Pa.'s OK Rental Takes on Mecalac Line for Tri-State Area
📅 Mon August 07, 2017 - Northeast Edition #16
The OK Rental team. (L-R): Steve, service manager; Kevin, yard manager (Owner Ron Scoleri Sr.’s grandson); Ron Scoleri Sr., president; Tony, service technician, Dave, parts counter manager; Anna, office manager; Barry, service technician, Brad, service technician; and Ron Scoleri Jr., general manager.
Mecalac announced that it has appointed OK Rental of Darby, Pa., a dealer for southeast Pennsylvania, parts of southern New Jersey and Delaware.
The Mecalac MCR series combines the features of a skid steer loader, a compact excavator and a telehandler and integrates them with a unique, versatile boom.
The Mecalac all-terrain skid excavator can mount a skid steer bucket, perform all of the functions of a skid steer/track loader and lift and load materials to a pile or truck as high as 16 ft. (5 m), due to Mecalac's versatile boom with integrated high reach offset. The boom folds to 131 degrees, offering maximum stability and lifting performance.
The MCR can fully rotate while carrying a load up to 40 percent of its own weight. It also adapts well to unstable surfaces, can work on platforms in loader mode and gives the operator a 360-degree view of the surroundings.
Mecalac's Active Lock quick-coupling system allows the operator to switch out to attachment for digging, ditching, skid buckets, forks, handling plates and more, in seconds. Auxiliary hydraulics permit the use of standard hydraulic attachments, including hammers, augers, cutters and more.
All models have an over terrain speed in excess of 6 mph (9.7 kmh). The process of changing from excavator mode to skid steer mode is as simple as turning a switch inside the cab.
Mecalac offers three models of its skid excavator:
• 6MCR — 12,600 lbs. (5,715 kg) 75 hp (55.4 kW)
• 8MCR — 15,900 lbs. (7,212 kg) 75 hp (55.4 kW)
• 10MCR — 20,700 lbs. (9,389 kg) 75 hp (55.4 kW)
Mecalac also has several rubber-tired loader models, some with unique features such as crab steer and four-wheel steer. OK Rental will offer all Mecalac products.
Mecalac launched distribution of their loaders and excavators in the United States in February 2016. Mecalac signed a cooperation with Massachusetts-based Lorusso Heavy Equipment (LHE) to not only distribute the product line, but also assist with locating dealers outside of New England.
“Working through the contract with Lorusso and Mecalac was a dream,” said John McCusker, Mecalac specialist of OK Rental. “They are focused on the end user and are looking to help the dealer achieve market share and satisfied customers.
“The most key feature of the Mecalac product line is the versatility,” added McCusker. “It will literally take the place of two machines on many jobs.”
OK Rental has hired three people to help sell and support the Mecalac product line.
About OK Rental
In addition to Mecalac, OK Rental also carries Bomag Light (walk-behind trench rollers and tampers); Cormidi (walk-behind skid steers and self-dumpers), Allmand light towers and generators; Husqvarna concrete products and the landscaping line.
OK Rental was founded in 1997 from Darby Lumber, which was founded in 1956. Darby Lumber was phased out with the formation of OK Rental. A third-generation family-owned company, OK Rental is today led by its president, Ron Scoleri Sr., who took over the business at the age of 19 upon his father's death. He was responsible for transforming Darby Lumber into an equipment rental firm in 1996. His son, Ron Scoleri Jr., is general manager, responsible for the daily operations of OK Rental.