Tag: Germany

Doube crane handover – Max Boegl Group takes two Terex AC 350/6 cranes

Max Bögl Transport und Geräte GmbH & Co. KG has bought two Terex AC 350/6 units after looking at its performance characteristics, “The fact that the Terex AC 350/6 is the most powerful crane in its class made it ideal for our purposes.

The unit’s maximum hook height and the corresponding lifting capacity on the main boom and the strong fixed jib were—quite literally—powerful arguments when it came to making a decision,” explains foreman Herbert Wieseckl, who works at the Max Bögl Group’s Heavy Equipment for Building Construction department.

The fact that the AC 350/6 is also characterized by an extraordinary price/performance ratio, low operating costs, and high reliability, undoubtedly contributed to the decision as well.

Sany Reveals First Germany-Made Equipment

Recently, Sany’s first product made in Germany, a 12 m3 dry concrete mixer, was proved qualified through trial use. The customer was satisfied with its performance after it completed over 1000 m3 concrete pouring and signed for acceptance of the machine.

On hearing the news, Sany’s Italian dealer, CGT, congratulated Sany Germany and said that owing to the product’s high quality, it is confident to sell over 50 units of such concrete mixers in the coming 2012.

Groundforce in European expansion

Excavation support and civil engineering rental specialist, Groundforce, part of the UK-based Vp PLC, is opening a depot in Germany to meet rising demand from mainland Europe.

The company is now establishing a permanent base to facilitate this expansion on an hectare site in Lehrte, alongside another Vp Group company, TPA Portable Roadways which is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of temporary access solutions.

The new facility has been fully operational since July 1st and is managed by Jorge Heidmeier, Technical Sales Manager for Groundforce. It offers a range of excavation support equipment and associated products.

Volvo Construction Equipment to sell cylinder production in Hallsberg

Volvo Construction Equipment AB has taken the decision to sell its Hallsberg, Sweden, cylinder production activity, and to source these cylinders externally. At present about 60 people are directly involved in cylinder production.

The decision to sell the Hallsberg cylinder production is in line with Volvo Construction Equipment’s overall strategy of focusing on cab manufacture at this facility. Hallsberg is the company’s global competence center for cab manufacture and supplies most of Volvo Construction Equipment’s other European factories. Competence development and future investments in Hallsberg will now be concentrated on cab operations.

Germany/Austria: Theisen expands rental fleet in Germany and Austria with thirty-two Doosan Excavators

Theisen Baumaschinen Mietpark GmbH & Co KG, one of the largest construction machinery rental companies in Germany, has purchased 32 new wheeled and crawler excavators from Doosan. Theisen continuously invests in the purchase of new machines to keep the average age of its fleet at a potentially record-breaking 2.5 years. As well as reducing the average age, the 32 new Doosan excavators provide a further expansion of the company’s rental fleet available for hire from regional Theisen centres throughout Germany and also in Vienna in Austria.

The new additions to the Theisen fleet include six 15 tonne DX140LCR reduced radius excavators, each offering 71 kW of engine power and a swing radius of 3.36 m; four 23.7 tonne DX235LCR reduced radius excavators with 124 kW engines and a digging depth of 6.67 m; ten 17.7 tonne DX180LC crawler excavators powered by the 88 kW DL06 Doosan engine and providing a digging depth of 5.7-6.6 m; and twelve 14.3 tonne DX140W wheeled excavators providing a 27% increase in productivity over the previous model in the Doosan range.

Thirty-two new Doosan excavators for Theisen

Theisen Baumaschinen Mietpark GmbH & Co KG, one of the largest construction machinery rental companies in Germany, has purchased 32 new wheeled and crawler excavators from Doosan.

Theisen continuously invests in the purchase of new machines to keep the average age of its fleet at a potentially record-breaking 2.5 years. As well as reducing the average age, the 32 new Doosan excavators provide a further expansion of the company’s rental fleet available for hire from regional Theisen centres throughout Germany and also in Vienna in Austria.

Germany: Demanding lift of 500 tonne generator

A Terex CC 2800-1 crawler crane owned by Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung GmbH recently unloaded a 500 tonne power plant generator from a Rhine barge and placed it on a special-purpose goods vehicle at the Port of Krefeld.

“In addition to the Terex CC 2800-1’s technical capabilities and 600 tonne lifting capacity, the high level of cost-effectiveness with which we can operate it was a decisive factor. In fact, it was what enabled us to submit a competitive quote for the project,” explains Thomas Spangemacher, Project Manager, Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung.