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

*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: June 18, 2019Filesize: 1,254kB
VBC-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 903kB
VBB-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 781kB
VBR-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 1,260kB
VCB-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 999kB
VCC-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 938kB
VCC3-ME-M OverviewModified Date: January 15, 2019Filesize: 1,107kB
VCR-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 1,352kB
VCR3-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 1,488kB
VRB-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 1,279kB
VRC-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 1,316kB
VRC3-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 1,481kB
VRR-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 1,492kB
VRR3-ME-M OverviewModified Date: November 13, 2018Filesize: 1,641kB
VBB-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 3,317kB
VBC-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 5,032kB
VBR-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 8,006kB
VCB-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 5,032kB
VCC-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 4,776kB
VCC3-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: December 28, 2018Filesize: 5,170kB
VCR-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 9,464kB
VCR3-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 9,853kB
VRC3-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 9,884kB
VRB-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 8,037kB
VRC-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 9,494kB
VRR-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 9,481kB
VRR3-ME-M Assembly ManualModified Date: October 22, 2018Filesize: 7,826kB
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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