Hyundai’s HX380L

Hyundai’s HX380L

Bell Equipment will showcase its 60-ton (59 tonne) articulated dump truck – the B60E – outside of Africa for the first time.

Introduced to the market in 2013 as the B60D, the truck took the two-axle concept of a rigid truck, but developed it with a driven front axle and independent front and rear chassis.

Bell Equipment's Product Marketing Manager, Tristan du Pisanie said, "By combining the ADT concept as we know it with the single rear axle, we came up with a unique machine configuration - a 4x4 with full articulation steering and oscillation joint and that gives us the ability to keep all four driving wheels on the ground and fully utilise the traction that's available. This gives our 60-ton truck more off-road capability than any conventional rigid truck."

The B60D has been tested alongside rigid trucks in Africa, and Bell Equipment claims that, with its all-wheel traction and retardation advantage, the ADT is able to safely continue working in adverse weather conditions, with no loss in production.

Another Bauma debutant from Bell is the B45E, an ADT with a payload of 41000 kg a bin volume of 25m2, and a powerful new Mercedes Banz HDEP engine. As with Bell’s smaller ADTs, the B45E will be fitted with an Allison transmission.

Managing Director of Bell Equipment Europe, Marc Schürmann said, "The small size rigid market presents a good opportunity for Bell. A truck concept that delivers application advantages over rigid machines with the additional benefit of improved fuel burn, flexibility and safety is just what is required to re-invigorate this market sector."

Doosan will bring its new 5 tonne DX57W-5 Stage IV compliant wheeled excavator to the show, with new features the company promises will increase performance, durability and fuel efficiency.

Among them are increased power from the 42.5 kW (52.3 HP) Doosan D24 4-cylinder engine, which also offers convenience and lower costs by meeting Stage 3B emission regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF). It manages this by using cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) technologies.

Factory tests, says Doosan, have shown a 15% increase in fuel efficiency, depending on the mode of operation and the work being done.

Operator comfort features include more interior space in the cab, a more ergonomic grouping of the controls, and an adjustable 7-inch (17.5 cm) LCD monitor.

The DX57W-5 cab also boasts a fully automatic climate control system and additional storage compartments.

The DX140LC-5 14-tonne crawler excavator is another newly-launched machine on show at Bauma, which Doosan says offers greatly improved performance, compared with the previous LC-3 Stage IIIB model.

It backs up its claims by detailing a list of enhancements, including a 5% increase in engine power, 4% greater torque, a 10% increase in front lifting capacity and 18% more drawbar pull.

To 3% lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions from a Perkins 1204F engine, Doosan also add to operator efficiency, with attachment controls operated from either the joystick or a two-way pedal.

LiuGong aims to show that it can compete in areas beyond earthmoving, as it showcases equipment motor graders, rollers, pavers, truck-mounted cranes and more.

At the same time, there will be no shortage of earthmoving equipment on the LiuGong stand, including the company’s full range of Tier IV E-series excavators, from the 915EIV to the 939EIV.

The machines are all fully compliant with European emissions regulations and use an advanced hydraulic system, offering increased efficiency.

LiuGong says customer costs are reduced through a combination of low fuel consumption and reliable machine performance.

The E-series machines carry high output torque Cummins engines and Cummins-patented turbochargers, which vary airflow to match engine and load demand, assisting performance.

Oil consumption on the E-series engine is reduced with the use of LiuGong’s own new-generation computer-aided Intelligent Power Control (IPC) system, which also integrates the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems, for enhanced efficiency and better fuel consumption.

All of LiuGong’s E-series excavators feature six selectable working modes – Power, Economy, Fine, Lifting, Breaker and Attachment – also assisting with fuel consumption.

In the new machines, maintenance is made easier, with easy access to oil, fuel and hydraulic filters, and cleaning at ground level of both the interior and exterior portions of the air filters,

In comparison with the D-series, the E-series cab space has been increased by 8.5%, with more height and more glass giving improved field of vision for the operator. In the cab, users can increase the internal pressure when the air conditioning is in use, to prevent dirt and other irritants entering.

Liebherr’s new XPower wheeled loaders are described as a comprehensive, innovative machine concept with the new power-split, Stage IV/Tier 4 Final compatible XPower drivetrain at is heart.

Available across the range of large wheeled loaders from the L 550 to the L 586, the new models will be introduced at next year’s Bauma exhibition in Germany.

Martin Gschwend, sales director at Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen in Austria, said, “Innovations of this scale come once every 20 years at most, so this represents a significant milestone in the technological history of Liebherr wheeled loaders.”

He said the XPower concept offered greater reliability and a longer lifespan than previous Liebherr wheeled loader generations.

“Each XPower wheeled loader is equipped with stronger axles than previous machine generations, partly being fitted with axles from the next model up in the earlier range.”

He added that component layout had also been improved “to increase strength and reliability, and the safe and versatile use of the components”.

In addition to the axles being reinforced, other core parts were said to have been strengthened, including larger bolt diameters and an optimised lever ratio designed to increase the lifespan of the lift arm.

Backhoe loader specialist JCB will bring to Bauma its 3CX Compact, a machine that the company says takes its popular 2CX to a new level.

Designed for use on projects such as road resurfacing and congested urban construction jobs, key features of the 3CX include its compact dimensions, with a width of just 1.9 m and height of 2.74 m, and a top speed of 40 km/h – 17% faster than its predecessor.

The 3CX is also highly maneuverable, with a turning circle of 5.8 m, and gives operators enhanced control with servo excavator levers and improved hydraulics delivering 19% more flow.

The loader is powered by a Tier IV Final/Stage IIIB JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, which delivers 74hp (55kW), and meets both US and European emissions standards.

JCB’s new 411 and 417 wheeled loaders are powered by the company’s own EcoMax Tier 4 Final/Stage IV compliant diesel engines, delivering 81kW (108hp) in the 411 and a powerful 108kW (125hp) in the 417. The larger 427 and 437 loaders operate with a Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Cummins diesel engine, offering 133kW (179hp) and 136kW (183hp) respectively.

The new loaders have the CommandPlus cab, previously seen only on the larger 457 loader. The new cab structure offers operators a larger interior and a panoramic front windscreen. Other interior features include revised pedals, an adjustable steering column and seat-mounted hydraulic controls. The loaders also have as standard full colour LCD screens incorporating access to the loader’s operating menus and a rear-view camera.

JCB’s site dumper range, with sizes from one to 10 tonnes, will be launched to the German market at Bauma. With the smaller machines designed to operate on projects such as house building and landscaping, the mid-range dumpers suit general construction and rental, while machines of six tonnes and up offer benefits for larger earthmoving projects.

Machines feature high tip, forward tip and swivel tip options, and engine outputs ranging from 20 -120 hp (15.5 kW – 90 kW). Both synchro-shuttle and hydrostatic transmissions are available.

This year, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) will present its Zaxis-6 range of medium and large excavators, promising new technology, a more comfortable and intuitive operator experience, and enhanced productivity and fuel efficiency.

Firstly, Hitachi’s new ZX490LCH-6 (or Zaxis 6) large excavator, is designed for use on large-scale construction projects and quarries.

The machine incorporates technology developed specifically for its use, including two pumps and control valves to reduce fuel consumption. Hitachi says the hydraulics should also improve productivity, due to the efficient swing, boom lowering, arm and bucket roll-out.

New technology also assists in lowering the Zaxis 6’s emissions and reducing noise, with its diesel oxidation catalyst, urea mixing pipe, selective catalytic reduction system and silencer.

The excavator boasts a boom reinforced with thicker plates, and robust components in its undercarriage, including the track link, master pin, idler pedestal and bracket.

This medium machine, designed for use in general construction work, is equ9ipeed with a TRIAS II system that reduces the amount of hydraulic oil returned to the tank due to the cooperative control of the pump and valve. Via this system, Hitachi promises a 19% fuel saving in ECO mode (and a 10% saving in PWR mode), with no reduction in the levels of productivity.

The larger medium ZX300LC-6 excavator will also be displayed for the first time at the show, with similar technological advances and a new six-cylinder 186 kW Stage IV-compliant engine, featuring the highest engine output in its class.

HCME brings its new ZW-6 range of wheel loaders to Munich, including three new compacts, built in Germany, and two larger machines developed in Japan.

All five machines have been engineered with the demands of the European market in mind, and an emphasis on the environment and safety.

The 4.7 to 5.4-tonne machines have an overall height of 2.4 m, and the ZW65-6 and ZW75-6 have optional 30 km/h travel speeds.

The machines offer quick and easy connections for attachments with an electro-hydraulically operated quick coupler, while operators have improved visibility of the fork attachment, allowing greater precision and safety.

The compact loaders have a self-stabilising articulated pendulum joint, improving stability, durability and control. Reduced torsion on the boom also results in the ZW-6 machines enabling more precision during levelling.

The Stage IIIB-compliant engine from Deutz has a 500-hour service interval and access to the engine compartment, diesel tank and fuel filter is convenient.

The larger ZW220-6 loader has a Stage IV-compliant engine that does not require a diesel particulate filter and Hitachi says it uses 7% less fuel in load and carry operations and 6% less fuel in V-shaped loading than the previous model.

From a safety and operator comfort perspective, the ZW220-6 has also been improved, with a 360° panoramic view from the cab and a rear-view camera. Changes to the wheel loader’s design, such as the alignment of the muffler and air intake, have also enhanced the rear-view visibility.

A quick power switch instantly increases engine output when required, while the simultaneous movement of the bucket and lift arm aids efficiency of the digging operation.

The largest of the new wheeled loaders, the ZW310-6 includes many of the features common to its smaller counterparts, including the enlarged cab and ergonomic positioning of controls.

Case Construction Equipment’s 580ST backhoe loader will be at Bauma, adding a new in-line cylinder geometry and inner extendahoe for its boom and loader arm to its traditional Case boom with overlapping cylinders and outer extendahoe.

Case says the new in-line geometry feature, ensures an even distribution of effort over the entire length of the boom, ensuring high stress resistance. Also, the frame being narrower than with the previous design offers greater visibility of the working area at the back of the machine.

The new in-line boom design improves breakout force to as much as 5,520 daN at the bucket and 4,100 daN at the dipperstick, as well as offering a maximum reach of 6,647 mm from the swing centre.

Case says its customers will choose the new in-line geometry mechanism if their requirement is for stronger breakout forces and better visibility, whereas the Case DNA boom geometry will be preferred in tough working conditions (as the sliding part never touches the soil and components that do are protected against impact). Machine transportation issues could also come into play, as the traditional boom set-up has an overall transport height of just 3.5 m.

New models of Case’s D series crawler excavator range will be on show, from the CX130D up to the CX500D.

In the medium range are the CX130D, CX160D and CX180D, all featuring Case’s Tier 4 Final (Euro IV) maintenance-free technology with no diesel particulate filter (DPF).

Two heavy-duty models will be seen at Bauma – the CX490D and the CX500D, designed for mass excavation work and with an operating weight of over 50 tonnes.

The D series machines have Case’s High Performance Hydraulics Control, for improved controllability and smoother operation – especially noticeable with the two larger excavators in the series.

Improved cycle times are achieved with the new electronically controlled hydraulic pumps and larger main valve, which increase productivity, and deliver greater lifting power.

Further gains in productivity are made through the high capacity fuel and AdBlue tanks, combined with the machines’ fuel efficiency. As an extra time-saving measure, the AdBlue tank only needs refilling every 10the fuel refill.

Cat, along with its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, will arrive at Bauma with more than 60 products to show, and aiming to demonstrating advanced technologies that it says will boost productivity and efficiency.

Within the earthmoving segment, Cat’s range of excavators includes the 336F LN XE and 352F L XE excavators, which incorporate an exclusive intelligent hydraulic system that promises to deliver fuel efficiency gains.

The new 323F excavator will also be on show, including the all new Assist feature, which automates boom and bucket movements, decreasing the operator input required and increasing the speed and quality of work.

Cat will also bring its 340F long-reach excavator, which uses high-efficiency hydraulics to improve digging and lifting capabilities at extended distances.

Among its range of loaders, Cat will show the 966M XE wheel loader, featuring advanced power train design and deep systems integration aimed at improving efficiency and lowering total costs.

The upgraded 299D2 XHP multi-terrain loader can also be seen, now featuring steel tracks to extend its application range.

And the 918M compact wheel loader will be in Munich, with its EU Stage IV / US EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards-compliant engine. This loader can be equipped with a high flow auxiliary circuit, enabling the use of new work tools for waste, snow removal and agriculture.

Dozers will also feature in Cat’s earthmoving range, including the D6N with integrated Cat GRADE featuring Slope Assist – the latest Cat Connect technology for dozers.

SDLG will come to this year’s Bauma with an expanded product line, including new launches and updates on existing models.

Among its Bauma debutants are the L948 wheel loader, which has a 4 tonne rating and is powered by a Yanmar SD60B Tier III engine which drives a ZF 4WG158 automatic transmission. It has full hydraulic brakes and load-sensing capabilities, plus a large and comfortable cab which includes a reversing camera for safer and more efficient site movements. Maximum breakout force is 125 kN and it has a standard bucket capacity of 2.3 m3.

Another new launch for SDLG is the E635F, a 3.5 tonne-rated crawler excavator with a standard bucket capacity of 0.11 m3 and an excavating force of 32 kN. Power for the unit comes from a Yanmar 4TNV88 engine and it includes the manufacturer’s new E-series cab.

SDLG’s LG959F is an update to the LG958L, a CE-certified wheel loader which was launched into Turkey last year. The LG959F offers a maximum breakout force of 152 kN and can also be fitted with a 3.1 m³ bucket for optimum material handling. The LG959F on show at Bauma will be similar to the model of the same name that is sold in North America, popular with general construction projects, quarrying, agriculture and utility work.

At Bauma 2016, Komatsu Europe will display more than 30 machines over two areas totalling 7,000m2, including several brand new models and the latest Komatsu technologies.

On a 4,500m² indoor stand, Komatsu will present its latest models, from utility to quarry and mining machines, along with a new range of attachments.

Machines will include recently launched Dash-11 excavators, new wheeled loaders with an auto-digging system, and fuel saving features for all machines. Most of the excavators will highlight the range of Lehnhoff buckets and quick couplers.

The WA470-8 wheeled loader is described as a utility performer with a Stage IV engine and fuel consumption claimed to be up to 8% lower than for the WA470-7. Komatsu said the new WA470-8 offered “an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort”. The machine attachments available are said to extend the machine’s versatility to waste handling or quarry applications.

Among the excavators, the new PC138US-11 short tail swing hydraulic excavator has an operating weight range of 13,400 to 14,467kg.

The Komatsu PC170LC-10 excavator will also be on show, with a Low Ground Pressure (LGP) undercarriage. Launched on the European market in 2015, the PC170LC-10 is said to provide improved performance and up to 5% more lift capacity with a standard counterweight when compared to the PC160LC-8.

The optional heavier counterweight provides up to 15% more lift capacity. In an LGP configuration, the wider tracks on the PC170LC-10 are said to make it particularly suitable for work on softer surfaces.

With operating weights ranging from 18,900 to 22,000kg, the PC170LC-10 (LGP) claims to be up to 10% more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, depending on the application and conditions. Komatsu said the improved efficiency came in part from a variable-flow turbocharger that provided optimal airflow under all speeds and load conditions.

The Komatsu PC210LCi-10 excavator was first presented at Bauma 2013, and then officially launched on the European market in November 2014. It integrates Komatsu’s intelligent machine control technology. It said the control function meant the operator did not have to worry about digging too deep or damaging a target surface.

The PC210LCi-10 machine control and guidance features will be demonstrated together with a new Komatsu tilt bucket. The bucket uses integrated stroke-sensing tilt cylinders to determine accurate positioning. Komatsu said the flexibility of the PC210LCi-10 was greatly increased, allowing complex surface designs without needing to change the position of the machine constantly.

Volvo Construction Equipment will present its new EC35D and ECR40D compact excavators at Bauma.

The ECR35D and ECR40D short swing radius compact excavators are designed to work with power and precision in tight spaces. The more conventional EC35D, meanwhile, features similar architecture and delivers comfort, performances and versatility. Easy serviceability, versatility and greater efficiency all help the new models be more productive in a range of applications, said Volvo CE.

The new three and four-tonne class excavators feature more spacious cabs. The large door and three-point-access allows safe ingress and egress, which is particularly useful on these smaller machines where operators often need to get in and out of the cab regularly. Inside, the multi-adjustable seat and console are mounted on the same suspension and move in unison – providing shock and vibration absorption, reducing fatigue and aiding machine control regardless of ground condition. Both the conventional model and its short swing radius counterparts provide all-around visibility.

The EC35D combines a new D1.8A stage 3A Volvo engine with a hydraulic system, allowing customers to do more for less in all applications, said Volvo. The swing post and cylinder stay within the tracks when in an offset position and the slew and offset movements are controlled simultaneously.

Each machine is available with an electronic system that enables operators to fine-tune functions and settings through a keypad and monitor. Up to three profiles can be saved in the system, adjusting machine behaviour to suit application and operator preferences.

For those preferring greater simplicity, the ECR35D, EC35D and ECR40D are also available in more traditional guise without this electronics package.

Wacker Neuson will display a new wheeled dumper – the DW50 – which will be presented for the first time at Bauma.

The company said the new model complemented its series of low-maintenance, hydrostatic all-wheel drive ECO mode units, which are particular designed for uneven ground conditions. This includes the DW60, DW90 and DW100 models with payloads in the 6, 9 and 10 tonne classes.

The new dumper has compact dimensions, is said to be extremely manoeuvrable. It claims an innovative operating concept for the control console, including joystick operation and a wear-free spring-loaded parking brake.

The DW50 has a 5 tonne payload and a travel speed of up to 28km/h. It has two forward and one backward-facing headlights, full road lighting as well as large rear-view mirrors on the ROPS bar.

New excavator models EZ80 and EZ53 will also be at Bauma 2016. The two zero tail excavators are designed to work in confined spaces. Wacker Neuson said this made high excavation capacities possible, even in hard to reach places.

The smaller EZ53 model, with an operating weight of around 5.3 tonnes is described as one of the most powerful excavators in its class. The tiltable cabin, an engine hood located on the side and large removable chassis covers inside and out are said to allow for easy service access.

The larger model EZ80, with an operating weight of around 8 tonnes, is claimed to offer low fuel consumption. I also has clear displays, sliding windows that open on both sides, a two-piece windshield, automatic air conditioning and an air-cushioned driver’s seat with seat heating.

Hyundai will be introducing its new HX and HW crawler and wheeled excavators at Bauma.

The new HX235 LCR and HX145 LCR crawler excavators are fitted with a stage IV engine, as well at the HW140 and HW210 wheeled excavators.

The new machines include Hyundai’s advanced around view monitoring system as well as increased productivity and fuel efficiency. The company also noted the machines have greater operator comfort, with a larger touchscreen monitor and more leg room.

The new 8-inch touchscreen monitor displays information which mirrors what you would see on your smart phone and is 30% larger than previous models. It’s easy to read and the main view of the screen can be adjusted according to the preferences of the driver. The monitor also has Bluetooth, meaning it can be connected to a mobile phone.

The machines are fitted with eco gauge which enables the economic operation of the machines. The gauge level and colour displays the engine torque and fuel efficiency level on the touchscreen monitor. The gauge also indicates the status of fuel consumption, such as average rate and the total amount of fuel consumed. The machines can offer a reduction in fuel consumption from 6 to 12% - depending on the type of operation – in comparison to Hyundai’s 9A series of machines, said the company.

The machines have a function that turns the machine off when it enters an idling state, minimising unnecessary fuel consumption and emissions.

The machines also offer up to ten breaker and crusher settings. The boom can float freely by connecting to the cylinder head and the rod directly to the tank. A power boost button is available to override floating boom.

Kubota will display its new KC-range dumpers at the show for the first time. The three new models include the KC70H-4, KC110HR-4 and KC250HR-4.

In addition to the basic version of the model KC70H-4, Kubota will also display other variations, including one with a hydraulically adjusting undercarriage, one with self-loading features and another with high-skip dumping.

In the standard version of the KC70H-4, the machine has an operating weight of 580kg and a loading capacity of 700kg, or a 0.34m³ heaped volume. Its dumping angle of 88° allows a quick dump of different materials, said Kubota.

The machine is powered by a Kubota diesel engine offering 7.1kW engine power. The engine features sufficient power reserves and provides reliability and low fuel consumption, the company claimed. The KC70 models are equipped with a hydraulic transmission system, delivering the hydraulic power via the corresponding gear pumps and orbitrol-hydraulic motors for operation of the right and left rubber track. In addition, the operator can select the speed best suited for the conditions by easily shifting from high speed for flat surfaces, to low speed for rougher terrains. This system helps to reduce required maintenance opportunity and as well as fuel consumption.

The company’s new U27-4 high spec – also on show at Bauma – is an advancement of its basic U27-4 model. The high spec version is equipped with two independent proportionally acting auxiliary control circuits AUX1 and AUX2, including an adjustment of the hydraulic oil flow.

The auxiliary control circuits are activated via rocker switches integrated into the grip of the left and right pilot lever. The second additional control circuit provides an unrestricted use of different attachments. The additional control circuit AUX2 is a combination of the boom-swing function and AUX2. Compared to the standard U27-4 model, the foot pedal for controlling the boom-swing is completely omitted, increasing the foot space in the cabin. In addition, the machine is now equipped with an auto-shift function, which enables a more efficient control of the rubber-crawler driving function.

Machine manufacturer Mecalac will present a new 4-wheel steered swing loader, in the shape of the AS 1600. This new model replaces the AS 150, which has been Mecalac’s flagship machine in the 11 tonne class.

The AS 1600 comes in a new design and with a number of new features. These include a new operating concept, traction drive with MDrive, a low-emission engine, the load-sensing hydraulic system with flow sharing and analysis of loader data via the Mecadiag diagnostic system. The machine reaches a load over height of 3.4m, with a turning radius of 4.35m across the rear.

The AS 1600 can swing its zplus kinematics boom by 90° to both sides. This kinematics produces high and constant tear-out and reset forces, and a constant force curve across the entire tipping range. In addition, the zplus kinematics provides parallel guidance, which is important when working with pallet forks. All of the bucket assembly functions are damped, which allows for jolt-free, comfortable working, and the boom suspension is a standard feature.

Atlas Weyhausen plans to launch a new 2.5m³ class wheeled loader, the Weycor AR 250e. It said this machine would be ready for upcoming European off-highway diesel emissions regulation Tier V, powered by a 160kW Deutz engine.

The smaller Weycor AR 65e wheeled loader will also be on show, together with the AR 80e, which has a redesigned bonnet. And the manufacturer said its Weycor wheeled loaders would also come fitted with a new hydraulic start-stop system that it claimed resulted in fuel savings of between 10% and 12%.

When the wheeled loader is then at work and is not being used or loaded for a specific period, the engine switches off automatically if the electronic system determines that there is sufficient pressure in an accumulator to restart the engine. If the driver touches the joystick, a pedal or the steering wheel, or if he climbs back into the machine, the engine starts immediately, according to the company.

For its part, Terex Compact UK will showcase a number of new additions to its compact equipment portfolio at Bauma. The company will present its new TA9SP site dumper, alongside a new addition to its 2016 backhoe loader portfolio, the TLB830.

The TA9SP site dumper provides new swivel tip functionality for a 9-tonne payload class machine as well as including a new powershift transmission, combined with auto-shift technology. The model will also highlight a patent pending stop-start technology feature, providing new benefits to machine ownership.

The TLB830 backhoe loader has been specifically designed with the rental marketplace in mind. Featuring a Tier 4 Final-compliant 56kW Deutz TCD 3.6 L4 engine for Europe, and a Tier 3 Perkins 1104 T3 70kW variant for South America and the rest of world, each model comes with synchro transmission, air conditioning and servo excavator controls as standard.

The TLB830 has been engineered to excel in digging, reaching, lifting and loading applications, said Terex. The additional option of bespoke accessory kits enables users to fully customise their machine tuning specification to meet exact application requirements.

Atlas Maschinen will be showing several new excavators to coincide with a number of Tier 4 versions being available from April onwards.

Developments include a number of special features on the 140W small wheeled excavator, such as the new Atlas quick change system and a 2,750 mm (9 ft) dozer blade to increase operation speeds.

Meanwhile the 160W is equipped with an all-new cab and interior, and features a new “sixth generation” electronic control system.

The 180Wsr wheeled excavator is also being shown in the new Tier 4 Final version. With a TCD 4.1 Deutz diesel engine supplying 115 kW (157 hp), Atlas describes the excavator as a “true powerhouse”.

Hinowa said it planned to launch a new tracked mini dumper at the exhibition –the HS701, powered by a Honda petrol engine. It is available with either a 9hp (6.7kW) manual start engine or a 13hp (9.7kW) electric start engine. The HS701 has a 700 kg load capacity but a compact design, with a width of 758mm to allow it to pass through narrow spaces.

Schäffer, meanwhile, said it would present its new four-model range of compact wheeled loaders with Z-Kinematics for higher performance, lifting and breakaway forces at the show, part of its 37kW to 75kW 24 Series.

It highlighted the SLT model in the 24 Series in particular, is are less than 2m high for low clearances, but still boast the Z-Kinematics high torque engines. This machine has a 0.5m3 bucket capacity and has been designed for situations where high performance in tight space is needed.

Despite its low working weight of 2.45 tonnes, the 2436 SLT is said to be able to safely transport full stone pallets with a weight of 1.6 tonnes – even on rough terrain. Schäffer said the required stability is achieved by the articulating/swivelling joint that ensures sufficient ground contact.

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