Mecalac unveils its AS 1600 swing loader
Mecalac’s new, four-wheel steered swing loader, the AS 1600, replaces its popular predecessor, the AS 150 that for 13 years was the company’ flagship in the 11-tonne class.
The company says the AS 1600 comes in an entirely new design and offers a number of features it has for the first time developed for a loader of this class.
These include a new intuitive operating concept; the new traction drive with MDrive; a new low-emission engine, and the load-sensing hydraulic system with flow sharing and analysis of loader data via the Mecadiag diagnostic system.
The wheeled loader reaches a load over height of 3.4m, and with a turning radius of 4.35m across the rear it is ideal for confined work sites, says Mecalac.
The AS 1600 handles larger buckets than its predecessor. Several bucket sizes from 1.6-2.5m³ and several types are available, and the machine can also be used as a rough terrain forklift, excavator, or for lifting.
The AS 1600 comes with a water-cooled 90kW Deutz turbo-diesel engine with intercooler that complies with the requirements of EU Stage III B.