23.09.2002

Demag debut at Saie

SAIE is the first chance for the world to see the new “Super Powers” lining up at a European show. However, stand space is booked a long way in advance and so we will have to wait until next year before we start to see true “Super power” stands.

For Demag, now part of Terex, changes are happening fast. It was too late for Terex to combine its stand with Demag’s, but both stands will prominently feature the Terex Cranes logo. Making its world debut at the show is the Demag AC35 – not a new 35 tonne crane, but the first appearance of the former PPM ATT400 in Demag colours and with a Demag model name. Also on show will be the AC 40, the AC 60 and the AC80/2 but, be warned, the cranes will be split between the old Demag Cranes stand and the Terex stand. Also on show will be three Bendini rough terrains, the A450, A350 and A600 and three tower cranes from Comedil. Completing the Terex range of lifting equipment will be a comprehensive selection of telescopic handlers.

Luckily for the Manitowoc Group, the Potain and Grove stands are opposite each other across an aisle and we can expect to see some kind of theme running across the stands – both of them can be expected to have the Manitowoc logos on display. Appearing on Grove’s stand is the GMK6220L while on Potain is a full range of tower cranes. The group's access division is exhibiting separately with Liftlux's Italian dealer.

Starring on the Tadano Faun stand will be the 80 tonne capacity ATF 80-4.

One of the largest cranes at the show will be Liebherr’s LTM 1250. This 250 tonne mobile crane has a 72 metre boom and will be paired with a 55 tonne LTM 1055-1. Making its first “official” debut at the show is the MK80 mobile tower crane – this appeared briefly last year but was then covered by a tarpaulin after show organiser decreed that it was a tower crane and could therefore not be shown in the “non” tower crane odd-numbered years. Lupi assured Vertikal.net that the crane would not be covered this year! Also on show will be a variety of tower cranes including the 90LD, the 27TT and the 1112 ECB as well as the 13 HM – a small self erecting tower crane (RK please check model nos on tower cranes).

Making its premier at the show will be the first bi-fuel version of Ormig’s 33 tonne mobile crane, the 33TMBP This has previously been available as a diesel OR electric crane. Now it is available with both power sources – this also means that when the crane is travelling under diesel power the electric batteries are automatically re-charged. Alternatively the crane can be plugged in and charged overnight after which it is fit for another day’s work. Also on show will be a 22 tonne electric pick and carry crane and a new 100 tonne capacity all terrain, the 1024 ttv.

NB: This story has been updated on 24.9.02 to include information about Liftlux.

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