Breman Mega Wheels B.V. announced its successful completion for the order to build and supply a BUSSINK R80XL Giant Observation Wheel to Skyviews America LLC. The wheel has been manufactured by Breman Machinery B.V. in Genemuiden, The Netherlands. The wheel is installed for operation at New Jersey’s American Dream Mall.
Breman Mega Wheels’ CEO Henk Breman, who has supplied high precision parts for BUSSINK Giant Observation Wheels & Towers since 1995, says that they have always been very impressed by the extremely high quality standards of BUSSINK, which are especially rare in the amusement industry.
Skyviews of America’s CEO Guy Leavitt, who has obtained a long-term lease to operate the wheel at the American Dream Mall in Meadowlands, says it was a logical decision to choose the BUSSINK R80XL for this prestigious and iconic project. Ray Cammack Shows — owned by Guy and Charlene Leavitt — already successfully operates and owns several BUSSINK Giant Observation Wheels since 1985. For 40 years, Ray Cammack Shows has held operations contracts with the fairs and special events across the country, where they operate over 80 rides, 70 games and many cafes.
Guy Leavitt said: “Especially because Breman Mega Wheels is carrying out the complete BUSSINK R80XL production, I have a lot of confidence that the product is built to the state-of-the-art high level of quality that the customers in the American Dream Mall expect from us. Our wheel is the sixth BUSSINK R80XL produced globally. Especially because a BUSSINK designed Giant Observation Wheel is always build in series we can be sure about the proven design and the — incident free — safety record of the product.”
The BUSSINK R80XL is the one of the world’s largest transportable and series-produced Giant Observation Wheel. It was designed and developed over five years. The BUSSINK R80XL is equipped with 27 CWA – Switzerland, luxury and spacy Zeppelin Cabins, which are fully climate controlled and can hold up to 16 passengers each, including 1 special VIP Cabin. The wheel is non-stop rotating, and one rotation will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes, with a maximum capacity of 1,600 passengers per hour. The wheel is equipped with a Siemens Drive and Control System to guarantee a safe, comfortable and reliable operation. The total weight of the wheel is approximately 750 metric tons, which is over 1.6 million pounds.
The wheel provides a view of the Manhattan skyline from approximately 300 feet at its highest point and is scheduled to open late 2021.