Point and Crossline Laser: Many Layout Applications

The Spectra Precision LT52 Point and Crossline Laser was unveiled by Trimble at the Bauma equipment trade show, held in Munich, April 11-17. The layout laser features a five-beam laser pointer, as well as horizontal and vertical crossline lasers. The laser can be used in many different layout applications, including wall layout, alignment, tile installation and finishes. The laser is visible up to 200 ft away, and the horizontal and vertical crossbeams have 210° of display. The LT52 has an automatic self-leveling function and will sound an alarm if it is knocked out of alignment.

Trimble; www.spectralasers.com

All-terrain Cranes: The Return of Demag

At Bauma 2016, Terex announced that it is bringing back the Demag crane brand, starting with 11 all-terrain cranes and six crawler cranes. The cranes, which in recent years had been sold under the Terex Cranes brand, will be sold under the Demag brand going forward. The 11 AT cranes will range in capacity from 100 tons to 1,200 tons, while the crawler cranes will be available in capacities ranging from 400 tons to 3,200 tons. The new Demag cranes will come with the IC-1 Plus control system, which calculates lifting capacities for every angle of the boom relative to the slewing angle of the superstructure, reducing the need for outriggers and allowing for a lighter counterweight to be used.

Terex; www.terex.com


Luffing-Jib Crane: High-Rise Construction

Towering over the Wolffkran stand at Bauma 2016 was the Wolffk 275B, a luffing-jib crane with a maximum lift capacity of 24 tons. The crane has a maximum jib length of 60 meters, with a tip-load capacity of 2.4 tons. It features up to 700 m of rope, making the crane well suited for high-rise construction jobs. It has a maximum hoist speed of 222 m per minute and is available with one or two falls.

Wolffkran; www.wolffkran.com



Small Wheel Loader: High Dump Height

In addition to winning a Bauma Innovation Award for an all-electric wheel loader, Wacker Neuson also was displaying some more traditional wheel loaders at the show this year. The WL44 has a bucket capacity of 28 cu ft and an operating weight of 10,000 lb. With a 9.8-ft dumping height, the wheel loader can be used for material transport and truck loading at the jobsite. A hydraulic “Highflow” option allows the wheel loader to accept demanding attachments, such as snow blowers or asphalt milling machines.

Wacker Neuson; www.wackerneuson.com