World’s largest trade show prepares to open for business
With less than two weeks to go before the official start of the 30th triennial Bauma International Trade Fair, preparations are almost complete at the Messe München Exhibition Centre, in Munich, which this year will be hosting more than 3,300 exhibitors in some 570,000m2 of exhibition space. During the seven days of the show, from 15–21 April, the organizers are expecting in excess of 450,000 visitors to attend the event. Over the following three pages we offer a brief glimpse of just some of the new plant and equipment that will be exhibited by a few familiar names.
Taking their largest stand ever (4,000m2), the focus of the show for Ammann will be the launch of their Euro IIIB/Tier 4 motorized compaction machines, as well as several completely new mixing plant concepts for highly mobile applications or applications involving high proportions of reclaimed asphalt.
Flagship of the company’s asphalt roller line is the new 9-tonne class ARP 95 tandem roller, which is equipped with a 74kW Deutz Euro IIIB/Tier 4i engine and available with Ammann’s ACEpro compaction measurement, control and documentation system. Also on show will be the new ARX 90, Ammann’s first-ever 9-tonne tandem roller with pivot steering.
Setting new standards with regard to asphalt production using high proportions of reclaimed asphalt will be Ammann’s new 240–400 tonnes/h Universal HRT mixing plant. Equipped with a parallel drum directly above the mixer, it can accept the addition of up to 60% hot reclaimed asphalt directly into the mixer via a buffer silo. Also on show will be the new and highly flexible 80–350 tonnes/h UniBatch mixing plant, and the new, highly mobile, 140 tonnes/h Prime 140 and EasyBatch II continuous mixing plants.
The brand-new Bell B30E will take centre stage on the Bell Equipment stand at Bauma 2013, marking the start of the market introduction of the company’s evolutionary new E-Series ADT range. In particular, the Bell B30E will showcase the improvements Bell Equipment's design engineers have made in the key areas of performance and fuel efficiency, but they have also taken ADT functionality to new levels with customer-focused advancements and the highest level of automated machine protection. The all-new truck platform has been specifically engineered to handle future emissions requirements and take ADT innovation into the next era.
Following the modular performance class concept, Bell will launch their new 30-tonne ADT together with the smaller B25E, both incorporating latest developments in 6x6-technology. While continuing to provide class-leading power and weight-ratios, and advanced engine and drivetrain characteristics, both models are said to set new standards in safety, driver comfort and truck management.
Bell Equipment will also be introducing a new product to the company’s VersaTruck programme – the B30D 4x4. The VersaTruck programme allows customers to choose from a number of bespoke Bell ADT permutations to best suit their application requirements, including ejector trucks, fire trucks, water tankers, lube trucks, flat-deck trucks, hooklift trucks, container trucks, concrete trucks, timber trucks, waste handlers, waste compactors and even an underground concrete mixer.
Case Construction Equipment will be introducing a new three-model range of M-Series dozers. This expanded line-up includes dozers with operating weights from 13 to 20 tonnes, each delivering best-in-class drawbar pull, reduced exhaust and noise emissions and advanced automated control systems for increased productivity. The M-Series dozers use highly-efficient hydrostatic transmissions to deliver their class-leading drawbar pull of 213.5kN for the 1150M, 311kN for the 1650M and 374kN for the 2050M.
The Case M-Series dozers are the only machines of their type to be powered exclusively by best-in-class fuel-efficient Tier 4 Interim FPT engines which use proven selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to achieve lower emissions with improved fuel consumption. The machines are said to boast a 9-16% increase in power, yet deliver more than 10% fuel savings, along with a 19% increase in productive efficiency.
The Case 621F wheel loader will also make its first appearance at a European show. The 12.2-tonne machine is powered by a second-generation common-rail Tier 4 Interim engine that also benefits from the use of fuel-saving SCR technology. Driving through a proven ZF auto powershift transmission and heavy-duty axles, the 621F is equipped with a 100% locking front differential for maximum traction and reduced tyre wear.
Caterpillar, in co-operation with their German dealers, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, will be exhibiting more than 70 machines under the theme ‘Committed to Your Success. All Day. Every Day’.
With a focus on technology to deliver leading productivity, fuel economy and sustainability, the centre part of the company’s main indoor stand will showcase: the new Cat 336E H hybrid excavator, which will be launched at the show; the Cat 988K wheel loader, which is also being introduced at the show; the Cat 966K XE wheel loader, which is equipped with an advanced powertrain system; and the Cat D7E electric drive track-type tractor.
The recently introduced Cat 318E hydraulic excavator, Cat 120M2 AWD motor-grader and the 91-tonne capacity Cat 777G off-highway truck will also be on show. Optimally matched with the 777G truck, the Cat 6020B hydraulic mining shovel is a brand new ‘clean-sheet’ design that will make its market debut at Bauma. With a 220-tonne operating weight and a 20-tonne payload capacity, the 6020B will be the largest Cat machine on display at the show.
The broad range of machines on display will also include a full representation of Caterpillar paving products, including the introduction of three new models: the AP300D paver and two utility compactors: the CB24B and CB34B XW.
Materials washing specialists CDE Global will be launching the latest M2500 mobile washing plant and AggMax portable log-washer at this year’s show. The M2500 was launched to the global market at Bauma 2010 and has since been installed in 20 countries around the world. At this year’s show, CDE will be introducing a number of modifications to the M2500, including enhancements to the configuration of the integrated ProGrade screen and other changes designed to facilitate improved maintenance access.
Sitting alongside the M2500 will be the AggMax 83 portable log-washer. This will include a RotoMax RX80 log-washer, triple-deck ProGrade sizing screen and horizontal dewatering screen integrated on a single chassis. It too will feature a number of enhancements designed to increase performance and durability while making access and maintenance as easy as possible.
In addition, following an extensive research and development programme, CDE will be launching the next-generation EvoWash sand washing plant at Bauma 2013. First introduced 21 years ago, the EvoWash is a compact system featuring an integrated dewatering screen, sump and hydrocyclone. According to CDE, the 2013 EvoWash will include some significant design changes that will further enhance its position as the premium compact sand washing plant on the global market.
On show for the first time on the Doosan Construction Equipment stand will be the new 42-tonne DX420LC-3 and 49-tonne DX490LC-3 large Stage IIIB-compliant crawler excavators, and the new Doosan Heavy Attachment range for use on Doosan wheel loaders and excavators.
The new DX420LC-3 and DX490LC-3 excavators offer several improvements, including a substantial boost in power, resulting in significant increases in performance specifications such as drawbar pull, arm and bucket digging forces and lifting capacities for higher overall productivity.
Also being unveiled at Bauma will be a new range of ISO 23727-type quick-coupler systems for the company’s new-generation Doosan DL200-3 to DL420-3 Stage IIIB-compliant wheel loaders, along with a complementary range of pallet fork and bucket attachments including: pallet forks with load capacities from 5 to 9 tonnes; general-purpose buckets from 2 to 4.2m3; heavy-duty buckets from 2 to 4.2m3; and light-material buckets from 3 to 6.5 m3.
The launch of the quick-coupler wheel loader attachments is the latest expansion of the new Doosan Heavy Attachment range for the EMEA region. Other highlights will include: a new range of pin-on wheel loader buckets; a new range of excavator buckets and universal pin-on quick couplers; and an extended range of Doosan hydraulic breakers.
JCB will be launching two new wheel loaders, the 427 and 437, both of which offer customers increased efficiency, lower emissions and improved operator comfort. Replacing the 426 and 436, respectively, both new models are powered by Cummins QSB 6.7-litre engines and feature a progressive clutch cut-off feature plus optional five-speed transmission and automatic differential locking axles.
Key product improvements include: compliance with Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim emissions with no requirement for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or exhaust after-treatment additives; a 9.4% increase in torque on the 427; smart engine efficiency features including low idle setting (700 rev/min), power and economy modes as well as optional idle shutdown; up to 100% traction with new automatic differential locking axles; up to 16% improvement in fuel consumption with optional new five-speed transmission and lock-up converter; significantly reduced in-cab noise levels; and revised styling of the rear chassis, bodywork and counterweight, as well as a refreshed cab with full-colour LCD screen.
Various other machines featuring JCB’s innovative solution to EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4 emissions legislation, the JCB Ecomax engine, will be making their debut at Bauma. With their award-winning engine, JCB say they are the only leading equipment manufacturer in the world to have met the Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim emissions legislation without the use of diesel particulate filter (DPF) or after-treatment. Instead, the company has met the legislation through the use of innovative patent pending in-cylinder technologies, resulting in a cleaner, more efficient combustion process.
As always, Liebherr will use Bauma to showcase a number of new products from across the company’s plant ranges. The earthmoving range will feature a number of world premieres including the new 22-tonne R922 crawler excavator and the 40-tonne capacity TA240 articulated dumptruck. From the hydrostatic-drive wheel loader range, the new-concept L506C and L508C compact loaders will be seen for the first time, and joining them will be new and revised mid-range machines, together with the company’s Stage IIIB-generation of large wheel loaders.
For the demolition industry Liebherr will be displaying the new R946 demolition excavator, while mining machines will be represented by the 350-tonne R9400, which will be displayed in face-shovel configuration equipped a 22m3 capacity bottom-dump bucket.
From the specialist materials handling range, the new LH30M will make its show debut. This 30-tonne class machine is a successor to the best-selling A924C Litronic and is said to feature a number of technical innovations and enhancements.
Meanwhile, on a separate stand Liebherr will be presenting exhibits from concrete pump manufacturers Waitzinger, who Liebherr acquired in October 2012. Four truck-mounted concrete pumps and other equipment will be on display. From this year onwards, these machines are being sold under the Liebherr name.
Building on the success of their W170C wheel loader in the recycling industry, due in large part to its exceptionally low fuel consumption (as low as 10 litres/hour) and best-in-class bucket payload, New Holland Construction will be launching a new version specially designed for the aggressive and dusty working conditions typical of waste-handling and recycling facilities.
The New W170C Recycler wheel loader features: a new heavy-duty cooling box designed for more efficient cleaning; a full package of protections for extra operator safety and machine durability; more power, less fuel consumption and more uptime with New Holland’s Tier 4 interim selective catalytic reduction solution; improved pushing power and faster cycles thanks to EcoShift; more grip and less wear thanks to heavy-duty axles with open differentials and 100% front differential lock; and even greater fuel economy with ECO Mode and ECOSTOP.
Also on show at Bauma 2013 will be upgraded versions of New Holland’s popular F-Series motor-graders. Offering high levels of controllability and pulling capability, the upgraded models feature a new, more spacious low-profile cab that improves ease of transport for both the F106.7 and F156.7 models, whether they are fitted with 20in or 25in tyres. The new machines are also available with the advanced version of New Holland’s FleetForce telematics system for ease of fleet management.
Terex Finlay will be exhibiting three machines at Bauma – the new Terex Finlay 883 Spaleck mobile screener, the new Terex Finlay I-100 impact crusher, and the Terex Finlay J-1170 jaw crusher.
At the heart of the new 883 Spaleck is a twin-deck, German-designed and constructed, high-performance screenbox. According Terex Finlay, its processing capabilities and application flexibility make the machine the only all-in-one mobile solution for processing difficult waste, including recycled materials, slag, C&D waste, shredded metal, wood, compost, mulch, ores, coal and soil. The Spaleck heavy-duty vibrating screen is said to be virtually blockage- and maintenance-free and has a processing range from 1mm to 120mm.
The new Terex Finlay I-100 direct-drive 860mm x 860mm horizontal impact crusher is designed to deliver high levels of production in both recycling and quarrying applications, while the Terex Finlay J-1170 is a high-performance primary mobile jaw crusher built around the renowned Terex 1,100mm x 700mm jaw crusher, which has a proven track record in recycling, aggregate production and mining applications.