Intermat 2024 in pictures

Delegates from DLR, the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics, EVOLIS, FFB and SEIMAT open Intermat 2024. Delegates from DLR, the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics, EVOLIS, FFB and SEIMAT open Intermat 2024.

More than 1,000 exhibitors turned out for the Intermat trade show in Paris last week, which took place at the Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte.

Unsurprisingly, sustainability was the focus as organisers aimed to shine a light on recent developments in alternative power and the construction industry’s role in the energy transition.

Below is a selection of pictures from the show, from new machines and technology, to round table discussions on a sustainable future for construction.

Intermat 2024: what equipment was on show?

French Caterpillar dealer Bergerat Monnoyeur exhibited on the stand of its parent company Monnoyeur, and displayed a number of electric machines and low-emission products.

Among the machines on show was the prototype Cat 906 compact wheel loader, which was first seen at Bauma 2022. The company also showcased the Cat Command remote operation system, which allows machines to be operated remotely from a safe workspace.

the Cat 906 compact wheel loader The Cat 906 compact wheel loader

As well as revealing an electric telehandler prototype, Bobcat showcased its RogueX2 autonomous loader concept at the show. RogueX2 is an all-electric and autonomous concept machine that features a lithium-ion battery, electric drive system and electric actuated lift and tilt kinematics with no hydraulics. 

In RogueX2, the internal combustion engine is replaced with an electric powertrain for power and drive.

RogueX2 from Bobcat RogueX2 from Bobcat

Meanwhile, during a press conference at Intermat, China-based LiuGong announced five new electric machines for the European market. The 9027 FE excavator, 922 FE excavator and the wheeled loaders 820 TE, 856 HE and 870 HE form part of its goal to become a top ten construction equipment player in Europe by 2027.

In the case of the 856HE, the company said that it can operate for 10-12 hours on a single charge.

Chairman Zeng from LiuGong at Intermat, Paris Chairman Zeng from LiuGong reveals the company’s plans for electric machines at Intermat last week

Komatsu revealed its 2 tonne PC20e mini excavator for the first time at a trade show. The electric model is powered by a 11.9kW battery that can last up to eight hours on a single charge, depending on the type of work.

The company said it expects to launch the machine in the next year.

The PC20e mini excavator The PC20e mini excavator

Yanmar displayed three electric machines on its stand, including the SV17e mini excavator. Designed for the 1.5 to 2.0 tonnes segment, the unit is powered by an all-electric drive and has an open-centre hydraulic system with load-sensing hydraulic pump.

The SV17e delivers 23.5kWh gross electric power, while its 48V air-cooled motors provides “impressive digging, lifting and carrying capabilities,” according to Yanmar. 

the SV17e mini excavator The SV17e mini excavator was joined by an electric compact wheeled loader and mini dumper on the Yanmar stand

Over on the Magni stand on the outside area, the company launched its first compact fixed boom telehandler.

The new TH 3.6 has a 3 tonne capacity, a 5.8m working height, and is the smallest model in the TH range. The company said the unit is designed for construction and logistics, and will soon be launched into the agricultural sector.

Magni TH 3.6 Magni TH 3.6

HD Hyundai Infracore unveiled two new Euro 5 diesel engines. The first of the new engine launches is the DX05, a 5.0-litre four-cylinder model which features either a twin-stage or WGT turbo.

The DX05 was joined on the HD Hyundai Infracore stand at Intermat 2024 by the DX08. This 7.5-litre six-cylinder model also features either a twin-stage or WGT turbo.

Four-cylinder DX05 engine Four-cylinder DX05 engine (Photo: PPI)

Marchetti launched its new CW 25. 35 HY fully electric telescopic crawler crane at the show. The new crane has a 17 tonne pick and carry lifting capacity and boasts a compact size, with a total weight of 25.5 tonnes.

Power comes from an electric motor and lithium batteries and the crane carries 3.3 tonnes of counterweight.

Marchetti showcased its new fully electric crawler crane at Intermat 2024.

UK-based Thwaites previewed the MACH3080, a 3 tonne electric dumper that was first shown at Bauma 2022. The prototype is powered by four lithium-ion (dry-cell) batteries operating at 48V. The battery pack is rated at 22kWh, while the company said that it can last up to eight hours on a single charge, depending on the type of work.

The standard on-board 3.0kW battery charger can charge the pack in 8 hours, while the fast charger option takes three hours.

Thwaites previewed the MACH3080, a 3 tonne electric dumper Thwaites previewed the MACH3080, a 3 tonne electric dumper

Locatelli showcased its new 100 tonne capacity Gril 110.100 rough terrain crane. The crane has a 47 metre boom in 5 sections and the machine weighs 55 tonnes.

This completely new design boats a bigger cabin and is now the biggest rough terrain model in the range, surpassing the 80 tonne capacity RT.

The new crane shown at Intermat 2024 in Paris, France.

Genie’s booth at Intermat showed a range of electrified solutions. On the stand, which was a joint display with French distributors, the company highlighted its newly upgraded TraX system.

Available on four boom lift models, the next generation TraX features 50% fewer serviceable parts, which is designed to reduce the time and expense of maintenance and improves the total cost of ownership.

The Genie stand at Intermat The Genie stand at Intermat

Leica Geosystems launched Leica iCON gps 120 — a smart antenna designed with scalable and flexible machine control solutions. The company, which is part of Hexagon,  says that it offers flexibility, scalability and modularity, thus enhancing the machine control solution by offering more applications and machine types.

Leica Geosystems showcasing its first Machine Smart Antenna at Intermat 2024. Leica Geosystems showcasing its first Machine Smart Antenna at Intermat 2024.

In the outdoor area, Swedish tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon gave live demonstrations of its generation tiltrotator system. The company gave visitors the opportunity to see the system in action on a Volvo ECR58 excavator, Develon DX35 and Kobelco SK75.

Engcon gave live demonstrations in the outdoor area Engcon gave live demonstrations in the outdoor area

Japanese manufacturer Kobelco Construction Machinery showcased its 75 tonne capacity TKE750G (E for Europe) telescopic boom crawler crane.

Available from mid-2024, the crane has a Mercedes-Benz E9H01 (Daimler OM936LA) diesel engine. The straight six turbocharged unit produces 254 kW and meets the Non-Road Mobile Machinery – Europe (NRMM) EU Stage V regulation.

The maximum rated load of 75 tonnes is with 10 metres of boom, set at 3 metres radius and with the hook on 11 falls of rope. With the boom extended to 16.7 metres and set at a radius of 4.5 metres, it will lift 36 tonnes on six falls of rope.

Kobelco’s new TKE750G 75 tonne capacity crawler crane
Innovation at Intermat

The show also served as a meeting point for some of the leaders in the European construction and rental sectors respectively, with several panel discussions held covering a range of topics including the energy transition, low-carbon materials and innovation trends in construction. 

The theme of sustainability was highlighted on the morning of day one with the “Energy, climate: Europe in tune” panel discussion at the Intermat Industry Forum. 

The Energy, climate: Europe in tune panel took place on day one of Intermat The Energy, climate: Europe in tune panel took place on day one of Intermat

Meanwhile, the Rebuild Ukraine conference saw Nataliia Kozlovska, Ukraine’s deputy minister for communities, territories and infrastructure development, discuss the progress of reconstruction efforts.

Jeff Haines, Owner and Director of Dragon Equipment gives a walk-around of the company’s CR400 petrol crusher

She said work had already begun in Ukraine and urged contractors and suppliers to get involved now rather than waiting for the war to end.

The Rebuild Ukraine conference held on the second day of Intermat. (Image: KHL)

Winners of the Intermat Innovation awards were announced at a ceremony after the first day of the show, with Bomag, Moog, Tenstar, Dynaset and Betolar winning the coveted gold awards.

A full list of winners can be found here

Innovation Innovation award winners 2024 on stage Innovation Innovation award winners 2024 on stage (Image: Murray Pollok)

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