Mecalac reveals technical specification for MDX site dumper range
Following its global launch at this year’s INTERMAT exhibition (23-28 Apr), Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd has revealed the full technical specifications of its eagerly-anticipated MDX cabbed site dumper range. A Stage IIIB-compliant engine, all-new dashboard design and a ground-up focus on site safety features makes the MDX Mecalac’s most innovative site dumper range ever.
Available in both six and nine-tonne payloads (6MDX and 9MDX respectively), each model pairs stylish design with impressive operator functionality. A curved glass isolated cab, inspired by the highly-acclaimed Mecalac MWR wheeled excavator, provides outstanding visibility while minimising noise and vibration.
For the 6MDX, an operating weight of 4,950kg ensures outstanding manoeuvrability, while boasting a top speed of 28kph for improved productivity. The 9MDX offers similarly impressive statistics, with a narrow body width for effective operation in tight spaces complemented by an operating height of 3,430mm for best-in-class visibility and ground clearance.
Both models adopt a highly-efficient 3.4L, 55kw Perkins 854 IIIB-compliant engine, generating 424Nm of torque. DPF exhaust after-treatment (with passive regeneration) ensures both models meet international emissions standards, while next generation Power Brakes, driven by the main hydraulic system, deliver significant improvement in pedal feel and braking effort.
While operator comfort is prioritised through easy-access controls, optional air conditioning and an all-new dashboard design, industry-leading safety credentials ensure the MDX range stands out from the crowd.
Alongside a forward-facing camera factory-fitted as standard, high-visibility access steps ensure safe entry and exit for operators. Flashing green seatbelt beacons, LED work lights and protected tail lights ensure each model is both visible on site and suitable for both day and night operation.
As with the standard Mecalac ROPS site dumper portfolio, each MDX model can be fitted with Mecalac’s Shield technology packs to further enhance site dumper safety for operators nationwide.
Shield – Standard on all 6 and 9 tonne models from August, Shield is Mecalac’s first-stage technology upgrade pack. Key features include:
- Start and drive interlock
- Seatbelt/handbrake/service warnings
- Speed limiter (factory set)
- Idle shut-off
- Stop/Start Control™
- Park brake test
Shield PRO – Building on entry-level features, Mecalac’s Shield+ upgrade pack adds:
- Skip interlock
- Tilt limit
- Rollover lockout
- Fuel loss warning
- Custom speed limiter and idle shut-off (via Bluetooth and smartphone app)
Mecalac’s Hazard Detection and Capture Telematics packages can also be specified for both the 6MDX and 9MDX.
Kenny Price, Business Development Manager for TDL Equipment commented: “The MDX range takes the cabbed dumper platform to the next level with its unparalleled integration of the cab design. By putting the operator at the heart of the design, Mecalac have produced a dumper with the best accessibility, comfort, and safety features in the market. The MDX range is now available to order through TDL Equipment in the Central Belt and Southern Scotland.”