17 March 2020, 15:04
Mecalac AS swing loaders – with high efficiency and impressive quickness – provide top level performance on a variety of jobsites. Their ability to simultaneously drive, operate and rotate is key to their high productivity.
SWITCH TO MOBILITY
3 STEERING MODES
Urban construction sites are often congested, workspace is limited and ground conditions are often compromised. Designed around a one-piece frame with 3 steering modes as standard - 2 wheel steering, 4 wheel steering, crab – the mobility of this machine is unsurpassed.
TURNING RADIUS OVER BUCKET
With 4 wheel steering, combined with the 180° swivel arm, the Mecalac Swing can perform a complete rotation on a footprint that is 20% smaller than that of a conventional loader.
SWITCH TO STABILITY
Whatever is lifted by the bucket at the front, once the rear axle is locked, can be turned through 180° without any loss of balance. Thanks to this incredible stability in all positions and on all terrains, the Swing loader is able to radically transform the logistics of construction sites.
Whatever the circumstances, it never loses its equilibrium. Whether moving on site, between locations or during active loading operations, it maintains its mobility while reliably and securely overcoming any obstacles with ease. Its small turning radius ensures a very high degree of maneuverability, even on the most congested sites.
SWITCH TO SPACE MANAGEMENT
MECALAC SWING, IMMEDIATE EFFICIENCY
Urban construction sites and other projects with limited space and time are the natural environment for the compact wheeled loader. In addition to this compactness, essential in these environments, the efficiency of a wheeled loader is determined by its loading and unloading cycles.
These cycles consist of many time-consuming maneuvers that account for a large proportion of a conventional loader’s working time. Taking these considerations as a starting point, the innovative Mecalac Swing loader concept was born.
The swing concept places an even greater focus on the actual operation of a wheeled loader in order to make it more efficient and more comfortable for the driver.
The secret to the Mecalac loader’s success is avoiding all unnecessary movements, thus optimizing the use of the available space on site. The Swing loader, thanks to its arm, pivots instead of having to reposition itself.
As a result, less time is wasted, less noise and visual nuisance are generated, less maintenance is required, and there is a lower risk of accidents and less impact on the environment. For example, a conventional loader needs almost 33 feet (10m) of space to load a truck; the AS only needs 16.
SANDING A TRENCH
In the same way, not blocking traffic while filling a trench also means time saved and disruption minimized. The unparalleled compactness of the Mecalac Swing loader allows it to dump sand in a single lane where other loaders take up two.
Source: Mecalac s.a.s.