Mecalac has introduced three new swing loader models to the North American market. The all-new AS750, AS850 and AS1000 models join the previously released swing loaders, the AS600, AS900tele, AS1600 and AS210, rounding out a comprehensive loader series.
Mecalac’s swing loaders feature a rigid chassis and three steering modes—2-wheel, 4-wheel and 4-wheel crab—that allow for tighter turns than a standard articulated loader. Combining this tight radius with the Mecalac swivel boom results in machines that can perform a complete rotation in a footprint that is 20% smaller than a conventional loader.
At the same time, the swing loader is designed to maintain 100% stability regardless of how it is positioned.
With a proprietary integrated counterbalance paired with a patented automatic rear axle locking system, the bucket and its contents can be lifted and turned up to 90 degrees on either side without any loss of stability.
Finally, the pivoting boom makes it possible to position the machine once to complete a loading task, significantly reducing the footprint and saving time.
“Mecalac’s swing loaders offer new capabilities to the North American market,” said Peter Bigwood, general manager of Mecalac North America. “Mecalac has designed a product that addresses the shortcomings of traditional loaders and provides a tool that can operate in a confined space, is economical in its movements, improving productivity, and is completely stable in all positions. The new models offer all these advantages in the 11,000-15,000 pound range.”