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Putzmeister Introduces 38-Meter Separate Placing Boom; Largest Model in Product Lineup

Putzmeister Introduces 38-Meter Separate Placing Boom; Largest Model in Product Lineup

STURTEVANT, Wis. ( Feb. 2, 2004 ) – Putzmeister America introduces the largest separate placing boom model in the company's product line, the MXKD 38/42.

With a horizontal reach of 125 feet, this 38-Meter unit offers greater concrete coverage and is designed for use on larger jobs. It features a four-section boom in a roll-and-fold configuration that requires no counterweight. This is an important feature of all Putzmeister placing boom models that gives contractors added on-site mobility.

The new 38-meter model may be used for high-rise applications. However, it is best suited for large industrial or civil-projects such as construction of bridges, dams and waste treatment plants. These jobs typically allow only one location for the tower. Therefore, a longer boom for wider concrete placing coverage is needed.

With the addition of the 38-meter model, Putzmeister now offers six standard placing boom models with horizontal reaches from 79 to 125 feet (24 to 38 meters). Bill Carbeau, sales and product manager for separate placing booms, said, “Although the 38-Meter is currently the largest model in our standard product range, we are also capable of custom designing placing booms up to 58 meters.”

The MXKD 38/42 is easy to erect and assemble. It can be used on a larger lattice tower with mounting plates, or concrete embeds.

Along with the introduction of this model, Putzmeister announces the availability of a modified pedestal for use with all its placing boom models. This standard pedestal features extra space for standing and moving, a connected ladder and a convenient lanyard attachment.

For more information, contact the company toll-free at (800) 884-7210 or (262) 886-3200 and ask for the placing boom product specialist. The company's web site also contains more details. Visit it at www.putzmeister.com.

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 the transition audit for compliance with the recently revised and tougher ISO 2000 standard.