At Bauma China there was also Socage
Sorbara, 13 February 2013_ At the new International Expo Center in Shanghay was held Bauma China 2012, the International Trade Exhibition for Construction Machinery, that has seen despite the general slowdown of the economy a 16% increase in the number of visitors (180,000). After China, Germany, Italy, U.S., Chorea and Japan were the majority of the exhibitors. Socage could not be missed among the Italian expositors therefore a DA328 was shown on the stand of the Chinese dealer, the North Traffic. The Socage DA328 is a double articulated aerial platform that can be mounted on trucks from 5.6 tons. This model is characterized by an extreme compactness comparable to models mounted on 3.5-ton trucks, in fact the total length is just 6900 mm and the width is just 2100 mm. DA328 is equipped with a multi-area stabilization system which allows the operator to partially or fully deploy the outriggers as well as to extend the cross-beams just on one side; this system makes the DA328 a very versatile platform and ideal for working in busy urban areas. This model is the most performing in its segment, able of a maximum working height of 28 m and a maximum working outreach of 16 m, with a safe working load of 225 kg (2 operators + tools). Thanks to its experience Socage continues the innovation to be competitive on the market, so at Bauma exhibition the Company will present the new Forste 28D mounted on light platform. Socage was the First on the market that made the 24 meters mounted on 3,5 ton-truck and now the Company tries again the record. The new FORSTE 28D will be the first 28m double articulated platform mounted on 3,5 ton vehicle which means that anybody with a driving license can hire this model.