Mecalac introduces additional swing loaders
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment Equipment Technology
Mecalac recently introduced three new swing loader models to the North American market. The company’s AS750, AS850 and AS1000 models join the previously released AS600, AS900tele, AS1600 and AS210 swing loaders. The machines feature a rigid chassis and three steering modes: two-wheel, four-wheel and four-wheel crab.
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.
At just over 11,000 lb., (5,000 kg), with a bucket capacity of 0.98 cubic yards (750 litres), the AS750 is the company’s second smallest swing loader model. Compared with the AS600, the model is wider with a longer wheelbase (6’1”/1,870 mm) for even greater stability while the higher engine power (61 hp/45kW) provides heightened lifting and loading capacity. The parallel, or P-bucket, offers outstanding precision during material handling operations, especially with the pallet forks or load hook. Finally, the AS750 is designed with a spacious cab and two doors to give the operator optimal visibility for a safer jobsite.
For even more productivity, the company offers its mid-size AS850, with an operating weight of 13,184 lb. (5,980 kg) and a bucket capacity of 1.1 cubic yards (850 litres). This model encapsulates all the benefits of the AS series swing loaders with optional increased travel speed up to 25 mph (40 kph).
A step up in power from the AS850, is the AS1000. Also a mid-size model at 14,639 lb. (6,640 kg) and a bucket capacity of approximately 1.3 cubic yards (1,000 litres), it is equipped with a four-cylinder 75 hp (55.4kW) high-torque engine. An optional high-flow hydraulic line offers up to 120 l/minute, which is suitable for driving hydraulic attachments.
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