Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd (MCEUK), part of Group Mecalac and a global leader in compact equipment design and manufacture, has launched Powershift transmission capability for its class-leading TLB870 backhoe loader.
Available to specify as an added extra from November 2018, the innovative technology delivers smooth and more efficient gear changes. When paired with an automatic shift gearbox, Powershift helps operators to select the correct gear for the required application – regardless of terrain, ground conditions or carrying weight.
Packed full of modern design features, Mecalac’s TLB870 backhoe loader has been specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of today’s competitive construction marketplace. The addition of Powershift transmission ensures even greater levels of productivity and performance, reducing cycle times and improving job site efficiencies for operators.
With up to a 7% increase in dig reach and 8% increase in dig depth compared to the competition, the TLB870 offers superior excavator productivity. In addition, an intelligent hydraulic system, featuring unique in-loader valve and tandem gear pump, reduces power consumption while improving fuel economy. Servo controls offer enhanced operator ergonomics and instant familiarity, while a class-leading tear-out performance offers up to a 30% improvement against the competition.
Paul Macpherson, UK Sales and Marketing Director at Mecalac CEUK, commented: “The perfect blend of style and performance at an affordable price point, our TLB870 is proving a firm favourite with owner-operators worldwide. Adding the option of Powershift transmission provides yet another innovative way to further boost efficiencies and reduce job times for busy construction professionals.”
The entry-level TLB870 is Mecalac’s latest addition to its backhoe loader portfolio, which also comprises the TLB890 and TLB990. The sideshift model offers best in class excavator dig depth, reach and dipper tear out.