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Putzmeister Introduces 56Z Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump

Fri February 17, 2012 - National Edition

Putzmeister’s new 56Z-meter boasts a unit weight of less than 100,000 lbs. (45,000 kg).
Putzmeister’s new 56Z-meter boasts a unit weight of less than 100,000 lbs. (45,000 kg).

Putzmeister America Inc. will introduce its new, lightweight 56Z-meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump during 2012. The new pump’s compact design will offer a reduced unit weight and a smaller footprint, while accommodating a long-reaching boom, according to the manufacturer.

“The product advances found in the new 42Z-meter model have now been extended into the 50-meter class,” said Jim Bury, director of engineering of Putzmeister America. “From the small, but revolutionary RFID hopper grate switch to the all new weight-to-strength optimized boom and structural components, we have brought together world-class design and user value into a D.O.T.-friendly package.”

The 56Z-meter’s design reduces unit weight to less than 100,000 lbs. (45,000 kg), delivering a 50-meter class boom to areas previously unreachable due to weight restrictions. The standard one sided support (OSS) outrigger system will allow for a smaller footprint, with 19 ft. 4 in. (5.90 m) front and 25 ft. 11 in. (7.90 m) rear spreads. Despite its smaller size, the pump will offer a long-reaching boom — 181 ft. 1 in. (55.20 m) vertical, 163 ft. 9 in. (49.90 m) horizontal. The 56Z-meter will feature common boom elbows, interchangeability of many parts, decreased maintenance costs and even greater reliability.

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