Mecalac MCR skid-excavators mix compact excavator design with CTL pace, attachments
Mecalac’s introduction to the North American market got here at ConExpo 2017, when it debuted an idea model of what would change into the MCR Collection crawler skid-excavator, a singular machine that mixes a compact excavator with a compact observe loader.
At ConExpo 2020, the French firm unveiled the subsequent era of the MCR Collection, with a brand new design, cab and person face. The MCR Collection contains the 6MCR, 8MCR and 10MCR. The mannequin quantity represents the working weight in metric tons. All three fashions run on 74.3-horsepower Deutz engines.
“MCR is one machine capable of dig, to load, deal with the pallet and for use as a device loader,” Brehmer stated. “With one single machine, you are able to do every little thing on the jobsite.”
The machines’ stand-out function is their signature facet growth which has been designed for use with excavator buckets and skid steer buckets and different attachments like forks. The machines can use each skid and loader buckets within the reversed place, permitting operators to push and cargo bigger volumes. The bucket is supported towards the blade in order that “the pressure of the thrust is transmitted straight from the undercarriage to the bucket.”
The facet growth folds 130-degrees backwards, acts as a pure counterweight and in addition makes the machine extra compact when the arm is raised and when it’s on the bottom.
With a high journey pace of 6.2 mph—double the pace of a standard compact excavator—Mecalac says the MCR machines additionally mix the pace of a CTL with the rotation of an excavator.
That includes joystick management, the machines are designed for digging trenches near a wall or parallel to the machine, lifting hundreds, laying pallets over an impediment or below floor stage.