bauma 2016 highlights new developments in construction machinery

Gaby DoosanThe companies at the forefront of the construction industry have taken centre stage to showcase new innovations and the latest construction equipment for the 31st edition of bauma, the world’s largest trade fair for construction machinery


Bobcat introduced its new backhoe loader range at the show. All four models in the range feature the Perkins 1104C-44T 4.4 l engine with direct fuel injection and a best-in-class output of 74.5 kW (100 HP) of power at 2200 RPM and maximum torque of 408 Nm at 1350 RPM, according to Bobcat.

“The backhoe loader is one of our new products. We always continue to invent and have new models coming into the market to show that Bobcat is active in the market and the backhoe loader one. For us its very important to add the backhoe loader products on the portfolio products,” said Gaby Rhayem, Doosan’s regional director.


SDMO showcased a range of products adapted to the requirements of the rental market. The products are designed to adapt to the rental sector’s constraints and requirements in terms of ergonomics, low noise level and maintenance.

“The product is designed for people who do not know how to use a genset, its easy to connect, easy to use and easy to maintain. Especially for the rental and construction business we try to cover all the different regions,” said Philippe Forest, SDMO communication department manager.

Volvo Construction

Meeting the rising demand among customers for articulated haulers, Volvo had the A60H, the biggest articulated hauler on the market, on display at bauma. With its 55-tonnes capacity it offers an alternative to rigid dump trucks and construction trucks.

Commenting on the downturn in the global mining sector, Jonas Gardetun said, “With the commodities where they are in the mining sector today compared to a couple of years ago, the whole mining industry is down so the total market for us is down, which we cannot do anything about. What we can make sure is that we have the best of the market for the customers that we have.”

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