Unveiled at the Executive Hire Show (Coventry, UK, February 2019), Mecalac’s iconic MBR-71 has been updated, further increasing its reputation as the construction industry’s favourite single drum pedestrian roller.
Available from April 2019, the all-new model has been redesigned to incorporate hydrostatic drive, bringing greater flexibility and ease of use for site workers. In addition, a series of key engineering updates to improve performance and safety have been introduced.
Specifically designed for the compaction of granular and asphalt materials, the MBR-71 is perfectly suited to applications including highway repair, footpaths, cycle lanes, playgrounds and landscaping environments. Its proven design provides superb balance, ensuring best-in-class manoeuvrability in tight spaces – making it the contractor’s ‘go to’ roller.
Removing the clutch and belt arrangement results in fewer maintenance requirements, while a 35% increase in water tank volume has significantly increased working range. Moving operating controls to the handle ensures safer and more ergonomically-friendly operation, complementing a new ‘spring applied’ hydraulic release handbrake, which activates when pressure is lost to maximise operator safety.
Paul Macpherson, UK Sales and Marketing Director at Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd, commented: “Our MBR-71 is a common sight on construction sites across the UK. Being so well established, it would be tempting not to change the winning formula. However, we are always listening to our customers and are committed to constantly improving the performance of our products.
“We’ve worked hard to bring a number of great enhancements to the latest model – which we think will be warmly welcomed by contactors and site workers alike. To coin a phrase, we’re confident we just made the best even better!”