Bobcat has expanded its attachment range for the compact loader.
For the first time, the range now offers a choice of three different types of backhoe distinguished by the system used to mount them on the loaders, comprising a Bob-Tach mounted backhoe, a centre-mounted backhoe and several side-shift backhoe models.
All the backhoes are designed to be operated from within the cab with easy-to-use controls. The Bob-Tach system is a standard feature of all Bobcat loaders and is by far the most common method for mounting Bobcat attachments on the loaders, ensuring that attachments are fitted securely and safely to the machines in seconds.
Last week at Bauma 2013, Allu launched its range of 3 new screening buckets. I stopped by to chat screening, mixing, aerating, loading and even stabilisation with Allu Director David MacLynn.
The Allu DL (Light) range offers users three new buckets: The DL 2-09 (900mm wide) - DL 2-12 (1200mm wide) & DL 2-17 (1700mm wide).
Not only did Bauma 2013 break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever.
Our contact from the show Sabine, emailed me this afternoon to explain a very impressive 530,000 visitors from more than 200 countries attended the München exhibition centre.
In total, 3,420 exhibitors (1,346 from Germany, 2,074 abroad) came from 57 countries to presented their latest products to the construction and mining machinery visitors, spread over a record exhibition space of some 570,000 square meters.
According to independent analysis by Oxford Economics, JCB contributes £1.4 billion to GDP, £545 million to the Exchequer and 24,000 jobs to the UK economy.
Staffordshire-based JCB commissioned economic research consultancy Oxford Economics to assess the company’s economic contribution to the UK, the West Midlands and Staffordshire. Using JCB’s 2011 financial results as the basis for their analysis, Oxford Economics came to some interesting conclusions:
•JCB’s direct contribution to GDP was £414 million. JCB’s supply chain, its R&D activities and total spending by employees (direct & indirect) in the wider economy generated a further £996 million of GDP, making the overall contribution in excess of £1.4 billion.
As many as half a million visitors are expected during this week’s show and judging by the crowds over the first three days, those numbers could very easily be exceeded.
I’m aware I have posted quite a few things about Bauma this week.. Tonight I just offer some images from the show for your enjoyment.