Technology helps Mecalac gear up for efficiencies

MECALAC has announced that, from this month, Powershift transmission capability will be available as an added extra for its TLB870 backhoe loader.

The technology, when paired with an automatic shift gearbox, is said to help operators select the correct gear for the required application, regardless of ground conditions or carrying weight.

Mecalac said the TLB870 offers up to a 7% increase in dig reach and 8% increase in dig depth “compared to the competition”. An intelligent hydraulic system, featuring in-loader valve and tandem gear pump, is described as reducing power consumption while improving fuel economy.

Paul Macpherson, UK sales and marketing director at Mecalac said, “The perfect blend of style and performance at an affordable price point, our TLB870 is proving a firm favourite with owner-operators worldwide. Adding the option of Powershift transmission provides yet another innovative way to further boost efficiencies and reduce job times for busy construction professionals.”