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Putzmeister Introduces 38Z-Meter Concrete Boom Pump to Comply with Frost Laws

Putzmeister Introduces 38Z-Meter Concrete Boom Pump to Comply with Frost Laws

STURTEVANT, Wis. ( Feb. 2, 2004 ) – Putzmeister America has engineered a special 38Z-Meter concrete boom pump to help contractors extend their pumping season. The vehicle may be driven on-road legally when frost laws are in effect.

At 124 feet, this model is the longest reaching boom pump on the market that complies with the maximum 5-ton seasonal weight restrictions. To protect roads, certain states enforce frost laws limiting axle and tire loads during the months of January through April.

The new Putzmeister unit is mounted on a conventional truck chassis with a special six-axle design to comply with weight restrictions. It features a removable tag, which can be taken off easily when frost laws are not in effect.

The four-section 38Z features a versatile Multi-Z boom configuration to efficiently place concrete in difficult-to-reach places. A compact telescopic diagonal X-outrigger measuring 20 feet, 10 inches in the front and 23 feet in the rear permits setup in confined spaces.

Other features include exclusive free-flow hydraulics for smooth controllable pumping, a .12L-pump for outputs up to 142 yd 3 /hr and a rugged S-Valve for pumping harsh mixes.

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 standard.