Posted June 5, 2023

Swing loader line

Mecalac offers innovative swing loader product line to North America.

Mecalac AS750 swing wheel loader

The AS750 is wider than the AS600 with an increased wheelbase for even greater stability while the higher engine power provides heightened lifting and loading capacity.The AS750, AS850 and AS1000 models join the previously released swing loaders, the AS600, AS900tele, AS1600 and AS210, rounding out a comprehensive series that has revolutionized loading around the world.

Mecalac’s swing loaders feature a rigid chassis and three steering modes – 2-wheel, 4-wheel and 4-wheel crab – that allow for tighter turns than a standard articulated loader. Combine that with the innovative Mecalac swivel boom, and the machine can perform a complete rotation in a footprint that is 20 percent smaller than a conventional loader while maintaining 100 percent stability regardless of how it is positioned.

With a proprietary integrated counterbalance paired with a patented automatic rear axle locking system, the bucket and its contents can be lifted and turned up to 90 degrees on either side without any loss of stability.

Finally, the pivoting boom makes it possible to position the machine once to complete a loading task, significantly reducing the footprint and saving time.

“Mecalac’s swing loaders offer new capabilities to the North American market,” says Peter Bigwood, general manager of Mecalac North America. “Mecalac has designed a product that addresses the shortcomings of traditional loaders and provides a tool that can operate in a confined space, is economical in its movements, improving productivity, and is completely stable in all positions. The new models offer all these advantages in the 11,000- to 15,000-pound range.”

At just over 11,000 pounds with a bucket capacity of 0.98 cubic yard, the AS750 is the second smallest swing loader model. Compared with the AS600, the new model is wider with a longer wheelbase of 6 feet 1inch for even greater stability while the higher 61 horsepower engine provides heightened lifting and loading capacity. The parallel, or P-bucket, offers outstanding precision during material handling operations, especially with the pallet forks or load hook. Finally, the AS750 is designed with a spacious cab and two doors to give the operator optimal visibility for a safer job site.

For those looking for even more productivity, the mid-size AS850, with an operating weight of 13,184 pounds and a bucket capacity of 1.1 cubic yards encapsulates all the benefits of the AS series swing loaders with optional increased travel speed up to 25 mph.

A step up in power from the AS850, the AS1000 is also a mid-size model at 14,639 pounds  and a bucket capacity of approximately 1.3 cubic yards. It offers unrivaled speed and efficiency with its 4-cylinder 75 horsepower high-torque engine. An optional high-flow hydraulic line offers up to 32 gpm, which is suitable for driving hydraulic attachments.