Re-imagining dumpers: a major challenge in urban construction projects

Dumpers evolved as a mechanical complement to excavators and loaders, dedicated to repetitive tasks of loading and unloading the bucket all day long. The driver is permanently exposed and therefore has to mount and dismount from the machine as much as 50 times a day, depending on the application, especially when he also has to handle an excavator in parallel to the dumper. Falls entering and exiting the machine are the most frequent causes of accidents on a construction site and even more serious is the risk that the machine rolls over due to an imbalanced load or is unknowingly working on an uneven soil ground. So whilst the dumper is an essential tool which is compact and easy to drive, in certain site applications there are additional considerations to take into account and Mecalac have developed it’s solution to meet these needs in an effort to minimise accidents on construction sites.

6MDX and 9MDX: 2 new Mecalac dumpers, combination of safety and design

With its know-how in terms of practical innovation and common sense strategy, the R&D department has transformed the 6- and 9-tonne dumpers of the existing range by incorporating the added value that is Mecalac's strength, which is taking a fresh look at a machine, and now the keystone of urban projects.

How? By imagining a cab that “changes everything”, with no equivalent on the market and that fits perfectly into the existing design of its dumpers. By also taking into account the latest innovations in the other machines produced by the Group, such as the new MWR excavators, to adapt the dumpers to the compactness of these mini construction machines. Objective of the Group’s R&D: to upgrade the dumpers as quickly as possible into the category of machines with “Made by Mecalac” design, with the safety of users as the primary credo.

“On the new Mecalac cab dumpers 6MDX and 9MDX each action of the driver is simplified and secure, each of his movements is facilitated and the protection of all persons on site is optimized. In terms of relevant innovation, “less is more” is one of the secrets to Mecalac's success. Even if behind this apparent simplicity there is an enormous amount of time invested in R&D and in adaptation of manufacturing processes.”