Bauma stop press

15 April 2008

With around 3000 exhibitors and some 530000 m2 of exhibition space, there is no construction equipment exhibition in the world quite like Bauma. It is likely to attract more than 400000 visitors, and being the biggest show in the industry's calendar, it will be the launch pad for several-thousand new machines.

Engines

Following the introduction of Stage IIIA engine emissions laws for engines in the 19 to 37 and 75 to 130 kW powerbands, visitors can expect to see a plethora of new machines on show featuring these engines. One of the largest stands is sure to be Cummins’. The company says that along with the latest range of Tier 3/Stage IIIA compliant engines will be its A Series units, which it claims are the first production Tier 4/Stage IIIB compliant engines to appear on the market. Cummins says its Tier 4 technology is built on the identical industrial engine range that was launched for Tier 2, in 2002.

The A Series engines range from 23 to 35 kW, with a configuration that provides manufacturers with long-term platform stability. The 3-cylinder A1700 and four cylinder A2000 and A2300 units are ideal for compact construction equipment. According to the company, they provide high power density and a compact envelope, ideal for skid steers, mini excavators, rollers and all other forms of compact equipment.

In a slightly different vein, Deutz will be showing a hybrid engine-powered construction vehicle produced in conjunction with Weyhausen. Specific information on the machine is not yet available, however, it will definitely be worth a look.

In addition to this, Deutz will be showing its 2010 series of engines, with outputs up to 75 kW. Compliant with Tier 3/Stage IIIA, the basic concept of these engines will be used to take Deutz into Tier 4/Stage IIIB and beyond.

The engines are four cylinder turbocharged units with a displacement of 3.5 litres, available with charge air-cooling as an option, depending on the application. Testing on these new units will be carried out over 2007, with production expected to begin in the second half of 2008.

Also on the stand will be the latest versions of the proven 2011 series compact engines, which are now available with water-cooling. The primary reasons for this development, says Deutz, was customer requests for higher outputs with unchanged installation space, as well as the need to meet the Tier III/Stage IIIA emission limits.

Kubota's new engines in its 07 Series will have centre stage on its stand. The 3 litre V3007-DI-T and 3.3 litre V3307-DIT offer 50 to 55 kW of power and feature direct injection and turbo charging. According to Kubota, boThengines are very compact with sizes comparable to a conventional 2.2 litre engine. The company has achieved the small size through side mounting of the power take of, rather than from the fly-wheel. BoThengines feature centre injection and are ready for use of common rail and electronic control to meet Tier 4/Stage IIIB.

Italy's Lombardini will also be launching the first three models in a new range of 15LD silenced 1-cylinder air cooled diesel engines. The new 225S, 350S and 440S will offer between 3 and 8.8 kW of power, but will generate up to 4 d(B)A less noise than a conventional engine of the same size.

The injection systems and internal cylinders on the silenced engines has been redesigned to achieve the lower noise levels without changing the external size of the 15LD engines. Although silencing is not mandatory for this size of engine, Lombardini believes that use of the engines will help OEMs to achieve overall noise reduction targets for completed machines. The full range is expected to be available in 2008.

Perkins will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary at Bauma, and will have its latest ranges of engine on show, with particular emphasis being placed on the 10 model 400 Series range of compact units. The 402D-05 (10.2 kW) and the 404D-05 (38 kW) will be on the stand.

Three new units have been added to the range in the shape of the 30 kW turbocharged 403D-15T, the naturally aspirated 403D-17, and the 49.2 kW 404D-22TA (turbocharged and aftercooled).

Also on the stand will be representative models from the company's 1100 Series products. Based around a 1.1 litre platform, the engines are available in forms that suit the needs of OEMs for units that are suitable for non-regulated markets through to Tier 3/Stage IIIA compliant units.

Sweden's Scania will be debuting three new engines at this year's Bauma exhibition. The largest will be the 16 litre V8 DC16 EMS, which produces 420 kW of power and has been designed to produce lower levels of emissions to meet the requirements of Stage IIIA.

Scania will also be presenting the 9 litre 5-cylinder DC9 EMS (243 kW) and the 12 litre 6-cylinder DC12 EMS (331 kW) engines, both of which are also Tier 4/Stage IIIB compliant. Lower emissions on all three engines have been achieved through the use of a revised combustion chamber, a refined injector angle and an improved camshaft.

Yanmar will also be displaying the latest versions of its engines, which have been designed to meet the next phase of Tier 3/Stage IIIA that will come into force on 1 January 2008. The company has used electronic governing on its engines in the 37 to 63 kW powerband to meet these new emissions regulations, and according to the company, this has enabled it to keep the power output and external size of the engines the same.

Foundations

Bauer's new CBC 32 diaphragm wall cutter uses its BC 32 cutter equipped with a new hose winch system (HWS system) to supply hydraulic power. The machine, which is mounted on a special carrier, is particularly suitable for small, cramped sites and has a maximum cutter depth of 75 m.

Also on the Bauer stand will be the new BG 25 C, the first rig to be manufactured at its Chinese factory.

Mounted on a BT 60 base carrier its simple, easy operation makes it, according to the company, an extremely cost-effective drilling rig. A new telescopic crowd cylinder allows the use of 9 m long drill casings.

Another new innovation from the company will be an as yet un-named, 30 tonne crane equipped with special winches. The 30-tonner has been developed specifically for use in specialist foundation construction. It can be used for grab or leader applications, or as an auxiliary crane for work such as placing reinforcement.

Bauer's daughter company, Klemm, will also be exhibiting at Bauma. Its latest anchor drill rig, the KR 800-1, is aimed at specialist applications, such as self-bore anchors, blast-hole drilling, bulk filling boreholes, dewatering boreholes and soil nailing using 3 m long, 103 mm diameter drill tubes. Extremely manoeuvrable, it weighs just 5.8 tonnes and can drill at heights up to 3 m.

Also new from Klemm is the 147 kW, KR 806-3D hydraulic crawler drill. Features include “state-of-the-art” overburden technology for borehole diameters up to 305 mm and drilling depths up to 150 m. It uses a kinematic mast linkage system for automatic set-up. Using the KD-series drifters or KH-series rotary heads, makes it suitable for numerous applications, including jet-grouting.

RTG, also part of the Bauer Group, will be showing its new RG 25 S rig. It features a fixed leader, 250 kNm of torque and an extraction force of 530 kN. Capable of vibrating up to 25 m long sheet piles into the ground, installing piles with the VdW double rotary drilling system, and carrying out soil mixing by way of the CSM process, it can also install soil displacement piles and drill with a Kelly bar.

Italy's Casagrande will be showing four new machines at Bauma, including the B 170 Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) piling rig, the C7 micro-pile and anchor drill, the HBR 205 GT geothermal drill rig and a 140 tonne diaphragm wall cutter.

The 147 kW C 7 micro-pile and anchor drill weighs 19.5 tonnes and features a rotary head stroke of 6.7 m. It is capable of drilling holes from 73 to 406 mm. Maximum torque is 20 kNm.

The company's new 194 kW, B 170 CFA weighs 52.8 tonnes. Maximum drill depth is 21 m, while maximum diameter is 0.9 m. Maximum torque is 155 kNm.

Casagrade's 141 kW HBR 205 GT geothermal drill weighs 15 tonnes. It features a rotary head stroke of 4,7 m. Maximum drilling diameter is 254 mm, while maximum torque is 26.4 kNm.

ABI will be showing its MobilRam TM 18/22 HD (heavy drill) with strengthened kinematics and reinforced mast. A torque of 12000 daNm and a pile length of 22 m are possible, depending on application. It is mounted on the new SR 50 T carrier, with a 570 kW Cat C18 engine, featuring a telescopic undercarriage with maintenance-free tracks and a pulling force of 540 kN.

Also new is the MobilRam SM 12/16 rig, with a fixed leader mast. The mast has a maximum torque absorption of 15000 daNm, an increased loader capacity of 12000 kg. The rig, which can drive piles of up to 16 m, is suitable for applications that require high bending and torsion resistance, VDW drilling, full displacement and Kelly drilling.

ABI will also be showing new adjustable vibrators in its MRZVV Series - the MRZV 10V, 12V, 16V, 18V, 20V, 30V and 36V. The compact design features increased static moment and a low weight. The heavy vibrators, including the 30V, feature a static moment of 30 kgm as standard, or 36 kgm as an option. The new vibrators are suitable for deeper piling depths, working with heavier profiles, or piling in difficult ground conditions.

As an attachment for its MobilRam system, ABI will show its Hydro-Press-System HPZ 500-700, which can be used on nearly all common Z-profiles with section widths from 500 to 720 mm. Adjusting for different pile types is easy, requiring the operator to set just the section width and the angle, no adaptors or hydraulic adjustments are necessary.

Also new as an attachment for the MobilRam is the TMBA Twinmix auger drive for soil mixing. The auger drive can be used for mixed piles, diaphragm walls, soil improvement and ground consolidation. Overlaps of 100 mm are possible, as are pile diameters of 370, 460, 520 and 720 mm.

ABI will also be showing its Kelly drilling GeoDrill, for work under limited headroom. A low working height and a long reach mean the rig is suitable for work in buildings, under bridges or power lines and alongside railway tracks.

An excavator attachment, the GeoDrill is mounted on the boom and can be attached to almost any machine. The hydraulic supply is adjusted to the available supply. The low noise GeoDrill has a torque of 3500, 4200 or 6000 daNm, depending on the application. More details will be available at the show.

ABI's daughter company Banut will be showing its new 655 rig, which replaces the 650. A fixed leader mast gives pile depths of 20 m. The 655 features higher torque absorption and new kinematics. It is fitted with the SuperRam 6000XL hammer, which has a 6 tonne drop weight. The SuperRam 10000XL, which has a drop weight of 10 tonnes, can also be fitted as an option.

ABI's other daughter company, Delmag will be showing the new RH 16 W, which replaces the RH 14 W. Mounted on its new 205 kW SR 25 BT carrier it uses the new, stronger BT 160 rotary head with a torque of 160 kNm, which is fitted with replaceable Kelly drivers. These can be exchanged without removing the Kelly drive component.

Also new is the RH 28 W, which replaces the RH 26 W. Fitted with a 261 kW Cat engine, it is mounted on the SR 48 BT carrier. The new BT 280 rotary head has a torque of 280 kNm and is also equipped with replaceable Kelly drivers.

Delmag will also be showing its MAS 4600 rope suspended lead equipped with the D46-43 diesel pile hammer. Drop weights of 3.6 or 4.6 tonnes are possible, and the rig is suitable for the installation of sheet pile walls. The D46-43 has a maximum drop weight of 4.6 tonnes and is suitable for profiles with a weight of 4.6 to 16 tonnes.

BSP International Foundations, will exhibit its H 85 Hydraulic Hammer mounted on a Liebherr LRB155 piling and drilling rig. The H85/5 is a derivative of the BSP CX85 Hydraulic Hammer, and has been developed in association with BSP's German dealer BVV exclusively for Liebherr-Werk Nenzing.

Fitted with a 5 tonne drop weight it is suitable for driving sheet piles, reinforced concrete piles and steel bearing piles. For driving heavier piles, a 7 tonne drop weight can be installed in the H85 cage. The hammer controls are fully integrated into the Liebherr rig's controls and all operations can be carried out from the piling rig cab.

Junttan will be showing its new hydraulic impact hammer, the HHK 25S. Nicknamed ‘Little John’ it is the largest in Junttan's range of impact hammers with a ram weight of 25 tonnes and a total weight of 45 tonnes.

The HHK 25S has been designed to drive large diameter piles - 1.42 m with a standard drive cap - and is ideal for off-shore, harbour, bridge, and oil pipe projects. It can easily be connected to different hydraulic systems and can be operated by a separate power pack. It can be mounted on leaders, or freely suspended.

ThyssenKrupp's new PZ 675-12 intermediate Z sheet pile has a system width of 1350 mm per double pile, the world's biggest intermediate sheet pile, according to the company. With a web thickness of 14 mm, the solid interlock allows twisting and prevents interlock separation. It can be combined with the company's Peiner PSp section, which is particularly suited for use in seaport construction.

The Muller variable frequency MS-100 HFV vibrator features resonance free starting and stopping. With an eccentric movement of 100 kgm it completes the range of variablefrequency resonance-free machines available from the company. It can install large sheet piling sections, beams and pipes.

The MS-4, -6 and -7 HFBS are swivelling, excavator mounted, hydraulic vibrators. The swivelling spring yoke allows piles to be driven quickly and easily from a variety of positions, increasing productivity and improving costs. Suitable for almost all makes of excavator fitting requires just three hydraulic hoses.

Manual rotation of the exciter block allows the clamp to be placed directly on the pile, which can then be vibration driven as soon as it is in upright position. A locking device between the spring yoke and the exciter block is automatically activated during start up.

For railway construction, the TM 10/12.5 ABI MobilRail sheet and pipe piling rig comes with ‘normal’ tracks and a rail chassis making it particularly suited for shoring work trackside. Once on the tracks it has a turning circle of just 2 m, making it suitable for work on double-track lines. It is capable of vib ratory pile driving and extracting, rotary and impact drilling as well as conventional impact techniques using a diesel hammer, all to a maximum depth of 12.5 m.

The new HB 35 A hammer drill is part of Th yssenKrupp's new medium-duty range. A compact design makes it suitable for indoor work, such as renovation of existing foundations. A hydraulic frequency switching facility gives an impact energy of up to 590 Nm, an advantage when working in sandy or clay soil, in which the drill rods are subject to high friction levels. Maximum torque is 4700 Nm @ 73 rpm for the standard rig.

Earthmoving

Ausa's new D 1000AP and D 1000APG site dumpers are 10 tonne capacity models, with a front-end or rotary unloading system. Powered by a Kubota 105CV turbopowered diesel engine, they are just 2.48 m wide, while the operator's seat, with ROPS/FOPS bars, is 395 mm higher than Ausa's D 600AP.

The 4x4 machines’ ergonomic controls are all within easy reach. A turning circle of 5.95 m, with a ground clearence of 490 mm mean the new dumpers are ideal for small, cramped sites, or rough terrain.

Hydrema will be showing five new machines at Bauma, including its new D Series 912 dump truck and 906 and 926 loader/excavators, alongside its M1400 and M1700 C Series2 compact excavators.

The 906 and 926 loader/excavators are also now D Series, and feature a new, more spacious cab, a Stage IIIA engine, which has a higher torque than the C-series.

The 10 tonne 912 10 features a new, more spacious, ergonomically designed cab, Stage IIIA compliant engine with a larger output and significantly higher torque than in the C-series.

The M1400 and M1700 compact excavators are now C-series2, and feature improved operator comfort, including a air conditioning, while the engine suspension is renewed to minimise noise and vibrations, and the machines are equipped with new Stage IIIA engines.

Iveco is planning to present five on-highway trucks aimed at the construction market. These will include a building materials 6x2x4 from the Stralis range displayed as a platform truck for a loading crane, a Trakker AD 8x4x4 with a concrete mixer body, a Trakker AD 6x6 with three-way tipper and a Trakker AT as a heavy-duty tractor. The company is also planning to show a rigid dumper under its Astra brand.

Italian manufacturer Paload will be showcasing the first wheeled loader in its Skyline Series at Bauma. Details are still sketchy but the company has told iC that the model on show will have an operating weight of 10 tonnes and a bucket capacity of 2.0 m3.

Elsewhere, Terex will be previewing the first of a new range of 2 tonne site dumpers at Bauma. The TA2 range, which consists of eight machines, will eventually replace the existing PS2000 and PT2000. Powered by the same 24.5 kW Kubota water cooled diesel engine used in the outgoing machines, the TA2 range is considerably narrower than the existing models, just 1.49 m, and will be available in a wide range of tipping configurations - elevated and swivel - and transmissions.

Visitors to the show will be able to see the TA2SE, a high discharge, swivel-tip dumper, aimed specifically at the smaller plant user and rental market, which is perfectly matched to the bucket capacity of a mini excavator. All models will have a top speed of 16 km/hour.

Concrete

Gomaco will be showing its new remote-controlled GT-3400 curb and gutter machine with right- or left-side pour. Also new is its G22 digital control system.

Powered by a 94.7 kW Caterpillar engine, the GT-3400 features an all new three-track footprint with all-track steering. The new footprint features two close tracks on one side and a single track on the other, for tight turning, getting on and of the stringline quickly, while minimising machine length.

With the front track positioned beside the mold and behind the trimmerhead, the GT-3400 is capable of slipforming right up to an object or to the end of the stringline. The trimmerhead simply has to be sideshifted and lifted up out of the way allowing the machine to pave up to the end of the pass. The GT-3400 also uses Gomaco's Hook-and-Go mold mount system, for quick mold changes.

Somero is launching its all-new HoseHog at this year's Bauma. The 9.7 kW HoseHog, is a powerful mechanical hose mover, designed to pick up and move 100 to 125 mm diameter rubber hoses on site.

Somero's new PowerRake is a one-man, fourwheel drive, ride-on mechanical raking system with a laser controlled, double-sided blade that strikes out wet concrete as it is poured. This significantly reduces the time needed to set up floors for screeding and eliminates the need for hand raking of wet concrete.

Also on display will be the world's first walk behind Laser Screed for grade and above grade flatwork, the CopperHead.

This self-propelled laser-guided, twowheeled machine with a vibrating plow, uses Somero's laser levelling technology to cut the concrete to a finished grade, screed it flat, and vibrate it smooth in one pass.

Schwamborn's SB-Crystal finish is, says the company, a new concept for grinding and high-gloss polishing of concrete-and stone floors. More details will be available at the show.

Schwamborn's DSM 430 and DSM 650 contra-rotating grinding machines, designed especially for removing old markings as well as for grinding and polishing of concrete and stone surfaces will also be on show.

Another new machine from Schwamborn is the OMF 250, the first automotive cold milling machine with oscillating chisel-system for concrete and road restoration, according to the company. Powered by a 19.5 kW engine, the ride-on OMF 250 is suitable for the renovation of industrial floors, parking areas, bridges, road construction, frost damage, circular milling of drain manholes, and is capable of working close to the rim. Working width is 250 mm, working depth is 40 mm for asphalt, 30 mm on concrete, while it is capable of milling up to 30 m2/hour.

Scaflolding manufacturer Layher will have several new products at Bauma, including its plastic FIPRO Deck. Approved up to load Class 3, including use in standard brick guards, it is available in the lengths 3.07 and 2.57 m. Also new is its lightweight Cassette Roof protective system. Individual cassettes can be removed to allow material to be lifted through the roof.

The company will also be showing its new, user-friendly planning software for façade scaflolding - either SpeedyScaf or Allround scaflolding. After entering the ground plan and the project information, the user then defines the scaflolding characteristics and is provided with a scaflolding plan, drawings and a material lists.

Demolition & Recycling

Conjet's new hydrodemolition robot, the Conjet Robot 364 MPA, features a rigid design and improved multipurpose arm, which provides up to 6 m upward reach and 5 m to the side, and provides improved accuracy in positioning and holding the feedbeam. It can operate with a reaction force of 2000 N, equivalent to the force of a water jet generated by a 550 kW high pressure water pump.

New features include hydraulically height adjustable steering wheels, the latest in on-board PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) systems and a new control box to control the hydrodemlition process.

Extec will be showing a range of new equipment at Bauma, most of which it is keeping under wraps until the show. However, one new machine iC has been told about is its S-6 screen, which is based on its Doublescreen concept.

Consisting of two large screens, long chevron belted side conveyors, the longest tail conveyor in its class, according to the company and faster running belts, it features a stronger chassis, longer tracks and a larger hopper together with a remote controlled heavy duty tipping grid. The Extec Spreader plate and Vibrating grid are also part of the package.

Swiss company Fractum will be showing the latest model in its range of hydraulic hammers at Bauma, the Factum 400, which can be fitted to an excavator or wheeled loader. Suitable for work in quarries and mining applications, the 400 can also be used in steel mills and demolition applications.

In quarry and mining applications the Fractum 400 is capable of breaking boulders of more than 200 tonnes on site, eliminating the problem of oversized rocks in the crusher system. In demolition applications the Factum 400 is suitable for work on breaking slabs, floors, roads, runways, foundations and bunkers. Further details will be available at the show.

Hartl Powercrusher will be showing its HCS 6015 mobile screen. The 6015 is a large screen, double deck plant, 6 x 1.5 m on both decks, that, according to the company, combines the advantage of a stationary unit with the mobility of a compact plant.

Also on the stand, Hartl Sensortechnik will be presenting its next generation electro-optical beltscale. The new system uses a hand held PDA that receives data via Bluetooth from the sensor. The handheld unit has an integrated printer allowing for on site print outs and productivity checks.

Germany's HKS Demolition and Scrap Technology will be exhibiting the latest scrap and demolition shear in its XS Series, the 7.5 tonne XS 7000, for carriers of 50 tonnes, and the 9.5 tonne XS 9000, for carriers of 60 tonnes, both of which feature 360° rotation.

Also on show will be its new mobile rail cutter RC 26 R, suitable for cutting S7 to R65 Vignol (flat bottom) rails. The RC 26 R is capable of rotating 180°.

Holmatro's new hydraulic concrete crusher is suitable for crushing concrete or brick walls up to 200 mm thick. Generating little dust, and powered by a “noiseless” high-pressure hydraulic pump it is suitable for indoor use, while its low vibration means it will not cause White Finger Syndrome, according to the manufacturer.

To help save on transport costs, and address environmental concerns, Italian manufacturer Italdem's crusher buckets can be used in quarries or at demolition/recycling sites and the company will be showing two models at Bauma, the GF 35 and the GF 45.

The GF 35 weighs 3.5 tonnes and is suitable for carriers from 20 to 28 tonnes, while the GF 45 weighs 4.5 tonnes and is suitable for carriers from 28 to 40 tonnes. Working pressure is 180 to 200 bar for both hammers. Feeder size for the GF 35 is 800 x 700 mm, and 900 x 700 mm for the GF 45. Output sizes are 30 to 150 mm for both.

Making its debut at Bauma will be Terex Pegson's X400 primary crusher. Two versions are available, the XR400 with hydraulic release and the XA400 with hydraulic adjustment and a throughput of 350 tonnes/hour.

The X400 Series’ high-swing jaw allows easy material entry into the crushing chamber, while hydraulic adjustment enables crusher setting changes to be made quickly and easily. The feed hopper is constructed from 15 mm thick heavy-duty Hardox for prolonged life and is hydraulically folding with boltless fixing. An easy access power pack canopy; 2000 hour hydraulic and oil filter changes; and excellent under crusher accessibility mean less time spent on maintenance.

Driven by a Caterpillar 172 kW C9 engine, the X400 series is PLC controlled for optimum performance with finger-tip actuation and simple, automatic start sequence. The highly efficient HFO direct drive system engineered into the plant gives remarkably low fuel consumption figures - as little as 22 litres/hour.

VTN will be adding to its range of shears and crushing attachments with the introduction of the FP 15 and FP 18 rotary jaw crushers. According to the company, in structural and operating terms, the new attachments retain all the pluses of the other models in the FP Series, however, their new look is both “muscular” and modern. An interchangeable tip is supplied as standard on both the moving and the fixed jaw versions. Other features include the hydraulic cylinder fitted in reverse position, a new rotation system and hatches, which improves access to the major components and simplifies maintenance work.

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