It is ideal for small rooms where you want to increase the usable surface. Tecrostar Truckle Bed is a metallic structure, light and easy to install without construction works or modifying the walls.
Available in combination with the Truckle Bed Stairs and in white colour. It is an adequate structure to personalize any room with the maximum space utilisation.
Unlike the other Tecrostar products, the columns of this structure are not height-adjustable, but it remains versatile since its width and length can be adapted. The Truckle Bed is made of high-quality material and it has a 10 year warranty.
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The Truckle Bed has the exact same dimensions and possible configurations as the Mezzanine TS8, but the columns are fixed with an approximate height of 23 5/8". It is adjustable widthwise and lengthwise to increase the usable surface up to 86.11 ft².
This structure is ideal to be installed in small rooms where you want to make the best use of the usable space. It has a load capacity of 3086 Lb and the floor is European Radiata pine plywood 3/4" thick
|Kind of product||Only Mezzanine|
|Maximum height above the flooring board (inch)||25 1/8|
|Total maximum load (Lb)||3,086|
|Beam height (inch)||3 7/8|
|Width/Length-adjustable every (inch)||3 7/8|
|Maximum length of the primary beam (inch)||101 1/8|
|Minimum length of the primary beam (inch)||61|
|Maximum length of the secondary beam (inch)||101 1/8|
|Minimum length of the secondary beam (inch)||57 7/8|
|Maximum area (ft²)||86.11|
|Minimum area (ft²)||32.29|
|Load capacity in its minimum extension (lb/ft²)||143|
|Load capacity in its maximum extension (lb/ft²)||41|
|Flooring material||11/16 inch thick European Radiata pine plywood|
Tecrostar mezzanines and stairs are supplied with everything you need to install the kit at its maximum surface area or height.
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The metallic Tecrostar mezzanines of the S, M and L ranges support a uniformly distributed load of 40,96 lb/ft² (that means that you can place a 40,96 lb distributed load on each square ft). This is the live load for residential uses according to the international regulations. The total maximum load will be 40,96 lb by the ft² of the mezzanine.
The steel pieces of the structures, railing posts and stringers of the stairs are available in:
Black and white. Available in stock without additional costs.
In both cases the paint is a lacquer with maximum adhesion applied by electrostatic process with polyester powder paint, suitable for outdoors.
Yes, it does. They are structural boards made of 18mm thick european radiata pine plywood. They have tongue-and-groove joints in their four sides.
Length: 81 7/8"
The kit includes as many boards as needed to install the mezzanine in its maximum dimensions. To install the mezzanine in smaller dimensions, it is necessary to cut the boards as it is explained in the installation manual included in the mezzanine kit. Cutting the boards is really easy and all the required tools are available at our online store as well.
No. Tecrostar does not have a different flooring alternative. However, it is possible to personalize the finish of the floor by adding some accessories on the boards (carpet, platform,...). Check our floor finishes in accessories section. If the customer installs a different floor from the boards provided, it is their responsibility to ensure the resistance of the full mezzanine, since the floor contributes to the stability of the whole.
No, you can’t. At the moment, our mezzanines are available just for a single height although some customers install them on another existing mezzanine. In that case, the resistance of the existing one should be checked.
It depends on the beam type, we need to calculate the corresponding surface load. For example, a secondary beam TM 15 supports around 1234 lb. You should take into account that if we apply additional loads, a part of the bearing capacity of the beam is being consumed.
If you have any doubt about important additional loads, contact our technical department.
TecroStar products can be installed outdoors (in the open), provided that the following considerations are taken into account, which defines the structural, environmental and material maintenance calculation conditions.
Outdoor installation involves forces due to snow and wind, which depend on the geographical location, altitude of the site, etc. These actions have been taken into account in the calculation, with certain maximum values that must be compared with those of the area where it is installed, to ensure that these limits are not exceeded.
The value of the snow load corresponding to the zone must be subtracted from the use overload supported by the mezzanine to the dimensions that have been installed. As a guide value, TecroStar structures can be considered to withstand a minimum use overload of 40.96 lb/ft², and therefore the load of snow that a mezzanine can withstand outdoors is very high.
The mezzanine can be installed as a canopy outdoors by installing the stability kit, contemplating the case of a complete obstruction when it is placed against a façade, or free if it allows air to pass through its lower part. A wind speed of 62 mph is taken as a reference. The regulations of each locality must be consulted to check that these limits are not exceeded.
Under no circumstances should the sides of the building be closed, as this implies greater horizontal forces that are not included in the calculation.
The columns of the mezzanine must be fixed to a solid base that resists the actions transmitted by the mezzanine. TecroStar offers guidance as to the type of footing or foundation required under the columns, but it is the customer's responsibility to check the final strength of the terrain.
When the mezzanine is required to be placed on a grass or soil type surface, some type of footing will be necessary. The modular foundation system shown below may be a good solution, although it is up to the client to check it through the technician responsible for the project https://piloedre.es/
The metallic steel pieces are lacquered with paints suitable for exteriors, but it is to be expected that after some time the structure requires retouches of painting on small zones, like edges or corners that can present the beginning of oxidation and loss of brightness. It is recommended to polish these areas to remove the rust and then apply the paint. TecroStar structures have a thermosetting polyester polymerized powder coating, with a coating thickness between 0,0024" and 0,0031".
Corrosivity category C2 has been obtained, of medium durability, when submitting the pieces to the tests, according to the criteria of the European Norm EN ISO 12944 of May 1998: "Protection of steel structures against corrosion by means of protective painting systems". Examples of typical environments for corrosivity category C2:
● Interiors: buildings without heating where can be condensations (warehouses, sports centres,…)
● Outdoor: atmospheres with low pollution levels. Mostly, non-coastal rural regions.
The medium durability of the lacquer covers a period of 5 to 15 years. The standard states that durability is NOT a "warranty period". Durability is a technical consideration that can help the owner establish a maintenance programme. That is, tests are performed for a specified number of hours under uniform conditions applied to smooth surfaces. The reality is that climatic and environmental conditions are very variable.
It is to be expected that after some time the structure requires retouches of painting on small zones, like edges or corners that can present beginning of oxidation and loss of the brightness. It is recommended to polish these areas to remove the rust and then apply the paint. The edges of steel parts are the parts most prone to corrosion and where rust first appears, in fact, these areas are not evaluated in salt spray tests, as the standard does not contemplate them.
TecroStar does not advise the use of metallic parts painted in white for exteriors, since the appearance of rust is appreciated much earlier than in black. You can also choose a Corten paint, which offers an elegant look ideal for exteriors and whose performance is somewhat better than black.
When the visual inspection indicates that paint retouching is required, careful attention should be paid to all edges or corners that may show signs of oxidation and loss of gloss. It is recommended to polish these areas to remove the rust and then apply the paint.
If the mezzanine is to be installed outdoors in a marine or coastal environment, maintenance recommendations should be carried out more frequently, due to the corrosive power produced by the existence of salt and moisture. Try to control the oxidation process to avoid further deterioration. In this case, it is recommended to polish the affected areas to remove the rust and then apply the paint.
The aluminum handrails of the rails do not require any special maintenance, as all of them are subjected to surface treatments that guarantee their outdoor performance (anodized silver, black lacquer or with a wood effect).
The load-bearing floor of TecroStar mezzanines consists of structural plywood panels. It is intended for indoor use in a humid or protected outdoor environment in accordance with EN 636-1-S. The customer must apply a lasur* or specific waterproofing treatment for wood to the floor and to the exposed edges, which protects the surface and prevents water from penetrating into the tongue and groove joints of the panels and affecting the edges.
Likewise, all wood pieces (steps, wooden strips, etc.) must be treated with some type of water-resistant paint or varnish to prevent moisture from penetrating and the material from cracking, and therefore losing its mechanical and aesthetic characteristics.
The wood pieces should also be maintained, checking that the applied surface protections (varnishes or paints) have not deteriorated, and treating them if necessary.
It is advisable to install the mezzanine with a slight slope to facilitate the evacuation of water and avoid its accumulation (approximately 2%). This difference in level can be achieved by installing leveling plates under the highest pillars of the structure.
No, our mezzanines are sold with columns by default. We cannot guarantee the resistance of walls or corbels and the customer will be responsible if the product is modified in these cases.
Yes. Provided that the inclination is small, we can use a wedge under the mezzanine columns to level it. If the inclination is too small it might be not necessary at all and the slope might be imperceptible.
You can adjust the structural floor, working around architectural barriers or irregular surfaces.
When the walls are irregular or when you want to work around a fixed object, the decking can be finished off against the wall
Adjustment from below:
Adjustment from above:
It is possible it to be lower it requires to cut the columns and drill again though. On the contrary, it is not possible it to be higher. The cut of the columns can be made by the customer or order Tecrostar to do it.
Yes. This is quite common and the results are very good. The telescopic system of the columns enables the height to be adjusted every 4 3/4", so in the worst case scenario you will have a 2 3/8" difference.
You can make aesthetic modifications, but any structural modification non approved by Tecrostar will be under customer’s responsibility.
Yes, you can. However, the maximum load capacity will be unaffected.
You can choose between several types of stairs:
Alternating tread stairs
To install Tecrostar mezzanines you need 2 adults (they do not need to be DIY experts). It is recommendable to use personal safety equipment like gloves, boots, etc. in order to avoid accidents.
When installing range L mezzanines you may need to use some type of scaffolding or ladder for working at heights and manual or electric lifting machinery to raise the primary beams, particularly if the structure is more than 3m high. The other ranges can be lifted easily by hand.
You will need the following tools to install the mezzanines: tape measure, some type of spanner for m10 and m8 bolts and a screwdriver (an electric screwdriver will make the task much easier), spirit level, drill and a tool for cutting the panels (saw, jigsaw, circular saw, etc.)
You can find all the tools required to assemble it and tested by Tecrostar in the tools section.
All the models are installed by following these steps:
Pre-assemble the structure on the floor in the desired area.
Raise the outer structure to the desired height.
Finish assembling the structure and floor.
You can do it yourself with the help of a friend. It is easily installed in a few hours, depending on the product.
TS8 Mezzanine: 3 hours with 2 people
TM15 Mezzanine: 4 hours with 2 people
TL30 Mezzanine: 5 hours with 3 people
The times are a guideline and for assembly only. You need to add the time it takes to measure up, move the components to the location, clean up, etc.
Once the product has left our facilities, the normal transport time is between 6 and 8 weeks. The transport time varies greatly and is difficult to control due to many factors: Place of delivery, local holidays, customs, etc.
If we cannot meet this delivery time, we will contact you.
Mezzanines are shipped in boxes by an external company in a lorry with a tail lift that enables the box to be unloaded to the ground (at street level at the customer’s address).
Depending on your order you can receive different packages: One box for the mezzanines of the S and M ranges or two boxes for L mezzanines.
Height: 21 1/4"
The stairs can share the box with the mezzanines if they are purchased at the same time or you can have a separate box for the stairs. Check the stairs section.
Don't be alarmed by the total weight of the product, the components are light and manageable, so you can move them easily and take them up in the lift. The heaviest components are the primary beams from the L range (86 lb), the rest of the ranges are considerably lighter (26.5 lb). The floor panels are very light and fit in any lift. No component is more than 94 1/2" long and therefore, fits in most lifts.
Sometimes, the carrier cannot access to point of delivery due to an extremely narrow street or any other difficulty. In such cases, the carrier cannot do the delivery with the usual truck and he may need to use a different vehicle or extra support. If the carrier considers that the point of delivery is complicated, request a quotation. If you don’t inform in advance that the access is complicated, the delivery will be paralysed until you pay the extra cost.
Tecrostar products are manufactured with the most suitable materials for the proposed technical solutions, combining wood, steel and top quality aluminium.
TECRO has earned certification from the AEM, the federation of Spanish materials handling. We have also received a Gold Medal Award of Merit from the INPEX (Invention and New Product Exposition), the top award for innovation at the largest Invention Exposition in the USA.