Mecalac launches 3.5MDX

Published 8/7, 2021 at 17:52

Mecalac has announced the launch of its all-new 3.5MDX cabbed site dumper, the latest addition to its state of the art portfolio. Designed from the ground up to set exacting standards in performance, safety and comfort, the innovative model offers all the benefits of the Mecalac MDX range in a 3.5t model.

Blending stylish design with ‘rental tough’ build quality, the new 3.5MDX is powered by a Stage V-compliant Kubota D1803 1.8L turbo charged three cylinder diesel engine, delivering 37kW at 2,700rpm and a peak torque of 150.5Nm at 1,600rpm. Thanks to the integration of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), emissions are minimised, while fuel economy is optimised.  Available with either swivel tip skip with 180° rotation (to enable precise lateral unloading without manoeuvres) or front tip skip, the new model is designed with an articulated and oscillating chassis to ensure excellent manoeuvrability and off road capability. 

The 3.5MDX uses high and low range gearing for both forward and reverse, as well as permanent hydrostatic four wheel drive. This means that operators have torque on demand to effortlessly move loads in even the most challenging site conditions. This, combined with a maximum travel speed of 20kph, makes the unit quick and easy to move around site. An operating weight of 2,990 kg, length of 3.8m, width of 1.9m and height of 2.8m make the 3.5MDX highly compact and manoeuvrable, providing an effective solution for carrying high payloads in confined spaces and for a large variety of applications.

The 3.5MDX prioritises the highest levels of operator comfort by adopting Mecalac’s proven ‘MDX’ cab with optional air conditioning to provide outstanding operator wellbeing in all weather conditions. Like all MDX models, the unique isolated cabin layout minimises vibration and noise, while ergonomic controls and an adjustable seat provide a relaxed environment when working for extended periods.  Alongside, featuring front and rear LED work lights as standard, the fully enclosed cab provides leading operator visibility thanks to large glazed areas and a curved windscreen, ensuring all around natural visibility.

With safety prioritised throughout the design process, the new Mecalac cabbed dumper incorporates MDX design characteristics, resulting in easier and safer access to the machine thanks to high visibility and easy reach steps and handrails, as well as an excellent engine access enabling all servicing operations from ground level.  In order to ensure a higher level of operator protection in any situation, the certified ROPS/FOPS MDX cab has been additionally designed and tested by Mecalac to withstand impacts while loading the dumper skip. The Mecalac MDX cab impact test video may be viewed at:

For additional safety, the 3.5MDX features ‘Shield’ – Mecalac’s package of safety critical operator features – as standard. Key technologies include start and drive interlock, handbrake warning, digital speedometer, fuel loss warning sensor, automatic idle shut off, park brake test and ‘Stop-Start Control’. All Shield safety features are adjustable to suit different applications where these are not required.

The new 3.5MDX is the latest addition to Mecalac’s pioneering MDX range, which also includes the 6t 6MDX and 9t 9MDX. The range offers construction professionals with a suite of high performance options to suit their specific requirements. 

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