When it comes to Bauma Munich, the figures speak for themselves. The 2013 edition took up 575000m² of exhibition space and attracted 3421 exhibitors from 57 countries, with over half a million visitors flocking to see the latest launches in the fast-developing construction equipment market.

Running from 11th to 17th April, this year marks the 31st edition of the show, and it promises to be even bigger than ever – it is booked to capacity again with over 700 companies on the waiting list.

Construction equipment manufacturers have been working hard to boost the efficiency and performance of their latest machines. Key trends among the Bauma launches include increased versatility, with more machines designed for high performance in tight spaces, as well as advanced technology included as standard on many machines, and a real drive to boost fuel economy and versatility.

Access

A raft of access launches are planned for the show. One of the manufacturers from this sector is Canada-based Skyjack, which will unveil two new products at Bauma; the SJIII 4740 DC electric scissor lift and the SJ30 ARJE articulating boom with rotating jib, as well as displaying its existing range of platforms and accessories.

The SJIII 4740 is the tallest DC electric scissor Skyjack has ever produced and boasts a working height of 13.8m and basket capacity of 350kg. The SJ30 ARJE features a working height of 11m and maximum weight capacity of 227kg.

Meanwhile, this year marks Genie’s 50th anniversary and the manufacturer will be celebrating the landmark throughout the show.

“From Bud Bushnell’s garage in 1966, to the 4500 team members serving customers around the world today, our customers have trusted us and helped us build and define the aerial industry, to offer people ways to work at height safely,” said Matt Fearon, president Terex AWP.

There will be four new products on the Genie stand among up to 20 of its latest and most popular models. They include two new Genie Z-boom lifts, a new compact GTH telehandler and a redesigned Genie vertical mast lift, the details of which will be released closer to the show.

In addition to a host of birthday surprises, customers can learn how its New Maintenance Protocol and existing Genie Service Solutions (GSS)
make their business more profitable.

Palfinger platforms, meanwhile, said that it plans to present the new P 750 truck mount at the exhibition, while Palfinger’s partner, Palfinger Platforms Italy, will be next door and introduce an innovative range of crawler mounted platforms and presents the latest models in its Low Smart Series of vehicle mounts.

The P 750 completes the Jumbo Class NX (next generation) range. With a working height of 75m and a lateral reach of 39m, it has a hydraulically operated X-jib between the upper boom and the work basket allowing for precision working at the highest level. It can be controlled individually for precise positioning and offers a work area of 240o. This is supplemented by a basket rotation of 2 x 2000.

Hinowa said it planned to have a prototype of a new tracked aerial platform on show; the Lightlift 15.70 Performance IIIS, which is the fourth model in the Lightlift series. The 15.70 boasts a working height of 15.4m and a horizontal outreach of 6.6m, with 10m continuous outreach. It has a 230kg capacity and it’s basket features rotation as standard.

This is a compact machine, with its stabilisation area taking up 2.8m by 2.8m, and it folds up to a transportable height of under 2m. The Machine length is 4.02m. And the 15.70 is available with three different power options – a 7.5kW Hatz diesel engine, a 8.7kW Honda petrol engine, or with a lithium-ion battery pack.

And Hinowa said it would also have its Lightlift 26.16 Performance IIIS on show, a battery-powered model with a maximum 25.7m working height. The company also said its Lightlift 17.75 and Lightlift 20.10 Performance IIIS models would be restyled in 2016, with a new basket, an anti-trap system safety device, a single key starting system and new LED lights on the outriggers.

For its part, Holland Lift said it would launch two products; the HL-190 D20 (Diesel) and HL-190 H20 (Hybrid) scissors. Together with the HL-190 E20 they form the manufacturer’s new line. All machines in the series can becustomised to each customer’s requirements. The possibilities are: two wheel drive, four wheel drive, oscillating axle, levelling jacks and/or Easy Lube lubrication system.

The HL-220 H25, wothether with the HL-160 H20 and HL-190 H20 will complete the hybrid programme. “Hybrid technology allows for emissionfree operation, both indoors and outdoors, without compromising performance. The great advantage of our hybrid scissor lifts is that they enable you to complete the entire project using a single machine,” said the manufacturer.

The parallel-hybride transmission consists of a combined, single diesel/electrical driving shaft. Both systems work together to operate the hydraulic system. This ensures an increase of lifespan. Furthermore, a smaller diesel engine can be used while working at optimal capacity and both engines can be operated separately.

Meanwhile, Haulotte Group will introduce the new Star 6 vertical mast. Its prototype was shown at Intermat in Paris, France last year. The Star 6 follows on from the Star 8 and 10, fully launched last year. Star 6 is designed to work efficiently and safely in indoor and outdoor environments: industrial, maintenance & second phase building works, event industry applications.

It has a 5.80m working height with 3.8m platform height. Several areas have optimised on the machine including its agility in confined working areas, smart transportability, longer lifespan, and minimal maintenance.

Earthmovers

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.

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.

Meanwhile, 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 42.5kW 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.

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

And 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.

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.

Meanwhile, new wheeled loaders from JCB come in the form of the 411 and 417 models, 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.

For its part, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) said it would 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.

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.

And HCME brings its new ZW-6 range of wheeled 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 2.4m, 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 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.

And 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.

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.

Caterpillar, along with its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen (see box story), 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 wheeled 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 wheeled 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 debuts are the L948 wheeled 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 2.3m3.

Another new launch for SDLG is the E635F, a 3.5 tonne-rated crawler excavator with a standard bucket capacity of 0.11m3 and an excavating force of 32kN. 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 wheeled 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.

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

The WA470-8 wheeled loader, for instance, 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 13400kg to 14467kg.

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.

Volvo CE 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.

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 5 tonne payload 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.

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. It 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 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.

And Hyundai will also showcase its new HL970 wheeled loader - a 23.5 tonne model with a 3.6 – 4.2 m³ bucket capacity machine.

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 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.

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..

Terex Compact, meanwhile, said it would launch six new mini excavators from 1.4 to 3.7 tonnes – the TC14-2, TC16-2, TC19-2, TC22-2, TC35-2 and TC37-2 models, which it said would be followed by other models over the next two years.

The new minis are equipped with LUDV hydraulics (load-independent flow distribution), enabling power to be transferred to the functions as the operator demands. For the precise control of attachment tools such as hammers or cutters, the second auxiliary circuit is operated with electrically proportional control, a standard feature offered on TC22-2 and larger models, and optional in the smaller models.

Terex will also showcase its new TA9SP site dumper, which is said to provide 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.

And Atlas Weyhausen – which is replacing its Atlas Weycor brand with the shorter brand name Weycor – 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.

Meanwhile, Atlas Maschinen plans to showcase its most recent wheeled excavators, including its 140W small wheeled excavator, which is equipped with the new Atlas quick-change system for a fully-automatic change of all available Atlas tools and powered by an 80kW Tier 4 Final-compliant Deutz engine.

The 160W model will also be on display, equipped with an all new cab and interior and features a new operator display and the new sixth generation electronic control system. This model is powered by a 105kW Deutz engine.

And the 180Wsr wheeled excavator will also be on show, powered by a Tier4 Final-compliant 115kW engine. This model boasts a short tail radius for operation on narrower construction sites.

New rail excavators from the company will also be presented, including the 1404 ZW Kombi featuring a special combination undercarriage. The normal track width of this undercarriage is 1435mm with but it can be modified to a track width of 1000mm with friction wheel drive.

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.

Compaction

Compaction manufacturers will also have a lot of new machines to present. For its part, Atlas Weyhausen said it planned to showcase its AW 1070e and AW 1120e rollers. It said the AW 1070 e is fitted with a Deutz TD 2.9 L4 engine, meeting both versions of the Tier IV Final exhaust gas regulations. The larger AW 1120e is equipped with the 97kW Cummins QSF 3.8 diesel engine.

And Atlas Copco will be presenting its LG 504, the latest addition to its forward and reversible plate compactor family. This machine is said to provide traction particularly on wet soil, thanks to higher frequency, higher centrifugal force and higher amplitude. The middleweight LG 504 can also be equipped with an optional compaction indicator.

Wacker Neuson said it would present its battery-powered rammer models AS30e and AS50e, boasting improved travel speed. These vibratory rammers are part of the Wacker Neuson "zero emission" series, which also includes the electric wheel loader WL20e, the track dumper DT10e as well as the mini-excavator 803 dual power.

And five new models in the upper performance segment of the company’s reversible vibratory plates series will also be presented. The models DPU80 and DPU110, which are offered with either a centre pole or remote control, as well as the new centre pole-controlled vibratory plate DPU90, are part of the portfolio with extremely low values in the area of hand-arm vibrations, which now consists of a total of ten models.

For concrete compaction, Wacker Neuson said it would present its entire product range of internal and external vibrators. Based on the application, the customer can thus choose from a modular HMS system, the basic line IEC and IE or the premium lines IRFU or IREN. The modular premium system IRFUflex will be presented at Bauma for the first time. It consists of a converter, which can be combined with various vibrator heads and a protection hose length of 0.3m to 10m.

Engines and power generation

Hatz Diesel said it planned to present a new three-cylinder engine, compliant with the upcoming EU off-highway diesel exhaust gas regulations Stage V. The water-cooled three-cylinder 3H50 engine will be available from 2018. Equipped with Bosch common rail technology – maximum injection pressure 1800 bar – the new model is similar to the manufacturer’s existing four-cylinder design.

Thanks to the turbo charger and the intercooler, Hatz said the 1.5 litre engine had a maximum torque of 185Nm (at 1600 to 2000 revolutions per minute) and a maximum power of 42kW, but required an installation space of a 0.25m3.

And it said the new model did not need any exhaust after treatment, reaching the EU Stage IIIA and EPA Tier 4 Interim exhaust standards for 19kW to 37kW engines.

The variant model 3H50TIC was designed for the US market, Canada and some Asian countries. In order to comply with the exhaust emission standards EPA Tier 4 Final and EU stage IIIB, the company said a combination of external exhaust gas recirculation and diesel oxidation catalyst were used.

In addition, Hatz said it would present a new silent canopy generator at the show. The Hatz HEA‑27TDCW5 generator produces 27kVA at 50hz and complies to the current standard EU Stage IIIA, with stricter emission levels optionally available with other engine versions. Hatz said this generator was available as emergency standby and continuous power supply version and with its robust frame and canopy, and was also aimed at the rental market.

And the company said it also planned to present a new hydraulic power pack – the 25kW Hatz HAA‑25HDCW, which boasts a 120 litre fuel tank.

Doosan Portable Power, meanwhile, said it would introduce the G400-IIIA (400 kVA prime power) and G500-IIIA (500 kVA prime power) generators meeting the EU Stage IIIA engine emission regulations.

As well as incorporating the changes required to meet the Stage IIIA regulations, the manufacturer said these new generators had been redesigned to offer increased reliability, high performance and a wider choice of features to meet the needs of temporary power applications.

The generators have a standard fuel storage capacity offering a minimum of 10 hours of autonomous operation (at 75% of the load), while a 24-hour on-board fuel tank configuration is available as an option.

Power Tools

Stihl plans to present what it claims is the world’s first battery-powered cut-off machine, the TSA 230, which was awarded it the distinction of ‘Bauma Innovation Award 2016 Finalist’.

Designed for civil engineering, pipe-laying, roofing and much more, the cut-off machine boasts zero-emission cordless technology and weighs 5.6kg, including battery. Fitted with a 230mm abrasive wheel, the TSA 230 can cut through materials up to 70mm thick.

Stihl will also showcase its MS 261 C-M chain saw, which it said had undergone an extensive model upgrade and now weighs 300g less, with no loss of power. On the contrary, at 3.0kW, the company said the chain saw was in fact up by 0.1kW over the previous version. At the same time, it said many components had been optimised in terms of ergonomics.

And Stihl will also showcase new accessorise for its power tools, including new 36 GBM and 36 GBE diamond abrasive chains for concrete cutters.

And Hilti said it would present its expanded range of diamond wall saws with CutAssist technology. The saw also features the manufacture’s Equidist technology for tacking touch materials such as reinforced concrete. It said its Equidist technology would be a focus at the show – an arrangement of diamonds on the cutting edge that is said to improve performance as well as service lift.

Hilti also said it planned to present its new On Track asset tracking technology – an RFID and barcode scanner system that works together with cloud-based software to keep track of assets. The software is said to provide centralised data storage that can be accessed any time.

Meanwhile, General Equipment, which will be represented on the EuroGate stand, will present its CTS12 Rip-R-Stripper – a tool for removing ceramic tile, hardwood flooring materials and other coverings.

The company said a direct, impulse type blow force is provided by a wide range of 35lbs (15.9kg) weight class electric breakers manufactured by Hilti, Bosch, Makita and Hitachi. It said the stripper’s design allowed the operator to work in a more productive, upright position, and addressed jobsite exposure to knee and lower back related concerns.

A wide range of industry-standard, 29mm hexagon and 152mm shank accessory tools, including chisels and scraper blades, are also available, according to General Equipment.

Another brand represented in Europe by EuroGate, Rhino, will be showcasing its petrol-powered post drivers. The machines are equipped with a Honda GX35 4-stroke engine and feature Rhino’s CIS vibration dampening system. It has designed the Rental-Pro Post Driver specifically to European standards – a machine capable of driving posts up to 100mm in diameter.

For its part, Stanley Infrastructure - a division of Stanley Black and Decker - said it would be presenting HS Blades, Stanley Hydraulic Tools and LaBounty processor attachments at the show.

On the power tool front, it said it would be demonstrating its hydraulic power packs working with breakers, chainsaws and grinders.

The company will also showcase its renamed recycling attachment brand HS Blades, formally known as Horst Sprenger recycling-tools, at the show. And its LaBounty processor brand would also be showcased. Stanley said it would present a new product range specifically designed for demolition market at the show, but gave no further details, together with improvements to its grapples product range.

There are of course plenty more equipment launches planned for this huge exhibition, so watch out for the April/May issue for a stop-press feature focussing on further launches of interest to rental buyers at the show.

Editorial teams from across KHL’s publishing canon will also be at Bauma Munich, sourcing exclusive interviews with senior industry figures, and publishing news about the major equipment launches from the show.

We will be covering the earthmoving, cranes, demolition, access and rental equipment markets and much more besides. Go to www.khl.com/subscriptions/bauma to subscribe for free to our Bauma newsletters.

This is a showguide from the March issue of IRN. For the full article, including images and information, subscribe to the magazine: http://www.khl.com/subscriptions/magazines/international-rental-news/

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