MDX: The combination of safety and design
30 April 2019
For Mecalac, there is no such thing as small machines or small challenges. In the development of its dumpers, the safety of the users was non-negotiable – whatever the cost. With its knowhow in terms of practical innovation and common sense strategy, the R&D department has transformed the 6- and 9-tonne dumpers of the existing range by incorporating the added value that is Mecalac strength, which is taking a fresh look at a machine, and now the keystone of urban projects. How? By imagining a cab that “changes everything”, with no equivalent on the market and that fits perfectly into the existing design of its dumpers.
Entering and exiting the machine is always safe due to the stair-like access. The completely redesigned access system for the MDX site dumpers features large self-clearing footsteps organized like a stairway, the solid back plate significantly reduces the risk of material build up on the steps, increasing safety. With a fulllength handrail located on the A-pillar and a door-mounted handrail, 3 points of contact can be easily maintained when accessing the cabin.
The unique design of the Mecalac MDX range of dumpers is that the Cabin or FOPS canopy are mounted on isolating mounts designed to reduce the vibration and noise transmitted to the operator. Well-positioned operators controls ensure a comfortable working environment for the operator.
VISIBILITY ISO5006 COMPLIANT
The cabin or FOPS canopy feature wide A pillar positioning and a curved front windscreen to ensure that natural visibility is maximized, combined with the fully integrated dash board there are no extra screens or brackets that could hamper visibility. The addition of the forward facing camera ensures compliance to ISO5006.
ROBUSTNESS BUILT IN!
65 Years of dumper production has led to machines designed specifically to meet the tough demands of new construction sites.
‘Rental tough’ site dumper design has ensured that Mecalac site dumpers have remained a long lasting and reliable part of your business. The use of solid rear panels ensures the highest level of protection to the cooling pack and engine.
A combination of simple operator controls and an uncluttered cabin ensure the operator can carry out their tasks with ease. Operator comfort is guaranteed due to the high back operators seat and ergonomic positioning of all the machine controls.
EXCELLENT ENGINE ACCESS FOR SERVICING AND DAILY CHECKS GULL WING TYPE DOORS
The full-length gull wing doors provide easy access into the engine bay where all daily checks can be carried out with your ‘feet on the ground’.
SHIELD TECHNOLOGY INSIDE
To ensure the safest site dumper on the Market Mecalac has developed an array of safety technology to ensure not only the safety of the operator but also those people working around the machine. SHIELD will be fitted as standard on all MDX site dumpers with the option to upgrade to SHIELD Pro.
Standard SHIELD includes features such as a start & drive interlock to ensure the operator is wearing their seatbelt before operating the machine. Stop-start and idle shut off ensure the machine is not left running for longer than required, saving fuel and reducing operating hours, therefore extending service intervals and maintaining residual value. SHIELD PRO includes features such as skip operation interlocks, safe working angle monitoring and adjustable speed limiting to further enhance the safety of the machine.
A robust solution to provide additional aid to operators of forward facing site dumpers. The system is designed to detect objects in front of the working machine, which may have been overlooked by the operator.
Global solution for machine and fleet management, telematics can save you time and money. Simple, Accessible, Informative. Capture makes equipment monitoring easy. Capture is capable of providing information such as machine location, distance travelled and daily hours completed.
SWITCH TO SAFETY WITH THE 3MDX, THE NEW MECALAC CAB DUMPER
True to its innovation DNA, after equipping 6MDX and 9MDX with cabs, Mecalac is applying this safety philosophy to its most popular dumper category with a 3 ton version / the 3MDX. Safety, simplicity and ease of operation are now therefore available in all weight classes.
Source: Groupe Mecalac S.A.