Earlier this month (November), construction professionals from across the UK visited Adventure Sports in Warwickshire to demo the Mecalac 11MWR wheeled excavator. Alongside putting the game-changing model through its paces, attendees were briefed on the product concept and advantages against the competition.
Officially launched to the UK market earlier this year, the 11MWR blends the benefits of a crawler excavator and wheeled loader into one unique solution. Designed from the ground up, the innovative model is twice as compact than a classic excavator design, making it perfect for urban and peri-urban use.
Unlike most wheeled excavators, the 11-tonne unit has a low centre of gravity, ensuring 360° telescopic stability regardless of terrain. With the upper cabin set low between the four-wheel steering system, class-leading technology guarantees agility, mobility and versatility, without compromising on ground clearance.
Powered by a turbo-charged Deutz TCD 3.6 L4 water-cooled diesel engine, the fast and nimble 11MRW delivers 75hp @ 2,200 rpm. Closed hydrostatic centre transmission with Senso Drive automatic regulation achieves a continuously variable rate over the whole speed range, while an optional automatic gearbox guarantees smooth operation. All this power without the need for AdBlue® too.
With a maximum reach of 6.5m, digging depth of -2.9m, 6,000 daN break-out force and 3,400 daN tear-out (penetration) force, the 11MWR provides class-leading performance. The addition of Mecalac’s ‘CONNECT’ quick coupler ensures simple and safe equipment changes, while a variable adjustment (VA) boom with offset (three-part boom) enables operators to work outside their machine pattern.
Additional benefits include direct access to the cab with steps in line with the cab door easy access servicing points, including the refuelling point, all reachable from ground-level, alongside a wide selection of customisable accessories to ensure job site suitability.
Commenting on the demo day, Adam Phillips, Product Marketing Specialist at Mecalac Construction Equipment UK (CEUK), said: “A revolutionary addition to our compact portfolio, the MWR range sets the standards in lifting and carrying capability. A revolutionary design and state-of-the-art equipment technologies offer a versatile wheeled excavator solution for almost every application.”
“Hosting a special event at the Adventure Sports site in Warwickshire provided the perfect opportunity to showcase the 11MWR to excavator users and our dealer network. Alongside digging areas, the site’s off-road course allowed us to put the model’s speed, agility, compaction, and ground clearance to the test.”
Initial feedback from the event has been hugely positive. One attendee added: “There is absolutely no competition when it comes to this machine; I’ve tried the nearest competitor and sent it back”.
For more information about the 11MRW, or to find your nearest dealer, visit www.mecalac.com/en.