Mecalac has welcomed Trekker Group to its growing dealer network. The Trekker Group is one of five dealers Mecalac added in 2020 to expand coverage across North America.
Trekker Group will offer Mecalac’s innovative line of crawler skid-excavators — the MCR Series — as well as the company’s MWR Series of wheeled excavators and AS Series of swing loaders at six locations throughout Florida. The partnership creates a solid foundation for sales and service in the southeast and Gulf Coast regions and allows Mecalac to bring its game-changing productivity to jobsites across America.
“Growing a brand — especially one as unique as Mecalac — requires a strong partner with exemplary customer service,” said Peter Bigwood, general manager for Mecalac North America. “Trekker Group recognizes Mecalac’s potential for their landscaping and construction customers. They also have the support network necessary for helping us foster a whole new way of thinking about the jobsite.”
Trekker Group originated in Puerto Rico more than 66 years ago, reaching mainland U.S. in 2010 with the establishment of Trekker Tractor. Several divisions of the company, including the original Puerto Rico Wire Group, continue to provide construction wire products, tools, and accessories across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
In addition to Trekker Tractor, the equipment sales, rental, and service division, the group also manages Trekker Distributor in the U.S. This division provides concrete formwork, supplies and design consultation services, as well as multiple construction equipment lines throughout Florida and most states in the southeast.
As part of Trekker’s equipment lineup, Mecalac’s newly updated 6MCR, 8MCR, and 10MCRoffer superior speed, productivity, and compact operation over traditional mini-excavators. The machines combine the quickness of a skid steer with the 360-degree rotation of an excavator for versatility and travel speeds two times faster than any small excavator. Using a range of attachments, contractors can easily do the job of several machines with a single unit, freeing up resources and space, and boosting productivity.
“Partnering with Mecalac is an ideal fit with our customer base,” said Adam Stegeman, vice president of operations for Trekker Group. “We focus on site work, utilities, water treatment plants, pool contractors, landscapers and municipalities. Jobsites are often crowded and difficult to access.
"Mecalac equipment is compact, highly maneuverable, and the most innovative machines our industry has seen in the last 50 years. With Mecalac, our customers can be more resourceful and efficient. We’re happy to be able to help make that happen.”
Trekker Tractor will also offer the 7MWR, 9MWR, 11MWR and 15MWR, which feature a revolutionary design that addresses pain points often encountered with wheeled excavators. The MWR models provide outstanding stability, improved accessibility for the operator and an unbeatably compact working radius.