The largest construction equipment exhibition in the world returns this year, from 11 to 17 April, in Munich, Germany. Taking place every three years, Bauma Munich will attract around 3,400 exhibitors and half a million visitors. The show occupied an enormous 575,000 square metres the last time it took place, in 2013. Not only is it booked to capacity again for 2016, it will be larger, at 605,000 m2 and has a waiting list of more than 700 companies keen to exhibit.

As would be expected, there will be a huge number of new products of interest to buyers in the Lifting and transport sectors. In a bid to increase anticipation, many of the crane and transport equipment manufacturers are keeping tight-lipped on the details of some of their new product launches at the exhibition. The following is information to help you in planning your visit and there is a very brief taste of what will be on show.

On its 140000 square metre stand Liebherr will have more than 60 products, many of them new cranes, including its smallest; a new tower crane series, and one of its largest – a wheeled mobile telescopic crane in the eight axle class with a very long boom, the manufacturer says. In between there will be new crawler and wheeled mobile cranes, plus a synthetic fibre hoist rope.

New wheeled mobile cranes from Manitowoc on its 3,250 square metre stand will include two Grove all terrain cranes, a Grove rough terrain and an MDT series tower crane with the CCS common operating system. Other surprises are promised.

Sennebogen’s focus will be its latest 300 tonne capacity model 6300 duty cycle crane and the 125 tonne capacity 3300 E series crawler cranes, both with lattice booms. The Bavarian manufacturer’s wide range of telescopic crawler cranes will also feature at the show.

Centre of attention at Tadano will be the new 600 tonne capacity flagship ATF 600G-8 all terrain type crane with the distinctive triple boom design. It is the largest crane in the range. At the opposite end of the capacity scale there will also be a new successor to the 50 tonne capacity ATF 50G-3. Rough terrain and telescopic boom crawler cranes will also be on show.

Terex Cranes said it will exhibit new models among its all terrain crane range, plus show a new rough terrain crane and a tower crane.

This is just a first glance at what will be on show at Bauma Munich and visitors can expect many more launches of cranes and transport equipment, components and services. Look out for the full show guide in the March issue of IC, followed by a stop-press guide in the April issue for last minute coverage of the Bauma launches.

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