Mecalac launches new site dumpers at VIP event

MECALAC Construction Equipment UK recently launched new site dumper models at an event at its Warwickshire demo ground.

The 3.5MDX cabbed site dumper made its debut, alongside all-new hydrostatic versions of the 6MDX and 9MDX.

The exclusive event allowed VIP guests to get behind the wheel of each new model and  comprised a number of presentations and a technology showcase. For the first time ever, Mecalac’s AX1000 articulated wheel loader was also showcased on UK soil.

Described as an ‘evolution’ of Mecalac’s MDX site dumper range, the manufacturer said the six and nine-tonne hydrostatic 6MDX and 9MDX bring ‘smooth, uninterrupted power and the addition of dynamic braking’. The models are said to offer improved performance and traction – particularly on inclines where gear changes can result in loss of drive.

Mecalac added that removing the gear stick allows for a more spacious operator environment, and with fewer parts, the hydrostatic models ensure lower running costs.

The 3.5MDX is the latest addition to Mecalac’s cabbed portfolio. The engine works through a four-wheel-drive system that features low-range in both forward and reverse. Available with either swivel tip or forward tip, the new model includes Mecalac’s Shield safety pack as standard.

Mecalac’s AX1000 articulated wheel loader’s self-stabilising system uses an articulated pendulum joint to make carrying heavy loads across uneven terrain easier and safer. Visibility and comfort are enhanced by a panoramic cab and ‘intuitive control layout’. The machine is available with a range of attachments, from buckets to pallet forks.

Paul Macpherson, commercial director at Mecalac Construction Equipment UK, said, “With lockdown restrictions slowly easing, we thought hosting a secret VIP event was the perfect opportunity to officially launch a number of exciting new additions to our MDX site dumper portfolio. The event was a huge success – and the glowing feedback on our new models was a really positive outcome.

“Alongside the new dumpers, attendees had the first opportunity on UK soil to get behind the wheel of our versatile AX1000. The articulated loader is an excellent product and we’re experiencing ever-increasing demand for the range.”