New Putzmeister 38Z-Meter Concrete Pump with Multi-Z Boom to Debut at World of Concrete 2003
New Putzmeister 38Z-Meter Concrete Pump with Multi-Z Boom to Debut at World of Concrete 2003At this year’s World of Concrete, Putzmeister America will introduce the 38Z-Meter – a new truck-mounted concrete pump in the 125-foot class, which features the company’s unique Multi-Z boom design.
The special Multi-Z boom configuration on the new Putzmeister 38Z offers many advantages. First, the four-section boom can maneuver in, over and around obstacles to efficiently place concrete in difficult-to-reach places.
Second, the design delivers a faster and more efficient setup because the boom doesn’t have to be completely unfolded to begin the pour. Therefore, operators can immediately place concrete – even right next to the truck.
Third, a well-designed layout of components incorporates straight pipe sections and fewer bends. This results in a less stressful concrete flow through the line, a longer service life, and more parts commonality.
38Z-Meter “a logical step”
“As the versatility of the Multi-Z boom has proven popular among operators, it was a logical step up to develop a 38 meter with this special configuration. The new unit now joins our other Z-boom models, which includes the 24Z, 28Z, 32Z, 36Z and 52Z meter pumps,” commented Dave Adams, president and CEO of Putzmeister America.
The 38Z features an outrigger spread of only 20 feet 8 inches (6.3m) in the front, and 23 feet (7m) in the rear. This compact footprint is achieved due to “X” brace outriggers. Hydraulically operated, the front outriggers diagonally telescope out, while rear ones swing-out for easy setup and operation on congested sites.
In addition, the 38Z delivers both high 1,233 psi (85 bar) pressures and high volume with its choice of a .16H or .20H pump, attaining 210 yd3/hr (160m3/hr) and 260 yd3/hr (200m3/hr) outputs respectively. With competitive designs, operators must choose either high pressure or high volume.
Similar to all Putzmeister boom pump models, the 38Z features exclusive free-flow hydraulics for smooth controllable pumping, both radio and cable remotes for precise boom positioning, Econo-GearTM for fuel savings, and the high performance S-Valve for pumping extremely harsh mixes.
On display at World of Concrete
This new model will be available for spring 2003 delivery and can be viewed at Putzmeister booth #5832 during the World of Concrete.