About Baumann Sideloaders

Baumann is the world’s largest producer of diesel, LPG and electric sideloaders; ranging from 3 to 50 ton capacity.

Baumann can demonstrate longevity and experience in side loaders. We have designed, developed and built side loaders since 1969 in our factory in Cavaion (Italy). We still manufacture in the original factory (although we have added many buildings and updated our production process over the years!)

As a company we care about our product and our team; our staff turnover is incredibly low in fact we have examples of third generation of the same families who work in our factory. The very first service engineer we employed became our Technical Director before retiring; although he remains a consultant for the company today.

Product Range

Read about the benefits of Baumann Sideloaders.

Baumann Cavaion products are sold throughout the world; in fact to over 50 countries.

Baumann Cavaion only produces side loaders; although we produce a wide range of trucks, suited to a wide range of materials handling uses, we produce nothing else. We know our strength and we like to focus upon it.

Baumann Cavaion is still owned by Mr Wolfgang Baumann; we are not part of a huge global corporation and rather proud of it! It means we can focus on just one thing – making the best side loader possible.

The timber and steel industries are the two main markets where sideloaders are used. Because of their quality and special features, BAUMANN sideloaders have many more applications. Our side loaders are used by companies throughout the UK and worldwide to handle their goods in a much faster and safer way.

Product range

Side Loader trucksRanging from 3 ton models to well over 40 tons, side loader trucks are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

A variation on the common fork-lift truck, which lifts primarily at the front of the vehicle, the side loader truck is able to load at the side and in most cases within the vehicle platform, enabling it to help make use of its storage space.

Carrying the load at the side is immediately beneficial as there is a reduction in the safety risk, especially when transporting cumbersome goods over various distances, such as timber, steel girders or long vehicle chassis. For these materials to be transported using fork-lifts, for example, it would all have to be carried sideways on. This immediately causes several problems as it increases the width of the vehicle and therefore problems with storage. It is not feasible either, for the goods to be carried lengthways as this would cause an overbalancing of the vehicle and an increased risk towards the operator.

Side Loader Videos

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Baumann Side Loader Trucks

We have developed our machines to cope with almost anything that could be thrown at them with the introduction of solid steel outreach cylinders and bearings that can be up to 50% larger than any other side loader found on the market.

In areas that are under the most stress whilst the forks are under heavy load, thicker steel chassis are present which, depending on the chassis specifications, can be up to 3 inches thick around the well width, the area in which the forks operate.

As the safety of the operator is of the utmost importance, a more direct approach has been taken to ensure against injury whilst operating in more extreme environments.

Drivers are now situated in reinforced cabs which are surrounded by heavy duty steel mesh on windowed areas, and in areas that don’t interfere with the driver’s line of site; solid steel plates are present covering almost every part of the cab.

To protect from falling loads, a solid steel cage, very similar to roll cages present in cars, surrounds the external region of the cab. Of course, industries are continually changing and to ensure that sideloader trucks are able to keep up with newly developed markets and industrial techniques, new and innovative designs will be needed.

With constant reinforcement and development, Baumann side loader trucks will continue to be the backbone of heavy industry and provide invaluable transport through some of the most extreme environments for many years to come.