The Mecalac AS1600 swing loader is the latest addition to Mecalac's swing loader lineup. These machines have the unique ability to pivot the fully loaded wheel loader bucket 90 degrees to either side without reducing machine stability.
According to Mecalac, a rigid frame and 4-wheel steering provide productivity and stability while driving, operating and unloading in virtually any condition or terrain. The AS1600 needs half the space of conventional loaders for tasks such as loading trucks or discharging materials into trenches with a standard 2.1-cubic-yard (1.6-cubic-metre) bucket.
Steering options include 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab and operators can simultaneously drive, pivot and maneuver, increasing productivity and safety and making common tasks, such as backfilling a trench, easier and more efficient.
Bucket capacities range from 2.1 to 3.3 cubic yards (1.6 to 2.5 cubic metres).