Power excavator study A-SERIES
Field of application:
"A-SERIES" is a vehicle study of a conventional crawler excavator based on standardized parts as wheels and arms, that combines functional complexity with aesthetic simplicity.
The design is characterized by plain objectiveness. Ample surfaces and modest but sharp color schemes underline the minimalist appearance. The mainly black base body is surrounded by a ribbon like an inner core. The lights are placed in an immerged duct and protected by an alveolar lattice, which consists of a translucent surface with a grid structure, generating conspicuous lighting. The duct is running diagonally and merging in gill-like exhaust ducts. The tilted front and rear surfaces of the extrusion-like ribbon visualize the dynamic movement and power of the vehicle.
The structured separation into two volumes enables the rear of the excavator to be driven in and out as a counterweight. The cockpit allows an adjustment to the working conditions by tilting and turning. It is visually separated like an insect head and so constitutes the central element.