Mecalac launches new wheeled excavator range


Mecalac has launched a new wheeled-excavator series that is based on an earlier concept vehicle. The four MWR vehicles provide engine power between 55.4kW and 90kW, while operating weight ranges from 6,900kg to 14,200kg.

The machine cab is 20% lower compared with rival products for operators’ ease of entering and exiting, while a low fuel tank position means filling up can be done on the ground. With 360? rotation and boom lifting angle of 140?, the machines can operate in smaller spaces safely.

Henri Marchetta, chairman and founder of the Mecalac Group, said, “These new MWRs will undoubtedly become Mecalac’s ambassadors in terms of urban and suburban construction sites. The business has always put its faith in innovation, technologies, materials and smart machines to improve its products, and it has heard, listened and paid attention to all the professional arguments put forward by people who are already enthusiastic about wheeled diggers or about to become so.

“Whatever building sites require going forward, these vehicles offer guaranteed safety and optimal profitability thanks to unparalleled performance and ease of use, which are ushering in a new generation of compact and versatile equipment in the building and public works sector.”

Henri’s son, and vice chairman of the group, Alexandre Marchetta, said, “This launch is highly symbolic of Mecalac’s DNA. While the new MWR 7, 9, 11 and 15 retain the basic characteristics that made the Mecalac concept a success, they now offer a real technological innovation for evermore safety, flexibility, functionality, responsiveness and ergonomics, thanks, as often, to an apparently simple idea. Because simplicity is sometimes hard to achieve, and that’s where Mecalac’s strength lies.”

August 18, 2017

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