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XXL trade fair bauma: Messe München releases first photos of trade fair set-up

Gigantism is the word that best describes the construction machinery trade fair bauma: One reason the word fits so well is that it applies to the trade fair that has the world’s most space. Another reason simply applies to the sheer size of the construction machinery, vehicles and equipment that are showcased during the fair. The 32th edition of bauma will be held from April 8 – 14, 2019, on the fairgrounds in Munich. Messe München has just released the first photos of the work to set up this XXL trade fair.

The official erection work on the open-air fairgrounds began on March 4. The 18 halls will be filled up two weeks before the trade fair opens. Exhibitors with large booths that take an extensive amount of time to erect had the option of starting their work earlier.

Liebherr-International Deutschland GmbH was the first exhibitor to start work. It began setting up its three-story booth in November 2018.

Arrival of a hydraulic excavator of Komatsu Europe International N.V. Total weight: 388 tons. Such showcase equipment is brought by large tractor-trailers to bauma. The vehicles may travel only at night because of their “extra width.”

Heavy work: Each side section, the “crawler tracks,” weighs 54 tons. Each section is 9 meters long and 2.5 meters high. Put together, the excavator will end up the size of a family home.

The huge concrete-mixing equipment has also arrived. This 39-meter-high machine here will present the Amman Group. The construction took one and a half months.

Finishing touches: Many showcase items are cleaned, painted and spruced up so they will gleam during the fair. This is a milling drum made by the Wirtgen Group that is used in road construction.

The Wacker Neuson Group has a Ferris wheel in store, which was erected in just two days.

Source: Messe München