Bauma 2022 showguide

By KHL editorial staff06 October 2022

Construction Europe looks at what visitors can expect to see at Bauma 2022.

The long-awaited trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment will return to the exhibition grounds in Munich from 24 to 30 October 2022.

Aerial shot of Bauma Over half a million people will attend this year’s Bauma – the world’s largest construction trade fair. (Photo: Messe Munchen)

The last Bauma was held pre-pandemic back in 2019 with a total of 3,684 exhibitors and more than 600,000 visitors from 217 countries – and this year is looking to be much the same.

Reports from the organisers at Messe Munchen state that all exhibitor space had been sold earlier this year, proving the industry still has an appetite for face-to-face trade shows.

As always, there is a packed schedule with plenty to see and do across the week and a comprehensive support programme in place to maximise everyone’s time at the show.

Lectures and discussions

The Bauma Forum, with lectures, presentations and panel discussions, will be found in the Bauma Innovation Hall LAB0. The forum programme will focus on a different trending key topic of Bauma each day.

This year’s key themes are “Construction methods and materials of tomorrow”, “Mining – sustainable, efficient and reliable”, “The road to zero emissions”, “Way to autonomous machines”, and “Digital construction site”.

Winners in the five categories of the Bauma Innovation Award 2022 will also be presented in the forum on 24 October.

With this prize, the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), Messe München and the top associations of the German construction industry will honour research and development teams from companies and universities that are bringing technology and innovation to the forefront of the construction, building materials and mining industry.

Forum at Bauma The conference programme at Bauma promises essential business intelligence for construction professionals. (Photo: Messe Munchen)
Science and innovation

Next to the forum will be the Science Hub.

In this area, ten universities and scientific institutes will be on hand to provide information on the latest status of their research with Bauma’s topic of the day providing structure.

Another segment included in this year’s show is the revitalised Start-up Area – found in the Innovation Hall in the Internationales Congress Centre (ICM) – where promising young companies can present themselves to a specialist audience.

The area provides innovative entrepreneurs with the opportunity to present their latest solutions in line with this year’s main themes of bauma.

Total immersion tech

Back in 2019, the VDMA - the largest association of the German Construction Industry - founded the “Machines in Construction 4.0” (MiC 4.0) working group.

At this year’s MiC 4.0 stand in LAB0 Innovation Hall, visitors will be able to see a demonstration of the new interface in action.

The virtual reality experience received positive feedback in 2019 and this year the focus will be on the digitalisation of construction sites.

Visitors are said to be able to immerse themselves in the construction sites of today and of tomorrow and experience the interactions between people and machines for themselves in the digital space.

The show will also focus on career prospects for young people with the THINK BIG! initiative run by the VDMA and Messe München.

In the ICM, companies will present “Technology up close” with a large workshop show, hands-on activities, games and information about a future career in the industry.

Visitors will be given the opportunity to offset their CO₂ footprint at the trade fair with a compensation premium of €5.

The THINK BIG! initiative The THINK BIG! initiative is run by the VDMA and Messe München. (Photo: Messe Munchen)

This is then invested in three climate protection projects that meet the Gold Standard, Plan Vivo standards and will attempt to make a positive contribution to sustainable development, both locally and regionally.

While some big names will be missing from this year’s Bauma, there will be no shortage of impressive and innovative machinery, products, technology and services on show.

Bauma’s organisers say the sell-out show will run across 200,000m2 of indoor space and around 400,000m2 outdoor space – and more than 3,000 companies from some 60 countries will be exhibiting.

With that in mind, Construction Europe, as usual, will do its best to highlight the must-see stands and products.

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What we can’t cram into the pages of the next two issues of the magazine, we will aim to add to our website and run in our regular Bauma newsletters, to be published before, during and after the main event.

So, without further ado, let’s get started...

Zero-emission construction machines

Whether you have visited Bauma before or not, you will have little trouble finding the Liebherr stand – it’s the biggest single structure in the outdoor grounds.

This year’s theme for Liebherr is ‘On Your Site’, which it will demonstrate with a vast array of construction equipment.

The company will show more than 70 exhibits in the outdoor area, which covers over 14,000m2, and includes two product segments for earthmoving and material handling equipment.

Photo of LB30 drilling rig An unplugged electric version of Liebherr’s LB30 drilling rig will be on show this year. (Photo: Liebherr)

From its renowned Unplugged series of zero-emissions machines, Liebherr will show six new products from the piling, drilling and lifting segments, including the LRH 100.1 and LRH 200 piling rigs, which can operate for up to five hours in battery mode, with a 200kWh battery package, or up to ten hours with a 400kWh battery option.

Unplugged versions of Liebherr’s LB 25 and LB 30 drilling rigs will also be exhibited.

Liebherr is well known for its range of cranes, and these too have joined the Unplugged family, with the LR 1130.1 and LR 1160.1 unplugged crawler cranes to be exhibited.

Both cranes have the same performance data as their conventional versions and operate in a similar manner.

Liebherr will also present a new crawler crane to the Bauma audience: the LR 12500- 1.0, with a 2,500-tonne load-bearing capacity.

The company says the design of the rotating platform and main boom have been enhanced, with an “unrivalled” wide main boom giving the crane the stability of a power boom.

Other product highlights from Liebherr include a new series of stationary mixing plants. The Betomix and Mobilmix plants can be combined from prefabricated modules, allowing for the straightforward replacement of predecessor models.

While this means easier configuration of plants for customers, along with faster delivery times and more readily available parts, the optimisation of drives also promises power consumption reductions of up to 30%, as well as greater accuracy in the weighing of cement.

Advanced technology will also be among the highlights of Liebherr’s exhibit this year, with the company presenting IoT solutions for increased data security and the LiXplore camera monitor – which includes a digital wear measurement system, able to monitor large diameter bearings.

Liebherr will also exhibit its first hydrogen engine concept, the H964, which promises high efficiency combined with very low NOx emissions. According to Liebherr, the engine will have the same service life and maintenance intervals as a comparable diesel engine.

Next generation excavators

Caterpillar announced some time ago that it would not attend this year’s Bauma, but its equipment will be displayed by its dealer in Germany, Zeppelin.

Taking as its theme ‘Let’s Do the Work’, the Zeppelin stand will feature more than 70 pieces of Cat construction equipment, attachments and technology.

The Cat stand at Bauma Cat’s German dealer Zeppelin will represent the world’s largest manufacturer at this year’s Bauma. (Photo: Messe Munchen)

Among the highlights for visitors looking for the latest Cat earthmoving machines will be nine tracked and four wheeled next generation excavators, ranging from 15 to 95 tonnes.

Zeppelin will also bring nine next generation mini hydraulic excavators, to the show, promising increased performance, higher breakout forces, longer service intervals and lower owner and operating costs, compared with previous models.

Wheeled loaders on show will include the 980 XE medium wheeled loader, featuring a continuously variable transmission, which promises fuel efficiencies of up to 35%, compared with the predecessor M series models.

On the 988K XE wheeled loader, an electric drive gives the machine faster downhill speeds, improved rimpull and increased hydraulic breakout force.

In all, Cat says the machine’s productivity is increased by around 5%, compared with the predecessor model.

Zeppelin will also show a D4 dozer, with recent updates including improved sigh lines and a range of new technology features.

Cat’s on-show technology will include the Cat Command Station, which enables operators to work remotely and safely, whether it be close to the machine or many kilometres away, while seated in a virtual cab with familiar controls and display.

Other Cat technologies at Bauma include Cat Productivity, a cloud-based application that promises an overview of machines and jobsite production.

Cat Grade with Assist for excavators will show how machine position sensors are used to automate boom and stick movements for more accurate cuts, according to parameters defined by operators.

Visitors to the Zeppelin stand can also discuss service solutions for Cat equipment, made easier by the fact that more than 1.2 million connected assets are now capturing and reporting machine operating data.

In this way, dealers such as Zeppelin are able to use Cat’s VisionLink system to increase machine uptime.

The future of construction machines

The theme for Hyundai at this year’s show is Think Further, Think Future. Highlights from the South Korean manufacturer include a broad excavator range, wheeled loaders, articulated dump trucks (ADTs) and even a concept hydrogen fuel cell wheeled loader.

Hyundai’s two new ADTs, the HA30A and HA45A, with payloads of 28 and 41 tonnes respectively, have been designed with sloping rear chassis frames, enhancing stability by distributing more of the load on the centre of the machine.

The new ADTs are built to hug the ground, with tandem rear bogie axles offering a high level of ground contact and, according to Hyundai, best in class traction. On both machines, an articulation joint turning ring is mounted close to the front axle, promoting equal load distribution.

Hyundai’s HW155 hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered wheeled excavator concept A first look at Hyundai’s HW155 hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered wheeled excavator concept. (Photo: Hyundai)

This equal weight distribution allows the operator to use the limited slip differentials with just a 45° locking value, maintaining drive to both front wheels even when steering.

The Hyundai stand will incorporate a range of technologies, but it will also have a separate technology zone in the ICT hall, where it will demonstrate both existing innovations and the company’s vision for the future.

Highlights will include sustainable solutions for energy, including electric and hydrogen fuel-cell technology for construction machinery.

Hyundai also plans to exhibit its first concept hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered wheeled excavator, the HW155H.

The 14-tonne machine promises eight hours of operation, with a 20-minute refuelling time – and the only emission is water.

Environmentally friendly earthmoving equipment

On its 4,550m2 stand, Komatsu will host 27 machines.

A job site area of 2,800m2 will include a line-up of 15 Komatsu machines, working in a live show, including a demonstration of the company’s environmentally friendly technologies.

One highlight from earthmoving will be the PC88MR-11 midi excavator, promising significant productivity upgrades, compared with its 10-series predecessor, including a factory-fitted Lehnhoff Powertilt option.

Komatsu Europe’s product manager, Benoit Raquet, was keen to highlight another machine that will be displayed at the show: the D71 dozer. He said, “Customers asked us for a dozer that could push like a D65 but with the precision, balance and reflexes of a D61: that’s why the super versatile D71 was designed. It’s a dozer that can do it all and allows the optimisation of our customers’ machinery and maximum utilisation on the jobsite.”

A must-see from Komatsu will be its monstrous PC4000 electric mining excavator, a reminder that, while electrification is still talked about as a new trend, Komatsu has been delivering electric machines such as this for around 40 years.

The difference with this machine is that it is loaded with technology, including enhanced machine control and KomVision, which offers operators a 360° bird’s eye view for safer machine operation.

As well as the monitor in the cabin showing the full view of the machine and its surroundings, the operator is able to select one of the cameras for a detailed view of a required area by way of a 254mm touch panel.

Further technology highlights from Komatsu can be found at the Komtrax Next Generation and Komtrax Data Analytics Stands. Komatsu says its wireless monitoring system allows managers to deploy equipment more effectively and improve fuel efficiency, to maximise productivity or plan periodic maintenance.

Komatsu has also revealed it will host an exclusive Virtual Stand, transporting visitors to a near future, where they will get a first look at upcoming innovations for wheeled loaders.

Zero-emission battery powered excavator

Japanese manufacturing giant Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) will be celebrating 50 years in the market at Bauma 2022.

The show is said to be an opportunity for the company to celebrate with the people and partnerships that have helped them become what they are today.

ZX210LC-7 medium excavator Hitachi will show a ZX210LC-7 medium excavator at Bauma with a Leica 3D machine control system/ (Photo: Hitachi)

The HCME display at the trade fair comprises a specially selected line-up of new models, showcasing various technology and representing the future of construction machinery.

One of several new products on display that highlight the strengthening of Hitachi’s commitment to the creation of a sustainable future is the first Hitachi zero-emission battery-powered excavator in Europe.

The company will also debut the smallest Hitachi wheeled excavator – the ZX95W-7, in addition to ZX210LC-7 medium excavator customised with a Leica 3D machine control system and two specially adapted machines reinforced for demanding demolition projects.

The latest Zaxis-7 models are said to contrast sharply with the oldest machine on display, a fully restored UH04 excavator that illustrates the legacy of Hitachi innovation and will be a fan favourite amongst many.

Visitors will also have an opportunity to find out about Hitachi’s after-care solutions as well as the ways Premium Used equipment programmes can help to reduce life-cycle costs, improve safety and increase productivity, as well as provide operators with the ultimate peace of mind that their equipment is running optimally and reliably.

Doosan’s transparent bucket

With the theme Powered by Innovation, the Doosan stand will demonstrate a rapidly-expanding product range at Bauma.

At the heavy end of the range, visitors can see the new DX1000LC-7 100 tonne crawler excavator, the DL580-7 wheeled loader and a new 4x4 version of the Doosan DA45-7 articulated dump truck.

At the compact end of the range, the company’s new 2 to 5 tonne mini-excavators and new 10 tonne midi wheeled excavator will be shown for the first time, as well as the new Doosan range of compact wheeled loader models.

Transparent bucket by Doosan Doosan’s ‘transparent bucket’ tech is in the running for a Bauma innovation award. (Photo: Doosan)

Another Bauma exclusive will be a preview of the first zero-emission mini-excavator from Doosan, the DX20Z-E, due to be launched in 2023. 

Given that the digital transformation of construction is now a recognised mega-trend, it will surprise no one to learn that there will be a host of technological advances on display at this year’s Bauma.

Among them, however, Doosan Infracore Europe’s ‘transparent bucket’ could be one of the most exciting – certainly for loader operators.

This innovative system allows the loader driver to ‘see’ blind spots in front of the machine’s bucket, using the monitor in the cab.

Cameras located at the front of the machine record and combine images in real time, using a curved projection method.

Not only can this significantly improve safety on site, it can also improve work efficiency by giving the operator greater forward-view perspective when loading/unloading or when carrying materials.

The Doosan stand, which will actually be centred around its Innovation Centre, will also present the latest developments in the company’s leading edge Concept-X, Xitecloud and DoosanCONNECT systems, as well as showing the new DX225LC-7X, Doosan’s first ‘Smart’ crawler excavator.  

Crawler cranes

China’s Sany will be presenting the entire portfolio currently available in Europe at Bauma 2022. The company are also pleased to be showcasing a number of machines that will be on sale next year.

Several new products will make their European debut at the event, including the electrically driven SY19E mini excavator equipped with battery power that is said to last for an entire working day in addition to the reduction of pollution and noise emissions.

Sany is promising to bring to Bauma its entire construction portfolio for Europe. Sany is promising to bring to Bauma its entire construction portfolio for Europe. (Photo: Sany)

The next generation of wheeled loaders – the SW305 and SW405 – will also be making an appearance.

Under the motto ‘keep on growing with a strong partner,’ Sany will display their new telehandler range.

The STH1440 and STH1840 are said to feature comfort with a cabin and industrial design coming from Germany.

Also on display will be a new product range for road construction machines. Sany says that the models have been specially adapted to European demand and will demonstrate their entrance into this market.

Another product highlight for Sany will be the electrically driven telescopic crawler crane courtesy of their parent company, Sany Global.

Upgraded electric wheeled loader

Meet the Future is the motto for this year’s Bauma from Wacker Neuson, which will exhibit alongside its sister company, Kramer.

On a stand of approximately 5,000m2, the pair will present their solutions within three categories: Meet Green, Meet Connectivity, and Meet Innovation.

Wacker Neuson zero emission equipment operating in an urban jobsite  Wacker Neuson zero emission equipment operating in an urban jobsite. (Photo: Wacker Neuson) 

Meet Green will incorporate Wacker Neuson’s zero-emission range, including battery-powered rammers and plates, such as its first reversible battery-powered vibratory plate.

The company’s latest WL20e electric wheeled loader will be on display – a machine that first came to market in 2015.

This third-generation machine, however, boasts a more powerful lithium-ion battery and a completely closed cab.

Another product highlight will be the EW100 10-tonne wheeled excavator, including intelligent attachment management, with tool recognition.

Among the products Kramer will bring to Bauma is a new telehandler series, incorporating a new engine bonnet design, which promises enhanced visibility for operators.

In terms of technology, Kramer will have its own zero emission machines on show, but a highlight will be Smart Attach, another step forward for its fully hydraulic quick-change system.

Alexander Greschner, chief sales officer of the Wacker Neuson Group, said, “At the heart of our trade show presence is the Meet the Future Arena. Here, we not only showcase our demo show, but also present our innovations in the fields of zero emission and digitisation.” 

Backhoe loaders

Turkish manufacturer Hidromek will exhibit its K4 series backhoe loaders in Europe for the first time at Bauma.

The company has put operator comfort at the forefront of its design criteria, with its steering column autotilt feature aiding the shift from backhoe to loader positioning.

Hidromek’s mini backhoe loader, the HMK 62 SS, will also be shown, as will its new crawler backhoe loader, the HMK 62 T, both featuring new cabs and hood design.

Hidromek’s mini backhoe loader Among a range of machines, Hidromek’s mini backhoe loader, the HMK 62 SS will be on show. (Photo: Hidromek)

Other new machines making their debuts in Munich include the HMK 70 W wheeled excavator, a 7-tonne model designed for use on urban projects, or terrain requiring a balanced structure, ease of use and versatility.

Hidromek promises a range of new construction solutions from its hydraulic excavator, wheeled loader, motor grader and soil compactor ranges, with a highlight being its new HMK 520 LC HD, the manufacturer’s largest excavator.

Hidromek’s research and development activities will come under the spotlight at the show, with numerous semi-autonomous, electric and hybrid machines available to view.

The company’s next generation workstation, Hidromek Vision Opera, will also be introduced.

Alternative powered construction machines

France headquartered urban equipment specialist Mecalac says it will debut a range of medium-sized electric machines at this year’s show.

Visitors can expect to see the 11.3 tonne e12 excavator, the 1m3 es1000 swing loader and the ed6 6 tonne site dumper at the company’s outdoor stand.

A range of new medium-sized electric machines. Mecalac will debut a range of new medium-sized electric machines. (Photo: Mecalac)

Mecalac says the trio completes its range of mid-sized machines, specifically designed with urban construction project applications in mind, with zero emissions, as well as low noise.

As well as promising improvements in the hydraulics and auxiliary systems of the new machines, aimed at reducing energy consumption, a high-power mobile battery charging solution is also available, providing 300kWh of storage capacity, allowing an impressive runtime.

Across the three machines, Mecalac says as much as 64 tonnes of CO2 could be saved on a jobsite each year.

Roadbuilding machines at Bauma

The Wirtgen Group of companies has been a leader in the world of roadbuilding for many years. This leadership is demonstrated never more clearly than at Bauma – and this year’s show is no different.

With more than 90 exhibits – including no fewer than 33 world premieres – Wirtgen’s 13,000m2 of stand space is second only to Liebherr.

The primary equipment manufactured by the companies under the Wirtgen Group banner are diverse, with Wirtgen renowned for milling machines, Vögele for pavers, Hamm for compaction equipment, Kleemann for materials processing, and Benninghoven for mixing plants.

Yet, they operate with perfect synergy on road construction projects and their focus at Bauma is equally ‘joined up’ – it’s all about sustainability.

Under the motto, The Future in Roadbuilding – Smart. Safe. Sustainable, the group says it is responding to a growing demand from its customers to fulfil increasingly stringent tendering criteria relating to environmental protection.

Vögele’s latest generation of pavers will be on display at the Wirtgen Group stand. (Photo: Wirtgen Group)

As it provides solutions for the entire road construction process, the group will demonstrate a cross-section of its equipment in a separate exhibition space, designed to show the efficient interplay of its equipment.

Of course, technology will be a major element of this year’s Bauma, but the Wirtgen Group sees this primarily as a driver of sustainability.

In the Technology Zone, the group will show customer-ready application-specific core technologies and, on the roof terraces of the zone, visitors can learn about the group’s far-reaching sustainability targets.

As for new machinery, as well as its latest milling machines, Wirtgen will show its KMA 240i cold recycling mixing plant, which makes it possible to produce high-quality mixes from recycled construction materials.

The Super 1900-5(i) and Super 2100-5(i) pavers will be on display at the Vögele stand, as well as the latest generation of the AB 500 and AB 600 extending screeds.

Tandem rollers

Hamm will offer a glimpse of the future of compaction with its electrically-powered HD CompactLine tandem rollers. The company says, as well as being more sustainable, its e-tandem rollers are ideal for projects where less noise and/or low vibration levels are specified.

Kleemann’s new Mobirex MR 130(i) Pro mobile compact crusher is also fully electric, allowing for materials processing with reduced energy consumption per tonne of material.

And among the Bauma highlights from Benninghoven, the REVOC system for the more sustainable batch production of asphalt in mixing plants.

The Evo Jet multi-fuel burner can now generate heat from regenerative fuels, including biomass to liquid (BtL) and wood dust, both with a neutral carbon footprint.

Light compaction equipment

Swiss engineering firm Ammann will explore the theme of ‘Sustainability. Productivity. Connectivity.’ at this years Bauma 2022. The company says that they are seeing an increase in demand for sustainable products and improved digital tools.

The eARX 26-2 light tandem roller Ammann will introduce the eARX 26-2 light tandem roller within its heavy compaction range. (Photo: Ammann)

The company will provide visitors the opportunity to examine and demo the as1 Argon View – a new user interface for the as1 Control System for asphalt and concrete mixing plants.

The company will feature asphalt-mixing plants including the ABP HRT (High Recycling Technology) plant, in addition to scale models of several plants.

Ammann’s light compaction equipment line up will be well represented at the stand. The company’s new 3D Drive Compactor is a finalist for the Bauma Innovation Award and is said to be the first vibratory plate on the market that can go in an arc, circle or turn on the spot.

A new steerable version of the Ammann ARW 65 Walk-Behind Roller will be present at the show ±15° rotatable front drum that is controlled by a rocker switch on the driving lever.

It will be the first steerable walk-behind roller in Europe, as all current models have two rigid drums.

As part of its heavy compaction equipment offering, the company will introduce the eARX 26-2 light tandem roller. The first eMISSION machine in Ammann´s portfolio, it brings innovative and patented solutions for the power train and vibratory systems.

Earthworks and asphalt machinery

The Germany-based Bomag, part of the Fayat Group, will welcome visitors to Bauma with the motto “Better. Roads. Road Equipment & Solutions by Bomag”.

An impression of the welcome visitors can expect at this year’s Bomag stand. An impression of the welcome visitors can expect at this year’s Bomag stand. (Photo: Bomag)

Bomag will be presenting modern technologies and machines for use in asphalt and earthworks.

Together with the Fayat Road Equipment Division, Bomag will cover the entire spectrum of machines and solutions for road construction.

The company will have a wide range of light equipment on show. Among the highlights Bomag will display the BT 60 e battery-powered tamper and the BR 96 single direction vibratory plate.

On show will also be new developments that are being presented to the public exclusively for the first time at Bauma.

As well as machines from all product lines, Bomag will also include innovative technology products and design studies.

Bomag will be presenting the results of its latest studies to the trade at Bauma 2022 alongside presenting visionary innovations, such as a variety of driver assistance systems.

Bomag presented its first autonomous tandem roller as a future study at Bauma 2019 as a world premiere. Since then, developments have continued, and at Bauma 2022, Bomag will once again be able to present pioneering features such as automatic obstacle detection, which already represent a major plus in terms of road construction safety.

Power solutions from engine manufacturers

The introduction of new, more stringent national and regional emissions regulations and the publication of internal sustainability targets have had a major impact on all engine manufacturers.

As Kohler Engines looks to support customer efforts to achieve compliance and deliver on company targets focusing on reduced environmental impact, the engine manufacturer is planning to introduce a series of low-emissions solutions, while at the same time rebranding as an ‘energy supplier’.

At this year’s Bauma, Kohler will demonstrate its integrated power unit solutions that enable cost-effective and efficient operation, and will highlight the benefits of modularity, with a choice of solutions – hybrid, mild hybrid, full electric.

Kohler is working on hybrid solutions in parallel with the K-HEM line, but wants to expand to full electric architecture as well.

These products will cover hybridised versions of the KDI range and new launches for the KSD engine line.

Supported by technology delivered from the recently-acquired Curtis, the modular hybrid engines do not use diesel particulate filters and selective catalytic reduction systems, resulting in compact solutions requiring less engine compartment space. Future introductions will see hybrid models joined by full electric models.

Additionally, all diesel engines sold by Kohler in Europe are now approved for use with HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) as a fuel option; North American certification is due in the near future.

Live demonstrations of electric equipment

In addition to emphasising its free five-year warranty for engines sold in Europe and applied to machines operating within the continent, Yanmar will launch its new electrification strategy at Bauma 2022.

Batteries on the Yanmar stand will be supplied by ELEO Batteries on the Yanmar stand will be supplied by ELEO, recently acquired by the company. (Photo: Yanmar)

Highlighting systems integration capabilities, the company will offer system engineering, design and production of e-powertrains, while also providing control development, system evaluation, procurement, manufacturing and quality assurance.

The engine manufacturer will also have an electrified demonstration excavator on its stand.

It will be powered by an electric drive and 48 V batteries with fast charging capability. Batteries will be supplied by ELEO, recently acquired by Yanmar.

Drivetrain technology from John Deere

As demand for sustainable power solutions continues to grow across the globe, John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) will be providing a look into the future of John Deere’s engine and drivetrain technology at Bauma 2022.

The company will display their John Deere Next Generation Engines, share the JDPS’ alternative fuels strategy, electric drivetrain and latest in battery advancements.

The next-generation engines are said to provide operators with lower operating costs and meet global emissions requirements. Show attendees will be able to see both the JD14 and JD18 at Bauma 2022.

Visitors to the JDPS stand can see the Kreisel Battery Pack 63, the company’s standardised battery solution Visitors to the JDPS stand can see the Kreisel Battery Pack 63, the company’s standardised battery solution. (Photo: John Deere)

JDPS is said to be investing significant resources in advanced battery technologies for off-highway vehicles.

In early 2022, Deere & Company acquired majority ownership of Kreisel Electric, Inc. (“Kreisel”), a battery technology provider based in Austria.

Bauma show visitors will have the chance to view the Kreisel Battery Pack 63 (KBP63), the company’s standardised battery solution.

Also on display will be a number of electric and hybrid drivetrain solutions from John Deere.

Components for off-highway machinery

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of tyres for off-highway machinery will bring a host of products for construction to its 70m2 Bauma stand, including the TB599A E4 tyre for rigid dump trucks and TL578S E4/L4 for articulated dump trucks.

And visitors will doubtless enjoy getting close to Triangle’s giant TB599A E4 tyre, designed for the most demanding mining applications.

The stand will also include the newly-introduced TL578S underground mining radial. Tyres for underground transportation products must be manufactured with thick anti-scratch compounds. The strength of the material required also calls for high heat dispersion in the production process.

Triangle says the radial meets these requirements and completes the current product range in this segment.

Designed primarily for underground operations, the pattern also makes the tyre suitable for surface operations. In fact, where the maximum speed required here is usually 10kmh, the new radial allows for speeds of up to 40kmh, and, according to Triangle, it improves its efficiency in such an environment.

Electric axles for construction

Propulsion solution specialist Allison Transmission will show a new range of fully electric axles for construction trucks in Munich this year.

The eGen Power range is a drop-in solution that will be compatible with many existing truck chassis, including tipper trucks, concrete mixers and heavy-duty tractors.

The axles feature fully-integrated electric motors, a two-speed gearbox, integrated oil cooler and pump, promising enhanced efficiency and performance. It is also compatible with battery electric, fuel cell electric and hybrid vehicles.

Designed to boost the performance, acceleration and manoeuvrability of heavy trucks, the 13 tonne variant eGen Power 130D is available in the European and Asia Pacific markets.

It boasts a continuous output of 454kW and a peak output power of 652 kW, making it, says Allison, one of the most powerful electric axles on the market.

Visitors to the Allison stand can explore the new eGen Power axles via an interactive augmented reality experience, which will include a 360-degree view of each external and internal components.

Construction technology

Under the motto Dirt. Simple. Construction, Hexagon Geosystems will present its latest digital reality solutions at Bauma.

The company promises simple-to-use technologies that can enhance workflows and collaborative deployments, as well as a range of digital solutions, enabling safer and more sustainable heavy construction operations.

Hexagon says it will show visitors the power of Smart Digital Reality on a virtual construction site, demonstrating technology’s ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.

This fully connected ecosystem, says the company, will include several cutting-edge (but as-yet unnamed) product launches.

Visitors to the Hexagon stand can, among many more tech innovations, explore the newest addition to its safety awareness solution portfolio. (Photo: Hexagon)

Hexagon has revealed that solutions will include machine control, cloud enablement and connectivity, office solutions for construction management, safety awareness systems, reality capture solutions for the creation of digital twins and new and exciting innovations that help you master your next construction project

Thomas Harring, president of Hexagon’s Geosystems division, said of Bauma, “We are delighted to attend and showcase our latest innovations that enable the digitalisation of construction way beyond digitising individual tasks.

“Technology-enabled, integrated job sites improve efficiency and profitability of construction businesses and help attract and retain key talent. We look forward to connecting with many of our partners and customers that are joining us on our journey towards a more autonomous and sustainable future.”

Live presentations of machines and technology

As well as showing a host of ConTech advances at its Bauma Stand, Trimble plans to offer live presentations of its technology for surveying and machine control at a quarry located some four km from the fairground.

The offsite location will be managed by Trimble’s local dealers – TECH Austria, SITECH Deutschland and SITECH Schweiz – and visitors to the Stand can register their interest in taking a shuttle bus to the site, with demonstrations taking place daily from 8:30am to 6pm.

At the stand itself, Trimble promises visitors a close-up view of its civil construction solutions, including planning and design software, machine control and real-time connectivity.

Both at the stand and offsite, autonomy will be on show, as well as demonstrations of how structural BIM models can be utilised throughout a project’s lifecycle.

Further tech highlights will include layout and scanning solutions, plus demonstrations of mixed and augmented reality and robotics.

And finally... don’t miss KHL’s regular e-newsletters from Bauma, which will be published on the Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of the show, as well as our Bauma preview and review newletters.

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