The MBG 12 rig that will be launched at the Conexpo.

German ground engineering specialist Bauer Maschinen Group will unveil two of its newly-developed foundation drill rig models at this month’s ConExpo 2005 in Las Vegas, US.

Together with group companies Klemm, RTG and Bauer Equipment USA, the group has plans to record the biggest display to date.
Explaining the features of the new model, a company spokesman says: “When developing the new MBG 12 rig, Bauer engineers focused on creating a lightweight machine (31 tonnes with rotary head and Kelly bar) in combination with a high-torque rotary head. The result is a kelly drilling machine with the best torque/weight ratio available. The revolutionary design allows ease of transportation, operation and maintenance.”
“The successor of the very popular BG 25, the BG 28 will be shown in a special version for CFA (Continuous Flight Auger) – and other single pass drilling methods. The rig allows an 80 ft single stroke and has all the features that are upgraded from the past model,” he adds.

RG 19 T
The group’s pile driving company RTG will put on display the RG 19 T, which has the capacity to handle 60 ft sheets/piles.
“The RTG-machines are highly accepted because of their powerful hydraulic vibratory hammers and their capability to adapt to various drilling systems, such as DTH (down the hole)-drilling, double-rotary head drilling, soil mixing, among other tasks. In combination with the advantages they offer in transport, the RTG-machines are an extremely attractive package for both driving and drilling applications,” he points out.

Three new models
Specialist for small diameter drilling equipment, Klemm Bohrtechnik, will showcase three of its latest developments. The mini-pile drill KR 702-1 comes with a telescopic mast and is suitable on projects with space and headroom restrictions. The new KR 805-1 is a multipurpose unit that offers an extremely economical package for small-diameter drilling in the foundation field. The third machine displayed, is the KR 806-4, the latest version of the most recognised tieback drill rig in the world, he adds.

The company also participated at ‘bauma China’ which was held in Shanghai last November, where it showcased its three heavy-duty large diameter rotary drilling rigs BG 20, BG 18H and BG 15V and a GB 30 grab unit, at the largest stand at the event.  Its participation resulted in the sale of three units: one grab unit was sold during and two BG 20 rotary drilling rigs immediately afterwards.
All in all, the Bauer Maschinen Group is the manufacturer who offers the broadest range of equipment for the foundation contractor.
Based in Schrobenhausen, Germany, the Bauer Group employs over 4,100 employees around the world and generates a turnover in excess of 620 million euro ($810 million).
As a specialist in geo-technical and foundation construction, Bauer is engaged in the execution of specialist foundation construction contracts and the sale of specialist foundation construction equipment throughout the world.
The associated activities carried out by the operating companies include environmental technology, structural repair and restoration of buildings, bridge construction and project management.
The company is highly active in the Middle East, among its more recent projects being the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.