MR50 and MR60 tiltrotatorsPublished 27/9 at 14:13
Mecalac, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact equipment for urban construction sites, is pleased to announce the launch of its MR50 and MR60 tiltrotators and dedicated grading buckets. The MR50 and MR60 tiltrotators are available for Mecalac crawler excavators and wheeled excavators fitted with the ‘Connect’ hydraulic quick coupler.
The integrated Mecalac solution consists of a tiltrotator between two Connect quick couplers, fitted directly at the factory, and a specially designed grading bucket. The Mecalac MR50 and MR60 allow for a 360° rotation in both directions as well as a 40° tilt left and right for various attachments, including hydro mechanical tools such as grapples.
Véronique Kennerson, product specialist for excavators at Mecalac, explains: “Mecalac tiltrotators between two Connect quick couplers are a highly innovative solution of the latest generation. Fully integrated into the machine, they further enhance the versatility and productivity of Mecalac excavators. Thanks to their sandwich mounting between two Connect quick couplers, the operator can easily remove either the tool or the entire tool/tiltrotator system to immediately resume work with a 4x1 or loader bucket, for example. Another great advantage is that the Mecalac tiltrotator, while extremely robust and among the most powerful in terms of torque, is also one of the lightest on the market, thus preserving the power of the machine.”
The stability of Mecalac excavators makes them ideal tool carriers for tiltrotators, with Mecalac’s patented kinematics in particular coming into its own. The boom, which is positioned far back, is perfect when weight is added to the end of the stick, as it acts as a counterweight. As for the two piece boom with offset kinematics, this enables the positioning of tools ideally when used with the tiltrotator. The offset at the top of the boom (standard), combined with the tiltrotator, further increases the 360° capabilities of Mecalac excavators. Operators are able to dig deeper trenches than ever before, in parallel with the machine. The combination of offset and tiltrotator are said to provide almost infinite possibilities of use, resulting in more accurate results, faster work, less repositioning of the machine and not least, improved safety at the job site.