Mecalac's all-new 3.5MDX cabbed site dumper makes EHS debut

Mecalac launched its all-new 3.5MDX cabbed site dumper earlier this year. The latest addition to its state-of-the-art portfolio will be the first time the machine has been seen at a 'live' event since its launch.

Designed from the ground up to set the standards in performance, safety and comfort, the innovative model offers all the benefits of the Mecalac MDX range in a 3.5 tonne capacity.

Perfectly blending stylish design with ‘rental tough’ build quality, the new 3.5MDX is powered by a Stage V-compliant Kubota D1803 1.8L turbocharged 3-cylinder diesel engine, delivering 50hp (37kW) at 2700rpm and a peak torque of 150.5Nm at 1600rpm. 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 12.4mph (20kph) makes the unit quick and easy to move around site.

An operating weight of 2990 kg, length of 3.8 m, width of 1.9 m and height of 2.8 m make the 3.5MDX highly compact and manoeuvrable, providing an effective solution to carry 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 well-being 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 class-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 is available by clicking on the following link:

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