10 July 2020

Ticker Tape: Equipment




Digger manufacturer JCB has two more factories in India at an investment of $100 million. The company, which has now five facilities in the country, opened the two new plants on a 115 acre site near Jaipur. The project offers 93,000 m2 of manufacturing space. It is reported when fully operational the factories will employ 1,000 people and will manufacture components as well as skid steer loaders and telescopic handlers for the Indian market. The facilities will also provide JCB with additional backhoe loader manufacturing capacity. Since the company was founded in 1945, JCB has manufactured more than 1 million machines of which 200,000 have been made in India. JCB India already has two factories in Pune, which manufactures excavators, wheeled loaders and compaction equipment, while its facility outside Delhi makes backhoe loaders and engines. 







Sany has launched new crane models at Bauma China.The 200 ton STC2200 truck crane comes with a 68 m main boom and 36 m luffing jib while the 600 ton SAC6000 all-terrain crane has an eight-axle chassis with a 90 m, seven-section main boom and a maximum lifting height of 136 m with an additional jib. It is reported the crane is targeted at the wind turbine market. In the crawler crane segment, the 135 tonne capacity SCC1350E offers an 80 m main boom.







JLG has introduced two versions of its RS scissor range at Bauma China.The R6 and R10 RS scissors which have been launched specifically for the Asia market have working heights of 19 ft and 32 ft, respectively, and have the addition of active pothole protection. The manufacturer also introduced the 4017 and 3614 RS telehandlers. LIUGONG'S LAUNCHES LARGEST LOADER Bauma China has seen Liugong launching its largest wheeled loader to date. It is reported the CLG8128H tips the scales at just over 50 tonnes and its 7.0 m3bucket has a rated load capacity of 12 tonnes with a breakout force of 360 kN. As per the company press release the bucket’s maximum dump height of just over 4 m can be reached in 7.4 seconds.







Cummins has released their new engine models for the construction market at Bauma China. The QSB7 6.7 litre and QSF 3.8 litre units offer potential fuel savings of up to 15-20 per cent on previous models. It is reported both engines models offer compliance with China’s soon-to-be introduced Stage III emissions regulations. While the 6-cylinder 6.7 litre engine is targeted primarily at excavators between 20-30 tons and contains electronic controls for its high pressure common rail fuel system and delivers between 160-215 hp its 3.8 litre counterpart is a 4-cylinder model aimed at excavators and loaders of up to 17 tons.







Manufacturer Sinoboom has launched its first truck mount at Bauma China. The GKH22 truck mount which has a 22 m working height will add to the company’s line-up of self propelled products. It is reported the product will be followed by more truck mounts up to 60 m working height. The GKH22 is said to have a telescopic and articulated boom design with a maximum outreach of 11.7 and a basket capacity of 250 kg. During the exhibition Sinoboom also launched three rough terrain scissors.







Crane manufacturer Liebherr is planning to showcase several of its product lines at bC India. This includes the new 85 EC-B 5i flat-top tower crane assembled at its Pune factory. The crane offers a 5 tonne capacity and 1.3 tonne load at the tip of a 50 m jib. The manufacturer will reportedly also display its LTM 1220-5.2 mobile crane. The crane has a five-axle unit with a 60 m telescopic boom and 220 ton lift capacity. It is learnt that a 22 m folding jib allows the hook height to be raised to a maximum of 101 m, with a working radius of 88 m. The company is also looking to display its earthmoving range through the L 550 and L580 wheeled loaders, manufactured in China. These will be their maiden introduction to the India market.







Manitowoc is looking to highlight two new topless tower crane models from its Potain brand at bC India. The MCT 205 and MCT 85 cranes offer users a big advantage in that they are easy to erect, highly efficient and very reliable. While the former crane has a maximum capacity of 10 tons and can lift 1.75 tons at its maximum jib end of 65 m the latter meanwhile has a 5 tonne capacity and can lift 1.1 tonnes at the tip of its 52 m jib. It is reported the big plus of the product is its ease of assembly on site, the ability to assemble the counter jib and tower head as a single component at the company’s factory in Pune.



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