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Putzmeister Improves and Expands Models within the TKB Series of Thom-Katt® Trailer Pumps



Putzmeister Improves and Expands Models within the TKB Series of Thom-Katt® Trailer Pumps

Within the Thom-Katt family of trailer-mounted pumps, Putzmeister's TKB Series of hydraulic ball valve machines has been improved to achieve higher outputs per hour, resulting in three new models.

To achieve more output, Putzmeister expertly modified the hydraulic system. Therefore, the TKB Series now comprises three higher volume models — the TKB 45, TKB 60 and TKB 80 — delivering 45, 60 and 80 cubic yards (34, 45 and 61m3) an hour outputs respectively.

The TKB 45 and 60 are ideal machines for residential and commercial jobs, including masonry grouting, stem walls, patios, sidewalks, pre-cast toppings and many other applications. The larger TKB 80 fills the special niche for a high-volume unit designed for the cast auger piling contractor.

A feature exclusive to Putzmeister TKB models is its combination of adjustable primary balls and wedge pin manifold. The primary balls are adjustable for faster clean out. The wedge pins make it simple to take the manifold apart for maintenance. Working in tandem, these features enable a quicker, easier and more efficient clean-out.

The entire TKB range of Thom-Katt pumps provides a nitrogen surge chamber with tie rod construction for smooth, surge-free pumping. This chamber creates a steady and continuous flow of concrete, while the tie rod design makes it easy and cost-effective to maintain.

All TKB units are capable of handling 1/2-inch minus aggregates. The TKB 45 and 60 models feature 6-x 30-inch (150 x 762mm) concrete cylinders with up to 735 psi (50 bar) pressure; and the TKB 80 offers larger 7-x 39-inch (180 x 1000mm) cylinders and a maximum 760 psi (52 bar) pressure.

Although these hydraulic ball valve models feature a 4-inch (100mm) outlet diameter, they can easily pump through 2-inch (50mm) diameter hose, which is easier to move around on job sites. All TKB machines feature a leaf spring axle and hydraulic surge brakes for improved towing, and they are powered by water-cooled diesel engines with up to 101 hp (75kW).

The TKB 45 and 60 are now available, and the TKB 80 will be offered the second quarter 2001. For more immediate information, contact the company's sales department toll-free at (800) 884-7210.