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Volume 1 No 4

The worldwide construction equipment magazine

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Visitors dwarfed by Liebherr’s big T282C at Bauma 2010

Detailed coverage of

new products at

Bauma 2010

The talk of Bauma –

the new Liebherr


New generation JCB

3CX and 4CX backhoe


First inspection of new

Liebherr articulated


Hyundai reveals Dash

9 excavators and

wheel loaders

Important news from

Eder, Imer, Manitou

and Terex

Bauma 2010

Indepth Review

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Page 5 Editorial Comment

Page 6 Industry News

Including Finning sells Hewden, Eder back in excavators, Imer

pumps with Waitzinger, Atlas excavators turn orange again, Tony

Helsham moves to Doosan and Manitou and Terex share platform


Page 10 The talk of Bauma 2010

Exclusive CP&E pictures of the new Liebherr stand and some more

of the company’s new products at the show.

Page 13 First inspection of the new Liebherr ADT

Nick Johnson checks out the first Liebherr articulated dumptruck –

the 30 tonne payload TA230 which was unveiled at Bauma.

Page 15 New fuel saving JCB backhoe loaders

The latest generation 3CX and 4CX backhoes complete with

EcoDig and EcoRoad technology have been revealed by JCB.

Page 17 Hyundai showcases Dash 9 excavators and wheel


Bauma was used by Hyundai for the international launch of its full

range of new Dash 9 hydraulic excavators and wheel loaders.

Bauma Review - Part 1

This latest in-depth CP&E review of new machines being exhibited

at the world’s greatest construction equipment show includes

products from:

Page 19 Wacker Neuson / SDMO Page 20 Atlas Copco / Takeuchi

Page 21 Hitachi / Brokk Page 22 IHI Imer / Bronto Page 23 Merlo

Page 24 New Holland / GG Crane Page 25 Bell Equipment / Ditch Witch

Page 26 Terex / Manitou Page 27 Hydrema Page 28 Caterpillar / Indeco

Page 29 Case / Bergmann Page 30 Schwing Page 31 Grove / Doosan

Page 32 CTE Page 33 Multitel / Linden Comansa Page 34 Terex Cranes

Page 35 Volvo Trucks / Rotar Page 36 Versalift / LiuGong

Page 37 LST / Potain Page 38 Sandvik / Komatsu

Page 39 Spierings / MB Page 40 Bomag Page 41 CBI / Palfinger

Page 42 Wilbert / Atlas Page 43 Volvo / Dinolift


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A most memorable


Despite the travel chaos, over 416,000 visitors did make it

to Munich by the end of the show. But many expected

visitors, and quite a number of exhibitors, simply could not

get there – especially from America and Asia. That was a

real shame as there was so much to see at what, in my

estimation, was the best Bauma yet.

A big topic of conversation at the show was Liebherr’s

big stand with its new two storey building on stilts

surrounded by so many large machines. The result was

impressive and, after the unprecedented economic

downturn experienced by the industry, this upbeat stance

provided a welcome visual indication of optimism. A

pictorial feature showing the Liebherr stand is included in

this issue.

The Liebherr family are to be congratulated for staging such a show of strength. Whilst some observers

questioned the wisdom of constructing such a large structure, Liebherr stressed its practicality and reusability.

What many visitors did not know is that the steelwork of the modular stand structure was built at the Liebherr

factory at Biberach, Germany – to keep its workers busy at a time of greatly reduced demand for the tower

cranes that are usually made there. So the company was both able to retain its skills base and get a valuable

resource which can be so effectively used at both future Baumas and other events.

There were so many new machines at Bauma that most of this issue of CP&E is devoted to a major review of

the show. Amongst the notable product launches included in this coverage are the fascinating double jib tower

crane from the GG Crane Group and the innovative CTE vehicle mounted access platform with its high level

slewing ring.

Fuel saving and emissions reductions are hot topics and there were a notable number of electric and hybrid

machines on show. Mainly displayed as prototypes, they showed how design thinking is advancing.

The general feeling was that, whilst trading conditions are still difficult in many countries, the worst of the

global downturn might be over. Business remains buoyant in China and prospects in Brazil and India are looking


Bolstered up by their success at home, a significant number of Chinese construction equipment

manufacturers were showing their wares at Bauma. But machines from three Far Eastern manufacturers had to

be covered up or removed from the show after allegations were made of product copying and patent breaches.

This high profile action happened after JCB successfully applied for court orders in Germany and preliminary

injunctions were served against exhibitors who it alleged were showing backhoe loaders and telehandlers that

infringed its intellectual property rights.

The industry will be watching developments with great interest. Certainly there needs to be a level playing

field and equipment manufacturers which spend millions on research and development must be able to have

their innovative designs legally protected worldwide. Any blatant copying of another company’s products,

wherever it might occur, is wrong and should not be allowed.

Whilst some companies stood accused of copying existing products, others displayed their original design

thinking for the machines of the future. Both Doosan and Volvo showed scale models of futuristic machines.

Such action is to be applauded.

Hopefully, as industry optimism increases, we might actually see fascinating concept machines in the metal

again - like the O&K Futura excavator seen at a Bauma in the past!

Nick Johnson

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Industry News

Finning Finning International International sells


its its Hewden Hewden rental rental business


Whilst it remains fully committed to its UK Caterpillar

dealership, Finning International Inc of Canada has pulled out

of the rental business in the UK. It has sold the UK rental

company Hewden to the private equity group Sun European

Partners for £110.2 million.

Finning originally purchased Hewden, one of the UK’s

largest rental companies, in December 2000 for £400 million.

At the time there was much speculation that the business

might be renamed the Cat Rental Store but this never

happened. In subsequent years sections of the business – Finning International has sold the big UK rental company

notably tower cranes, hoists and small tools were sold – and

Hewden to the private equity group Sun European

now, after financial strain due to the recession, Finning has

Partners so that it can concentrate on its Caterpillar

distribution business.

sold Hewden.

Mike Waites, the President and Chief Executive Officer of

Finning International Inc, says, “After a comprehensive review, we have determined that, for strategic and financial

reasons, it is in our shareholders' best interest to divest Hewden. Owning a large, short-term rental business operating

separately from our UK dealership does not now align with our strategic objectives. This sale is a continuation of our

journey towards a new Finning and the final step in rationalising our UK operations.”

Hewden has 63 locations and 1,300 employees in the UK. Sun European Partners plans to work with the existing

Hewden management team which includes Director Kevin Parkes. Hewden’s commercial centre in Manchester will

become its new head office.

Kevin Parkes says the Hewden brand is strong and is well positioned to benefit from the economic recovery.

Finning previously used Hewden to provide a rental route to market for Caterpillar machines and Kevin Parkes says

that ‘a very robust strategic alliance, has been agreed between Sun and Finning but that there is no firm obligation to

buy Caterpillar products. Greater flexibility with machine purchase will help Hewden to serve long-term rental

customers who express particular brand preferences.

Whilst Finning clearly hopes to continue selling significant volumes of Caterpillar machinery to Hewden in the

future, not owning Hewden should help it sell more equipment to other UK hire companies. The UK is one of the

largest rental markets in the world and most manufacturers prefer to sell to the many rental companies there rather

than compete against them.

Eder Eder returns returns to to making making ex exca ex ca cavators ca ators

A surprise exhibit at the Bauma plant exhibition was a new 145 tonne 8150 hydraulic excavator produced by Eder.

This Germany company first started making excavators in 1953 and subsequently it produced machines to be sold

both as Eders and under the names of other plant makers including Caterpillar, Hanomag, Massey Ferguson and

International Harvester. In 1991 Eder was part of a joint venture that resulted in Caterpillar wheeled excavators being

produced in a Sennebogen factory in Germany.

Now, after a long absence from the excavator market, Eder is back with Walter Eder senior working with his son

who is also called Walter. Their company, Eder Holding GmbH of Munich, was proudly showing its first new era Eder

excavator at Bauma. Manufactured in Dortmund, the

machine has a 567kW (760hp) Cummins SQ23

engine, Rexroth hydraulics and Intertractor B type


The 8150 at Bauma was equipped with a 9.0m

monobloc boom, a 3.5m dipper arm and a 9.0m³

backhoe bucket. Managing Director Walter Eder aims

to build five more units this year and he also has

plans to produce a 250 tonne excavator in the future.

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The Eder name is back on an excavator – this is the new

145 tonne 8150 which made a surprise appearance at

Bauma on the Eder Holding GmbH stand.

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Industry News

Imer is now making Waitzinger designed truck mounted concrete pumps in

Italy and selling them alongside the complementary products in its Concrete

Machinery Division.

Concrete Concrete pump pump collabor collaboration

collabor ation

between between Imer Imer and and W WWaitzinger

W aitzinger

The Imer Group of Poggibonsi, Italy has signed an important strategic

agreement with the German truck-mounted concrete pump maker

Waitzinger Baumaschinen GmbH. Under the deal, Imer is making truck

mounted pumps, designed by Waitzinger, at its Udine factory in Italy for sale

alongside its complementary ranges of truck mixers and other concrete


Paolo Salvadori, Chairman of the Imer Group Concrete Machinery

Division, says, “Imer now has a complete range of truck-mounted concrete

pumps designed by Waitzinger which incorporate the innovative outrigger

system patented by the German firm.” Founded by Franz Waitzinger, the

company which bears his name has been producing truck mounted

concrete pumps since 1990. Now Imer has a five year plan to increase

production at its Udine factory to 300 pumps per year.

“In this particular period of economic crisis,” explained Imer Group

Chairman Silvano Bencini, “strategic alliances enable outstanding

businesses to remain competitive on the international market, thanks to

product and process innovation. The aim is to achieve industrial synergies and to access German technology and

products of unsurpassed reliability and excellence while, at the same time, increasing business assets and the value

of the Imer Group brand.”

Amongst the machines shown in Imer colours at Bauma were the R436XS and R442ST truck mounted concrete

pumps. Both have four section booms – the former extending up to 36.0m and the latter to 42.0m. The XS and RT

suffixes in the model designation refer to the type of outrigger system deployed.

Atlas tlas ex exca ex ca cavators ca ators rev revert rev ert to to or orange or ange liv livery liv ery

Imer Group

Following the sale by Terex of its hydraulic loader crane and standard sized excavator business, the products

appeared under new ownership on one corner of the Terex stand at Bauma. They stood out as the machine’s livery

has changed from Terex white to the orange used when they were previously sold under the Atlas name.

The new owner of the business has been confirmed as Fil Filipov who has formed a new company in Germany

called Atlas Maschinen GmbH that is headquartered in Delmenhorst, Germany. This new business is entirely separate

from F Weyhausen GmbH & Co KG in Wildeshausen, Germany that is the long established manufacturer of Atlas

compact wheel loaders and vibrating rollers sold in orange livery.

Fil Filipov is Chairman of the Atlas Maschinen Group. He says, “Atlas cranes and excavators have strong industry

recognition, a wide distribution network and quality manufacturing capabilities. The Atlas brand name and Atlas

colours will be used and no changes will be made to the current distribution network.”

The Atlas Maschinen Group states that it will continue manufacturing excavators in Ganderkesee, Germany; loader

cranes in Delmenhorst, Germany and hydraulic

cylinders in Vechta, Germany. To increase

production in the Vechta cylinder plant, Fil Filipov will

be looking for additional work from outside


New Atlas wheeled excavators seen at Bauma

included the 22.6 tonne 220W and 17.8 tonne 160W.

Also displayed was the 23.0 tonne class 230 MH

materials handler with hydraulically elevated cab and

a maximum reach of 12.55m.

Atlas GmbH

Now with Fil Filipov at the helm, the new Atlas

Maschinen GmbH has reverted to the Atlas name and

orange livery for its wheeled excavators including these

230 MH and 220W models shown at Bauma.

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Industry News

Ton on ony on y Helsham Helsham mo moves mo es from from V VVolv

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After a 30 year career at Volvo, Tony Helsham has moved to Doosan. He has become the

new Chief Executive Officer of Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (DICE).

DICE has an annual turnover of €2.2 billion (US$ 3.3 billion) for sales of compact and

heavy construction equipment. It claims to be the world market leader in compact loaders

(including skid steers) as well as mini excavators (due to its success in China). It also claims

to be the leading supplier of standard sized excavators in China.

At Volvo, Tony Helsham most recently led the company’s Soft Products business from its

headquarters in Sweden. Previously he served as CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment

(VCE) from 2000 to 2008 and as head of its Korean operations from 1998 to 2000.

“We are delighted to welcome Tony to Doosan,” said Yongmaan Park, Chairman of

Doosan Corporation, Doosan Group’s holding company. “We have always had big

ambitions and bold plans in the construction equipment market. Despite the worldwide

recession, we have not deviated from our plans and successfully set the foundation for

growth. Our company is now poised, with Tony’s leadership, to accelerate our drive toward a

top three position in our industry.”

Tony Helsham will be based at DICE’s new headquarters in Atlanta, USA. Yongmaan

Park says, “It is a sure sign of the strength of our own market reputation that he has decided

to join us and lead our domestic and international operations. His move to Doosan marks the

next stage of our development to become one of the top three players.”

After 30 years with

Volvo Construction

Equipment, Tony

Helsham has

moved to Doosan



Equipment (DICE)

as CEO.

Manitou Manitou and and T TTerex

T erex A AAWP

A WP sign sign platform platform partnership


This 120C is one of two scissor lifts made for

Manitou by Terex AWP as part of a new

reciprocal supply and marketing agreement

between the two companies for selected

platform models.

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Another example of manufacturers working together to fill gaps in

their product ranges was seen at Bauma. Manitou and Terex Aerial

Work Platforms (AWP) announced the signing of a reciprocal supply

and marketing agreement under which each will supply to the other

some powered access platforms.

Terex AWP will supply versions of its 7.92m Genie GS-2668RT

and 7.9m Genie GS-3268RT diesel-engined rough terrain scissor lifts

for sale by Manitou as the 100SC and 120SC. Manitou states that it

will primarily use its dealer networks to sell these machines to end


Manitou will manufacture versions of its 5.7m VJR80 and 7.9m

VJR100 self propelled vertical mast lifts for sale by Terex AWP under

its Genie brand as the models GR-20J and GR-26J. Terex AWP will

primarily focus on marketing these two platforms through its rental


Both companies will assume responsibility for the aftermarket

support for the machines they sell under their own brand name.

Initially, the agreement will be implemented in Europe (with CE

marked machines), but the intention is to widen its geographical

scope in 2011.

Tim Ford, the President of Terex AWP, says, “These vertical mast

lifts are complementary to our range and give us the opportunity to go

to market quickly and offer our customers an additional, high quality,

product offering. Manitou Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Christophe

Giroux, says, “This agreement makes a lot of sense as both

companies capitalize on their strengths and build on each others. It’s

a pragmatic yet very promising approach, not only for our

organisations but also for our business partners and customers.”

Genie Industries Manitou

Page 9

Liebherr traditionally has the biggest

stand at Bauma and this year was no

exception. However, at a time when some

other companies reduced the scale of

their stands, Liebherr chose to build a

new, more imposing two storey stand on

stilts and surround it with a spectacular

display of products including some very

large machines. Here CP&E pictorially

records the stand that was …..

The talk of Bauma


The massive T282B rigid dumptruck on

one corner of the large Liebherr stand

was a big draw for visitors. Shipped in

from the USA especially for the show –

and being returned afterwards – the

mining truck has an unladen weight of

237 tonnes and it can carry a maximum

payload of 363 tonnes. Engine options

for this monster truck include a 3000kW

(4023hp) MTU or a 2610kW (3500hp)

Cummins. The machine features an

advanced Liebherr drive system with

IGBT frequency inverters.

Page 10

Whilst acknowledging that the worldwide economic crisis has

not yet been overcome, the privately-owned Liebherr

company – with brother and sister Willi and Isolde Liebherr at

the helm - set out to stimulate further recovery at Bauma with

this most impressive stand. They said that their presentation

at Bauma should be regarded as a sign of optimism. Whilst

many visitors questioned the cost, Liebherr contended that

the new raised space made more effective use of its

exhibition plot and, as it was utilised by seven large group

companies, it was much more cost effective than having

separate stands.

Looking down on

Liebherr’s new


designed stand

from the man


suspended from

a 630 EC-H 40

Litronic tower

crane. The stand

building has been

designed as a

modular structure

for re-use at

future Baumas

and also, in

smaller sections,

at other events.

The structure,

with its many

meeting rooms,

provided an

efficient base for

the more than

1,200 Liebherr


manning the


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This large 1250 HC 50 tower

crane dominated one end of

the Liebherr stand. More at

home building a large dam

than being a show exhibit,

this impressive crane has a

maximum capacity of 50

tonnes. The crane can be

erected to have a maximum

height under hook of 79.0m

and have a maximum radius

of 81.0m. Although displayed

with shorter tower and jib at

Munich, this crane still looked

impressive. Its big section

(5.5m x 5.5m) tower was

used to provide the support

for steelwork to allow a

working demonstration of the

internal climbing of a smaller

EC-B tower crane.

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Amongst the big

cranes displayed by

Liebherr were two

1200 tonne capacity

telescopics – a truck

mounted LTM11200-

9.1 and a crawler mounted LTR11200. The

biggest lattice boom crawler crane on display

was the 600 tonne capacity LR1600/2-W, which

was seen supporting the 10.0m high main hook

block from Liebherr’s forthcoming 3000 tonne

capacity LR13000 crawler crane. This hook

block weighs 110 tonnes and the new machine

which will carry it is now being assembled for the

first time at the Liebherr factory at Ehingen,


The new 45 tonne LTC1045-3.1 all terrain crane was

displayed at Bauma in a distinctive black livery. This

three axle ‘city crane’ has a 36.0m main telescopic boom

and an innovative single control cab. For road travel, the

cab is extended forwards and downwards from the

crane superstructure to rest on the front nearside corner

of the 6x6 carrier. As could be seen at Bauma, the cab

can be hydraulically raised to provide the crane operator

an elevated view of lifting operations. Maximum height of

the operator’s eyes when the cab is fully raised is 7.8m.

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Working demonstrations were being given of the simple, selferection

capability of the new 81K tower crane. This machine

has a maximum lifting capacity of 6.0 tonnes and it can lift 1.4

tonnes at a maximum radius of 45.0m. Maximum height under

hook is 40.4m. This crane is claimed to be the first in its class to

operate only with a two-fall hook block. It has a Micromove

mode that reduces the hoisting speed to 25% of the maximum

for the precise placing of heavy loads.

Amongst a sizeable number of new machines for materials

handling was a new version of the L580 2plus2 wheel

loader specially configured for the timber industry. The new

L580 2plus2 LogHandler was displayed at Bauma with a

3.2m³ capacity timber grapple and a hydraulically

retractable log pusher. With this equipment, the machine

has a service weight of some 34.5 tonnes and its payload

is 8470kg.

The new R924 Compact

Tunnel excavator was

shown inside a mock

tunnel to illustrate its

ability to operate within

a confined space. The

32.4 tonne short tail

machine is powered by

a 130kW (176hp)

Liebherr diesel engine

and can use its full

crowd length of 2.4m at

only 5.5m working

height. This specialist

excavator can be used

with a ripper bucket,

hydraulic breaker or, as

displayed at Bauma, a

powerful rotary milling



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As was predicted in previous issues of CP&E, Liebherr used Bauma to unveil the first of its new line

of articulated dumptrucks. Nick Johnson reports on the new TA230 Litronic.

Liebherr reveals first of new ADT range

It has been an open secret for many years that Liebherr has been developing a range of articulated dumptrucks

(ADTs) and, at this Bauma, the first of the new line was unveiled. This turned out to be the TA230 Litronic which has

a payload of 30 tonnes – rather than a higher capacity 50 tonner that will appear later.

Having been an advocate of hydrostatic transmissions in machines such as wheel loaders and bulldozers, Liebherr

was tipped to introduce this drive system in its new ADTs. However, after extensive field tests with hydrostatic

prototypes, Liebherr has decided to launch the TA230 with a standard drive train.

According to Liebherr, it has found that hydrostatic drive is not an optimal solution in ADTs for standard

earthmoving. But the company considers that hydrostatic drive does offer great advantages for these machines in very

hard conditions and it is still developing the concept.

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Rental route to market

The new TA230 Litronic articulated dumptruck is being manufactured at the

Liebherr factory in Kirchdorf/Iller, Germany. The new model line will initially

be available as an addition to the equipment rental fleet of the Europe-wide

Liebherr-Mietpartner organisation (where Bell ADTs can currently be found).

This will allow potential customers to evaluate the new ADTs on site without

an obligation to buy.

The programme of Liebherr ADTs will soon be extended to include two

more models with payloads of 40 and 50 tonners. The intermediate machine

will appear next.

Liebherr contends that the TA230 combines the compact transport

dimensions of a 25 tonne payload machine with the payload of the nexthigher

category. The machine’s transport width is a slim 2960mm but its skip

capacity is a high 19.2m³ - claimed to be the largest in its class.

The TA230 is powered by a 10.5 litre Liebherr D936LA6 water-cooled 6cylinder

turbocharged engine. This proven engine, which meets the Stage

IIIA / Tier 3 emissions requirements, is the same type as that used in the

Liebherr Group Proprietor Willi Liebherr has confidently introduced the new

TA230 as part of a policy to broaden the product range despite the recession.

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The 30 tonne capacity body – shown here at

Bauma with the optional tailgate – is raised up

in 12 seconds using long stroke Liebherr


The front grill and bonnet can be quickly raised

up electro-hydraulically to provide access to

the 270kW (367hp) Liebherr D936LA6 engine.

Page 14



company’s L566, L576 and L580 wheel loaders and its R/A944 and

R/A954 excavators.

ZF powershift transmission

The drive train in the TA230 incorporates a ZF electronically controlled,

automatic powershift transmission and torque converter with lock-up

clutch. The machine has eight forward gears (allowing a maximum travel

speed of 57km/h) and four reverse gears (with speed limited

electronically to 16km/h).

For the axles and brakes on this 6x6 ADT, Liebherr has sourced

Kessler components. The rocker arm style front axle has two hydropneumatic

cushioning cylinders to provide front suspension and there is

a self-locking transverse differential. The heavy-duty rear axles have

self-locking transverse differentials with a lock value of 40%.

The TA230 has an oil-cooled wet brake system acting on the front

and centre axles. There is also an engine brake and a transmission

retarder that acts on all wheels. The parking brake is a spring applied

(hydraulically released) disc brake which acts on the driveshaft to the

rear axles.

The ROPS/FOPS cab features closed pressure ventilation and

provides good visibility through its large area tinted safety glass

windows. To allow service access underneath, the cab can be tilted

electro-hydraulically 45° to the right.

Rear view camera image in cab

The operator gets a fully adjustable seat and there is a well-positioned

touch screen display console. This display can show the image supplied

by the reversing camera, which is standard equipment, or actual

temperatures, engine speed, air conditioning settings, time display,

number of dumping operations or daily operating hours.

The TA 230, like all Liebherr machines, reflects the Group’s policy of

manufacturing components in-house for the key technologies. Therefore

it utilises Liebherr hydraulic cylinders for steering the truck and tipping

its body.

Additionally, the machine’s electronics incorporate a large number of

modules manufactured in-house. These include the central machine

computer, the I/O units and the built-in service and diagnostic systems.

The TA230 displayed at Bauma was equipped with the optional

tailgate. This automatically rises up to allow a clean discharge of the

body. The maximum tipping angle is 70° and the body lifts in 12

seconds and lowers in eight seconds.

The new ADT comes as standard with 23.5R25 earthmoving radial

tyres. Special 750/65R25 tyres are available as an option. The machine

has two dual acting steering cylinders that allow the front of the truck to

be articulated 45º to either side. Oscillation is provided by a Liebherr ball

bearing ring.

Whilst the articulated dumptruck market has been depressed due to

the global economic crisis, Liebherr is determined to enter what has

been a very competitive market with some very long established players.

Placing the initial units with its rental partners is a logical move and it will

be interesting to see how this may eventually lead to end user sales as

the business climate improves.

As Liebherr has proved to be good at engineering its products to

address niche markets, it would be logical for different versions of this

machine to appear in the future. The obvious development would be a

hook lift body to handle the containers used for waste. [CP&E]


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As well as all its previously announced Bauma launches, JCB used the exhibition to preview its new

generation of 3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders. Nick Johnson checks out their new features.

New New fuel fuel sa saving sa ving JCB JCB backhoe backhoe loaders


The backhoe loader is

synonymous with JCB. It is the

product that got the UK

construction equipment maker

established and helped turn it

into an international business.

Today JCB claims to sell two in

every five of the backhoe

loaders sold anywhere in the

world and, to protect this

position of strength, it about to

introduce an upgraded design.

The new generation JCB

3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders

were revealed at Bauma and

the improved designs are due to

go into production this summer.

At the reveal in Munich, Tim

Burnhope, JCB’s Group

Managing for Product

Development and Commercial

Operations, highlighted the

emphasis on fuel saving

features that have been

incorporated into their design.



The new generation JCB 3CX machines were centre of attention for the crowds

who watched the company’s famous Dancing Digger display at Bauma.

Visually the new models are distinguished by not only the company’s new machine branding but also a re-styled

front counterweight and grill with vertical pressings. There is also a distinctive new slim line roof design and enhanced

lighting package. Sharper lines on the excavator and loader profiles contribute to a modern, robust appearance.

Better protected front end

The new front counterweight and sloping grill have been designed to better protect the machine from front-end impact

damage. The grill also allows increased airflow for engine cooling and the design allows for the use of a Tier 4 engine.

The bonnet is now self-raising and it provides better and easier service access.

Revisions to the cab include independently adjustable working lights at the front and rear, improved rainwater runoff

channels in the roof (to prevent water collection) and the option of a heated front screen to quickly clear misting

and frost. JCB has adopted a black interior in the lower half of the cab (including the seat) while the pillars and roof

lining are a lighter grey and the redesigned steering wheel has a new covering for better grip.

However, the most significant changes are under the skin of the new generation 3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders.

The new features include an improved hydraulic system for more

economical digging and there are new power brakes with an

automotive feel.

The machines utilise a new EcoDig hydraulic system with three

(rather than two) hydraulic pumps to provide the same hydraulic

output but at lower engine speeds. This arrangement is claimed to

deliver average fuel savings of up to 15%. Operators are able to

select from two working modes, either Eco mode or low flow, to

optimise productivity and improve machine control.

A secondary benefit of the three-pump design is faster

performance of the Extradig extending dipper stick, further

boosting productivity. The new hydraulic system and lower engine

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The cab on the new 3CX has independently adjustable

working lights at the front and rear and improved

rainwater run-off channels in the roof.

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speeds also contribute to a cut in exhaust

emissions and a reduction in overall

machine noise levels, both inside the cab

and externally.

EcoRoad and SRS boost

to productivity

The new backhoes come with the existing

EcoRoad options of Smooth Ride System

(SRS) and TorqueLock to help boost

productivity still further. TorqueLock is said

to reduce fuel consumption by up to 25%

while increasing speed by up to 10% and

the Smooth Ride System maximises load

retention around site for increased

productivity and operator comfort.

Power brakes are to be introduced on

both the new generation 3CX and 4CX



models. The system provides proportional braking throughout the pedal travel, providing operators with improved

braking and reduced effort.

JCB has also redesigned the pedal box in the backhoe loader cab, with an automotive style position that improves

ergonomics. The power brake design ensures that there is full brake pad release when the driver comes off the pedal.

This enables operators to better maintain roading speeds and contributes to a further 1% saving in fuel consumption.

By using the machine’s hydraulic system to supply oil for the power brakes, there is no requirement for separate

brake reservoirs. This simplifies service and reduces the number of daily checks for the driver.

Enhanced pushing and hill climb performance

JCB’s EcoRoad package of options adds to the enhanced productivity. The return-to-dig feature automatically resets

the loader bucket to dig position, saving time and effort; the transmission disconnect diverts hydraulic power to the

loader for faster lifting, while the Hydraulic Speed Control (HSC) gives more tractive effort when loading. In addition,

high engine torque at low revs enhances pushing and hill climbing performance whilst the limited slip differentials

(LSD) provide extra traction in challenging conditions.

To aid operation in cold winter weather, the cab gets a heated front screen – said to be an industry first on a

backhoe loader. The operator can also be warmed up if the machine has been purchased with the new option of an

integrated hot drinks machine. This extra is the modern equivalent of the in-cab electric kettle originally offered as an

extra by JCB founder Joe Bamford back in 1964 when he launched the 3D backhoe loader!

A new combined hammer and bidirectional auxiliary circuit on the new 3CX and 4CX backhoes makes the fitting

of attachment power circuits easier. The circuit has been designed to provide low flow and high flow on both fixed and

extending dipper variants. There is also the option of a new 9.0m hose reel on the Hand Held Tool Circuit, that allows

contractors to use hydraulic power tools alongside the backhoe loader, removing the need for separate power packs.

A new attachment option for the rear backhoe is a trencher supplied to JCB by Auger Torque. At Bauma this

trencher was displayed on the dipper arm of

a 4CX Super Sitemaster. Alongside this

exhibit was a beautifully preserved example

of one of its JCB’s original backhoe loaders

dating from 1953. Tim Burnhope says, “JCB

has been at the forefront of backhoe loaders

design for almost 60 years. Now, whether

loading, roading or digging, our latest

generation models offer the customer a

machine that works harder but uses less

fuel.” [CP&E]

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A new attachment option for the dipper arm on

the new backhoe loaders is this T1500

trencher supplied by Auger Torque.

The evolution of the JCB backhoe

loader could clearly be seen at

Bauma by comparing the latest 4CX

against its ancestor from 1953.


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Having originally revealed a pre-production Dash 9 excavator at Conexpo two years ago, Hyundai

used this Bauma to internationally launch a full line of these new generation machines as well as

similarly upgraded wheel loaders. Nick Johnson reports.

Hyundai showcases Dash 9 excavators

and loaders

The desire of the South Korean

company Hyundai to become a much

bigger player, the construction

equipment sector was evident at

Bauma where its stand provided the

international launch pad for many new

generation machines. These included

not only the full Dash 9 excavator line

as expected but also pre-production

versions of new Dash 9 wheel loaders.

Hyundai first revealed its Dash 9

plans at the Conexpo exhibition in Las

Vegas during March 2008 when a preproduction

R210LC-9 tracked

excavator was on show. Intermat in

Paris last year saw the pre-production

versions of new R16-9 and R27Z-9

mini excavators – a significant move as

it showed Hyundai was developing its

own compact excavators to replace

units previously sourced from Nagano

in Japan.

The new Hyundai range of Dash 9 excavators includes this

21 tonne wheeled materials handler – the R210W-9 MH.

The switch of larger Hyundai excavators from Dash 8 to Dash 9 has taken longer than originally envisaged due to

the dramatic reduction in sales volumes experienced by all construction equipment makers in the last couple of years.

It took time to work through stocks of Dash 8 models but now Hyundai is looking forward and its new Dash 9

machines show the way.

World’s largest ship builder

Interestingly, construction equipment only represents 8.9% of the turnover of Hyundai Heavy Industries. But this is a

big group which has become the world’s largest ship builder and gains other significant chunks of its turnover from

offshore and engineering activities as well as electrical systems.

Hyundai Heavy Industries created its construction equipment division in 1985. Now (excluding China) it claims to

be 6th place in the world market for both crawler excavators and wheel loaders. The company makes construction

equipment not only in its native South Korea but also in China and India and a new production plant is currently being

constructed in Brazil.

China now the largest slice (48%) of Hyundai’s

construction equipment turnover, with South Korea

second (18%), Europe third (6%), North America

fourth (3%) and India fifth (2%). The company’s

construction equipment range mainly includes

hydraulic excavators and wheel loaders but it also

makes skid steer loaders and it recently introduced

two backhoe loaders in Korea – one HB90 centre

mount model and one HB100 side shift model.

Hyundai is also a large producer of industrial forklifts.

The new 21 tonne R210LC-9 tracked

excavator has the latest cab design and

the patented Posi-Nega hydraulic system.

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Hyundai has entered the demolition

excavator market with this 58-59 tonne

R520LC-9 DM that reaches up to 26.15m.

The Hyundai backhoe loaders are not yet available in Europe so the

focus of the company’s Bauma stand was the Dash 9 excavators and

wheel loaders. Now armed with its new generation machines and

expectations of a more positive market, Hyundai hopes to sell

approximately 1100 items of construction equipment in Europe –

roughly equal to 2003 levels. Last year sales were some 750 – a big

drop from the 2007 peak of 3200.

Product Engineer Joacim Van de Perre says that customer

comments have played a major part in developing the previous 7-A

series machines. The new Dash 9 models have been designed to

reduce fuel consumption, improve operator comfort and controllability.

The excavators gain a new LED display with a big toggle switch that

allows the operator to easily select different functions. The display can

show the view from the machine’s rear view camera, as well as

allowing the selection of power and work modes. The system allows

maintenance checks, fault diagnostics and theft protection.



Cummins and Mitsubishi engines

The standard sized Dash 9 excavators weighing over 19.0 tonnes have

Cummins engines whilst some of the 13 to 19 tonners have Mitsubishi

power units. A feature of the 21-25 tonne models is a new patented

‘Posi-Nega’ hydraulic system said to combine the controllability benefits of a sophisticated ‘positive’ system with the

servicing benefits of a technically less complex ‘negative’ system.

With the Posi-Nega system the boom up and arm in movements (where the best response time is required) are

positively controlled with pilot pressure influencing pump regulation. Other operations are negatively controlled

whereby the hydraulic flow through the main control valve influences pump regulation.

The range of tracked Dash 9 excavators now includes a new 14.6 tonne short tail model. This R145LCR-9 has an

89.0kW (119hp) Mitsubishi D04FD-TAA engine and it can dig down to 5.5m.

The biggest Hyundai tracked excavator is the 51.0 tonne R520LC-9 and this is now also available as a DM

demolition machine. Weighing around 58.0 tonnes, the new R520LC-9 DM has a tilting cab, a retractable

undercarriage and a special four-piece demolition boom that provides a maximum vertical reach of 26.15m. This

machine is powered by a 266.0kW (357hp) Cummins QSM 11 engine.

Wheeled materials handler with elevating cab

As well as entering the demolition excavator market, Hyundai has added a 21 tonne wheeled materials handler. The

R210W-9MH features four stabilisers, an elevating cab and a special straight boom and curved arm to provide a

maximum lift height of 12.2m and a maximum outreach of 10.8m. The machine at Bauma was equipped with a multitine

grab from Arden Equipment.

The pre-production Dash 9 wheel loaders at Bauma were the models HL740-9 (2.4m³ bucket class), HL757-9

(2.8m³), HL760-9 (3.3m³), HL770-9 (4.2m³) and HL780-9 (5.4m³). These machines all feature the latest Tier 3

compliant Cummins common rail fuel injection engines and fully automatic ZF transmissions with 4-step mode


The Dash 9 loaders gain an updated Rexroth

hydraulic system with a new variable displacement

pump and automatic load sensing. The operator

gets a new dashboard and the ability to select Eco,

Standard or Power operating modes and Manual,

Auto-Light, Medium or Heavy transmission modes.

Field tests with an HL757-9 have revealed fuel

saving of 10-15% compared to a similar sized Dash

7A machine. Prototype testing and field trials have

been completed and the first production Dash 9

wheel loaders are due to be released to the market

later this year. [CP&E]

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The pre-production Dash 9 Hyundai wheel

loaders at Bauma included this TL version

of the HL740-9 with parallel lift arms.


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Nick Johnson reports from the big Bauma plant exhibition in Munich

which, despite the restrictions to air travel caused by volcanic ash, still

attracted over 415,000 visitors from more than 200 countries. Many

exhibitors showed new products and a selection are included in this

review of the show.

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A significant addition to Wacker Neuson’s range of tracked excavators appeared at

Bauma. With an operational weight of 14 tonnes, the new 14504 becomes the

company’s most powerful excavator to date.

Like a more compact excavator, the 14504 comes complete with boom offset and

a dozer blade. The boom offset allows a swing angle of 70° to the left and 57° to the

right so that the machine can operate more effectively in confined spaces.

The 2.49m wide 14504 is powered by a 74.9 kW (101.9 hp) Deutz turbocharged

diesel engine. The compact machine is only 2.79m high (to the top of the spacious

cab) and the rear of the superstructure only protrudes 770mm beyond the outer

Wacker Neuson’s new

edge of the tracks.

flagship tracked excavator is

The operator of the14504 can use a two-stage toggle switch to select either the this 14 tonne 14504 which

features boom offset and

maximum hydraulic flow rate of 126 litre/min or a reduced flow of 95 litre/min to suit

three power modes.

different applications. There is also a switch to allow the selection of three power

modes - High (100% pump performance), Eco (75% pump performance) and Low (for precision grading work).

Maximum digging depth is 5.5m.

SDMO SDMO presents presents first first of of R RRental

R ental Compact


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Wacker Neuson

The prominent generator maker SDMO used Bauma to preview the first of its forthcoming line of Rental Compact

portable generators which will have power ratings from 16 to 700kVA. Developed following extensive feedback from its

customers, the company proudly revealed its prototype 110kVA R110C3 generating set.

The R110C3 has a John Deere 4045HFG83 Stage IIIA emissions compliant engine and a Leroy Somer alternator.

To be manufactured in the SDMO factory at Brest in France, the generator has a stylish canopy with protective buffers

that is mounted on a sturdy skid base with forklift slots. The unit also has a recessed central lifting eye.

The new generator is fully bunded and features clever air ducting and fully waterproofed components (including the

wiring harness). Fuel tank capacity is 515 litres that allows 23 hours of power generation at 75% load. Options will

include dual frequency, an automatic starting pack, a

spark arrestor, an air inlet shut-off valve and a road

trailer chassis.

The first models in SDMO’s new Rental Compact

line (including a 135kVA R135C3) will be marketed

from September this year. Larger models sized

250kVA to 700kVA will be introduced from the end of


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SDMO revealed the prototype of its forthcoming 110kVA

R110C3 generator at Bauma - one of an extensive Rental

Compact series of 16 to 700kVA generators.

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Atlas Copco has launched this new,

European spec mobile lighting tower with

an eight section vertical mast and four

1000W metal halide lamps.

Takeuchi staged working

demonstrations of its

prototype 1720kg TB117E

lithium-ion battery

powered mini excavator.



Atlas tlas Copco Copco un unveils un eils European


st style st yle mobile mobile lighting lighting tower


A new mobile lighting tower, designed specifically for the European market,

was launched by Atlas Copco at Bauma. Called the QLT H40, this unit has a

9.2kW (12.3hp) Perkins 403D-11 three-cylinder diesel engine driving an

8kVA Mecc Alte generator to power four 1000W metal halide lamps.

The machine is equipped with an eight section vertical mast that is

extended hydraulically upwards to its maximum height of 9.2m in 15

seconds. Mounted on a trailer complete with forklift slots and a central lifting

eye, the QLT H40 is a fully bunded unit with a 140 litre fuel tank designed to

provide a running time of 85 hours.

The alternator is used at 60% of power to maximise efficiency and

reduce fuel consumption. Single lamp switches for each light allow for the

optimum combination of light and power to suit particular applications. To

provide external power, there are two 16A 230V power sockets. Road lights

and reflectors are standard.

Other new Atlas Copco products at Bauma included an updated range of

hydraulic power packs. Complete with an improved cover design that

provides better engine protection, there are two new packs with Briggs &

Stratton Vanguard petrol engines and two units with electric motors for

indoor operation. Depending on model, the packs weigh either 118kg or

130kg and buyers have the choice of 20-30, 30, 20-40 or 40 litre/min

hydraulic flow rates.

Atlas Copco

Tak ak akeuchi ak euchi exhibits


latest latest electric electric mini mini in




A particular highlight on the Japanese plant

maker Takeuchi’s stand was a working

demonstration of the latest prototype of its

battery-powered mini excavator. The machine on

show was the TB117E that weighs 1720kg and is

powered by lithium-ion batteries. Complete with

a variable width (980-1300mm) undercarriage

and the same performance as the popular

TB016, this machine provides a maximum dig

depth of 2141mm.

The self contained (no trailing supply cable)

electric TB117E is said to be able to operate for

a full six hours before recharging (which takes five and a half hours) is required. Designed

to reduce servicing and operating costs by 80%, the quiet, fume-free TB117E is scheduled

to go into production in 2011. Takeuchi also hopes to produce a 2.5 tonne class electric


Takeuchi’s display also included the production version of its new 15 tonne class

TB1160W wheeled excavator. Seen in prototype form at the Intermat exhibition in Paris last year, this machine

combines a European-made wheeled chassis with a similar superstructure to that used on the established TB1140

tracked machine.

Fitted with a front blade and rear stabilisers, the TB1160W is 2480mm wide. Powered by a 95kW (129hp) Isuzu

engine, it has two speed ranges to allow travel at up to 4.3 km/h or 8.5 km/h. There is the option of a monobloc or

hydraulically articulated boom and the unit can dig down to 5550mm with fitted with a 2570mm dipper arm.

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Hitachi Hitachi enhances enhances wheel wheel loader loader line line at at both both ends


This 0.85m³ capacity ZX75 is the middle-sized machine in the new trio of

compact Hitachi wheel loaders.

Three new compact articulated wheel loaders

were launched by Hitachi at Bauma. The

ZW65, ZW75 and ZW95 each feature a

spacious cab, Z-bar loader linkage and a newly

designed quick coupler compatible with a wide

range of attachments. The linkage provides a

parallel lift that facilitates load handling with

pallet forks.

The ZW65, ZW75 and ZW95 loaders all

utilise a Kubota V3307-DI-T water-cooled four

cylinder engine, a hydrostatic transmission and

limited slip differentials. Standard bucket

capacities are 0.7m³, 0.85m³ and 1.05m³.

The spacious ROPS/FOPS cab fitted to the

ZW65, ZW75 and ZW95 compact wheel

loaders features wide opening glass doors; a

large, easy-to-read, instrument panel; an

adjustable steering column and an inching

pedal. The curved engine cover allows good

rear visibility and it opens wide to provide good service access.

Hitachi has also added three models to extend its wheel loader line upwards in size. The newcomers are the 3.9-

5.0m³ bucket capacity ZW330, the 4.3-7.5m³ ZW370 and the 6.0-10.0m³ ZW550. These machines are the first results

of the alliance between Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM), Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Kawasaki)

and TCM Corporation (TCM) that was formed in October 2008.

Suitable for use by aggregates companies, the ZW330, ZW370 and ZW550 have operating weights of 25.9-26.3

tonnes, 30.6-31.3 tonnes and 45.4-46.2 tonnes. They are equipped with Cummins Stage IIIA – respectively the 242kW

(325hp) QSM11, the 268kW (359hp) QSX15 and the 360kW (483hp) QSK19. These engines have two distinct

settings: power boost and fuel efficient.

Additional Additional demolition demolition robot robot joins joins Brokk Brokk r rrange

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Hitachi Construction

This long established Swedish maker of small remote controlled demolition machines used Bauma to add an

additional model to its range. The new Brokk 160 has an operating weight of 1600kg so that it slots in between the

existing 1015kg 90 and the 1930kg 180 models.

The rubber tracked 160 has a width of

780mm wide which is 20mm narrower than the

180. The newcomer is 12% more powerful than

the heavier 180 and it can also carry

attachments such as hydraulic breakers and

crushers weighing up to 270kg.

Powered by an 18.5 kW electric motor, the

Brokk 160 has a hydraulic system that allows

use of a breaker with an impact energy of over

406 Joules at its tip.

The machine’s three section articulated boom

provides a maximum reach 4.8m when fitted with

a breaker such as the Atlas Copco SB202. The

machine is operated by cable/radio remote


The new Brokk 160 remote controlled demolition machine (shown with a

Darda CC420 crusher) is a lightweight yet powerful addition to the

company’s range.

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An important new IHIMER compact excavator seen at

Bauma was the VXE12 that weighs in at 1260kg.

Designed and made by IHIMER in Italy, this machine

has a 9.5kW (12.9hp) Yanmar 3TNM68 Tier 4 compliant

diesel engine and variable displacement main hydraulic


The VXE12 has a viable width undercarriage that

retracts to 870mm to allow travel through 900mm wide doors. When fully extended to 1130mm, the operational

stability of the machine is maximised and, as the tail radius is 550mm, it becomes a true zero tail swing excavator.

Usefully the TOPS/FOPS certified roll bar does not protrude beyond the tail radius.

The maximum digging depth of the VXE12 is 2010mm and the machine’s boom can be offset 80° to the right and

50° to the left. The boom cylinder is top mounted to minimise the risk of site damage and the hydraulic hoses are

neatly routed inside the boom and through the top of the dipper arm. Two speed tracking (up to 2.3 and 4.0km/h) is


Bronto Bronto launches launches the


World’ orld’ orld’s orld’ s tallest tallest truck


mounted mounted platform


IHIMER’s new 1260kg VXE12 mini

excavator has servo-assisted joysticks and

a safety lever on each side of the seat.

Imer Group

Having previously held the record for producing

the world’s highest wheeled access platform, the

Finnish manufacturer Bronto used Bauma to

reveal an even higher machine. The company’s

new flagship HLA (High Level Articulated) platform

is the S112HLA which has a breathtaking

maximum working height of 112.0m, a full eight

metres more than the company’s S104HLA - the

previous world record holder.

Unfortunately, the prototype S112HL was not

seen in operation at Bauma, but visitors could

closely study the machine which is claimed to

Taking access to new heights – this latest S112HLA Bronto truck

mount can extend up to provide a record breaking maximum

provide the best height to weight ratio on the

working height of 112.0m

market. When carried on a special Mercedes-Benz

76.60 seven axle truck chassis, as seen at Bauma, the machine’s GVW is 75 tonnes. This chassis has five steered

and four driven axles and the use of a low-line cab allows a transport height of below 4.0m. In road travel trim, the

platform is 19.0m long and 2.7m wide.

The use of multi-section telescopic main and upper booms, together with an articulating jib, provides an impressive

operating envelope and a maximum cage capacity of 700kg. Maximum outreach is 33.0m and the machine can also

reach out to 25.0m at a height of 90.0m.

The S112HLA is fitted with the Bronto+ electronic control system to safely vary maximum allowable outreach

in relation to cage load. The machine has H-type outriggers with permanently attached footplates and automatic

levelling. The unit at Bauma was displayed in the colours of the Spanish rental company PLAAS – part of the

Roxu Group.

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Merlo revealed this prototype Eco-Handler

with a diesel engine and an electric motor.

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An interesting prototype displayed by this

innovative Italian company was what it proclaimed

to be ‘the world’s first Eco-Handler’. Being

developed in conjunction with the Mechanical

Engineering Department of Turin Polytechnic, the

Panoramic P41.7 Hybrid telehandler at Bauma had

two power sources – a 55kW (73.8hp) Kubota diesel and a 50kW (67.1hp)

brushless, permanent magnet electric motor/generator with lithium batteries. This

machine has a maximum lift height of 7.0m and can carry up to 4100kg.

Three patents are pending on the clever design with its ‘power split system’

which allows the operator of the Eco-Handler to select the appropriate power

source combination to suit specific applications. It is claimed that the

EcoPowerDrive transmission promises a 20% reduction in fuel consumption.

In ‘Diesel Always On’ mode, the transmission of the Eco-Handler is fed by

the diesel engine and the electric motor drive (from the lithium batteries). This

combination makes some 100kW (to provide the same performance – such as a

maximum 40 km/h travel speed – as the conventional Panoramic P41.7

hydrostatic handler).

When ‘Hybrid’ mode is selected, the Eco-Handler’s diesel engine runs at

idle and is available on demand either to provide direct power or to charge the

battery. The system cleverly chooses the method of greatest efficiency and least

emissions. Power can be applied solely to the driveline or split between the

driveline and the machine’s hydraulics – with any excess power used to recharge

the battery.

By selecting the ‘Full Electric’ mode, the diesel engine is turned off and

only the electric motor powers the machine. This mode is appropriate for indoor

operation or where there is the need to provide quiet, emission free operation.

This 1800mm wide C25.5

Merlo claims that the performance of this prototype Panoramic P41.7

concept crawler telehandler can

Hybrid machine is the same as a conventional Merlo telehandler of the same size be used with a loader bucket,

class. The Hybrid can be charged from the mains and the company is looking at a pallet forks or other attachments.

version that can be electrically powered via a cable – suitable for use in waste

transfer stations.

Another new concept machine being developed by Merlo is

the C25.5 compact tracked Panoramic telescopic handler.

Weighing around 4000kg, this interesting compact machine has a

75kW (100.6hp) turbo diesel engine and a hydrostatic

transmission. Equipped with a fork carriage common to the

wheeled P25.6, the new tracked variant has a boom similar to

that used on the P32.6 to provide a maximum lift height of 5.0m

and a maximum capacity rating of 2500kg.

The C25.5’s tracked undercarriage, which has been designed

and made in-house by Merlo, features oscillating bottom rollers

and 450mm wide rubber tracks. The drive train to each track

utilises a variable displacement hydraulic pump powering a fixed

flow motor attached to an epicyclic gearbox. Controlled from a

spacious cab, the machine can travel at speeds of up to 15km/h

and make spin turns.

An exclusive CP&E aerial view of the large Merlo stand

that included new concept and prototype machines.


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Upgr Upgraded Upgr aded New


Holland Holland mini


The smallest of the new products being displayed

by New Holland was the E10SR mini excavator –

a 1040kg machine being introduced to replace the

existing E9SR. This Yanmar engined compact

radius mini excavator has been improved with

reduced overhangs so that it can operate in more

confined spaces on tight sites.

The vital statistics of the EC10SR are a power

rating of 6.0kW (8hp), a maximum dig depth of

1750mm and a bucket breakout force of 10.8kN.

The machine features a variable width

undercarriage whose rubber tracks can be

extended to increase width from 750mm to

980mm for greater operational stability.

To aid loading onto trailers or vehicle bodies,

the machine’s dozer blade can be raised higher to provide an increased approach angle of 30°. At Bauma the

EC10C was displayed on a hook lift platform body carried by an Iveco Eco Daily vehicle with a GVW of 7000kg.

GG GG Group Group shows shows twin twin jib jib tower tower cr crane cr ane

New Holland

A particular talking point at Bauma 2010 was the new GG42085e-Tronic flat top twin jib tower crane. This intriguing

machine has two diametrically opposed jibs each with its own independently controlled trolley and lifting hook. A swivel

seat in the special double screen cab allows the single operator to control the two hooks, one at a time, as required.

Another unique feature of the GG crane is that its slewing is achieved by means of two electric motor driven

propellers at the end of each jib. This method of powered rotation and braking should greatly reduce the torsion on the

tower but the propellers sound rather like a helicopter.

The GG42085e-Tronic at Bauma was fitted with two 85.0m long jibs which each provided a maximum working

radius of 82.5m. Maximum capacity of this model is 16 tonnes on each jib and a load of 2.2 tonnes can be lifted at

maximum radius. Interestingly this double jib tower crane concept was first developed in Belgium in the late 1960s by

the pioneering Gasbard Gillis and now his son, Patrick, has revived the idea and is planning even bigger machines

with jib of up to 150m on either side of the central tower.

The special sections in the GG machine include the two way facing cab with swivel seat, the central flat top section

that connects the twin jibs and the two jib end sections with their propeller assemblies. The crane has cameras on

each trolley and there are two safe load indicator systems to ensure safe lifting on each jib.

The logic is that, by having two jibs, each with their own independently controlled trolley and hook, a time efficiency

of 50 to 60% can be achieved. The company sees potential for its machine on construction projects such as cooling

towers as well as harbour work and offshore applications.

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GG Crane Group

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International International launch launch of


new new Bell Bell hooklift hooklift AD ADT AD

A highlight of the Bell Equipment stand at Bauma was the

combination of a B25D 6x6 articulated dumptruck (ADT)

with a Palfinger hooklift system in place of the

conventional tipping skip. The use of hooklift systems on

Bell articulated trucks is not new – such machines have

been sold by the company since 2002 in its native South

Africa and since 2006 in the UK. However, the new

machine at Bauma has been developed to suit the

international market.

All wheel drive ADTs with hooklift systems able to pick

up, carry and unload different demountable bodies are

used for various applications. These include moving waste

containers onto landfill sites and handling slag in




To cater for the international market, Bell Equipment has

developed this B25D complete with a fully integrated

G30 Pallift hooklift system from Guima-Palfinger.

The B25D hooklift ADT presented at Bauma has been developed in close co-operation with Bell Equipment’s South

African headquarters and the European production facility in Eisenach, Germany. The project was initiated and

supervised by Bell France in association with the technology partner Guima-Palfinger that has supplied the G30 Palift

hook lift system. This equipment – suitable for moving containers with lengths from 5.0m to 7.0m - can also now be

supplied on the larger B30D chassis.

To carry the G30 Palift system, the standard chassis frame of Bell the 205kW (275hp) B25D and 240kW (322hp)

B30D is increased in length by 1500mm. As the G30 system only weighs around 3000kg, the B25D and B30D hooklift

trucks have unladen weights of only 17.72 and 20.1 tonnes respectively. To maximise stability when loading and

unloading laden containers the Bell trucks have an hydraulically lockable oscillation joint.

The capacity of the G30 Palift equipment is 21.8 tonnes on the B25D and 25.8 tonnes on the B30D. The hooking

height is adaptable to 1425 mm and 1570 mm and therefore suitable for containers following DIN 30722 and French

FN 17-107. Accordingly, the hydraulically activated container locking devices (rear/front) are adaptable. All the

hydraulic functions, including the container locking devices (rear/front), are powered by the Bell hydraulic system and

the control system is fully integrated into the host truck’s CANbus-based electronics.

Bell Equipment

Ditch Ditch Witch Witch launches launches Quad


tr track tr ack R RRT115

R T115

The latest compact utility tractor from Ditch Witch is the

RT115 Quad that features four triangular rubber tracks and

the ability to carry different attachments front and rear. The

machine at Bauma was displayed with an RC115 reel carrier

at the front and a H1032 plough at the rear.

The RT115 Quad ride-on utility tractor weighs just

under 7 tonnes and has a 86kW (115hp) John Deere

4045HF285 diesel engine and a hydrostatic transmission.

This new multi-purpose compact RT115 Quad

The machine has a 2030mm wide front dozer blade and a

utility tractor from Ditch Witch utilises four

low centre of gravity to improve operational stability. Its

chevron pattern rubber tracks.

ground clearance is a useful 394mm and maximum travel

speed is 11.6 km/h.

The four oscillating heavy-duty steel track assemblies each carry chevron pattern rubber tracks. The chevron

pattern is said to direct mud down and to the side of the tracks as they turn, thereby improving traction for maximum

pulling power.

The RT115 Quad can be fitted with a selection of hydraulically driven rear attachments plus a choice of front-mount

utility backhoe, reel carrier, or standard nose weight. The vibratory plough attachment features heavy-duty lift arms

designed specifically for the RT115 Quad’s high power and drawbar pull.

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Twin win Driv Drive Driv e mini mini ex exca ex ca cavator ca ator amongst


Terex erex Construction Construction highlights




An interesting prototype mini excavator revealed by Terex was the TC16 Twin Drive. Weighing just over 1700kg, this

machine has both a 13.0kW (18hp) Mitsubishi diesel engine and 7.5kW (10hp) electric motor. Used to provide quiet,

fume free operation, the electric motor

is powered from the mains by means of

a 15.0m cable carried on a reel

mounted at the back of the cab. The

machine should become available for

sale later this year.

Terex is commencing production of

three new hydrostatic site dumpers –

the TA3H and TA3SH (both 3.0

tonners) and the TA3.5SH (3.5 tonnes).

The machine at Bauma was the

TA3.5SH with a 3.5 tonne capacity

swivel skip. It features a new drop box

and new front and rear axles.

Bauma was also used by Terex to

introduce the newest addition to its

range of compact track loaders.

Powered by a 75.0kW (99.9hp) Perkins

1104C-44T engine with a hydrostatic

transmission, the PT100G weighs

1814kg and has an operating capacity of 1814kg (at 50% of tipping


The PT100G rides on the patented Posi-Track undercarriage that

provides a low ground bearing pressure of 4.0psi. There is also a new

heavier duty Forestry version of this rubber tracked loader.

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Manitou Manitou un unveils un eils small




Terex is developing this TC16 Twin Drive

mini excavator whose operator can select

between diesel or electric power (the latter

supplied through a trailing cable).

This well-known French manufacturer launched its new MT625T

Maniscopic telescopic handler at Bauma. This Compact machine is

1.92m high and 1.82m wide and its maximum capacity is 2500kg.

Equipped with a two section telescopic boom, the MT625T can

raise 2000kg up to its maximum lift height of 5.85m. Maximum forward

reach is 3.4m at which an 800kg load can be carried.

The new design, low boom MT625T telehandler has a side

mounted 55.4kW (75hp) Kubota V3307-D1-T-E3B engine, a two

speed hydrostatic transmission and a single JSM joystick control


A well-positioned digital display panel in the cab shows the hour

meter, fuel level, an automatic servicing reminder and diagnostic

codes for servicing.

Manitou is introducing this new MT625T telescopic handler

to compete in the growing sector for machines

less than 2.0m high and wide.



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Hy Hydrema Hy drema upgr upgrades upgr ades and and enhances enhances its its AD ADTs AD

The Danish construction equipment maker

Hydrema used Bauma to display the latest

versions of its two and three axle articulated

dumptrucks (ADTs) as well as a new road/rail


Road/rail Hydremas have previously utilised a

rail wheel conversion from an external company

but now the 912DS Rail is a complete unit

produced in-house by Hydrema itself.

The 912DS Rail is a two axle ADT with

hydraulic front suspension and Hydrema’s factory

fitted rail wheel system. The truck shown at

Bauma had an 8000kg capacity swivel skip that

enables its load to be discharged over the rear or

through a 90° arc to either side. The rail wheel

assemblies are bolted to the chassis and fitted

with hydraulic quick couplings to allow easy

conversion back to a standard machine.

The two rail wheel bogies are operated from the

cab by means of the joystick in the right hand

armrest. The machine comes with a camera

system to aid positioning the rail wheels onto the

track and also eight Megabeam working lights.

Hydrema was also exhibiting the latest D

series of its three-axle 20 tonne capacity 922 ADT.

This machine now has the newest generation

Hydrema cab and a hydraulic retarder. Its

powertrain utilises a 194kW (264hp) Cummins

QSB Stage IIIA compliant engine and a ZF

Ergopower 6WG210 automatic transmission.

The D series cab has visco-elastic suspension

and a ‘robust’ climate-control system. The

operator also benefits from the provision of an air

suspension seat and a refrigerated storage space.

Also prominent on the Hydrema stand was the

company’s D912 HM – High Mobility – two axle

ADT which was getting its International launch.

Resplendent in a striking black livery with a

picture of a standard yellow machine on the side

of its skip, this 4x4 ADT was displayed on

Astroturf to emphasise its extremely low ground


The 912D MH is a 10.0 tonne payload machine

with the choice of a standard rear tip or a swivel

tip skip. It has a 96.0kW (131hp) Perkins E110D-

44TA Stage IIIA compliant engine and a ZF

WG115 Ergopower fully automatic transmission.

When shod with 800mm wide Trelleborg 800/

45x30.5 tyres, the dumptruck has a low ground

pressure of only around 85kPa. This makes it very

suitable for work on ground sensitive areas such

as golf courses.

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Hydrema’s three axle 20.0 tonne capacity ADT now

has the latest D series cab and a hydraulic retarder.

A factory fitted road / rail conversion is now available

from Hydrema to create this 912DS Rail ADT.

Complete with special black livery, this very low ground pressure

Hydrema 912D HM got its international launch at Bauma

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This new Caterpillar DEM50 demolition excavator is produced

in partnership with Demlone which supplies the boom and an

RMS safety monitoring system.

Indeco Indeco exhibits exhibits new new IS ISS IS S steel steel shear




Having initially become well known with its hydraulic breakers, the Italian company Indeco has been broadening its

product range with the addition of demolition attachments such as pulverisers and other attachments like mounted

compactors. At this Bauma, it revealed another new product – the ISS44/60 steel shear that was displayed as a


The ISS44/60 weighs 6650kg (without

mounting bracket) and 7600kg (with bracket). It is

suitable for use on 44 tonne class excavators (when

it is directly attached to the boom) and on 60 tonne

class excavators (when pivoted from the end of the

dipper arm).

Complete with wide opening (860mm) jaws,

the ISS44/60 has a large hydraulic cylinder that

creates a maximum clamping force of 80 tonnes.

The attachment features 360º hydraulic rotation

and reversible cutters.

The first ISS44/60 should have completed its

test programme by the end of June this year and it

is destined for delivery to a customer in the USA.

Indeco Marketing Manager Michel Vitulano states

that there are plans to produce other sizes of ISS

steel shears – both smaller and larger than the


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Indeco Breakers

Caterpillar Caterpillar teams teams with


Demlone Demlone to to mak make mak e DEM50


The Caterpillar stand at Bauma 2010 featured a new

DEM50 ultra high demolition (UHD) machine

manufactured by Demlone. The DEM50 offers a

maximum working height of 23.0m and can carry a work

tool weighing up to 3000kg throughout most of its

working range.

The DEM 50 is the first machine resulting from a

close cooperation between Caterpillar and Demlone, a

subsidiary of a French demolition equipment specialist

Vensys Group. The new machine utilises the

strengthened base unit of the Caterpillar 336D L

demolition duty hydraulic excavator with the option of

fixed or variable width undercarriages. Demlone

manufactures the high-rise front-end working equipment

and assembles the completed machine.

The use of a modular boom with 3.0m and 5.0m

inserts allows the DEM50 to be rigged to provide

alternative maximum working heights of 18.0m, 21.0m or

23.0m. The machine is equipped with a hydraulic quick

coupler on the top of its boom foot, with the lower pins

being controlled hydraulically from the cab.

All of the hydraulic hoses between the boom foot and

the main boom sections are equipped with quick

couplers, so that the boom configuration can be

changed in 20 minutes, far less than the 3-4 hours of

previous machines. A standard reach backhoe boom can

also be supplied as an option, using the same rapid-fit

pin system.


Exhibited as a prototype unit in Munich, this new ISS44/60 will be

the first of a new range of Indeco steel shears suitable for boom

or dipper mounting on hydraulic excavators.

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Case Case demonstr demonstrates

demonstr ates

new new h hhydrostatic

h drostatic

doz dozers doz ers



Bauma was used by Case Construction

Equipment to unveil the first two models in a new

line of crawler dozers. Suitable for precision

grading and heavy-duty earthmoving

applications, the two newcomers are the 1650L

and 1150K which both have hydrostatic

transmissions that allows full power turns to

maximise productivity.

The 16.0 to 17.0 tonne 1650L has a 4.0m

wide blade with a capacity of 3.12m³. The smaller

1150K weighs between 12.6 and 13.3 tonnes and

Bulldozers are back in the Case Construction Equipment

its 3.21m³ capacity blade is 3.35m wide. Both

line-up in Europe after a long absence. This 1150K was

one of the two new models seen in Munich.

machines have a Tier 3 certified Case 6.7 litre

engine – with power ratings of 107.0kW (144hp) and 88.0kW (118hp). In both cases peak torque arrives at just

1400rpm. The resulting powerful low down torque characteristics are ideal for dozing applications.

The engine power is sent to the tracks through a dual path PowerStat hydrostatic transmission, utilising variable

axial piston pumps and motors to provide a maximum drawbar pull of 275.1kN in the larger machine and 213.5kN in

the 1150K. As the transmission delivers drive to each track independently, it is possible to continue to push at full

power throughout a turn, offering the operator maximum control for fine grading and for slope work. The transmission

has a single joystick drive control and the operator can choose infinite speed adjustment up to 9.7km/h, or opt for one

of 10 pre-set speed increments, to suit the application.

The three track options available for both the 1150K and 1650L are Extra Long Track (XLT), Wide Track (WT) and

Low Ground Pressure (LGP).

Both bulldozers have the Case Lubricated Track system, which is sealed and lubricated with an oil reservoir in

each pin. An optional Case Extended Life Track, with a second hardened bushing, is available to extend track life in

abrasive soil conditions.

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An interesting version of a 12 tonne payload two

axle articulated dumptruck was exhibited at

Bauma by the German manufacturer Bergmann

Maschinenbau GmbH. This company has

replaced the conventional wheels on its 3012

ADT with oscillating triangular undercarriage units

fitted with chevron pattern rubber tracks.

The 2900mm wide machine has an unladen

weight of 1100kg and has a 119kW (160hp)

Deutz four-cylinder engine and a hydrostatic

transmission. The use of the rubber tracks is said

to reduce ground bearing pressure to 75% of the

This prototype rubber tracked articulated dumptruck is

value achieved with a wheeled machine.

the 12 tonne payload 3012 Track being developed by

The rubber tracked 3012 Track has a fully

German manufacturer Bergmann.

enclosed forward facing cab so that the operator’s

visibility is not obstructed by the load when driving forwards. The machine seen at Bauma is a prototype that is

undergoing testing in rough terrain. As well as a rear tipping skip, the machine has the potential for being supplied with

other bodies including a concrete mixer, powered access platform, fuel bowser and a service unit.

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Sch Schwing Sch wing shows shows off off three three new


concrete concrete pumps




Amongst all the exhibits on the large outdoor stand of German concrete

machinery maker Schwing Stetter were two new truck mounted concrete

pumps and a preview of new design of stationary pump. The larger of the new

truck mounted pumps was the S43SX (with a five section placing boom) that

provides a maximum placing height of 42.3m. This machine slots into the

company’s range between its established S42SX and S45SX models (which

both have four section booms reaching up to 41.8m and 44.7m respectively).

The Roll and Fold RZ booms on the new S43SX utilise the concept proven

on the proven S36SX and S52SX models. This boom configuration, complete

with a 270° joint on the fifth section, helps boom unfolding in confined spaces

and allows the delivery pipe to be threaded through windows and other

openings. The machine also has the Schwing SX curved outrigger beams

which allow the installation of a long stroke concrete pump.

An important Bauma

premiere was the

appearance of the new

design of Schwing stationary

concrete pumps. The machine The new 43.0m Schwing S43SX pump

on display was the SP2880 with its RZ boom and curved outrigger

that is first of a new future

beams was shown on a Mercedesrange

due to become available

Benz Actros 4144 8x4 truck.

next year.

Designed especially for operation on European construction sites,

the SP2880 has a stylish new sound suppressed GRP cover to save

transport weight. The trailer mounted pump weighs a maximum of

5500kg and it can be supplied on either a site tow or a highway tow

Schwing revealed the style of its new generation

of trailer mounted concrete pumps by showing

this pre-production SP2880.

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axle – the latter allowing a maximum towing speed of 80km/h.

Powered by a 147.0kW (197hp) or a 132.0kW (177hp) engine, the

SP2880 has a maximum theoretical pumping output of 101/59m³/h

(rod/piston side) at a pressure of 94/160 bar. Rather than having a

changeover block, the new machine simply has drip-free quickconnectors

on the hoses supplying either the piston or rod side of the

pump. It also has a new control panel and the ability to be operated

by remote control using Bluetooth technology.

The third new Schwing concrete pump at Bauma was the

compact S20 City which, with a 20.0m vertical reach placing boom,

can be carried on a 4299mm wheelbase, 15 to 18 tonne GVW truck.

The unit at Bauma was on a MAN TGM18.280 4x2 truck chassis with

an outrigger spread of only 3.85m. Its 20RZ four-section boom has a

low unfolding height of only 3.85m.

The C20 City can have a concrete pump with a maximum

theoretical output of 163m³/h at a pressure of 85 bar. If a placing

boom is not required, the pump (together with delivery pipes able to

provide a line length of up to 260.0m) can be carried on a 12.0 tonne

GVW truck.

Schwing also displayed its new SPB 32 independent placing

boom at the Bauma. Carried on a tubular tower, this Roll and Fold

boom can operate without a counterweight to a stand-alone height of

20.0m. Maximum horizontal reach is 30.0m.

A narrow outrigger spread and the ability to unfold its 20.0m

placing boom in low headroom areas makes this Schwing

S20 City pump suitable for use in congested urban areas.


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Gro Grove Gro e rev reveals rev eals six six axle axle 400 400 tonne tonne A AAT




Having already announced that it would

be showing its new long boom 300 tonne

capacity GMK300L telescopic boom all

terrain crane at Bauma, this Manitowoc

company surprised visitors by also

showing a new 400 tonner. The bigger

machine is the GMK5400 that is

described by its maker as ‘the world’s

most powerful six-axle all-terrain crane’.

It has a 60.0m main boom.

One prominent feature on the

GMK6400 is its Mega Wing Lift capacityenhancing

attachment. This device

increases lifting duties by providing extra

support to the boom. It has a patented

self-rigging system that mounts on the

chassis and connects to the boom.

With its Mega Wing Lift extended, the

GMK6400 offers significant lift capabilities,

which are said to be up to 35% better

than some similar cranes. The Mega Wing Lift

Manitowoc launched this new 400 tonne capacity six axle Grove

attachment weighs approximately 10 tonnes and

GMK6400 all terrain crane complete with the Mega Wing Lift

can be transported on a single trailer. Its transport

attachment (seen here resting above the front of the carrier).

height is approximately 2.5 m.

Interestingly, the GMK6400 has a hybrid drive system called MegaDrive for travel at low speeds. This weight

saving hydrostatic drive to axles four and five is used to accelerate the crane’s speed to approximately 20 km/h and

then the conventional drive takes over.

Doosan Doosan previews previews concept concept ex exca ex ca cavator ca ator and and big





Having previously indicated a new arrangement with Italian maker Dieci

for the supply of rotating telehandlers through the Bobcat brand,

Doosan revealed another area of cooperation at Bauma. Dieci will be

supplying Doosan with four high capacity non-rotating telehandlers

which will be sold as Doosan DT series models.

The machine seen at Bauma was the DT160 which is a Perkins

powered hydrostatic machine with a maximum capacity of 16000kg.

This telehandler provides a maximum lift height of 10.2m where it can

carry 11000kg. Maximum forward reach is 5.15m where the capacity is


The new Doosan badged DT series of telehandlers will comprise

four models. As well as the DT160, there will be the 7000kg capacity

DT70, the 12000kg capacity DT120 and the flagship 21000kg capacity

DT210. All four are scheduled to become available in November this


As well as the new excavators already described in previous issues

of CP&E, Doosan showed a prototype of a 20 tonne class hybrid drive

tracked excavator. It also exhibited a scale model of futuristic excavator

design complete with two articulating, triangular shaped rubber track


As part of a supply deal with Dieci, the Doosan construction

equipment line will gain four high capacity telehandlers

including this 16000kg capacity DT160.

Doosan Infracore

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Inno Innovativ Inno ativ ative ativ e v vvehicle

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In an interesting move to build up interest, CTE kept its latest platform

well wrapped up until the afternoon on the third day of Bauma. When

the covers were removed, visitors were able to see that the new Lift

20.13MP Multi-Purpose platform was indeed something different.

What sets the Lift 20.13MP Multi-Purpose platform apart from

competitors is that its turntable is not on the vehicle deck (as is

conventional) but on top of a two section telescopic boom. With the

non-rotating base boom retracted and stowed along the vehicle deck,

the upper section boom operates like a normal straight telescopic

boom platform to achieve a maximum working height of around


When maximum working height (of almost 20.0m) or up and over

capability (up to 10.0m with a clear outreach of 9.1m) is required, the

base boom is angled up and telescoped out. In the latter

configuration, the cage can clear an 8.9m obstacle. Cage capacity is


The clever design of the Lift 20.13MP

platform allows it to operate free on

wheels with the lower boom stowed to

achieve a maximum working height of

13.0m when the cage is kept over the

rear of the vehicle. The machine can also

be operated through a full arc with the H

Not unveiled until the middle of Wednesday

type outriggers fully extended. One-sided afternoon at Bauma – this innovative CTE B-

jacking is also available to increase the

Lift 20.13MP platform with its original slew

operational versatility of the unit.

ring position was worth waiting for.

The Lift 20.13MP platform seen at

Bauma was carried on a Nissan Cabstar 35-11. The machine features the ability to

operate the outriggers from the cage and it has zero tailswing in all operating

configurations. The first production machines should be ready in September.

CTE also displayed a clever new outrigger design on its ZED26JH platform. This

The clever outrigger

design on CTE’s new

ZED26JH only requires

one cylinder per outrigger

to extend both the beam

and lower the vertical


26.0m working height platform shown on a 7.5 tonne Mercedes Atego 4x2 truck now has

H pattern out and down outriggers where both the horizontal and vertical movements of

each beam and jack are controlled by only one hydraulic cylinder. With this patented

stabiliser system, a mechanical link extends the outrigger beam outwards as a cylinder

powers the vertical jack down to the ground.

A new crawler mounted platform being displayed by CTE was the 23.0m maximum

working height Traccess 230. Able to reduce to a travel width of 800mm with a stowed

height of just under 2.0m, this machine can be moved through restricted openings.

The Traccess 230 has CTE’s classic sigma

boom configuration and its 200kg cage capacity

is unrestricted up to 12.0m. The machine can be

powered by either a Kubota diesel or a Honda

petrol engine. It also has a 230V or 110V electric

motor to allow silent, fume-free platform


A radio remote control with the Traccess 230

operates drive and steer functions as well as

outrigger deployment. When docked in the cage

it then controls all aerial functions.

This new 23.0m crawler mounted platform was

launched at Bauma by CTE to become the

company’s flagship Traccess model.


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Multitel Multitel shows shows two two new




The Italian access platform maker Multitel Pagliero SpA exhibited two

new machines in Munich. These were the 22.5m maximum working

height ‘spider style’ SMX225 crawler mounted access platform and

the 75.0m maximum working height MJ750 truck mount.

The SMX225 weighs 2500kg and has both a 10.9kW (14.6hp)

Kubota Z602 diesel engine and a 2.2kW 230V electric motor. When its

booms and outriggers are stowed, the rubber tracked 980mm wide

and it can be driven at up to 1.4km/h.

The outriggers on the SMX225 can be lowered to level the

machine on side slopes of up to 11°. With fully extended stabilisers,

the cage can be extend to a maximum outreach of 10.25m with a

120kg load and out to 8.5m with its full 200kg capacity. There are also

reduced duties with partial outrigger extension.

The new MJ750 was displayed at Bauma mounted onto a Volvo

FM460 10x4 truck with a GVW of 53 tonnes. This platform provides a

maximum working height of 75.0m with a 400kg cage load. Maximum

outreach of 35.0m can be achieved with up to 200kg in the cage.

Maximum cage capacity is 600kg.

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This new rubber tracked SMX225

with its maximum working height of

22.4m becomes Multitel’s flagship

spider style platform.

New New Linden Linden Comansa


luffing luffing jib jib tower tower cr crane cr ane

The Spanish tower crane maker Linden Comansa used

Bauma 2010 for the worldwide launch of the first of its new

series of luffing jib tower cranes. The model on show was

the LCL 190 which comes in two versions to provide a

maximum capacity of 12.0 or 18.0 tonnes.

The LCL 190 can be erected with a minimum jib length

of 30.0m. Extra radius can be obtained by adding 5.0m jib

inserts. The maximum jib length for this crane is 60.0m

and it can lift either 1500kg or 1300kg (standard or heavy

lift version) at maximum radius. The maximum

freestanding tower height of the standard version is 49.5m

when erected with on a 6.0m square base cross with

levelling jacks.

The hoist winch of the LCL190 is positioned in front of

the jib pivot point rather than on the short (7.3m long)

counter jib. Both the hoist and luffing ropes come on their

respective winches from the factory to help speed site


The LCL190 has an automatic level luffing system so

that hook height removes constant as the jib is raised or

lowered to alter working radius. There is an hydraulic

damper to prevent the jib from being raised too high and

another good safety device is automatic luffing rope



The new LCL 190 luffing jib tower crane was displayed between

two of Linden Comansa’s flat top models – the 11 LC 150

(foreground) and the top-of-the-range 21 LC 750 (at the back).

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Flagship Flagship telescopic telescopic un unveiled un eiled b bby


Terex erex Cr Cranes Cr anes

After a long period of development, Terex Cranes got its new flagship

AC1000 telescopic crane ready for a public launch at Bauma. This 1200

tonne class machine is billed as the most powerful all-terrain crane that

can travel on the road with its main telescopic boom still connected. It is

also said to have the fastest set-up time in its class.

The AC1000 has a 18x8x18 drive / steer carrier powered by a 480kW

(653hp) Daimler engine with a ZF TC-Tronic HD automated gearbox with

an integrated torque converter and hydraulic retarder. Axles 2, 3, 5 and 6

are driven and the 3.0m wide crane has a maximum road travel speed of


Depending on axle load limits, the crane can travel on the road with

either its 50.0m long five section heavy duty HA50 boom or, with four

additional telescopic sections, its maximum 100.0m HA100 boom.

Maximum individual axle loads with the 50.0m boom carried are 12.0

tonnes whilst moving with the full 100.0m boom in place increases

individual axle loads to a maximum of 16.5 tonnes.

For road travel the AC1000 is moved without its rear outriggers and

without its Sideways Superlift (SSL) load enhancement system. On site

the crane can be rigged with lattice extension jibs to provide a maximum

tip height of 163.3m.

The crane operator’s superstructure cab tilts upwards by 20º and

inside there is an integrated touch-screen control system showing



information on wind speed/direction, hook load, nominal load capacity, reach and boom length. The system also

displays calculated and actual outrigger loads. The crane has an integrated working range limiter allowing "virtual

walls" to be set to prevent collisions.

One of the first purchasers of the new AC1000 is UK-based Ainscough Crane Hire. It has two units on order with

the first due in the last quarter of this year and the second expected next year.

Terex also showed the new long boom version of its 100 tonne capacity four axle all terrain crane.

Designated the AC 100/4L, this compact machine can travel on the road with its 59.4m long telescopic boom

and a 19.0m double lattice fly jib whilst still not exceeding 12 tonne

axle loads. Other new exhibits were the latest generation carrier and

crane cabs.

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The new 100 tonne class Terex

AC100/4L is a four axle all terrain

crane with a main boom that fully

extends to a length of 59.4m.


The Terex engineers

have placed great

emphasis on providing

the ladders and

platforms to allow safe

work at height for the

riggers assembling the

new AC1000.

Bauma provided the public launch for

the new 1200 tonne capacity class Terex

AC1000 which was exhibited with its

100.0m telescopic boom fully extended.

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A new FMX500 8x4 tipper (left) and an FMX450 6x6 hooklift tipper

in action on the Volvo demonstration area at Bauma



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The outside portion of the big

Volvo stand at Bauma was used

not only for demonstrating

construction equipment but also

for the world premiere of the latest

vehicles from Volvo Trucks. This

show was the ideal event for the

introduction of the new Volvo FMX

trucks that have been designed

specifically for construction work.

The new Volvo FMX is based

on the proven FM platform, which

is well accepted in demanding construction applications, particularly in the Nordic markets, Russia and Eastern

Europe. The trucks utilise either a Volvo D11C 11-litre engine (330 to 450hp) or a D13C 13-litre engine (380 to 500hp).

Transmission options include a Powertronic gearbox and an updated construction version of the I-Shift gearbox.

The FMX trucks can be fitted with a new load sensor which sends precise load weight information to the I-Shift for an

optimal gear sequence and smooth gear start.

The on/off-road FMX truck gains a new upper grill, a central front towing device (rated for up to 25 tonnes), an antislip

front step (with an optional extension) and a new ladder and grab handle on the left hand side of the day cab. The

FMX trucks will be available on European markets in September, followed by a global rollout during the rest of the


New New R RRotar

R otar crusher crusher buck bucket buck et and and pulv pulveriser pulv eriser

Volvo Trucks

Bauma was used by Rotar International BV of Genemuiden, Holland to launch the first model in its new RCB series of

crusher buckets. The initial RCB1300 weighs in at 4000kg (complete with

adapter plate and bracket) and it can be used on excavators with

operating weights of 25 to 35 tonnes.

The RCB1300 has a patented single flight wheel driven jaw crusher

and an adjustable (20-120mm) opening. The 1314mm wide heavy-duty

bucket comes complete with an automatic lubrication system. The

attachment requires an hydraulic oil flow of 220-250 litre/min at a pressure

of 320 bar.

Rotar also exhibited its latest RDP 32S pulveriser designed for both

primary and secondary demolition. Weighing 3100kg, this hydraulically

powered attachment fits 32 to 50 tonne excavators. It requires an oil flow

of 250-300 litre/min at 250 bar.

The RDP 32S has jaws that open up to 1000mm wide. Wear parts

are easily replaceable and the pulveriser can be supplied with 360º

hydraulic rotation.

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Rotar International

The Dutch attachment maker Rotar launched

its new RCB 1300 crusher bucket for

25 to 35 tonne excavators at Bauma.

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Full Full electric electric V VVersalift

V ersalift platform platform on on Modec Modec chassis


The Versalift range of powered

access platforms from Time

International features a number of

environmentally friendly units

including a Mercedes Sprinter

based hybrid drive machine. At

Bauma the company showed its

latest all-electric platform – a 12.9m

maximum working height EL-36-LF

Electric carried on a Modec


Modec electric vehicles are

made in Coventry in the UK. The

battery powered 5.5 tonne GVW

vehicle has a stylish cab with a

sliding rear door that is accessed

from either side via a catwalk.

Fitted with a regenerative braking

system, the Modec will travel at up

to 80km/h and cover a range of up

to 96km or 160km depending on

the battery pack carried.

The ET-36-LF platform on the

Modec provides a maximum

A battery powered Modec chassis is being used by Versalift for its new,

environmentally friendly EL-36-LF Electric access platform.

working height of 12.9m and a cage capacity of 120 / 200kg depending on outreach. The platform has a fly boom with

180° of rotation and, when the booms are fully extended, the maximum outreach of this model is 8.0m. The ET-36-LF

Electric at Bauma was mounted on a Modec with a box body with vertically raised, side access panels.

Another interesting Versalift platform was the new LAT-39-TB on a short wheelbase Land Rover chassis. This

200kg capacity platform (which can usefully be entered from ground level) provides a maximum working height of

14.3m and an outreach of up to 7.3m. A 16.0m working height platform can be provided on a long wheelbase Land


The new 6.0 tonne LiuGong CLG906C mini excavator on

display at Bauma in front of the company’s bigger 22.0 tonne

922LC and 36.3 tonne 936LC excavators.

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Time International

LiuGong LiuGong shows shows latest


ex exca ex ca cavators ca ators and and loaders


Although best known for its wheel loaders, the Chinese

construction equipment maker LiuGong used Bauma to

exhibit two new mini excavators. The CLG904C and

CLG906C have operating weights of 4000kg and

6000kg respectively and they are said to offer 15% more

productivity than previous models.

The CLG904C is fitted with Yanmar 4TNV88 engine

rated at 27.1kW (36.3hp). It has a boom offset of 75°/50°

and its maximum digging depth is 3100mm. Its bigger

brother – the CLG906C – has a 36.2kW (48.5hp)

Yanmar 4TN V94L engine, 70°/55° boom offset and the

ability to dig down to 3875mm.

LiuGong also exhibited its new 816G compact wheel

loader designed for the European market. Fitted with a

50.2kW (67hp) Yanmar Tier III engine and a powershift

transmission/torque converter transmission, this loader

weighs 5,600kg and has a bucket capacity of 0.8m³.


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New New addition addition to to LST


shear shear r rrange

r ange

Bauma was used by the LST Group of Herrsching, Germany to

exhibit the latest member of

its XMB line of hydraulic

The LST Group exhibited its new

shear attachments with

XMB5500 hydraulic shear attachment

interchangeable jaws.

that features interchangeable sets of

The new XMB5500 is

concrete and steel cutting jaws

the second largest unit in a

four-model range and it is weighs 5350kg. The attachment can be

used on excavators weighing 60 to 120 tonnes.

The XMB5500 has four hydraulic cylinders that provide a closing

force of 214 tonnes. An hydraulic quick connect mechanism is used

to allow the fast interchange of the different jaws.

One set of jaws is suitable for the level crushing of concrete and

cutting around reinforcement. The second set of jaws is designed for

the crushing of heavy-duty concrete whilst the final jaw set is for

cutting through steel structures. Maximum jaw opening for the three

types are 1150mm, 910mm and 950mm respectively.

The XMB5500 features 360º continuous hydraulic rotation using a

Liebherr rotator. The attachment requires an oil flow rate of 350-400

litre/min at a pressure of 350 bar. It has been tested by two wellknown

Swiss demolition contractors.




Potain otain shows shows new new cab cab and and big big self self-erector

self -erector

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Manitowoc has introduced a completely redesigned and updated

cab for its Potain tower cranes. Called Ultra View, the new cab has

been designed to provide the Potain crane operator with more

comfort and better jobsite visibility. It has air conditioning as


The new Ultra View cab is designed to fit all new Potain cranes

– an operational advantage for fleet owners. The cab is being

phased in across the Potain range and it will replace the existing

Vision cab that was introduced in the year 2000.

One of the key design features of the Ultra View cab is the

relocation of the electrical control panel to a dedicated space

outside and behind the cab. Relocating the electrical components

frees up space allowing room for a small table, storage for technical

documents and three plugs with 220V or 110V power options. It

also reduces noise from electrical contactors and frequency

converters that can be heard when these components are inside

the cab.

Potain’s latest new Igo T130 self-erecting crane can be fitted

with the Ultra View cab. This large self-erector has a maximum

lifting capacity of 8.0 tonnes, a maximum radius of 50.0m and, with

its jib horizontal, a maximum lift height of 37.3m. The use of 6.0m

long tower sections reduces erection time.

This new Potain Ultra View tower crane cab provides greater

visibility and operator comfort than the Vision cab it is replacing.


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Replacing the former BR3890 (G90

City) breaker, this new Sandvik

BR4099 can be purpose-matched to

individual applications and materials

using a simple working mode




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break breakers break ers

Komatsu omatsu shows shows high high cab cab handler


As well as its new series of small BR111, BR222 and BR333 hydraulic

breakers for mini excavators (described in the previous issue of CP&E),

Sandvik also showed larger new breakers at this Bauma. Designed around a

new operating principle that can be matched to specific applications, the

larger duo are the BR3288 and BR4099. They weigh 2350kg and 3380kg

respectively and are suitable for carriers in the 27 to 40 tonne and 30 to 60

tonne operating weight ranges.

The new operating principle enables stroke length, blow energy and

Sandvik’s idle blow protector to all be easily modified to allow the breakers to

be matched to individual carriers and applications. A working mode selector is

located on the breaker.

When high energy mode is chosen the breaker uses a lower blow

frequency for optimum breaking power in hard materials, such as granite and

reinforced concrete foundations. The selection of the high frequency mode

delivers a higher blow rate and reduced impact energy to break softer

materials, such as limestone. The Idle Blow Protector works regardless of

working mode to provide greater levels of protection.

The new BR4099 and BR3288 models feature Sandvik’s VIDAT

(Vibration Dampened Tierods) system that has been designed to improve

reliability. They also have a more robust front head which is produced using

new manufacturing techniques and features fewer holes to relieve stress.

Additionally, their tool-retaining pins are locked by simple, reliable rubber rings;

while the surface of the lower tool bushing has been specifically designed to

provide longer tool life.


Amongst the latest products being shown by Komatsu at Bauma was the PW180-7 wheeled excavator with a new

fixed raised cabin for waste handling operations. On this 16.0-18.4 tonne machine, the cab can be raised by 1200mm

compared to the standard model. Alternative elevated cab height increases are 400mm and 1200mm.

The fixed height raised cab on the PW180-7 protrudes slightly further forward than the standard cab in order to

give the operator a better view of high level waste handling operations. An access step aids entry to the raised cab

and operation in dusty waste transfer stations is aided by a reversible radiator cooling fan and the provision of Turbo II


Komatsu also showed its recently upgraded WA470-6 and WA480-6 wheel loaders that weigh 23.0 and 25.5

tonnes respectively. With power ratings of 202kW (272hp) and 224kW (300hp), the latest versions are fitted with a

new driveline that incorporates a large

capacity torque converter (LC) to improve and

provide initial rimpull-to-weight ratio.

The efficiency of the upgraded WA470-6

and WA480-6 wheel loaders is further

enhanced by a load-sensing hydraulic system

that features electronically controlled variable

displacement pumps for the work equipment

and the hydraulic steering. There are also new

safety features including an electrical tilting

step, a safety belt warning system and a

remote-controlled step light.


Komatsu’s new 16.0-18.4 tonne PW180-7 wheeled

excavator was shown with the fixed raised cab

option to aid waste handling work.

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Spierings Spierings Cit City Cit y Bo Boy Bo

hybrid ybrid mobile


tower tower cr crane cr ane

Having become the leading player in the

supply of mobile self-erecting tower cranes,

the Dutch company Spierings had its new

City Boy hybrid machine on show at Bauma.

This three axle SK387-AT3 crane has an Eco

Drive system with both a 205kW (275hp)

John Deere 6068HF 485 diesel engine and a

400kW (540hp) Siemens electric motor.

The John Deere engine in the City Boy

SK387-AT3 is used to drive a 220kW

generator that provides the power for the Spierings new lightweight three axle SK387-AT3 City Boy is an environmentally

electric propulsion motor or the on-board

friendly mobile self-erecting tower crane complete with Eco Drive.

30kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The

operator has the choice of fully electric, hybrid or diesel electric drive and the 6x4 chassis has a creep speed for

manoeuvring on site. When using the electric drive for quiet, low emission urban travel, the machine’s range is said to

be around 96km.

The 87 metre.tonne self-erecting crane provides a maximum capacity of 7.0 tonnes. It can lift 2.0 tonnes at its

maximum radius of 36.0m and its maximum height under hook, with jib horizontal, is 28.5m. With the jib fully luffed,

maximum lifting height increases to 53.2m.

An interesting feature of the SK387-AT3 City Boy tower crane is that it has only one cab. For road travel the cab is

positioned well forward on the near side of the chassis. On site the seat is swivelled through 180° to facilitate crane

operation and the cab is raised up the side of the tower. The crane has already gained orders from Scholpp, Fluck

Zurich, Mick Volendam, Moni-Hub and Wiesbauer.

Planned before the Iceland volcano thwarted the air travel

plans of Bauma visitors, MB staged its ‘Volcano Experience’

and launched its new excavator coupler.

Prophetic Prophetic MB MB shows shows latest


coupler coupler and and crusher crusher buck bucket buck et




The display staged by the prominent Italian crusher bucket

maker MB SpA evoked a lot of comment at Bauma. The

company was staging a promotional contest called the ‘MB

Volcano Experience’ in the open area between the rows of

exhibition halls at the show. A huge banner showing a volcano

erupting mirrored real life as the spectacular plume of ash

streamed out of the volcano erupting beneath Iceland's

Eyjafjallajökull glacier!

The latest crusher bucket from MB is its model BF90-3. This bucket weighs 3500kg

and is suitable for excavators weighing over 20 tonnes. It has a capacity of 0.8m³ and an

opening of 900mm by 510mm. The bucket can be fitted with a magnet to collect steel

debris such as rebar.

MB also exhibited its new coupling device for use on excavators. The device on show

was a manual coupler but a hydraulically operated version is planned. The MB coupler has two pins carried on hinged

side connection plates that latch into hooks carried on a plate secured to the top of a bucket or other excavator

attachment. Bolts are used to mechanically lock the side plates of the manual coupler in place.

MB states that its new coupler weighs up to 50% less than other more complex couplers and that its slim line

design does not greatly alter the operating geometry of the attachment. There are seven sizes of MB coupler to suit

pin diameters of 35-40mm, 50-55mm, 60-65mm, 70-75mm, 80-85mm, 90mm and 100-110mm.

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MB Crusher

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Hybrid Hybrid tandem tandem roller roller amongst


Bomag Bomag launches


Fayat Group member Bomag had a large presence at Bauma and it used

the exhibition to display a significant number of new or recently launched

machines. Of particular interest was the unveiling of the company’s new

10 tonne class pivot steer tandem roller with a hybrid drive system

Based on the new fourth generation BW174AP drum steer tandem

roller, the hybrid BW174AP AM version has not only a Deutz diesel engine

but also an electric motor generator, a high capacity battery and

associated electronics. In operation the roller’s battery is charged in

generator mode - e.g. when braking (reversing) or during vibration

shutdown - using the difference between the power generated by the

engine and the power take-up. Any unused power is stored.

Power peaks are levelled out when the electric motor takes power from

the battery e.g. when switching on vibration or during acceleration. This

reduces the engine size of the BW174AP AM in its performance class so

there is no need for more complex exhaust gas treatment systems. At the

same time, the engine is said to always operate at optimum performance

and efficiency. This lowers fuel consumption significantly as well as

reducing associated CO 2 emissions. Bomag states that initial field tests

have shown a fuel saving of up to 30%.

The new cab on the BW174AP tandem roller has an ‘active armrest

system’ together with a hand-shaped travel lever.

The operator’s seat can be slid sideways and be This BW80AD in

swivelled through 270° to achieve a good

the foreground

operating position and better visibility of the job in headed up a line of

the latest (5th

hand. The standard BW174AP comes complete generation) Bomag

with a fuel saving Ecomode engine management lightweight tandem


vibrating rollers at

Bomag also showed its latest (5th generation)


lightweight tandem vibrating rollers (weighing less

than 1.8 tonnes) at Bauma. Complete with Kubota engines, the latest

versions of the BW80AD, BW90AD and BW100ADM were available for

inspection. There were also the new clear-sided models BW90SC-5 and

BW100SC-5, have drums offset by 50mm giving working widths of

950mm and 1050mm.

Amongst the latest additions to the Bomag Light Equipment line were

the BMP 8500 trench roller fitted with a new operator back-up protection

system called BOSS. There are also the BT60/4 and BT65/4 rammers

with new features as well as new single direction plate compactors.

Bauma provided the world premiere of Bomag’s first compact milling

machine to be designed and built at its main factory in Boppard,

Germany. The BM 500/15 can be supplied with three or four

wheels and it has an engine power of 93.2kW (125hp).

Standard cutting width is 500mm – with options of 400mm and

300mm - and the machine can cut down to a maximum depth

of 210mm.

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This new 500mm cutting width BM500/15 is the first

compact milling machine to be designed and made

in Bomag’s Boppard factory in Germany.



Bomag is busy testing this new hybrid

drive version of its newly improved

BW174AP pivot steer tandem roller.

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The new CBI Magnum Force 5400T tracked chipper made short work

of chipping large tree trunks whilst being demonstrated at Bauma.



CBI CBI shows shows latest


Magnum Magnum F FForce

F orce

tr track tr ack acked ack ed shredder


Bauma saw the European launch of the new

Magnum Force 5400T tracked shredder made

by Continental Biomass Industries Inc in

Newton, USA. This latest model weighs around

30 tonnes and can be powered by one of two

Caterpillar engines, a 400kW (540hp) C15 or a

570kW (765hp) C18, or an electric motor.

The 2.5m wide machine can be fitted with

any of five different chipper and grinding rotors

to provide good operational versatility. In

addition, the machine’s infeed can be fitted with

either two replaceable screen sections or solid

floor sections. Thus it can be tailored to carry

out such different jobs as creating mulch from

trees and stumps, chipping wood or grinding up old wooden railway sleepers.

To flow material into the machine, it has a 4477mm long feed conveyor powered by a high torque Poclain motor. A

metal detection system automatically reverses the feed system should the rotor come into contact with steel. Material

leaves the shredder via a 10.1m long discharge conveyor.

At Bauma the capability of the shredder to chip up large logs - ably loaded by a Sennebogen 825 Green Line

industrial handler – was clearly demonstrated. The Magnum Force 5400T can achieve a throughput of 80 tonnes per

hour (depending on material) and it can be moved on the road by means of a fifth wheel coupling and a rear three

axle dolly.

Palfinger alfinger shows


32.0m 32.0m platform platform on


12 12 tonne tonne truck


The new P320 truck mounted access platform

was described by its maker, Palfinger, as a

World Novelty’ at Bauma. This machine is

able to provide a maximum working height of

32.0m whilst mounted on a two-axle truck

with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of only

12.0 tonnes.

The P320 exhibited at Bauma was

mounted onto a MAN TGL 12.220 4x2 truck

for the Australian company LinCon Hire and

Sales. The platform has H-type hydraulic

outriggers that have a maximum spread of

6.2m whilst also allowing one-sided jacking.

The maximum cage capacity of the P320

is 600kg. The cage capacity reduces to 300kg

to achieve the maximum working height of

32.0m and the maximum outreach of 25.5m is

possible when cage capacity is reduced to


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With this new P320, Palfinger provides a 32.0m maximum working height

access platform mounted on a two-axle 12.0 tonne GVW truck.



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The new lightweight Wilbert WT175L e.tronic luffing

jib crane in front of the company’s massive

WT2405L e.tronic tower crane.

New New A AAtlas

A tlas telescopic telescopic loader


From its facilities in Wildeshausen, Germany, Atlas Weyhausen is adding a

telescopic boom wheel loader to its construction equipment range. The

new 75T compact articulated machine, as previewed at Bauma, has a twostage

telescopic boom and Z-bar loader linkage. It has an operating weight

of 5600kg and can carry a standard 0.8m3 loader bucket, pallet forks or

other attachments.

The 75T can raise palletised loads up to a maximum height of 4571mm.

The machine has a 55kW (75hp) Deutz TD2011 L04 air-oil cooled diesel

engine and a hydrostatic transmission. Site speed range is up to 6.5km/h

whilst the maximum road speed is 20km/h as standard or 40km/h with a

high-speed option.

Other options include air conditioning and stability dampening system.

It is expected that the 75T will become available for sale during next year.

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Wilbert Wilbert exhibits exhibits large large luffing


jib jib tower tower cr crane cr ane

An impressive machine on the outside area at Bauma was the

very large WT2405L e.tronic luffing jib tower crane exhibited by

the German manufacturer Wilbert. Claimed to be Europe’s

strongest luffing jib tower crane, the WT2405L e.tronic utilises a

distinctive pendulum counterweight that helps it to lift a maximum

load of 128 tonnes whilst reducing the torque on the tower.

The WT2405L e.tronic at Bauma was erected on a large

portal base with a low tower height of 20.25m – maximum

freestanding tower height is 130.0m. The show crane did have its

longest jib that provides a maximum radius of 78.0m at which a

load of 19.5 tonnes can be lifted. The crane can be equipped

with a 5.0m runner top at the end of its jib that has a capacity of

8.0 tonnes.

The spacious, side-mounted operator’s cab of the WT2405L

e.tronic has nine windows to maximise visibility. As well as a

comfortable seat and a touch screen display panel, the operator

of this big crane gets air conditioning, a 24V refrigerator and

even a toilet and wash basin with a 200 litre fresh water tank and

a 250 litre waste water tank.

Although dwarfed by its bigger brother, there was also the

new WT175L e.tronic luffing jib tower crane on display. This

crane has a maximum load capacity of 16.0 tonnes and can lift

10.0 tonnes at 13.5m radiuses. It has been designed as a

lightweight crane able to be erected on the top of buildings to

carry out lifting work or help dismantle larger cranes.

The load chart of the WT175L e.tronic allows the crane to lift

1.0 tonne at its maximum radius of 30.0m. The crane on show at

Bauma was erected on a base cross frame with a very short

tower height of 4.13m. The machine features a very short (4.0m)

tail radius and its heaviest section only weighs 1.5 tonnes.

Atlas Weyhausen

Atlas Weyhausen previewed this new

75T compact telescopic boom wheel loader

which will go into production during 2011.


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Volv olv olvo olv o upgr upgrades upgr ades L20 L20 and and L25 L25 to to F F series


Extensive feedback from operators around the world has contributed to the updating of two compact Volvo wheel

loaders. The new generation L20F and L25F models have the latest Care Cab complete with more stylish, integrated

work lights on the front of the roof. Internal changes include a centrally mounted dashboard and an improved heating

and ventilation system.

The articulated L20F and L25F wheel loaders have operating weights of 4300kg and 4800kg respectively. The

L20F has parallel loader linkage whilst the

L25F can be purchased with either parallel or

Z-bar loader linkage. The machines can be

used with bucket capacities of 0.65-1.1m³

and 0.85-1.2m³ respectively.

Both machines are powered by a Tier 3 /

Stage IIIA emissions compliant Volvo D3.6D

four-cylinder direct injection diesel engine

rated at 39.9kW (54.3hp) in the L20F and

42.0kW (57.1hp) in the L25F. Separate

working hydraulic pumps improve cycle times

because steering actions do not affect the

speed of the loader arm.

The new generation ROPS/FOPScertified

Care Cab fitted to the L20F and L25F

features lowered left and right bottom edges

of the front screen to improve visibility to the

front wheels. The relocated dashboard is now

The new generation L20F compact wheel loader was prominently

displayed during the product demonstration staged on Volvo’s

large outside stand at Bauma.





centrally mounted behind the steering wheel

so as to be easier to view.

Dinolift Dinolift adds adds larger larger tr track tr ack acked ack ed access access platform


The Finnish powered access platform maker Dinolift used Bauma to exhibit

its third spider style tracked machine. The new 220XTC with a maximum

working height of 22.1m is now Dinolift’s flagship XTC model – extending

the range which includes the established 18.5m 185XTC and the 16.5m


Complete with two articulating lower booms and a three-section

telescopic upper boom, the 215kg cage capacity 220XTC can provide a

maximum outreach of 11.0m over obstacles some 5.5m high. Two

simultaneous movements of the boom can be operated proportionally by

use of two joysticks. The machine’s spacious cage can be rotated through


The 220XTC weighs 3240kg and is powered by an 18.5kW (25hp) Cat

C1.1 diesel engine. With the booms stowed and the outriggers folded in,

the machine is only 1.15m wide and 1.98m high.

There are two travel speed ranges – up to 2.4km/h and up to 1.4km/h –

and the rubber tracked platform can negotiate a maximum gradient of 43%.

The spider-type outriggers raise the machine up to one metre, giving space

for a small truck to drive under the chassis.

For indoor use, the 220XTC can be equipped with an electric motor

drive and there is also the option of non-marking white tracks. At Bauma,

Dinolift introduced the new option of radio remote control for its XTC



Dinolift used Bauma for the world premiere of this new 220XTC spider style

tracked platform that provides a maximum working height of 22.1m.

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