Mecalac looks to enhance “winning formula” with roller updates

MECALAC has announced an update to its MBR-71 pedestrian roller. Available from April this year, the manufacturer said the new model has been redesigned to incorporate hydrostatic drive, which it claims will bring more flexibility and ease of use for operatives. A number of engineering updates have also been added to improve performance and safety.

Specifically designed for the compaction of granular and asphalt materials, the MBR-71 is said to be suited to tasks such as highway repair, landscaping and playgrounds.

Mecalac explained that removing the clutch and belt arrangement results in fewer maintenance requirements, while a 35% increase in water tank volume has increased working range. Operating controls have been moved to the handle for safer and more ergonomically-friendly operation, and a new ‘spring applied’ hydraulic release handbrake activates when pressure is lost.

Paul Macpherson, UK sales and marketing director at Mecalac Construction Equipment UK said, “Our MBR-71 is a common sight on construction sites across the UK. Being so well established, it would be tempting not to change the winning formula. However, we are always listening to our customers and are committed to constantly improving the performance of our products. We’ve worked hard to bring a number of great enhancements to the latest model – which we think will be warmly welcomed by contractors and site workers alike. To coin a phrase, we’re confident we just made the best even better!”