Liebherr’s new 60-t PR766 Dozer

Less than a year after unleashing its largest dozer in the U.S., Liebherr has followed up with its new PR766 model, which carries many of the same features in a smaller, 60-ton machine.

Liebherr to showcase 30 exhibits from 7 categories at Conexpo 2023

Liebherr exhibits at Conexpo 2023 from March 14-18 offer visitors the unique opportunity to discover the latest developments from the areas of construction machines, cranes, material handling technology and components.

Liebherr to showcase 30 exhibits from 7 categories at Conexpo 2023

Liebherr construction machines on the outdoor grounds at booth F9253, Liebherr components at booth S80821 in the South Hall

Improving efficiency

Hydraulic motors are among the most commonly used motors across a wide range of industries.

Smooth road ahead!

Roads and highways sector is considered to be the most vibrant infrastructure segment where a lot of activities ongoing consistently for a long time.

Wirtgen’s 90 exhibits and 33 world premieres

In Munich, the Wirtgen Group is presenting sustainable – and therefore pioneering – solutions for the road construction industry and is once more demonstrating its outstanding powers of innovation.

India offers a huge opportunity for the growth of the CE industry

Ammann is a world-leading supplier of mixing plants, machines and services to the construction industry with core expertise in road building and transportation infrastructure. Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, Ammann India, speaks on the various technological display during Excon.

Liebherr's Largest Dozer, the PR 776

Since its market launch in 2016 as the world’s largest dozer with hydrostatic drive, the Liebherr PR 776 has exceeded customer expectations in productivity, efficiency and safety, its manufacturer says. Whether it is heavy-duty ripping, grading or other duties, the PR 776 is designed to accomplish them all.

Paving the way

The Indian market has a presence of technologically-advanced pavers with the presence of many national and international manufacturers.

JLG introduces two new scissor lifts

JLG Industries Inc, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced two new rough terrain and electric rough-terrain scissor lifts, the RT4069 and RT4769, that can reach 40 and 47 feet and carry up to 800 pounds, respectively.

Safe and punctual delivery using a Goldhofer THP/SL

Al Faris was contracted to transport and install 30 huge at a Solar Park site. For the journey from Jebel Ali Port (UAE) to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the experienced logistics and heavy haul company once again placed its trust in its tried-and-tested Goldhofer THP/SL heavy-duty modules.

Safe and punctual delivery using a Goldhofer THP/SL

Heavy, ultra-long overflow tanks transported to the world’s largest single sited solar park by Al Faris

JLG introduces two new scissor lifts

The two new rough terrain and electric rough-terrain scissor lifts, the RT4069 and RT4769, can reach 40 and 47 feet and carry up to 800 pounds, respectively.

The all-rounder

Integration of advanced technologies such as telematics and fleet management systems are providing a positive outlook to the market for telehandlers.

Specialist Trailer Hire delivers first STEPSTAR trailer from Goldhofer

STH was able to hand over the first 4-axle STEPSTAR to its customer Quinto Crane & Plant

Hareket handles heaviest load in company’s history

The two vessels, Havila Capella and Havila Castor, have been ordered for the Norwegian Havila Kystruten fleet and will go into service on the coastal route between Bergen and Kirkenes.

JLG, AUSA to jointly build ultra compact telehandler

JLG Industries has announced a 10-year partnership with AUSA to build its new SkyTrak? 3013 ultra compact telehandler, extending the company's telehandler portfolio.

JLG, AUSA to jointly build ultra compact telehandler

JLG Industries, Inc, an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, has announced a 10-year partnership with AUSA to build its new SkyTrak? 3013 ultra compact telehandler, extending the company?s telehandler portfolio.

Innovations from the world of compaction

HAMM is showing itself to be as innovative as ever at bauma 2019. The manufacturer is presenting innovations in all product segments, including a few world premieres.

Couplings for Diesel Engines

KTR Couplings (I) Pvt Ltd, established in 1998 at Bhosari, Pune is a 100 per cent subsidiary of KTR Systems GmbH Germany, a well-known name worldwide for couplings and power transmission products.

We foresee increased participation from neighbouring countries

Infrastructure sector is one of the key drivers for Indian economy and also constitutes primary market for construction machinery. This sector is mainly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys prime focus from government for policy initiatives.

Bolivia?s first Grove GMK6400 put to work

The first Grove GMK6400 arrived in Bolivia in March has already taken on some major construction projects in the country. Alanoca, a transport and logistics company based in El Alto, added the crane to its rental fleet and put it right to work, supplying it to several contractors for a wide array of projects. Later in 2017, the crane will join a project to construct a petrochemical complex.

Volvo Launches New Paver in India

Volvo CE has introduced its newest paver into India, the mid-sized P6820C ABG. The unit offers a winning combination of power, production capacity, and precision for excellent paving quality, with perfectly smooth mats.

Technology can grow in leaps and bounds

In the earthmoving equipment segment, we have a range of equipment - from wheel loaders to excavators, tunnelling excavators, bulldozers, and material handlers. Our wheel loaders are offered from 5 tonne payload and above capacity.

Italian lifting co adds two more Grove cranes

One of Italy?s premier lifting companies, Vernazza Autogru (Vernazza) has added two new Grove all-terrain cranes, a GMK5250L and a GMK6400. The company has purchased the two cranes to increase its return on investment, choosing two models that are extremely flexible and have features that can increase efficiency.

Liebherr to showcase innovations at Bauma China 2016

At Bauma China 2016, Liebherr Group will showcase the latest technologies and developments in construction machinery and components.

Manitowoc highlights latest Grove range at customer event

Manitowoc welcomed more than 25 guests to a customer event at its factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, to present its new and existing Grove range. The visitors had an opportunity to see an array of Grove cranes that feature innovative technologies and industry-leading capabilities, including the GMK3060, GMK4100L-1, GMK5150 and the GMK5150L that feature new taxi configurations for more efficient road travel.

Terex adds R350T, R350T forestry models

Featuring a 120-hp, turbocharged Tier IV final Cummins QSF3.8 diesel engine, the new Terex Generation 2 (GEN2) R350T .

Market for compactor is foreseen in the roads segment

The current prediction for market growth in India is expected to be around 20 per cent per annum, provided the infrastructure investments keep floating and the economy keeps growing as expected, Otto Ueberbach, Vice President, Bomag Compaction Equipment.

Danfoss Solutions at Agritechnica 2015

Danfoss will showcase more than 30 components and solutions, including some of the newly developed solutions, at Agritechnica. Danfoss Power Solutions will be exhibiting systems and solutions from its full product range at Agritechnica during 10-14 November 2015 in Hannover, Germany. The full product range of motors, steering systems, valves, pumps, electronic controls and telematics will be on display and offers OEM customers and distributors innovative, reliable and quality solutions for machi

Safety at Heights

For personnel working at heights safety is the diktat! Aerial Work Platform (AWP) assists the technicians to safely work at heights using their work tools. Continuing our series this edition elaborates on the safety features

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

Scissor Lift Platform for Mining

To continue optimising logistics of underground mining operations, Putzmeister has developed the MINELIFT 4 scissor lift platform. With a lifting height of 4 m and 4 tonne capacity, the equipment provides a mobile and secure working platform for load and personnel lifting in underground mining and can also be set up for all kinds of installations, like piping and ventilation.

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

Soil Compactors for Indian Market

Tata Hitachi?s soil compactor, VM3, has been designed to provide maximum value on all parameters such as performance, efficiency and safety into one dynamic package.

Grading Up

Time-bound projects need reliable machines, and all equipment manufacturers are trying to innovate and adapt to the latest trends and are in the continuous process of improving productivity of the machine. Agith G Antony finds out product and technology trends in the motor grader segment.

At Terex, our vision is to be the most customer responsive company.

The infrastructure segment is in a trough right now and is likely to pick up only towards the end of this calendar year. However, in the long term, based on the estimates, the market size for skid steers is expected to exceed 800 units by 2017, says Sunil Tiku, Senior Director - Sales, Terex Equipment. Excerpts of the interview.

Road 2 recovery

Despite the present day gloom in the market, the future for the construction equipment sector, especially for the road equipment segment in India, still holds much potential as this sector has a profound and immediate impact on the country?s economic growth. Off-Highway Research is optimistic about the growth in demand for road equipment and forecasts growth at a CAGR of 12.67 per cent over the next five years. Agith G Antony finds out more about the positive vibes in the industry.

A Comprehensive Paving Solution

Volvo 6820, a mid-sized paver that?s ideal for medium- to large-scale jobs has a high paving output and is designed for paving all kinds of wearing, binder and base courses of large paving widths and course thickness.The newly launched Volvo 6820 paver provides a comprehensive paving solution for customers facing increasing demand for productivity and versatility in the road construction industry.

Schwing Stetter Unveils Five New Products

The new product launches strengthen Schwing Stetter?s expertise in concrete technology.Schwing Stetter India, a leading concrete construction equipment manufacturer in India, has unveiled five new products along with five new variants at Excon 2013, the seventh edition of South Asia?s biggest construction equipment event.

Specialised Fluids

Specialised fluids minimise repairs and maintenance and maximise performance and equipment life.Today?s earthmovers are big beasts. Typical mining equipment can generate 650 HP and boast a lifting capacity of 90,000 pounds (41 tonne). During the last 25 years or so, the performance and sophistication of off-highway machinery has increased dramatically. There have been increases in power, power density and torque with each successive model.

The Grove GMK6400

Manitowoc conducted extensive `Voice of the Customer` exercises to see what users wanted most from a six-axle crane, and that research has led to the development of the award-winning Grove GMK6400.As Manitowoc looked to add a new six-axle model to its Grove GMK line

Specialised Driveline Fluids to Boost Productivity

Correct fluid and adherence to proper lubrication regimes is important not only to achieve higher productivity but also to reduce cost of repairs and downtime.

Bauma Breaks Records

A record 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe Mnnchen exhibition centre between April 15 and 21. This, the 30th edition of bauma, broke all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space.

Our prime focus is on continuous improvement in our support to customers

Globally, we have moved from Tier 3 engines to Tier-4 engines and now the aim is to produce more fuel-efficient machines. We are also working upon a dual power system which will have the facility to run on electrical power once it is set up at the site,

Rexroth has always been associated with complete solutions

Rexroth promotes a unique culture of innovation by means of a systematic product engi?neering process. With the high level of advisory skills in sales, Rexroth creates a clear added value for the customer, says BV Ramesh, Vice President - Sales Mobile Application, Bosch Rexroth, in a chat with EQUIPMENT INDIA.

ZF in Compact Loaders

ZF presents the continuous variable hydrostatic 2 HC 85 and ZF axle systems for compact loaders.

Mid-sized Paver from Volvo

The versatile mid-sized Volvo P6820 paver is a comprehensive paving solution for customers facing increasing demand for productivity and versatility in the road construction industry.

Wheel Loader TL210

TL 210, equipped with 160 hp BS III Cummins engine, is an absolute and powerful loading equipment that offers wide range of loading functions in varied loading applications based on user industry requirements.

Paving Solution

Volvo recently launched the Volvo P6820 paver in India, a comprehensive paving solution for customers facing increasing demand for productivity and versatility in the road construction industry.A mid-sized paver that is ideal for medium to large scale jobs, the P6820 has a high paving output and is designed for paving all kinds of wearing, binder and base courses.

Our backhoes are highly fuel-efficient, with the unique Smart UC Hydraulics

Terex Backhoes perform faster while digging and loading at lower operating costs, with durability through quality and tech?nology innovation.These products have been developed in India for the Indian market, says Vijay Sharma, Executive Director, Terex Equipment.

Liebherr is investing in skilled personnel and adequate warehousing

Our prime focus is on R9100 which is a 100-tonne class excavator which we will launch here in 2012. For large mining excavators from 26-42 cu m, we will be waiting for a perfect opportunity to launch in India, says Koenig Holger, Director, Liebherr India. 1 - - 23450 14 162 2012-01-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India We see huge potential for tower crane business We are not only improving the productivity efficiency and effectiveness of the tower crane domain, but also improving the safety aspect on a human angle," says Rajesh Sharma, Vice President, Marketing, Escorts, in an exclusive chat with Equipment India. Excerpts from the interview.

How do you look at the performance of the Indian construction equipment market in 2011?
Definitely, 2011 is a growth year if you compare it with the sales in 2010. In 2010, the industry size all put together was about Rs 16,500 crore and in 2011 it is about Rs 18,500 crore. In that way growth has happened. Now the growth will not be seen for all kinds of equipment. Equipment market is a derived market. It depends on the activity. If there is a particular kind of activity which suits particular kind of equipment then that equipment will sell more in that year. So I would say that the growth rate has been in the range of 10-25 per cent across the equipment spectrum.

How did Escorts perform in 2011?
Our fiscal is from October to September, during which, we have grown by 41 per cent. The growth has been across the product spectrum. If look at it all the num?bers have grown and growth has been achieved holistically. If take individually, compactors segment has remained stagnant and very limited growth has happened because road activity was slow. All the rem?aining segments have grown beautifully.

Could you describe the partnership with Linden Comansa?
This partnership is an year old now. Last year, we had signed exclusive distribution agreement with them for Indian market. They are the mentors for tower cranes and our strength of distribution and developing skills in the market matched quite well.

What made you to venture into tower cranes?
In terms of growth opportunity we see a huge potential for tower crane business both in the real estate segment as well as industrial infrastructure. Real estate inve?stment is $16 billion which we think will go up to $24 billion by 2015. And industrial infrastructure is largely on the power side. A lot of activity will happen on nuclear power plant and hydel plant and these kinds of cranes are required. The usual small cranes cannot do the job. So believing this and looking at what happened across the world we thought there was huge potential for this and is why we entered tower crane business.

We are partners with Linden Comansa because they are the most technologically innovative company around. There was a lot of gap between what is available in India and what the world was using. Currently, the use of tower cranes is much lower and much basic in terms of technology. Flat top is what the world is getting towards so this was the right product to get into.

You said this partnership is not just for business sake but for solution providing. Kindly explain.
As a responsible supplier who has been known to be a pioneer in some field or other, it is our responsibility that we always try to push technology datum enveloped in the industry towards upward. This is one step towards that direction. We are not only improving the productivity efficiency and effecti?veness of the tower crane domain, but also improving the safety aspect on a human angle.

What kind of business are you looking at in the coming years?
We have already taken sizeable chunk of high-end market in the very first year. But the numbers have been really low like the size of high end market is small. By 2015 we want to sell about 200 machines. Construction equipment industry in the last ten years has been doubling itself every fourth year. Even if you see 250 numbers doubling to 500-600 numbers and we are aspiring for 200 numbers is not out of sync.

What is the advantage of these cranes as far as investment is concerned?
It is a product which has a very long life of 30-35 years which is exceptional in the construction equipment, so you can amo?rtise your investment over a longer period of years. The kind of rental market for tower cranes hardly exists in the country. But, if other assets get about 4 per cent a month, this will get 6 per cent rental a month in the market. Return on investment for a small hirer who is buying this equip?ment also makes it an economic case.

What are your plans to take this initiative forward in the coming years?
As far as the Escorts-Komansa tie-up is concerned, we need to focus more on communicating the technological adva?ntage and translating the equipment advantage into real perfo?rmance. That will happen by training people. That is why I declared that from December onwards we will be having a new training vertical in our school in Bengaluru which will be focussing only on tower cranes. Other products are happening but the new verticals will be open for tower cranes where we will be training people for operation maintenance and the optimum utilisation of the asset which is very important. We have already sent people for training and they have been trained by them and these are the people who will train them further.

How important is trained manpower?
We have emphasis on training. It is not only done for leveraging the marketing but also helping the industry and the country. Every business runs on what you are doing for the customer. If you are distributing well and you are having trained manpower in the country you have done great service to the customer. Equipment hardware is very easy to make. These two aspects are very important.

How do you see the competition in tower cranes?
There are already 12 players for tower cranes. But most of them are competing for the lower segment of the market. To be a player of a high segment, you need technological depth which they do not have. They have seen a Chinese crane and they made it and are selling in India. That is not going to do much favour in the long term. In the long term you need technological depth and innovativeness in terms of creating a shift from product selling to solution selling. This is entirely about solution selling.

How is the rental market for these cranes?
Hiring segment in the country is very decentralised and fragmented. Only two companies of large size are operating in India but they are not very effective. We have large populous of customers who are buying one or two equipment and are working in the close proximity and locality. They are not pan-India players. So Indian hiring industries are not organised as what we see in Europe and the US. When you have such a scenario people tend to invest in those
assets which are not high in value. Tower crane hiring will take some time to come around.

The high initial cost and then it is giving returns for 30 years and they are not mobile equipment. So these small hiring companies may no tend to get into it immediately. But as the time comes it will increase more and more. They buy assets depending upon what is demanded by the market.

What are your plans for 2012 and beyond?
Last year we achieved about 40 per cent growth and this year we are aiming at bettering that. We are very hopeful that we will be able to do that. We have a lot of new products in our armour both on the manufacturing and training site and I am sure we will be able to do that.

Are you planning to venture into other equipment segments?
We have a lot of opportunity in the verticals what we operate in. In crane side we almost have everything. On road construction side we only have compaction equipment and now we have added motor graders. There are many more we can add in that segment. Similarly moving north side we have backhoe loader. There are many products where we are not there and we can get into that later.

Terex Raises the Bar

Demonstrating its commitment to Indian infrastructure development, Terex in India has launched its new world renowned products - the TL 210 wheel loader and PT 200 mini dumper. TL 210, equipped with the 160 hp BS III Cummins engine, is an absolute and powerful loading equipment that offers a wide

Complete Solutions

Terex Finlay is renowned throughout the industry not only for its engineering excellence and machine quality but also excellent support to its customers.

Set in Concrete

The market for concrete equipment seems to be very bullish. The real estate sector, which was lagging earlier, is now actually pushing up the demand of concrete product.

Redefining Concrete Pumping

Aimed at the high-rise construction market in India, Schwing Stetter has launched SP 2880 and SP 8800 that can pump concrete vertically up to a height of 250 m and 500 m, respectively.