HomeNewsHow the MTN BOX Changed the Road Case Forever
by MTN Productions LTDOctober 19, 2018
Only one road case can meet the rigorous demands of the entertainment industry
When you’re traveling with valuable equipment, protective storage is a major factor. Production jobs that require heavy travel need road cases that can meet the rugged demands of such work. Although there have been many imitator cases over the years the only truly reliable cases have only been available since the MTN BOX hit the market.
As a knowledgeable production company with experience around the globe, we know just how important proper storage and transport are for protecting gear. That’s why when we felt that none of the available options were on par with our needs, we felt it hard.
The problem with the standard ATA cases (or flight cases) we were using is that they cannot withstand the harsh environments our crews are subjected to day in and day out; namely, outdoor weather and frequent heavy travel. Subsequently, we were dealing with equipment damage and much shorter service intervals.
So in 2010, we decided to build our solution from the ground up.
Enter the MTN BOX
The Mountain Productions’ rigging, engineering, and production departments set out to make a road case that was both more durable and more versatile—one that our crews could rely on time and time again. Designing a case that truly catered to the rugged nature of entertainment production was no easy task. It took extensive research throughout several years until we came up with something that met our high standards.
In 2014, we completely reinvented the way production houses store and transport equipment with the introduction of the MTN Box.
A Truly Custom Road Case
In creating a truly unique road case, we knew we needed to think both inside and outside the box. The MTN BOX’s shell is constructed of 90% post-industrial recycled material and built for the long haul. We specifically chose to manufacture these cases using the rotational molding process. This process maintains the MTN BOX’s strength and durability because there are only two main components: the lid and the case body. It also creates less waste.
Because every industry professional has different needs when it comes to a practical road case, we kept customization at the forefront of our design. And while we originally created the MTN BOX for the entertainment industry, its ability to accommodate a wide variety of equipment is beneficial to any worker, in any industry, searching for the perfect way to protect their gear.
The MTN BOX is currently available in two sizes to meet your demands: the original Spektrum Series LG and the smaller Spektrum Series SM. Both plastic road cases have a steel recessed frame, spring-loaded handles, heavy duty swivel casters, and molded caster cups on the lid to prevent stacked cases from moving during transportation. The Spektrum Series LG measures 48” long, 24” wide, and 32.5” tall. The more compact Spektrum Series SM case measures 30” long, 24” wide, and 32.5” tall and is perfect for truck packs in 102" trailers and smaller box trucks. Visit mtn-box.com for a more in-depth look at the schematics.
All components, parts, and hardware are sold separately as replacement parts so you can get the exact configurations you need. Create your custom road case with one of our Spektrum Series LG insert packages or Spektrum Series SM insert packages. We’ve put together various insert packages that cover a wide range of applications, including storage for chain hoists, rigging, fall protection, tools, and much more.
The innovative MTN BOX insert system can truly conform to your needs, no matter what those might be. Inserts can be combined to form unique storage grids for the ultimate organizational freedom. Want to re-use your MTN BOX for different equipment? Our inserts are easily removed, leaving no residue or marks on your case.
With MTN BOX, you can get creative, get practical, and get moving.
We built MTN BOX to last. The super strong polyethylene resin is resistant to chemicals, heat, dust, and moisture. All hardware is heavy-duty for optimal strength. However, in the event of damage, all hardware is replaceable, so your MTN BOX can live a long life.
While this rugged case will last as long as you need it, it is recyclable for when the time comes to part ways. Simply look to see if your local recycling center accepts LMDPE (Linear Medium Density Polyethylene) plastic.
Ready to start thinking inside the box? Learn more at shopmtn.eu!