Mecalac offers the AX1000 articulated loader for construction projects. Combining heavy-duty performance with self-stabilizing maneuverability and a reliable design, the AX1000 — and all models in the AX Articulated Loader Series — are designed for utility, construction, landscaping and recycling.
“Articulated loaders are tried and true workhorses in North America,” said Peter Bigwood, general manager for Mecalac North America. “When that’s what the job calls for, we have a high-quality option that has good value-adds in terms of stability, visibility, power, simplified maintenance and operator experience that will offer owners a competitive advantage.”
The AX1000 features a monoboom, a single boom that offers rigidity and strength, resisting the twisting that can occur with the traditional two-arm setup. Combining large, tinted windows with the monoboom design, the AX1000 eliminates the two loader arms obstructing the operator’s view and allows clear visibility to the left and right in addition to straight ahead.
The AX1000 also offers stability because the machine’s pivot joint is offset at a positive angle. As the machine articulates, the center of gravity is transferred to the rear, so it can re-level itself, reducing the risk of the machine toppling over. Along with the safety features, stability also opens up opportunities to expand use through different attachments, such as forks and snow pushers.
This machine has a standard bucket volume of 1.3 cu. yd. (1 cubic meter) plus a 75-hp engine. The machine has a lift capacity of 9,038 lbs. (4,100 kg). Further, the AX1000 maintains lifting power from the ground to its highest point.
Mecalac also updated its interior features. The ergonomically laid-out pilot controls condense multiple functions from the auxiliary hydraulics into one joystick. The cabin includes a multi-position comfort seat, glove box with storage space and a powerful three-stage ventilation and heating system.
Mecalac’s platform design allows operators to complete 90% of daily checks on the ground, which boosts jobsite safety by mitigating the risk of falls. The AX1000’s common diagnostic tools support service.
Other capabilities include:
- Travels up to 19 mph (30.6 km)
- Uses a diesel oxidation catalyst for pollution control, so no need for a diesel particulate filter or diesel exhaust fluid and associated downtime