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Mecalac articulated loaders new design

Technically revised and with a

modern design – this is how

Mecalac presents its tried and

tested AX series.

The focus on functionality,

customer benefit and low emis-

sion of the 3 compact wheel

loaders featuring bucket vol-

umes of 0.7 to 1.6 m³ has been

increased even further.

The intelligent engine and

traction drive concept, a cen-

tral multifunction display, the

Mecalac MDrive function and

the review of machine data via

the Mecadiag diagnostic system

noticeably facilitate daily work.



with single


With the new

12MTX, it's virtu-

ally impossible for

the driver to make


Using the

selector, every

machine function can be viewed in real time

on the 7" colour screen. A single selector – a

unique Mecalac feature – enables the 12MTX

to change configuration instantly.

With a simple gesture the driver sets the controls to

those of an excavator or a loader - with all its functions

combined and 'ready for use'.

Also,it can be put into parking or driving mode. At the

flick of a wrist, a construction site will benefit from in-

creased responsiveness, safety and productivity.


Caterpillar Upgraded Backhoe Loaders

For Africa, Middle East, Turkey, CIS, Australia, New Zealand

Caterpillar is building on its highly successful range of F-Series

backhoe loaders with the introduction of the new F2-Series

range of machines—422F2, 428F2, 432F2, 434F2, and 444F2.

The new models feature an all-new operator’s environment,

and engine technology enhances machine performance and

saves fuel.

The cab has been restyled for a more modern look and has

been designed throughout with the operator in mind, includ-

ing enhanced visibility to the loader attachment when at full


Machine-control ergonomics have been improved with a

new telescopic/tilt steering column, and the differential-lock

control has been repositioned to the loader controller.

Pilot-operated machines feature new variable excavator

controls that enable operators to adjust to the most comfort-

able operating position, reducing fatigue. A forward/reverse

controller is built into the loader controller for added conveni-

ence and improved efficiency.

Depending on the model, engine-power choices include

56.5 kW (76.8 hp), 68.5 kW (93hp), 70 kW (95 hp), or 74.5 kW

(101 hp) configurations.


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