2019 is drawing quickly to a close. Throughout the year, Plant Planet has been following the news from the Construction Plant Industry. Here, we’ve rounded up our news highlights and favourite pictures of the year from January to June.
Bobcat introduce the
Bobcat’s Bob-dock system is a cutting-edge, hands-free hydraulic attachment mounting system. Designed for strong, easy and repeatable hydraulic connections, the system is available for the M2-Series T630, T650, T740 and T770 compact track loaders; S630, S650, S740 and S770 skid-steer loaders; and the A770 all-wheel steer loader.
Caterpillar Expand Next Generation Mini Excavator Range
The Caterpillar range of Next Generation mini hydraulic excavators has been expanded with the addition of six new models in the 7-to-10-ton category. The new models provide a selection of basic configurations, allowing customers to choose the machine that works most efficiently in applications routinely encountered.
Ammann Announce Release of New Soil Compactors
Ammann announces the release of a new line of soil compactors that provide substantial sustainability benefits, lower operating costs and powerful compaction output. The Ammann ARS Soil Compactors also offer a host of features that make operation intuitive and the machines more manoeuvrable. The new soil compactors are the ARS 70, ARS 110, ARS 130, ARS 150 and ARS 170.
Record Bauma Attracts more than 620,000 visitors
With more than 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, bauma 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, generated the best results in the exhibition’s 65-year history. The number of visitors rose by about 40,000 over the total produced during the previous event in 2016.
FutuRE:BUILD takes place at the London Transport Museum
What will the construction machines of the future look like? After inviting members of the public from around the world to come up with their own inventive concepts, Volvo CE and LEGO® Technic are displaying the incredible results in FutuRE:BUILD. Highlighting the technical ingenuity of budding engineers young and old, the many entries have been whittled down to the top 10 models chosen by a panel of judges. Together they showcase a broad spectrum of technologies, including driverless automation, 3D printing, solar panels and drones.
Plantworx Returns for 4th Show
The 4th biennial Plantworx Construction Machinery Show, incorporating Railworx, (11 – 13 June), hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), fell victim once again to monsoon weather conditions. The show was blessed with a brief respite on the middle day of the event (Wednesday 12th June) – but the torrential rain returned during the afternoon and continued until close of play on the last day of the show. However, the rain did not ‘stop play, and hardy visitors braved the elements and flocked through the gates to see the plethora of brand-new equipment and products on display, at the show’s new home at the East of England Arena, Peterborough.
And that’s the first half of the year! Stay tuned for The Year in Pictures: July – December coming soon to Plant Planet.