Mecalac unveils AS Collection Swing Loaders to U.S. with 180-degree arm swivel

Mecalac’s AS700 swing loader

At ConExpo 2020, Mecalac unveiled its newest product for the U.S. market, its AS Collection of swing loaders.

In contrast to conventional and articulated wheel loaders, the swing loaders’ arm and bucket are positioned to the facet, permitting for 180-degree arm swivel in both path. In four-wheel-steering mode, the corporate says, the swing loaders want 20 % much less area to carry out an entire rotation than a traditional loader.

“You have got the security of the four-wheel steering,” says Patrick Brehmer, Mecalac head of design and product administration. “You have got the maneuverability as a result of you’ll be able to swing the bucket, and you’ve got the area administration since you work in all instructions with out shifting the machine.”

“With a swing loader,” he provides, “you’ll work thrice quicker with out damaging the bottom, with much less area and with much less gasoline.”

The swing loader additionally supplies extra stability than an articulated loader, he says, capable of preserve its most tipping load at full swing and switch. The loaders function two different steering modes: two-wheel and four-wheel crab.

The fashions within the collection embody the AS700, AS900, AS1600, AS 210, and a telescopic model, the AS900TELE. Working weights vary from 13,183 to 33,070 kilos; horsepower from 75 to 175; and bucket volumes from .02 to 4 cubic yards.

The corporate says the U.S. market is ripe for the brand new product line.

“We strongly imagine in the way forward for swing loaders,” Brehmer mentioned.