Scott-Macon Equipment attended Bauma 2016 from April 11-17 in Munich, Germany, the largest trade fair in the world for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.
Held every three years, Bauma brings together some of the top names in the industry to drive innovations, success, and a healthy marketplace for industry experts.
The 32nd edition of the world's leading trade fair, Bauma 2016 had a record attendence of close to 600,000 trade visitors from 200 countries. Over 3,423 exhibitors showed their latest products on 150 acres of grounds and reported experiencing higher than expected order activity.
Bob Dimmitt, Senior Managing Director, was in attendence and even though he has attended the show before, stated that the sheer size of Bauma is hard to comprehend upon arrival.
"Each of the 17 Exhibition Halls is massive and put about 45 acres of the site under roof. In the context of ConExpo, perhaps all of the Exhibit Halls in Las Vegas would fit into two or three Halls in Germany. That leaves another 14 Halls of the same size! Then there are the outdoor exhibits located on over 100 acres of exhibits outside," he explained.
"Travel time quickly becomes a factor in just moving around the show. For instance, it might take a half an hour to walk from say, the Cummins engine booth in one of the halls to the Tadano exhibit outside, not taking into account the crowds of people standing around each exhibit. The breadth of crane industry exhibitors from Europe, North America and Asia was impressive as were the products on display."
Allan Woodruff, Executive Vice President, noted, “We were pleased to meet with several of our customers at Bauma to discuss the product innovations at the show. Products innovations we saw continue to seek higher lifting capacities, improved safety, efficiencies and mobility. It was a good opportunity to see how manufacturers are providing solutions to meet their customers lifting requirements.”
While the next Bauma takes place from April 8-15, 2019 in Munich, here's a recap of some of the most significant announcements and products from our brands at this year's trade fair.
Terex Relaunches Demag® Cranes
One of the biggest announcements from Terex was the rebranding of Terex's All-Terrain Crane product line back to the legacy Demag® cranes brand. Scott-Macon Equipment representatives were present for the April 11th announcement to the international press and trade show visitors at the Terex booth.
The relaunch of the line comes in response to the requests of loyal Demag® customers, who consider it one of the most depended on and recognized brands in the industry. The Demag® line consists of 11 all terrain cranes, ranging from 100 to 1,200 tonnes of capacity, as well as seven lattice boom crawler cranes, ranging from 400 to 3,200 tonnes of capacity.
Terex Introduces the RT-90
Among the new products showcased by Terex at Bauma 2016 was the latest in its line of rough terrain cranes - the RT-90.
Alexander Scott, Senior Vice President, commented that they were very excited that Terex introduced the RT-90 at the show. " We have long been hoping for Terex to have a rough terrain crane in the 90 US Ton class. Although we have not yet seen the charts on this machine, we understand that the machine out picks all of the competitors in this popular class,” he said.
The 90 US Ton capacity rough terrain crane features an enhanced IC-1 control system with integrated diagnostics, a redesigned cab with an 18-degree tilt, and an easy access flat deck for improved visibility.
The RT-90's five section, full hydraulic boom stretches 47 m for long reach applications. It allows for versatility with three boom options and 2-part folding job. The unit’s multi-stage outriggers are designed for a variety of outrigger positions. In addition, the RT-90’s narrow width of 3 m and central lubrication system allows for reduced transporting and operating costs.
Tadano Mantis Displays New GTC-800
On display at Bauma 2016, was the recently unveiled GTC-800, 80 tonne (88 US ton). The crane is the the second of the new GTC-Series, designed to meet the requirements of the growing Tadano Mantis core markets of power transmission, bridge and civil, and foundation construction while expanding the broader appeal of the crane toward lift crane based markets.
The GTC-800 the has a full power, 5-section 11.5 m – 43.0 m (37’ 8” – 141’ 1”) hydraulic boom designed to perform well for lift work, as well as out-of-level, pick-and-carry, and foundation work. A 10.1m / 17.7m (33.1ft / 58.1ft) bi-fold jib compliments the main boom, with a maximum lifting heigh of 60.4m (198 ft) when erected. The GTC-800 model will be available for global sales in late 2016.
Demag All Terrain Products with IC-1 Plus
At the Terex Booth,customers had the opportunity to see Demag’s AT 130-5, AT 220-5 and AT 250-5 all-terrain products up close. The cranes from the relaunched line featured the IC-1 Plus Control System allowing for maximum lifting capacity and versatility. The IC-1 Plus calculates lifting capacities for every position of the crane’s boom subject to the slewing angle of the superstructure, allowing for maximum lifting capacities.
Adding additional value and enabling cranes to perform more jobs, the IC-1 Plus Control System offers improved safety through an enhanced visualization of the work area capacity, and increased versatility through an asymmetric outrigger setup that allows the crane to work in confined spaces without losing lifting capacity. Transportation costs are reduced as the IC-1 Plus control system allows crane operators to increase lifting capacity while using less counterweight compared to 360º capacities.