Mecalac launches loader and excavator portfolio in the UK
Leading equipment solutions provider, Group Mecalac, has rolled-out its 2018 portfolio of loaders and excavators to construction professionals across the UK. From March, the latest models will be available via selected dealers nationwide.
Perfectly blending class-leading performance with flexibility, speed and process innovation, the pioneering range is manufactured at Group Mecalac’s global headquarters in Annecy, France. Developed to meet the exacting requirements of today’s urban construction sites, each product is compact, fuel-efficient and multi-functioning.
Mecalac MTX – The MTX is a combined excavator, loader, forklift and tool carrier in a single machine. It features an articulated boom and frame with a low centre of gravity. With a tilting angle of 140º, the machine loads without obstructing the operator’s view. A quick coupler enables utilisation of many attachments, while the articulated chassis provides manoeuvrability.
Mecalac MCR – A smart crawler-excavator combination, the MCR can switch from compact tracked excavator with a unique high speed of 10 km/h to 360° loader in seconds. Available in three model variations – 6MCR, 8MCR and 10MCR – each unit is powered by a 55kW engine. Maximum tearout force in excavator configuration is 2,580daN.
Mecalac MWR – The MRW integrates proven features onto an all-new wheeled chassis. Four models are available – 7MWR, 9MWR, 11MWR and 15MWR – the preceding number representing tonnage. Fast and nimble, the transmission of the 7, 9 and 11 MWR is a closed hydrostatic system. The standard fitment is two-wheel steer, but a more favoured four-wheel steer with crab option is available.
Mecalac MCe – Mecalac’s tracked crawler-excavator, the MCe, has a tail swing radius of only 1,600mm and can operate within a single traffic lane. Capable of full rotation in less than a 3,220mm space envelope, clever kinematics ensures all functions can be performed in the tightest parameters.
Mecalac AX-AF – Whether used for professional rental or on heavy-duty construction sites, the articulated Mecalac wheeled loader range (AX 700, AX 850, AX 1000, AF 1050, AF 1200) is robust, intuitive and features cutting-edge operator technology. With bucket volumes between 0.7-2m3 and an overall height less than 2.5 m to 2.7 m, outstanding performance is coupled with easy transportation.
Mecalac AS – Versatile, durable and agile, the Mecalac AS range boasts the most technologically-advanced swing loaders in the world. Thanks to innovative design and state-of-the-art technology, a full load can be collected, transported and swivelled 90° without the loss of stability. The portfolio includes five models – the AS 50, AS 700, AS 900, AS 1600 and AS 210e.
Mecalac AT – Designed for stable, versatile operation in the most confined environments, Mecalac telescopic loaders have large bucket capacity, an enormous dumping height and powerful performance. Newly developed Mecalac P-kinematics boasts high and constant tear-out and reset forces and a constant force curve across the entire tipping range. Two models are available – the AT 900 and AT 1050.
Commenting on the product roll-out, Gregg Horne, General Manager at Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd (MCE), commented: “Introducing new products to the UK market comes as part of a long-term corporate strategy to meet changing sector requirements and provide innovative solutions to support operators nationwide.
“Each model from the Group Mecalac portfolio is proven, flexible and designed to perform perfectly for challenging urban environments. We’re confident that the range will be well-received by professionals across the country, who recognise the benefits of adopting new technology to minimise job time and improve performance.”