20 August 2019

Ticker Tape - Equipment

Volvo’s newest excavator scoops positive reviews in India


Customers in India, from individual operators to dealers and rental companies, are raving about Volvo’s new EC200D, thanks to the excavator’s high efficiency, productivity and ease of use. Formally launched in India during EXCON 2017, the 20-ton excavator’s high swing torque and lifting abilities help achieve a low cycle time during mass excavations, making it the fastest machine in its class, which means outstanding productivity for the customers.


The EC200D is configured with a 5.7 m boom, 2.5 m arm and 0.92 m3 bucket, with an option of 2.9 m and 0.8 m3 general purpose bucket, along with compatible hydraulics providing a maximum breakout force of 116 kN. Powered by a Volvo D5E Tier 3 engine to provide an output of 123 kW at 2,000 rpm, the EC200D has delighted Indian customers with its performance in general construction and road construction, earthworks, material handling, sand mining and irrigation projects.




Custom Equipment celebrates milestone


Custom Equipment LLC has produced its 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift. Rental company Lift Works, Inc. purchased the 10,000th unit and was also the company that purchased Hy-Brid’s first HB-1030 lift in 2004. Custom Equipment was started in 1981 by Steve and Lynn Kissinger in West Bend, WI. In 2004, Custom Equipment designed and started manufacturing the HB-1030 Hy-Brid Lift. The HB-1030 is a low-level scissor lift with a working height of up to 16 feet. Lift Works, Inc. bought the first one. The original is still in their fleet today, nearly 15 years later. As for the future of Hy-Brid Lifts, Kissinger said continued growth can be expected, with new product lines and innovative products, all while maintaining their commitment to customer service




Wipro arm plans WINning solutions with Rockwell


Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), a part of Wipro, looks to create automation solutions for industries using Rockwell Automation’s products. The company said it has signed a pact with the US-headquartered Rockwell Automation through its arm WIN Automation Solutions to tap the emerging industrial automation market.


Industrial automation opportunities include services such as effective recall of vehicles using right insights for the automotive sector; improving operational efficiencies through better use of assets; early detection of defects in products. The Indian industrial automation market for manufacturing is pegged at nearly $2 billion and out of that opportunity for third-party system integrators such as Wipro and others is worth nearly $400 million.




SANY India to invest Rs 1,000-cr in Pune plant


Construction machinery maker SANY India will invest Rs 1,000 crore to ramp up production capacity at its Pune facility, a senior company official has said. SANY India is the Indian arm of Beijing-headquartered SANY Group. The company produces a range of construction equipment for earth moving, mining, roads and highways, hoisting solution (cranes) and concrete equipment at its only plant in Pune. The investment will be done in a phased manner over next five years.



The current market scenario is healthy and there has been a good demand for equipment during the last 3 years and the demand is likely to expand at 15 per cent CAGR.




Terex expands Chinese facility


Terex is expanding its aerial platform facility in Changzhou, China, allowing the addition of some materials processing and utility aerials products and creating a ‘campus site’ in the country.



At the end of November the company will break ground on a extension of the Changzhou facility, which is currently almost entirely dedicated to access equipment. Terex started work on the original site in 2008 and extended in further in 2011. A key element of the expansion will be to localise production of its insulated aerial platforms used for live line working in China. Terex currently imports utility booms from the US for mounting on Chinese trucks by its local partner Xuzhou Handler Special Vehicle Company. The plan is to localise boom production at Changzhou, with the partnership with Xuzhou Handler to continue. Terex and Xuzhou Handler are working with China’s two largest utility businesses, State Grid and Southern Grid, to introduce live line working practices and equipment in China.



The investment in Changzhou – with the extension possibly completed by the end of 2019 – aims to create a ‘campus manufacturing’ site for Terex in China, leveraging the local engineering and technical expertise built up over the past 10 years.




Bauma launch for Multitel truck mount


Multitel Pagliero is set to launch a new articulated platform mounted on a 3.5 tonne chassis, at Bauma, in Munich, next year. The 25m working height MZ 250 is mounted on a 3000mm wheelbase Iveco Daily and has a unique industry compactness, manoeuvrability up and over capability and outreach, says the manufacturer. The articulated jib and generous working envelope allow the MZ 250 to work in a range of applications, including on a -2.5m negative level.The MUSA (MUltitel Self Adapting) outreach system allows the platform to adjust the working envelop automatically based on the basket load and the outrigger position. The system maximises the outreach, depending on the angle of the turret, thus increasing the scope of work for the platform. The compact design mirrors that of the big Multitel machine, with the double telescopic boom mounted side-to-side over the cab and a further jib articulation at the end of the fly boom.


The current 3.5 tonne articulating and telescopic range is from 14.5m to 27m working height, and the MZ 250 adds to the variety of the series. The MZ 250 include all Multitel Pagliero’s latest technologies developed by, with the aim of making it one of the top performers in its category.


The model will be displayed at Bauma 2019 together with other existing and new models.


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