Mecalac at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020


9MWR Wheeled Excavator

9MWR Wheeled Excavator

Mecalac, relatively new in the USA, is an international manufacturer of compact construction equipment for urban sites. Known for its innovative, customer-focused technology, Mecalac has sales companies, distributors and customers in more than 80 countries. Versatile and multi-purpose equipment is available through five product lines, including: excavators, loaders, backhoe loaders, site dumpers and compaction rollers.

During CONEXPO, Mecalac’s demonstration models include the 9MWR wheeled excavator, the 6MCR crawler skid-excavator, the AS700 swing-loader and 6MDX dumper. Alexandre Marchetta, CEO for Mecalac said, “We organized the CONEXPO-CON/AGG demonstrations to prove the speed, stability, maneuverability, sustainability and overall productivity of Mecalac products using real-world scenarios operators often encounter on the jobsite. We’ve brought our game-changing equipment to the North American market because we believe it fills an unmet need. These demonstrations will give attendees a chance to witness our revolutionary solutions firsthand.”

During the CONEXPO demonstrations, attendees saw the outstanding stability, accessibility, and 360-degree compactness of the 9MWR. Like all models in the MWR series, the 9MWR offers operators optimum stability regardless of the rotation angle of the upper carriage. The series also features operator cabs that are 20 percent lower than comparable models and centered, integrated steps for ease of access. At just 90.9-inches-wide, the 9MWR is 2.5 times more compact than a traditional excavator. This, combined with four-wheel steering, allows enhanced turning mobility in narrow spaces. 

6MCR Crawler Skid-Excavator

Mecalac’s 6MCR demonstrated the productivity and efficiency possible from its MCR series. With speeds up to 6.2 mph, the 6MCR is up to two times faster than comparable compact excavators. It features the lineup’s hydrostatic transmission motor, allowing operators to move up to 26 cubic feet of material at 6.2 mph. The 6MCR’s 360-degree compactness is ideal for congested worksites, offering industry-leading stability with a smaller footprint to safely navigate the tightest spaces. 

AS700 Swing-Loader

Attendees saw the stability, mobility and space management offered by the AS700. All models in the AS Series, including the AS700, provide industry-leading stability in all positions and on all terrains. Innovative design allows operators to pivot the bucket up to 180 degrees without any loss of stability for greater flexibility and utilization in tight spaces. Three steering modes – two-wheel, four-wheel, and crab – allow contractors to simultaneously drive, operate and rotate for maximum mobility. In combination with the 180-degree swivel arm, this maneuverability provides a rotation footprint 20 percent smaller than conventional loaders for optimal space management.  

6MDX Dumper

Attendees saw Mecalac’s commitment to safety firsthand on the 6.6-ton payload 6MDX, which was part of the CONEXPO demonstrations. The MDX series has large cabins with excellent visibility and standard forward-facing ISO5006 compliant cameras. The 6MDX also features large steps, organized like a stairway, and full-length handrails to ensure safe access and egress.

Mecalac has built an international reputation for innovative design, producing user-friendly, more sustainable machines that address the safety, comfort and flexibility needs of operators on today’s urban jobsites. These qualities, and more, will be on display during the demonstrations.



Mecalac is known for its game-changing solutions for everyday jobsite challenges. With the user at the center of every design decision, Mecalac manufactures and distributes innovative, compact equipment that changes the way people work and sets new standards for product performance. 

Mecalac equipment is designed for enhanced safety and ease of use while maximizing efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. A frequent recipient of international innovation awards, Mecalac offers a wide range of excavators, wheel loaders, dumpers, backhoe loaders, rollers and other custom equipment.



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This material appeared in the May 2020 issues of the ACP Magazines:

California Builder & Engineer, Construction, Construction Digest, Construction News, Constructioneer, Dixie Contractor, Michigan Contractor & Builder, Midwest Contractor, New England Construction, Pacific Builder & Engineer, Rocky Mountain Construction, Texas Contractor, Western Builder