Mecalac Excavators

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by excavator, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Mr. Jon

    Mr. Jon LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 172

    We're demoing one now. I've been watching this machine for a few years now. We love it so far. It's a 6MCR with counterweight.
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  2. OP
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    excavator

    excavator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Looks good, I had read about them being tippy, I’m sure the counterweight helps. What does the machine weigh with counterweight? Does it seem gimmicky or does it do everything just fine. The build quality on the ones I saw looked great, they were stout and the boom allows them to get pretty small for transport and tight spots
     
  3. Mr. Jon

    Mr. Jon LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 172

    It was tippy before the counterweight but not anymore after it was installed. I haven't had it on the scale. Specs say machine is 12,660 and counterweight is 880 for a total of 13,480 lbs. Then the digging bucket, loader bucket, and forks add around another 2,000 lbs. for a total close to 16,000 lbs. I'll need a bigger trailer! No gimmicky at all, it's a beast and runs really nice and smooth. Build quality is amazing. Yeah the boom folds way back so you can spin around in a tight spot.
     

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