Mecalac has launched a new line of compact loaders to the North American market. Comprising six models – the MCL2, MCL4, MCL4+, MCL6, MCL6+ and MCL8 – the series is designed to provide versatility and agility for industries ranging from agriculture and landscaping to forestry, snow removal, utility and construction.
“Time and space to complete jobs is increasingly limited,” says Peter Bigwood, general manager for Mecalac North America. “To enable our customers to be more productive, we developed a line of compact loaders the size of a skid steer but with features and functionality not found on other machines this size. Whether being used in agriculture to push silage or as a replacement for a compact track loader on a construction site, these multifunctional loaders provide unparalleled versatility for growth and tackling new applications.”
Features on the new line of Mecalac compact loaders include:
- The M-Drive and speed control features allow the loader to function as a tool carrier, providing control of RPM by hand throttle and speed via a foot pedal. This enables more precise and controlled operation of a wide variety of hydraulic attachments. Both Speed Control and M-Drive come standard on the MCL6 and MCL8 models, and are options for the MCL2 and MCL4 models.
- Each compact loader in the series has an option for auxiliary hydraulic lines on the boom and at the rear of the machine, as well as 12V 3 pole plugs, further enhancing versatility by allowing the ability to use hydraulic attachments on either end of the machine. The MCL series maximizes attachment possibilities with 7.9 gpm flow on the MCL2 and MCL4 models and 15.9 gpm flow on the MCL6 and MCL8 models.
- The MCL4+ and MCL6+ models come standard with a short boom, which offers a better tipping load; the other four models come with a long standard boom to maximize tipping height.
- The MCL series machines yield multi-functionality through compatibility with a wide range of attachments – frompallet forks and multi-purpose buckets to augers, mowers and snow blades.
- Each machine features a 45-degree articulation, which keeps the front wheels traveling in the same path as the rear wheels while driving. A 10-degree oscillation allows a strong follow-up and maximum traction. The MCL2 and 4 models have a 25-horsepower engine, with travel speeds up to 7 mph for the MCL2, and 12 mph for MCL4 and 4+. The remaining models come with a 49-horsepower engine and travel up to 12 mph with an included option for travel speeds up to 19 mph.
- The loaders offer easy transportability between jobsites with low transport weight, which ranges between 3,836-6,283 pounds, and minimal width – ranging from 3 feet 4 inches to 4 feet 4 inches – depending on tire selection.
- MyMecalac Connected services offer the option to remotely manage an equipment fleet with access to all machine usage data, providing owners the information needed to minimize machine downtime through preventive maintenance. Operations can add the telematics box installation, which comes with a 2-year subscription, to any MCL model they choose.
Each machine is available in three versions — canopy, canopy with foldable top or a cab version — in combination with a wide selection of attachments.