New Mecalac MWR Sequence combines increased wheeled excavator stability with side-boom mobility

Mecalac’s 9MWR wheeled excavator

At ConExpo 2020, Mecalac launched its new MWR Sequence wheeled excavators to the U.S. market, touting the brand new machines as having “the soundness of a crawler excavator and the mobility of a backhoe loader.”

To extend stability over typical wheeled excavators, the corporate lowered the turret’s heart of gravity as a lot as doable whereas leaving sufficient floor clearance to guard the undercarriage, says Patrick Brehmer, Mecalac head of design and product administration. That additionally made the machine simpler to entry for the operator as a result of a decrease cabin and for upkeep with ground-level service factors.

Together with service factors, Mecalac even moved the gasoline tank to floor stage. “We’ve put the gasoline tank beneath so that you don’t should climb in your machine,” Brehmer stated. “You are able to do every thing from the bottom. It’s an enormous step ahead by way of security.”

The wheeled excavators additionally characteristic Mecalac’s facet growth, giving them a smaller footprint. “This facet growth lets you be probably the most compact doable” with the arm raised or when on the bottom, he stated.

For additional compactness, the wheeled excavators will be outfitted with four-wheel steer, permitting a close to U-turn on the spot, the corporate says.

The fashions within the sequence embrace the 7MWR, 9 MWR, 11 MWR and 15 MWR, which is on the market with a two-piece growth attachment. The excavators vary in measurement from 7 to 15 metric tons, with the mannequin quantity representing the working weight.