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Putzmeister America Introduces MX 43/47Z-Meter Placing Boom


Two MX 43/47Z-Meter placing booms, the newest addition to Putzmeister’s placing boom line, place concrete on a job site.

Putzmeister America Introduces MX 43/47Z-Meter Placing Boom

The largest placing boom in the industry to not require counterweight STURTEVANT, WI (November 1, 2010) – Further proving their technology puts customers first, Putzmeister America, Inc. is now manufacturing the new MX 43/47Z-Meter placing boom. The larger boom allows customers to tackle even more jobs than thought possible and with pinpoint accuracy. “The five-section MX 43/47 Z-Fold placing boom is the largest placing boom in the industry that does not require a counterweight,” says Jim Bury, director of engineering for Putzmeister America. “Not needing a counterweight saves our customers time and reduces their labor costs which is a huge advantage these days. In addition, the placing boom takes up less space without the counterweight, making the job site less congested.” Using the same maneuverable boom as Putzmeister’s 47Z-Meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump, the MX 43/47Z boasts an impressive 138-foot one-inch (42.09m) horizontal reach, and is ideal for demanding jobs such as high-rise buildings, bridges, dams, and other specialty applications. Like the 47Z truck-mounted boom, the new placing boom features more straight pipe for a less stressful concrete flow and longer wear on parts. “The new MX 43/47Z offers our customers even more advantages,” adds Bury. “Making it customizable to specific job site needs, this placing boom can operate with either a diesel or electric power pack. The placing boom can also adapt to any lattice tower with a cross section of seven feet six inches by seven feet six inches (2.3m x 2.3m), which allows customers to easily integrate the larger boom into their existing placing system equipment. “In addition, the placing boom’s remote control can be combined with the Putzmeister BSA trailer pump controls, allowing one operator to effortlessly manage the entire placing system,” explains Bury. “As an added bonus, cranes are freed up for other project requirements because just one pick of the crane is needed with this placing boom.” The new placing boom also offers two mounting configuration setups. “In addition to the freestanding mounting configuration, the boom can also be mounted to tower set up in the inside climbing configuration supported by the building,” says Bury. “The unit easily climbs using the job site crane.” As with all Putzmeister placing systems, they take a complete systems approach to specific customer equipment needs from start to finish. From placing booms and towers, to trailer pumps and diversion valves, Putzmeister’s comprehensive product line has their customers covered. In addition to Putzmeister’s product offering, the company also has experienced engineers and field service technicians who are available to help with everything from mix design to equipment setup. For further information and technical specifications on the MX 43/47Z placing boom or other placing system offerings, please contact Putzmeister America toll-free at (800) 884-7210.