On-Site Magazine

Mecalac tiltrotators

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of Mecalac)

Mecalac’s MR50 and MR60 Tiltrotators come equipped with the company’s twin Connect coupling system, for compatibility with other Mecalac work tools. The MR50 is available as an option for the manufacturer’s 9MWR and 11MWR wheeled excavators and 10MCR crawler-skid excavator, while the MR60 is available for its 15MWR wheeled excavator and 15MC crawler excavator.

Mecalac’s fully integrated tiltrotator system includes a tiltrotator fitted between two Connect quick couplers along with a grading bucket specially designed to match the machine and system. The tiltrotators allow for 360-degree rotation in both directions as well as a 40-degree tilt left and right for various attachments, including hydromechanical tools such as grapples.

The integration between the two quick couplers makes it possible to detach the tiltrotator when it’s not needed — for digging and lifting, for instance — and immediately resume work with another attachment, such as a loader bucket.

“Placing a Mecalac tiltrotator between two Connect quick couplers is an innovative solution that further enhances the versatility and productivity Mecalac excavators are known for,” said Peter Bigwood, general manager for Mecalac North America. “Thanks to this new mounting, the operator can easily remove either the tool or the entire tiltrotator system to immediately resume work with a 4-in-1 or standard loader bucket.”

Both models include dedicated multi-function joysticks, various tiltrotator configurations and settings as well as a “Home,” return to operator preset position, and a “Bucket Shake,” or pulse function to ensure material spreads evenly and quickly. They are available with or without a grab module. Acting as a gripper, the module allows objects to be grabbed and moved while keeping the tool mounted on the tiltrotator.




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