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Mecalac launches new telescopic wheel loader

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Mecalac's new AT1050 multifunctional, telescopic wheel loader will debut at this year's ARA show. (Photo Mecalac)
Mecalac's new AT1050 multifunctional, telescopic wheel loader will debut at this year's ARA show. (Photo Mecalac)

Mecalac launched the AT1050 telescopic wheel loader for the North American market. According to the company, the telescopic loader balances the functionality of a rigid chassis front loader with the maneuverability of an articulated loader. The AT1050 also combines functions, such as material handling and loading, for the construction, landscaping and composting industries.

“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 chassis keeps the machine balanced by retaining its center of gravity — even during tight turns — and four-wheel steering helps maintain maneuverability when navigating work sites. Three steering modes enable the operator to use a two-wheel steer when traveling at up to 25 miles per hour, a four-wheel steer for tight turns and crab steer for moving diagonally to get the AT1050 into position close to walls or obstacles. According to the company, the rigid chassis also means that the unit loses no capacity while turning.

Featuring Mecalac’s patented hydraulic quick coupler, the AT1050 can quickly switch between forks to many other accessories such as buckets, hydraulic grapples, sweepers or job-specific implements.

The AT1050 delivers heavy-duty performance with a Tier 4 Final 75-horsepower engine with a DOC emissions control system. This means that there is no DPF or DEF fluid to manage, boosting uptime while mitigating de-rates and engine issues relating to bypassed regeneration cycles or compromised DEF systems. Equipped with loading forks, the machine has a lifting height of up to 15 feet, 2 inches and a reach of up to 9 feet, 9 inches. This working range is paired with a lifting force of more than 3 tons at 6,305 pounds.

Mecalac will premiere the AT1050 at The American Rental Association (ARA) Show on February 19-21.

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