The latest muscle in the Bergmann fleet
8xx. As simple as this designation may seem at first glance, it is nevertheless meaningful and accurate – compact but with quite a bit under the hood. 8xx includes the C807s and C810s models with 6 and 9 ton payloads, respectively. The long-running favorites from Meppen-based family company Bergmann's range of dumpers have had an impressive upgrade.
Through a creative and agile development process, strengths and opportunities were analyzed, evaluated, and woven into a new design in collaboration with all parties involved - dealers, rental companies, and internal and external users. The aim of this process was to interpret the signs of the times and implement them ambitiously.
As a first step, the manufacturer worked with dealers, rental companies and end customers to develop a project outline, which was then implemented in accordance with the standardized Bergmann product development process. This process considers all phases of the product’s life, from production and regular operation to maintenance and service, right through to decommissioning.
Current and future market requirements were considered and taken into account at all points. Reports, desires and comments from construction sites were collected and evaluated so that valuable practical experience could be incorporated into the design creation process.
In order to achieve the targeted quality standards, existing processes and approaches were analyzed in great detail throughout the entire product life cycle.
In future, for example, more focus will be placed on in-house production components and vertical integration in pre-production will be significantly increased in order to ensure a high degree of flexibility and quality in the long term.
The established and powerful C807 and C810 dumpers have undergone an upgrade that sets strong and sustainable accents. The tried-and-tested strengths form the backbone of the new series and are optimized by new features.
The new core, for example, is a Deutz TCD 2.9 on the C807 and a TCD 3.6 on the C810 in combination with a Bosch Rexroth drive. The traction has been significantly increased, meaning that, compared to previous models, up to 15% more power can be used for challenging terrain.
If the machine load is low, the vehicle can be operated in Eco Drive, meaning it runs with reduced engine load, saving up to 7.5% in fuel. In turn, this means that construction sites can be operated more cost-effectively and in a more resource-efficient way.
The tried-and-tested Bergmann articulated joint is supplemented with the option of pendulum suspension to ensure uninterrupted propulsion even in extreme off-road conditions.
There are also some remarkable new user-friendly features.
In the new air-conditioned and vibration-optimized comfort cab, the user benefits from a rotatable driver’s seat that significantly increases both flexibility and safety on the construction site. The Bergmann Generation C multifunction cockpit has also become significantly more user-friendly thanks to intuitive menu navigation and features such as an integrated camera screen.
Workplaces on construction machines should be attractive to operators – this is why the new design, optimized for the operator and for safety, is really state-of-the-art. Despite the spacious interior, straightforward structures and efficiently utilized space ensure compact dimensions, optimum service accessibility and a maneuverable range of motion. The successful, practical design is also reflected in the fact that, despite its low transport height of only 2.90 m, the vehicle has a sprung axle to protect the driver.
The agility of previous designs is complemented by the efficiency optimization and significantly higher comfort of the new design.
The success of this venture is primarily to be found in the honest and results-oriented interaction of all parties involved throughout all phases of the dumper's life. This approach will certainly be a model for further developments and optimizations from Bergmann.