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Putzmeister America Develops Clamp-Down Mounting Base for Concrete-Placing Booms

Putzmeister America Develops Clamp-Down Mounting Base for Concrete-Placing Booms

STURTEVANT, Wis. ( Feb. 2, 2004 ) – Putzmeister America has developed a new clamp-down mounting base to be used in conjunction with its concrete-placing boom tower.

The mounting base can be clamped down to a foundation or structure, provided the structure is strong enough to absorb reaction loads. When used with self-climbing form systems, the base can become part of the framework and ride with the form scaffolding. This offers greater efficiency and convenience to the contractor during high-rise construction.

The clamp-down base is unique because it can be used with or without a tower. It can be attached to an 80-foot, freestanding tower for climbing, to a 20-foot tower within a form-frame system, or merely clamped to floor truss work.

The clamp-down base can be used with the standard Putzmeister tower and all Putzmeister placing boom models up to 34 meters. The base is flexible and can be used repeatedly in varying applications.

Compared to a ballasted-mounting base, the clamp-down base is smaller, lighter and can be used in more confined spaces. However, each mounting design offers its own set of special features and is dependent on the mounting variables involved.

For more information, contact the company toll-free at (800) 884-7210, or at (262) 886-3200 and ask for the placing boom product specialist.

Putzmeister America is one of the world's leading heavy equipment manufacturers, specializing in concrete and material placing equipment. As market leaders in technology and innovation, Putzmeister offers a complete line of truck-mounted concrete boom pumps, separate placing booms, truck-mounted telescopic conveyors, and trailer-mounted concrete pumps. In addition, the company provides a wide range of mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, as well as tunneling and mining equipment. The company originally achieved international ISO 9001 quality certification in 1998 and this summer successfully completed a transition audit needed to comply with the revised and tougher ISO 2000 standard.