14.09.2021

Successful Karlsruhe debut for Platformers

Germany's Platformers' Days took place last Friday and Saturday with around 350 machines on display. Held this year in Karlsruhe, it was the first time the show had not at its original location in Hohenroda.

New product launches included Skyjack with its new 64ft SJ9664 RT Rough Terrain scissor, CTE and its 24 metre MP 24 C platform, Genie’s new S-80 J and S-80 J Trax and Haulotte’s new Sigma articulated boom lift and Pulseo scissor lifts. JLG showed its all electric DaVinci scissor lifts, Liebherr had its new MK 73-3.1 mobile self-erecting tower crane, Magni had several new telehandlers as well as Magni badged Dingli electric platform, while other exhibitors included Ahern/Snorkel, Manitou, Merlo, JCB, Niftylift, Sinoboom, Teupen and Nagano, to mention but a few.
The main entrance

The demo park in front of the entrance

The event has morphed from a very casual almost rural event to a slicker, more structured one held at a dedicated exhibition centre with inside and outside areas. The organisers succeeded in avoiding queues, and crowds, while masks were required in the halls and when queuing for food. Anyone who forgot was politely asked to do so by the staff, while outside meetings were conducted with visible smiles.
Skyjack's new big scissor lift, the 64FT SJ9664 RT

Zoomlion making its debut at the event with a lithium-ion powered stand

The main aisle with Manitou on the left and Genie on the right

The Palfinger stand

Palfinger's launch product, the P 250 BK on Unimog U219

The layout of the event helped ensured that visitor flow was evenly dispersed, although giving little indication of how many visitors were on site at any given time. While Friday got off to a lively start, the flow of visitors died down considerably on Saturday.
The Ahern Deutschland/Snorkel/Faresin was outside...

...and inside

One clear message was that the people were very happy indeed that real events were back, and that people could finally meet again in true life and colour. Many products on display were making their show debuts, including cranes, platforms and telehandlers.
Bravi's latest models

Hematec's Helix trio

The JLG EC450AJ E

Haulotte's new 46ft Sigma electric boom lift

Vertimac showed the new Nagano tracked boom

Multitel's truck mounts

Schwab with its new MiDi trailer cranes

Klaas with Theo & Co.

Not quite the Bauma backdrop, but people were pleased to see it again

Hoeflon has launched a major push into the German market

New company Hyrax with its tracked boom lift

The 70m Ruthmann T700 HF

Böcker aluminium cranes and platform attachment

The LGMG stand

Baumo crane in the foreground, with Skyjack and Merlo

Scissor lift lost on a low loader

JCB's new 360 degree telehandler

Niftylift – busy as ever

Oil&Steel stand

Manitou demonstrated the narrow overall width of its new compact telehandler

Teupen Leo 18 GT plus

Genie's GS-4655 electric scissor lift

The Liebherr MK 73.3.1

Dino trailer in the hall, behind it the Atrium area

CMC spider lift with the HyLift cleaner system

Avant Tecno at home in the Atrium area

Haulotte’s 53ft HS18 Pro electric RT scissor lift

The Maeda MC285C electric spider crane

The Sinoboom stand

Gerken takes the first 31m Bluelift ST 31 spider lift

The Jekko stand

The Unic and Baumo team with a Sunward mini crawler crane

On the left Genie, on the right Rothlehner with GSR and Co.

France Elévateur

Ruthmann's new 33m T330 XS

Imer presented a number of units from its range

On the left CMC, on the right Magni with its Dingli built scissor lifts

JLG's scissor lift line-up

A view of the hall

The PB scissor lift stand

Van and truck mounted lift manufacturer Klubb had a stylish and practical addition to its stand

The Klubb stand as a whole

CTE with its new 24m MP 24 C

Chinese manufacturer Fronteq

Müller with Trojan batteries, flanked by Gushurst scissors and Hubmeister

Manitou's new 53ft articulated 180 ATJ boom lift

The handover of the first Octoplus 21 in Germany: (L-R) Hans-Bernd Mohr of Armo, with Oil&Steel’s Fabrizio Girotti and Klaus Niemes of Oil&Steel Germany

Catching up in main aisle

Smaller stands were located in the entrance hall near the catering station..

...with Rental association Partnerlift


Olivia Hogenüller (R) opens the exhibitors' evening on Thursday

The evening event was first class






And the next one
The next event will be held on the 8th and 9th September 2023, back in Karlsruhe. Most visitors and exhibitors were very satisfied with the new location, although some things did not go quite as smoothly as hoped, including enough hotel rooms near the fairground and a poorly organised shuttle service.

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