More than 3,400 companies exhibited at the Bauma trade fair in Munich in April, by far the world largest construction equipment trade show, covering 6.3 million square feet of exhibition space in the former Munich airport. To visit all the exhibit stands would take weeks. To report on them all would require a book. More than 530,000 people attended, and navigating the vast physical plane of the trade show and seeing all they wanted to see was a formidable challenge for all.
RER chose a few of the stories to tell here, beginning with Genie 180-foot boom and where it fits into the larger picture of Terex and its future.
Keep Climbing Up to 180
Genie 180-foot boomlift turned a lot of heads at Bauma. The SX-180 self-propelled telescopic boomlift is the largest of its kind on the market, designed for applications in the oil and gas industries, commercial construction, industrial construction and maintenance, and general maintenance.
The 180 has a 180-foot vertical reach and 80-foot horizontal reach, with an 8-foot by 3-foot platform and an unrestricted capacity of 750 pounds, and has a 10-foot, 180-degree rotating jib.
'The whole idea was really generated from existing customers who said, Our businesses are going higher, we have more work at higher elevations, we need the control the boom gives us, what can you do to help us. said Scott Krieger, senior product manager, booms and telehandlers, Terex Aerial Work Platforms. So we met with a bunch of customers, we did a lot of research, and we compiled it all and developed the SX-180.The new SX-180 is expected to be available worldwide in the second half of 2013.