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Updates for Mecalac MDX dumper range

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Thu 12 Aug 2021

Updates for Mecalac MDX dumper range

Mecalac has announced updates for its MDX site dumper range. The first will see all new 6-tonne 6MDX and 9-tonne 9MDX models fitted with optional hydrostatic transmission. The second evolution concerns the availability of a ROPS (Roll-Over Protective Structure) foldable rollbar, making the cabin effectively optional.

Widely used across the construction equipment industry, the adoption of hydrostatic transmission replaces mechanical transmission with fixed gear ratios. This ensures easier operation without the need to shift gear, as well as providing the added benefit of responsive dynamic braking.  This makes operation easier and safer for both experienced and new operators, reckons Mecalac, meaning the new hydrostatic 6MDX and 9MDX are ideal for both rental fleets and operators that frequently change their equipment.

The addition of hydrostatic transmission also improves operator comfort, thanks to smooth acceleration. Removing the gearstick allows for a more spacious operator environment, while fewer parts mean less maintenance and overall less wear, directly resulting in a lower total cost of ownership.

Alongside featuring the option of hydrostatic transmission, both new models will be available with the option of either an integrated cab or all-new ROPS foldable rollbar. Boosting safety and featuring a smart design, the all-new ROPS models are said to be easy to transport between job sites and allow operators to work in low height areas with ease. The structure is easily foldable, thanks to a handle and gas strut, which means folding and unfolding the ROPS is safe and requires minimal manual effort. Because the ROPS roll bar has significantly fewer components than a cab, it is an economical choice, but still offers superior operator protection.

For additional safety and comfort, the 6MDX and 9MDX can be fitted with the unique isolated MDX cab to minimise vibration and noise, while optional air conditioning provides outstanding operator comfort in all weather conditions. The certified ROPS/FOPS MDX cab has been additionally designed and tested by Mecalac to withstand impacts while loading the dumper skip. Watch the cab impact test video below.

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