Putzmeister America, Inc. Redesigns Tommy Gun® A3 Series
Putzmeister America, Inc. Redesigns Tommy Gun® A3 SeriesPutzmeister America, Inc. (Putzmeister) has redesigned its Tommy Gun A3® Fireproofing Series of mortar machines for increased durability and ease of use, with an operator-friendly hydraulic lift and dump mixer, and a smaller, more rugged frame. The updated line of high-volume fireproofing machines was introduced at the 2013 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.
“The new line of Tommy Guns is not only more durable, but also considerably more user friendly,” said Patrick Bridger, president of Putzmeister Shotcrete Technology. “The upgrades were designed with the operator in mind, and we hope the adjustments will help make their jobs easier.”
Instead of the previous manual dump, the new Tommy Guns feature a redesigned 13-cubic-foot hydraulic lift and dump mixer with a load height that has been lowered more than 12 inches, reducing physical strain on the operator. Also, reducing strain on the operator, this places the bag breaker at hip level, rather than shoulder height. The convenient hydraulic controls are located at the rear of the unit, adjacent to the mixer.
The new mortar machines now sit on the time-tested, rugged frame style originally developed for Putzmeister’s Thom-Katt® line. In addition to the engineering changes, the look of the Tommy Guns also has been updated. Previously blue and cream, the new standard colors are changing to yellow and gray to reflect the streamlining of the overall Putzmeister brand and each of its product lines.
The Tommy Gun A3® Series is available in both plaster and fireproofing configurations. For more information, call (800) 884-7210.
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Putzmeister America, Inc. manufactures a complete line of truck-mounted concrete boom pumps, separate placing booms, truck-mounted telescopic belt conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, tunneling machinery and pipeline systems. Some of the industry’s best known brands, such as Telebelt®, Thom-Katt®, and Tommy Gun®, are part of the Putzmeister America family. The company’s workforce is dedicated to hands-on customer support and advancing the industry in design and technical innovation.