Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd, a global leader in compact equipment design and manufacture, has commenced production of its all-new MDX cabbed site dumper range.
Unveiled at the INTERMAT exhibition in April 2018, the innovative portfolio aims to set the standards in site safety. Manufactured at Mecalac’s UK production facility in Coventry, each model in the range is available through approved dealers nationwide.
Available in both six and nine-tonne payloads (6MDX and 9MDX respectively), each model pairs stylish design with impressive operator functionality. A curved glass isolated cab, inspired by the highly-acclaimed Mecalac MWR wheeled excavator, provides outstanding visibility while minimising noise and vibration.
For the 6MDX, an operating weight of 4,950kg ensures outstanding manoeuvrability, while boasting a top speed of 25kph for improved productivity. The 9MDX offers similarly impressive statistics, with a narrow body width for effective operation in tight spaces and tall operating height for best-in-class visibility and ground clearance.
Both models adopt a highly-efficient 3.4L, 55kw Perkins 854 IIIB-compliant engine, generating 424Nm of torque. DPF exhaust after-treatment (with passive regeneration) ensures both models meet international emissions standards, while next generation Power Brakes, driven by the main hydraulic system, deliver significant improvement in pedal feel and braking effort.
While operator comfort is prioritised through easy-access controls, optional air conditioning and an all-new dashboard design, industry-leading safety credentials ensure the MDX range stands out from the crowd.
High-visibility access steps ensure safe entry and exit for operators, while flashing green seatbelt beacons, LED work lights and protected tail lights ensure each model is both visible on site and suitable for both day and night operation.
Each MDX model is fitted as standard with Mecalac’s Shield technology packs to further enhance site dumper safety for operators nationwide. Available on ROPS machine with stage V.
Shield – Standard on all 6 and 9 tonne models, Shield is Mecalac’s first-stage technology upgrade pack. Key features include:
- Start and drive interlock
- Seatbelt/handbrake/service warnings
- Fuel loss warning
- Speed limiter (factory set)
- Idle shut-off
- Stop/Start Control™
- Park brake test
Shield PRO – Building on entry-level features, Mecalac’s Shield PRO upgrade pack adds:
- Skip interlock
- Tilt limit
- Rollover lockout
- Custom speed limiter and idle shut-off (via Bluetooth, iPad or Android tablet)
Mecalac’s Hazard Detection and Capture Telematics packages can also be specified for both the 6MDX and 9MDX.