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Weekly overview 14.-18.1. 2019

Volvo CE goes electric on smaller machines

Volvo CE goes electric


In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators. In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models. With this move, Volvo CE is the first construction equipment manufacturer to commit to an electric future for its compact machine range. This follows an overwhelmingly favorable reaction from the market after the successful unveiling of a number of concept machines in recent years, and by working closely with customers. This move is aligned with the Volvo Group’s strategic focus on electromobility in all business areas. Read more >>

Reaching across: Demag® AC 500-8 all-terrain crane lifts 51-tonne steel girders over the a1 freeway

Demag® AC 500-8 all terrain crane

The expansion of a bridge crossing over the freeway A1 near Cologne involved unique challenges for crane service provider Neeb from Wuppertal, which is why choosing the crane best suited for the job was enormously important. The team ultimately decided that the Demag® AC 500-8 all-terrain crane was the perfect machine for the project. Read more >>

Improved Performance in Gypsum Extraction

KEMROC-Chain Cutter Erkator EK 140

KEMROC-Chain Cutter Erkator EK 140

The German construction company Bantle made radical changes to the extraction and mineral processing methods at one of its gypsum quarries by using a KEMROC chain cutter Erkator EK140-900 mounted on a 45-ton excavator. The chain cutter replaced a hydraulic breaker as the primary extraction tool which reduced costs at the crushing plant. Changing the extraction method resulted in considerable savings in both plant and labour costs. Read more >>

Hitachi enhances durability and safety of ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheel loaders for special applications

Protection for ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheel loaders

To answer the needs of its European customers, Hitachi has introduced a waste handling package for its versatile ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheel loaders. This comprises a range of additional features that provide extra protection for the operator and key components, enhancing the safety and durability of the machine, and reducing unscheduled downtime and maintenance costs. In addition to waste handling, the new package is advantageous for demolition and forestry applications. Read more >>

Toyota Material Handling presents newly improved versatile pedestrian pallet trucks & stackers

Pedestrian powered pallet trucks & stackers

With the Toyota BT Levio & BT Staxio W-series (LWE140-250 & SWE080L-200D), pedestrian powered pallet trucks & stackers, Toyota Material Handling Europe is delivering on the promise of continuous improvement according to the Toyota value Kaizen. These compact & versatile trucks are now equipped with value-adding improvements and add-ons to the product features. Making the BT Levio & BT Staxio pedestrian W-models even more fit for (un)loading, stacking and horizontal transport in confined areas. Read more >>

PERI DUO wins BAKA Prize for Product Innovation 2019

BAKA Prize

Weissenhorn-based formwork and scaffolding manufacturer, PERI, has won the BAKA Product Innovation Award 2019. Gunther Adler, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior responsible for construction and homeland affairs – together with Dr. Ing. Reinhard Pfeiffer from Messe München and BAKA Chairman Ulrich Zink – presented the award in front of around 800 invited guests at the BAU 2019 in Munich on 14th January. The special award was accepted on behalf of the company by Bernhard Überle, PERI Sales Director Germany, and PERI Sales Manager, Helmut Sterflinger. Read more >>

TEGOSEM MULTILINE – The flexible all-rounder


The MULTILINE system brings together a compact disc harrow or stubble cultivator with a seed drill. The result is cost-effective, extremely high-performance mulch drilling technology that enables sensational flexibility during operation. Used solo or in a combination, the MULTILINE concept promises enormous potential for lower horsepower tractors. For the first time, the MULTILINE system is now available with the TEGOSEM cover crop sowing unit. This allows the MULTILINE system to be used solo, or together with a TEGOSEM cover crop unit, or as a mulch seed drill combination with a VITASEM mechanical drill or AEROSEM pneumatic drill. Read more >>

Source: LECTURA GmbH Verlag