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On April 2, 2001, the Bauma, the largest trade show of construction equipment worldwide, opened its gates in Munich, Germany and lasted until April 8. We started off on the very first day to the show in order to have a look on the exhibits of 2,341 different companies.
|Nordberg and Extec crushers|
The first boothes we had a closer look on were the ones of Extec and Nordberg, that presented their mobile crushers between the halls B2 and B3.
|The Dynapac booth|
|The new cold planer PL 2100S|
Among others, Svedala, better known under its trademark “Dynapac” presented its compactors, paving equipment an cold planers, like the new PL 2100S, for example.
|Smart idea: A pallet-handler for attaching to hydraulic excavators that can also be used for handling stones.|
|Bell B400 Ejector|
We found the booth of Moxy in the adjacent hall B3. The excellent rough terrain capability of their heavy articulated dump trucks was shown convincingly even inside the building.
Adjoining to Moxy, competitor Bell presented its B400 Ejector—a heavy, articulated truck too, but equipped with an ejector system. With this system, the body isn’t raised to dump the payload, but a blade pushes it out of the body. This enables unloading operations in spaces with limited height clearance (like in tunnels) or even spreading of the load.
|Gomaco presented this slipform paver also in hall B3 as well as demolition tools by Krupp.|
|Tilting swap trailer by Dautel|
Hall B4 was completely occupied by various truck manufacturer. Mercedes showcased among other vehicles two 4-axles “Actros” and the new driver’s cab of the “Unimog” while MAN presented its „Truck of the year 2001“ in a all-wheel-drive configuration as well as several other „Trucknology“ trucks.
Italian manufacturer Perlini had set up two large dump trucks while Dautel showed among other things a tilting swap trailer for long undercarriages.