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Big Equipment Takes Over Munich

BAUMA 2013 showcases the industry’s biggest machines.

June 14, 2013  By  Andrew Macklin

Over half a million square metres provides a lot of space to display the biggest machinery in the rock to road industry.

Over half a million square metres provides a lot of space to display the biggest machinery in the rock to road industry.

That was the size of the BAUMA 2013 exhibition space, found at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany. Held from April 15-21, the show attracted 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries who flocked to Munich to see one of the world’s largest collections of construction equipment.


Many companies providing equipment to the Canadian rock to road industry were in attendance, showing off the newest product for both the North American and European markets. Here is our look at what some of them had on display in Germany.


Terex reveals new crusher, screen at BAUMA
The new Terex Finlay 883 Spaleck 3D combi flip-flow screen and I-100 direct drive horizontal impact crusher made their official debut in the Terex Finlay booth in Munich. The 883 features a two-deck heavy-duty screenbox. The screen mats of the 3D flip-flow screen are fastened with a friction wedge design, making screen replacement efficient to reduce downtime. The I-100 impact crusher has a standard hopper capacity of 2.3m3, and includes a heavy-duty vibrating feeder with an integrated prescreen system to help bypass dirty fines.


Vögele’s new Vision for North American paving
At BAUMA, Wirtgen Group introduced the new Vögele Vision 5200-2i and 5203-2i 10-ft. asphalt pavers. The tracked Vision 5200-2i and wheeled Vision 5203-2i pavers are new in 2013 and are designed especially for the requirements of the North American market. The new line of pavers is built for versatility, and is suitable for urban applications, as well as for highway, airport and commercial work.

Premiertrak prototype from PowerScreen
The Premiertrak 300 prototype was revealed at the Powerscreen booth at BAUMA in Munich. Scheduled for an early 2014 release, the Premiertrak 300 and R300 are the newest range of primary jaw crushers from Powerscreen. In addition to the prototype, Powerscreen also displayed two pieces introduced in 2012, the Warrior 1400X screen and the XH320X mid-size horizontal impact crusher.

Volvo rolls into BAUMA with new FMX truck
Volvo Trucks released the new FMX construction truck in Munich. The cab interior of the FMX is completely redesigned. The FMX includes Volvo’s new dynamic steering system, built to increase the comfort of vehicle operation and to prevent injury from day-to-day operation. The truck also includes a rear air suspension system and is made of high tensile steel. The truck will be available in European markets later this year.

Sandvik unveils the CH550
BAUMA marked the debut of Sandvik’s new CH550 cone crusher. The new crusher features the Hydrocone design, and can be configured for both secondary and tertiary applications. The cone has a high-efficiency motor, which significantly reduces power consumption and emissions over previous Sandvik cone crushers. The 18.9-ton CH550 features an opening of approximately 1100mm and has 330kW of available power.

New series of compact line rollers from Hamm
Hamm’s new line of Compact Line rollers, including the new HD 10 VO, HD 12 VO, HD 13 VO, and HD 14 VO, feature both vibration and oscillation. For the first time, Hamm is introducing this technology for smaller asphalt rollers. The four models weigh between 2.6 and 4.4 mt, and have working widths ranging from 1 to 1.4 m. Oscillation compaction is ideal for inner city areas, small areas with numerous joints and seams, thin asphalt surfacings, and porous asphalt pavements.

McCloskey shows improved tracked stacking conveyor
In addition to the J44, C38 and I44R crushers, as well as the S80 and R105 screens that were presented at BAUMA, McCloskey used the event to showcase its improved TS4065 tracked stacking conveyor. Featuring a 20m by 1m belt length, the conveyor has a head and tail section hydraulic assist folding mechanism to shorten the transport length. The TS4065 is built to handle heavy-duty material applications thanks to the addition of a standard high impact protected feed boot.

Tangential oscillation technology on display at BOMAG
The BOMAG BW 161 ADO-4 tandem roller was on display for the first time with tangential oscillation. The basis for the technology comes from the coordination of exciter system to drum weight ratios. The result, says BOMAG, is improved power for vibration generation and perfectly matched compaction parameters. The new roller technology is ideal for bridge structure and close to buildings, where compaction with minimal vibration is needed.

Two new mobile jaw crushers from Kleeman
Kleeman introduced the new MR 130 Z EVO and the MC 125 Z at BAUMA. The MR 130 Z EVO crushing plants from Kleemann’s Contractor Line can be used for a whole variety of recycling jobs and for processing natural stone, and processes up to 450 mt per hour. The MC 125 Z is a powerful primary crushing plant from Kleemann’s Quarry Line, which has been specially developed for the tough conditions prevailing in natural stone quarries. With a crusher inlet opening of 1,250 x 1,000 mm and a weight of roughly 130 mt, the MC 125 Z reliably processes up to 600 mt of stone per hour, even in adverse conditions.

Kodiak crushers featured at KPI-JCI/Astec booth
The Kodiak Plus K200+ was displayed as part of the KPI-JCI section of the Astec Industries area in Munich. The K200+ is the smallest of the series, with a 40-inch opening and a production rate of 349mtph. The smallest Kodiak plus series crusher combines a 200 horsepower engine with an operating range of 800-950rpm. 

In total, over 3,200 exhibitors from 57 countries took part in the show, and over 200,000 visitors attended from outside of Germany. The next BAUMA will take place from April 11-17, 2016, in Munich.

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