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23 September 2015

Booming BICES buoyant, with strong attendance

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
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LiuGong’s 950E excavator
LiuGong's 950E excavator is the biggest of the E Series and is aimed at heavy duty applications such as quarrying
There was strong attendance at the first day of the BICES 1025 construction equipment exhibition in Chinese capital Beijing on the 22nd of September. Muggy weather and heavy traffic congestion failed to dissuade a large number of attendees visiting the show, located at the new exhibition centre close to Beijing Airport. For those opting to travel to the event by public transport, the proximity of the trade fair centre to the metro system made journeys highly convenient.

A wide array of Chinese manufacturers had unveiled their latest products at the show, with both LiuGong and Shantui launching new models within a short time of the show opening its doors to the public. LiuGong has a large wheeled loader, a large excavator and a crane amongst its new machines.

Meanwhile Shantui has unveiled four novel bulldozers, with its remote controlled dozer taking centre stage. XCMG showed its latest 2m class milling machine and 162kW gas fuelled loader, though centre stage was taken by its XE75G short tailswing excavator, a class of machine the firm believes will have a major future in China.
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Shantui remote controlled dozer
Shantui said that its new remote controlled dozer can be operated in dangerous locations, without risking operator safety
Sunward has a new hydraulic hybrid excavator while XGMA’s innovative remote controlled excavator was being demonstrated, although this is still a concept in its development stage. Sinomach showed the first of its new generation excavators, the 30tonne class GE300H while SDLG was keen to highlight its latest F Series excavators.

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