More from John Latta

John Latta is Editor-in-Chief of Better Roads magazine who has spent the last decade writing about roads, construction equipment, trucks and trucking, bridges, and Washington’s influence on all of the above. He is a former daily newspaperman who has pursued news in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.

Innovation Awards at bauma: walking mobile excavator, tunneling system, fume extraction system and more

Jan 31, 2013

Come April, some truly imaginative products, I mean really wonderful stuff, will walk away from the huge bauma show here in Munich as winners  of one of the event's prestigious Innovation Awards. I only have a list right now but details ...

Read More...

Pre-bauma Cat coverage: hybrid excavator 336EH will be centerpiece

Jan 31, 2013

I'm here in Munich at a pre-bauma series of press conferences in a windy and cold city. Caterpillar will put on a really big show at bauma in April. The centerpiece will be the hybrid excavator 336EH. Our readers will know something ...

Read More...

A sneak peak at Liebherr’s bauma intros

Jan 31, 2013

Still cold, still windy in Munich. But OEMs keep presenting sneak peeks at what they will deliver to the huge  bauma show here in April. Liebherr will present its new modular design 150 EC-B flat-top crane, designed to offer customers ...

Read More...

bauma: More with less

Jan 31, 2013

Another common theme from OEM reps at the pre-bauma media dialogue in Munich that teases and sets up the April show is a concentration on doing more with less. Stagnant economies, recession hangovers and  generally inadequate funding for infrastructure have led ...

Read More...

Engines at bauma: Fuel efficiency and meeting stringent regs

Jan 31, 2013

Talking to engine manufacturer reps here at the pre-bauma media dialogue in wintry Munich,  I get the impression that at the big event in April one of the most fascinating and potentially volatile sub-events will be the battle for market ...

Read More...

LiuGong bringing three new excavators to bauma

Jan 31, 2013

LiuGong will be a BIG presence at bauma in April. The company will bring three new excavators to its 3,000 square meters of outdoor exhibition space including the 45 metric ton 945 E. This is a much larger version of the ...

Read More...

Manitou at bauma: upgrading three-in-one Rotative Telescopic Handler

Jan 31, 2013

Manitou will hit bauma running in April, highlighting its display with an upgrade to the three-in-one Rotative Telescopic Handler. As the company says, “It’s a crane, it’s a telehandler, it’s a platform.” The machine now comes with a Mercedes engine and ...

Read More...

Pre-bauma coverage: Are American equipment operators tougher than European counterparts?

Jan 31, 2013

This is probably something that should be debated at more length than this, but here are a few questions for you: (a) Are American equipment operators tougher than their European counterparts or (b) Do they accepted that their job means ...

Read More...

Hinowa mini transporter at bauma has ‘flair’

Jan 31, 2013

I literally did a double take on this one. Not like OMG, but nonetheless something that at first sight seems rather ordinary and predictable but in fact has some very cool characteristics (and bear in mind I have only pictures, ...

Read More...

Snorkel to launch three global products at bauma

Jan 31, 2013

Snorkel is launching three new global products at bauma in April. The aerial lift maker will introduce a new compact rough terrain scissor lift for working in tight spaces. It will reach 39 feet up but is only 700 inches ...

Read More...

Short-radius excavator to be featured by New Holland at bauma

Jan 31, 2013

New Holland will be at bauma in April (in a booth of their own, not with Case) and will feature new equipment for the international market including a short-radius excavator that may see North America. There will be three models (the ...

Read More...

Hinowa gives a ‘ho-hum’ product some ‘flair’ for bauma

Jan 30, 2013

I literally did a double take on this one. Not like OMG, but nonetheless something that at first sight seems rather ordinary and predictable but in fact has some very cool characteristics (and bear in mind I have only pictures, ...

Read More...

SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW

advertisement

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

BLOG

advertisement
advertisement
advertisement