Mecalac debuts new telescopic wheel loader at The ARA Show 2024
Mecalac has launched the AT1050 telescopic wheel loader for the North American market. The telescopic loader, part of the AT Series, balances the functionality of a rigid chassis front loader with the manoeuvrability of an articulated loader. The AT1050 also combines functions, such as material handling and loading, for the construction, landscaping, recycling, and composting industries. Mecalaca says that the machine is stable, mobile, and multifunctional, and is ideal for the rental market.
The AT1050 will premiere at The ARA Show 2024 alongside the TA3SH site dumper.
"Our booth is off the beaten path," said Peter Bigwood, general manager for Mecalac North America. "But the walk will seem short compared to the long-term returns our offerings provide rental customers by extending what they can do with just one compact machine."
The AT1050's rigid chassis keeps the machine balanced by retaining its centre of gravity - even during tight turns - and four-wheel steering ensures ideal manoeuvrability when navigating work sites. Three steering modes enable the operator to use two-wheel steering when travelling at up to 25 miles per hour, four-wheel steering for tight turns, and crab steering for moving diagonally to get the AT1050 into position close to walls or obstacles. Because of its rigid chassis, the AT1050 doesn't lose capacity while turning whereas a traditional articulating loader will reduce its capacity up to 30 percent while doing the same movement. Unlike typical telehandlers that need plenty of room to maneuver, the telescopic loader can make a single movement within a radius of 12 feet, 2 inches (3.71 metres).
Typically, operators need to choose between a telehandler's reach or a wheel loader's ability to cut, move, and grade materials. Jobs requiring both attributes may require both machines on an often-crowded job site. The AT1050 uses its telescopic boom to perform both functions. Featuring Mecalac's hydraulic quick coupler, the AT1050 can quickly switch between forks to several other accessories such as buckets, hydraulic grapples, sweepers, or job-specific implements.
The AT1050 utilizes a Tier 4 Final 75-horsepower (55.4-kilowatt) engine with a DOC emissions control system. This means that there is no DPF or DEF fluid to manage.
Equipped with loading forks, the machine has a lifting height of up to 15 feet, 2 inches (4.66 metres) and a reach of up to nine feet, nine inches (three metres). This working range is combined with a lifting force of more than three tons at 6,305 pounds (2,860 kilograms). The monoboom design offers a clear view of the work tool, and the lifting kinematics combine the strength and breakout force of a loader and the reach of a telehandler.