Mustang Company will bring six all-wheel steering (AWS) loader models to market through selected dealers in North and South America. Three of the models (ML43, ML53 and ML73) will be telescopic loaders, adding to their lift capability.
Mustang AWS loaders are an expansion of the Mustang skid-steer line, offering higher tipping loads and extended dump heights. The AWS loaders share the same ergonomic features as the rest of Mustang's products.
Steering with all four wheels improves the loaders' handling, and their high steering angles and small track circle make tight corners simple to negotiate. Unlike articulated wheel loaders, the AWS loaders are built with a rigid frame, increasing steadiness when moving loads around the job site. According to the company, the wheels of its loaders always remain in a perfect rectangle. Because there is no articulation, the center of gravity stays at the machine’s center.
There’s plenty of usable power too. When an AWS loader drives into a pile, an automatic downshift system reduces speed and converts it to pushing power. The total hydraulic system is used to move material out of the pile. The machines can be fast, as well. A high-speed option gives the loaders a travel speed of 25 mph.