The start of this year’s Bauma machinery conference is less than a week away, but manufacturers are continuing to provide an insight into what they have planned for the event as anticipation builds.
Komatsu will be one of the biggest exhibitors at Bauma 2016, as last week it confirmed that it will be bringing in excess of 30 pieces of equipment to showcase before the crowds when the conference kicks off on the 11th of April, according to KHL.
In fact, over seven thousand square metres of the show floor will be taken up by Komatsu’s products and stands, divided between two distinct areas and focusing not only on heavy machinery but also on the range of compatible attachments which are available for each model.
From excavators and loaders to software and monitoring systems, Komatsu has big plans for the event. And it will be catering to the needs of those representing a range of industries, including construction and mining.
From Loaders and Excavators…
One Komatsu machine which will be at the show is the WA470-8 wheeled loader, which will come with a cutting-edge Stage 4 compliant engine as well as a newly introduced automatic digging solution that works in tandem with the bucket to create a more efficient and productive working cycle.
With fuel consumption said to be eight per cent lower than Komatsu’s older wheeled loaders, this model is also more comfortable and safer thanks to the updates that have been made to its design.
Komatsu’s excavator range will be well represented at Bauma 2016 by the PC138US-11, a model that benefits from a short tail swing design to eliminate issues associated with working in tight spaces. It will be suitable for highway maintenance and construction jobs in towns and cities, according to the manufacturer.
The smaller PC170LC-10 excavator is also winging its way to Munich for the show, highlighting Komatsu’s work to reduce the amount of pressure that the undercarriage exerts upon the surface below while still enabling it to offer a greater lift capacity than many of its competitors.
Not all of the machines will be brand new models, as Komatsu is eager to ensure that many of its ranges which have been updated in the last three years get the attention they deserve and stimulate interest amongst those who are looking to buy in the near future.
One new model which will be making its debut is the D85EXi/PXi-18 bulldozer, which comes endowed with advanced sensors and software management to allow it to operate intelligently with minimal input from the operator. Maintenance tasks and other issues which can slow down the deployment of this type of machinery have been simplified, and the firm believes that this machine is indicative of what all equipment will be able to achieve.
More coverage of Bauma 2016 will be available once the event begins in earnest next week, with manufacturers from across the world attempting to stand out from the crowd with their latest technical creations.