APEX 2023: a guide to what’s new at Maastricht show
By Euan Youdale24 April 2023
In this preview, ahead of the full show guide in the May-June issue of AI, we take a look at a selection of items at the show.
Unsurprisingly, green energy and digitization will be two focuses of the world’s largest dedicated exhibition for access equipment, taking place in June this year. Manufacturers will be out in force and here follows just a few examples of those.
Dinolift will be addressing all these, alongside electrification and sustainably, by promoting its MyDino telematics software at the show that will partly be demonstrated via mobile phone and tablet.
MyDino comes standard on all units, including the 280 RXTE lightweight boom lift pictured here, introduced from January.
The Finish manufacturer is also supporting the European green target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, with its the lithium version of its 280 RXTE model, launched last year.
Also, there will be the 23m working height 230 VTH chassis mounted unit, while trailer mounts will be represented by the 160XTB II.
What new electric powered aerial platforms will be on display?
Faresin will attend APEX for the first time and present the 6.26 Full Electric and 17.45 Classic 55 telehandlers.
Electrification will be one of the most important themes on the Faresin stand. The 6.26 Full Electric was launched in 2018 as the first electric telehandler in the world and has since then gone on to considerable success and updated versions.
Designed to be agile, quiet and sustainable, the 6.26 has a 2.6 tonne lifting capacity and a maximum height reach of 6m.
Created as a twin to the diesel-powered version, the full electric unit is suited to construction sites at night, zero-emission residential areas, livestock farms, greenhouses and food handling areas, such as cold rooms, wine cellars and food laboratories.
The 17.45 Classic 55 of the Big Range is created for greater heights, with a three-section boom for a maximum lifting height of 17 meters and a maximum load capacity of 4.5 tonnes.
Which scissor lifts will be available in Europe for the first time?
XCMG will display eight models, including electric telescopic units and an electric 18m rough terrain scissor lift, among others.
It is worth mentioning that the XG1823ERT RT scissor and XGS28ACK telescopic boom are being introduced to Europe for the first time.
The electric XG1823ERT has a maximum working height of 18m with a large rated load of 700kg. The also electric XGS28ACK has a capacity of 460kg and the maximum operating height of 28.8m.
The telescopic XGS58E1 will also be at the exhibition. The super-large 58.6m working height model with 24.8m outreach, is a newly upgraded version of the pre-existing model of the same name. It has a 230kg/450kg dual load capacity.
WHEN: 6- 8 June, 2023
WHERE: MECC Exhibition Centre Maastricht, The Netherlands
Apex, the world’s largest dedicated access equipment show, will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands, in June of this year.
In situ alongside the International Rental Exhibition (IRE), at the MECC Exhibition Centre, APEX will showcase the cutting edge of access industry technology and trends.
To find out more, or to book FREE tickets, visit: www.apexshow.com
Falcon Lifts will present the new 38m working height Falcon 380XL Vario, with key features including a new XL-sized basket with dual entry and enhanced capacity of 450kg.
There is a panel carrier and lifting brackets for telecom mast equipment. The panel carrier allows operators to place material outside the platform, such as glass panels, solar panels, plywood and other materials in panels up to 100kg. In addition, there is a new storage compartment for safety gear.
The machine boasts a compact design and low weight of 8250kg, which keeps ground pressure low, while the tracks are height and width adjustable.
As standard, dual power comes from a Stage V Kubota diesel engine and chargeable battery.
Tracked manufacturer Easy Lift will present a new winch, available for all models from 24m to 53m, with different lifting capacities, on the RA24 tracked platform. This optional accessory makes the machine a real crane with a capacity up to 230kg.
In addition to the RA24 with winch, units from the small range will be at the show, including the R130 and R180 and the RA31HY.
The R130 and R180 spiders are among the best-selling models in the range thanks to their versatility and compactness, which allows them to be easily transported on trailers and driven through narrow spaces.
The R180, pictured here, reaches a working height of 17.6m, has an outreach of 8.5 m with a 120kg load in the basket and has an up and over clearance of 5.30m. Jib rotation is 90° and basket rotation is 180°.
The machine is 0.89m wide, 5.57m long and 1.95m high. The R130, the R180 is available with standard petrol engine combined with electric motor, or with the optional diesel engine or in the BA 48V - 100 Ah battery version.
See the full APEX Show guide in the upcoming May-June issue of AI.