chapter  19
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Comfortable View in an Earth-Moving Machine of 2015

ByL. Vormer, M.C. Dekker, A.A. Visser, F. Krause, and P. Vink

The operator’s comfort is increasingly recognized as a factor of importance in selling earth-moving machines (Krause et al. 2003). From 2001 to 2003 a Eurocabin project was carried out for three medium-sized earth-moving machine manufacturers: Paus GmbH (Germany), coordinator of the project; ETEC (the Netherlands), and Kaiser (Liechtenstein). A part of this project, which describes the design of the excavator of the future, concerns improvement of the operator’s view. The highlights of this study are presented in this chapter.