Equipment specialist, BPW, will be exhibiting vehicles at this year’s bauma event, aiming to continue its growth with running gears for special vehicles.
bauma is touted by its organisers to be the world’s largest trade fair for construction machinery and is taking place in Munich, Germany, on 24 to 30 October 2022.
BPW said that even without visiting its stand, visitors to bauma 2022 will met the manufacturer’s solutions at every turn.
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is a partner to almost all manufacturers of special vehicles, and according to Director of Sales of Customised Solutions, Peter Lindner, it is observing a sustained growth of trend.
“Due to the expansion of renewable energies, drivers will increasingly encounter trailers transporting wind blades up to 80 meters in length along motorways,” he said.
“The industry is also being spurred on by the overdue renewal of dilapidated motorway bridges in Germany. Today, they are increasingly delivered to construction sites as prefabricated reinforced concrete modules.
“Transporting the modules, which can weigh up to 1,000 tonnes, is quicker than building new structures on site, saving drivers months of construction work.
BPW presented an electrohydraulic auxiliary steering system for the first time at bauma 2019, which is combined with self-steering axles.
The caster of the axle works in forward motion like a shopping troller or swivel chair. When reversing, the steering function is prevented by means of a steering lock.
However, BPW’s Active Reverse Control now also allows construction vehicles to manoeuvre quickly and safely, both forwards and backwards.
BPW running gears are known for their sturdiness with a low dead weight – all parts can be dismantled and spare parts themselves are available for 20 years or more.