8 ft spacing 10 – 12 ft.** 20 – 36 ft.

**12 ft. step ladders may require an extended upper add-on component

ErgoRack OverviewModified Date: January 18, 2018Filesize: 5,273kB
Mercedes Metris ErgoRack CutsheetModified Date: March 02, 2020Filesize: 860kB
Clamp Down Quick Start GuideModified Date: January 18, 2018Filesize: 5,119kB
Rotation Quick Start GuideModified Date: January 18, 2018Filesize: 5,006kB
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