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Bauma 2001


Demag AC 500/1 with new SSL

Demag had arrived at Bauma with a full load of new equipment. One of the largest exhibits was the 500 t (550 sht) telescopic crane AC 500/1 equipped with the newly developed Sideways Superlift system SSL. This system enables increases of lifting capacity of up to 200%.
Another “big boy” was the revamped crawler crane CC 1800/1. This 300  (330 sht) crane, that can work in heights up to 140 m (450 ft), depending on the boom configuration, received (among other things) new crawler drives for better propelling force.
Also a premiere was the “City crane” AC 60. This 60 t (66 sht) crane is supposed to have a higher mobility due to lack of a conventional driver’s cab on the lower carriage. This concept isn’t quite new, but Demag managed to combine it nicely with an all-wheel-steer 4-axle undercarriage, that is able to drive sideways too.

Like a hydra: Tamrock udnerground drill rig with four drills. [Photo]

Wirtgen / Vögele

Wirtgen and Vögele, two specialists for paving, presented their products side by side on the open-air-area.
Since Vögele produces only asphalt pavers, many of them (all painted in typical green) were to be seen. Including the biggest machine from this manufacturer, the Super 2500 with 16 m (52 ft) of working width, that was shown together with a MT 1000 mobile feeder.
In contrast, Wirtgen is better know for cold planers and the like, so much equipment of this kind was shown. Including a 2500 SM Surface Miner with 2.5 m (8 ft) of working width and a cold recyclers like WR 2500 and 2200 CR. But also slipform pavers were exhibited.

Further snapshots

Parade in red: the Atlas booth [Photo] [Photo] Various drilling rigs at theBauer booth
Elaborate machine from Russia: Belaz 7822 wheel loader with good operator’s visibility through the boom [Photo] [Photo] Coarse tool for the landfill: Compactor from Bomag with 45 t (99,000 lb) and 488 hp
A 52 m (170 ft) concrete pump from Cifa on a 6-axle Mack truck. In the background a 31 m (100 ft) pump [Photo] [Photo] Diesel pile hammer Delmag D200 with about 700 kNm energy per blow
Cable plow and winch truck from Föckersperger [Photo] [Photo] JCB had a rather spectacular show
World record: The first elevating work platform with a height of 100 m (328 ft) by Ruthmann, mounted on a 6-axle semitrailer. [Photo] [Photo] Vermeer vertical drill for laying pipes, cables and the like.