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Liebherr gets ready for Bauma

Digger Blogger | 10:30, Thu March 17 2016

The Liebherr stand at Bauma covers 14,000 square metres and will have about 60 machines and a pair of large three-storey pavilions.

New machines being exhibited at the fair next month include the 100-tonne LR 1100 crawler crane from the Nenzing factory in Austria and from Ehingen in Germany there will be a prototype eight-axle all-terrain telescopic boom crane.

 

There will also be what Liebherr describes as “the world’s first infinitely variable hydrostatically driven crawler tractor in the 70 tonnes category”, which is the PR 776.

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Hyundai to unveil new HX, HW and HL machines at Bauma

Digger Blogger | 13:32, Mon February 08 2016

Hyundai is showing a grand total of 24 construction machines and nine forklift models on its 3,447 m2 outdoors stand.

 

Among them are four new Stage IV excavators – two crawler models and two on wheels – and four new Stage IV wheeled loaders. Clearly a theme of Bauma 2016 is the Euro Stage IV emissions regulations

The two crawler excavators are the HX235 LCR and HX145 LCR, the Koran manufacturer’s first short tail swing machines in Stage IV generation. Similarly the new HW140 and HW210 are its first Stage IV wheeled excavators.

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Diggerland USA opens for business

Digger Blogger | 13:08, Mon February 08 2016

Anyone wanting a construction-related alternative to standard US theme parks can now put New Jersey on their itinery.

The success of the four Diggerland theme parks in the UK has prompted the opening of one in the USA. North America’s first-ever construction-themed adventure park officially opened to the public on Saturday. Diggerland USA covers 14 acres of centrally-located land in Camden County, New Jersey, and offers visitors the opportunity to operate heavy machinery in a family-friendly environment.

Diggerland USA features 23 on-site attractions, most of which are made from modified JCB heavy construction equipment. The park is designed to allow children and their parents to safely dig, drive and ride familiar, real-sized construction equipment.

Exactly six months before the grand opening, plans for the construction theme park were unveiled by the owners of the neighbouring indoor and outdoor water park, Sahara Sam’s Oasis. Ilya Girlya, CEO and owner of Sahara Sam’s and Diggerland USA, had a vision for Diggerland USA that leveraged themes set forth by the four UK-based Diggerland parks but also incorporated his own touches.

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