A first peek

14 February 2019


Shortly before this issue was published, Sotiris Kanaris attended the pre-Bauma Media Dialog and chatted with lifting and special transport manufacturers about what they plan to unveil at the trade fair.

The Media Dialog took place on January 28 and 29 at the ICM International Congress Centre in Munich, where hundreds of thousands of people will gather in April to see the latest innovations in the construction equipment market.

Journalists from all over the world attended the event, as it was an opportunity to hear for the first time what some of the exhibitors hold in store for the trade fair. Some manufacturers shared a lot of information about the new products they will be launching there, while others preferred to keep their cards close to their chest.

Liebherr’s stand at the fair will cover 14,000sq m and will include a total of 60 exhibits. Among them will be numerous new crane products; units from the new EC-B series flat top tower cranes, the 125 K fast-erecting crane, the 230t five-axle LTM 1230-5.1 mobile crane, the 800t LR 1800-1.0 crawler and the 300t LR 1300 SX derrick crawler. The manufacturer will also present a new eight-axle and a new five-axle all terrain. The company recently completed testing on the synthetic SoLITE fibre rope it has developed in collaboration with Teufelberger, and will be showing this on the new 370 EC-B Fibre.

Terex will present standard and city-type Demag all terrains. The manufacturer representatives said that a new Demag crawler crane will be launched at the show, but did not share any more details. It will also exhibit the new CTT 202-10 flat top tower crane, a brand-new tower cabin, and an elevator. The company has also announced plans to show a new version of its IC-1 control system, IC-1 Remote, which incorporates remote diagnostics, operations support, and service access.

Manitowoc will have a lot of surprises for Bauma attendees. It will showcase six new cranes, including three all terrains and three tower cranes. On the mobile crane side, the manufacturer revealed only one, the three-axle, 60t, long boom GMK 3060L. The company’s Potain brand will present three new products, one fl at top, one luffer and one self-erector. The new Cab- In internal elevator, developed with GEDA, will also be on display. Wolffkran will launch a new hydraulic luffing jib crane, the Wolff 133B. Also on display will be the Wolff 1250 B and the Wolff 6020 clear cranes, as well as a recently developed climber.

Sennebogen will present for the first time the 130t 6133E, its biggest telescopic crawler crane. The manufacturer representatives said that a new small telescopic crawler and a new duty cycle crane will also be introduced at the fair.

Fassi will launch two new medium-class cranes at the trade fair, belonging to the 30tm and 35tm lifting categories. Both are part of the Italian manufacturer’s XE-dynamic series.

Jekko will premiere the new JF990, developed in collaboration with Fassi, which the manufacturer calls the world’s largest mini crane, as it is has a loading capacity up to 100tm. Among other new products will be the new SPX532 mini spider crane with a full electric lithium battery motor.

Effer will launch units for its light range, in the 5tm to 10tm lifting categories. It will also showcase its recently-introduced 2255 knuckleboom crane. At Effer’s stand, parent company Hiab will showcase its HiConnect cloudbased data platform.

Hyva selected the trade fair to unveil its heavy duty HC661 crane. In addition, it will display all new mid-range models (9–25tm class) of the New Crane Line.

At Bauma, Atlas will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Six cranes will be on display: the 66.3 E, 96.3 E, 172.3E, 206.3 E and the new versions of the 256.3 and 226.3 models.

Palfinger will unveil the new PCC 57.002 crawler crane, a smaller version of the recently-introduced PCC 115.002. The company will focus on digitisation, promoting its Connected telematics solutions and demonstrating its Smart Boom Control system.

At Kobelco’s stand visitors will be able to see two hydraulic crawler cranes, the 300t CKE3000G, launched in 2018, and the 90t CKE90G.

Sany will also have one of its crawler cranes on display, the SCC1000. Attendees will also have the chance to have a closer look at the SRC800C rough terrain crane. At Dalbe Cranes’s booth visitors will have the chance to discuss the company’s latest innovations, the DB 747 self-erecting crane and the SKY 760 tower crane.

Magni will premiere its 13t RTH 13.26 SH rotating telehandler at the show, which according to the company is the telescopic handler with the highest capacity in the world. At the stand will be products from across the company’s portfolio.

Merlo will launch a number of new products at Bauma across its Panoramic and Roto range. The manufacturer expects that the new 4.95t Roto 50.35S-Plus and the new 3.5t P35.11TT will be the highlight for visitors.

TII Group will present for the first time its wind blade transporter, capable of moving blades longer than 80m, and the third generation wind turbine blade adapter, loaded with an actual blade.

Faymonville Group will showcase a total of 13 trailers from across its three brands. At Bauma it will be the premiere of its new blade adapter Blade Max, designed for the new generation of wind turbine blades.

Enerpac has designed its stand in such a way as to showcase a wide range of its products. Among them will be some new products: the SL 200 Super Lift hydraulic gantry, the Enerpac Trolley system ETR1250 and the new addition to its jacking systems, the SCJ50 50T Cube Jack.

In the March issue of the magazine you will have the chance to read more details about the products that will be launched at the show. Ahead of the show we will also be preparing a special Bauma supplement with even more details about what you will find at relevant exhibitors’ stands. Stay tuned.

Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe M√ľnchen, welcomed the journalists at the event.
Meeting with exhibitors