The Mecalac Swing loader, which the company says is quick and highly efficient, is designed to provide top performance on all construction sites.
Its ability to simultaneously drive, maneuver and pivot is the key to the machine's high productivity.
Three steering modes
Urban construction sites are often congested, workspace is limited and ground conditions are often compromised. Designed around a one-piece frame with three steering modes as standard – two wheel steering, four wheel steering and crab – this machine is highly mobile.
Turning radius over bucket
With four-wheel steering, combined with the 180-degree swivel arm, the company says that the Mecalac Swing can perform a complete rotation on a footprint that is 20 percent smaller than that of a conventional loader.
Whatever is lifted by the bucket at the front, once the rear axle is locked, can be turned through 180 degrees without any loss of steadiness. Thanks to this incredible stability in all positions and on all terrains, the Swing loader is able to radically transform the logistics of construction sites. Whatever the circumstances, it never loses its equilibrium whether moving on site, between sites or during work stages, maintaining its mobility while reliably and securely overcoming any obstacles with ease. Its small turning radius ensures a very high degree of maneuverability, even on the most confined jobsites.
Urban construction sites and sites with limited space are the natural environment for the compact wheel loader. In addition to its compactness, the efficiency of a wheel loader in a confined application is determined by its loading and unloading cycles. These cycles consist of many time-consuming maneuvers that account for a large proportion of a conventional loaders' working time. Taking these considerations as a starting point, the innovative Mecalac Swing loader concept was born. The swing concept places an even greater focus on the actual operation of a wheel loader in order to make it more efficient and more comfortable for the operator.
Greater benefit in operation has already been achieved by saving time in all maneuvers and avoiding unnecessary movements to optimize the use of the available space on site. The Swing loader, thanks to its arm, pivots instead of having to reposition. As a result, less time is wasted, less noise and visual nuisance are generated, less maintenance is required, and there is a lower risk of accidents and less impact on the environment. For example, a conventional loader needs 10 metres of footprint to load a truck, the Swing only needs 5 metres.
Sanding a trench
In the same way, not blocking traffic while filling a trench also means time saved and disruption minimized. The unparalleled compactness of the Mecalac Swing loader allows it to dump sand in a single lane where other loaders encroach on two lanes.