Putzmeister Unveils the New 32Z-Meter Boom Pump at WOC '99
Putzmeister Unveils the New 32Z-Meter Boom Pump at WOC '99Putzmeister America introduced the Putzmeister 32Z-Meter, a completely redesigned truck-mounted 32-meter concrete pump, at World of Concrete '99. This new lightweight boom pump, with a 105-foot vertical reach, features an exclusive Multi-Z boom design and a larger, more robust pedestal. The patent-pending boom design delivers a faster and more efficient setup because the boom doesn't have to be completely unfolded to begin the pour. This advantage means operators are immediately ready to place concrete – even right next to the truck. The unit's Multi-Z boom also provides a low 25-ft. 3-in. (7.7 m) unfolding height, making it ideal for use under low height structures and in tight areas.
The 32Z is a lightweight 51,800 lbs. (23,500 kg) GVW, which is important in complying with the federal bridge formula regarding weight restrictions and allowing additional capacity for hauling pipe and supplies.The 32Z is also mounted on a similar pedestal to the Putzmeister 36-Meter. This provides greater stability and a compact outrigger spread of only 18 feet (5.5 m). Putzmeister's "X" brace outriggers are fully hydraulic – with front outriggers that diagonally telescope while rear ones swing-out – for easy setup and operation on the most congested job sites.
In addition, only the 32Z-Meter delivers both high volume 210 yd3 (160 m3/hr) outputs and high pressure 1233 psi (85 bar) on the rod side with its .16H pump. With competitive designs, operators must choose either high pressure or high volume output. Also available are both Putzmeister's powerful .20H pump cell with 260 yd3 (200 m3/hr) outputs and 1233 psi on the piston side – and its long stroke .12L pump cell at 152 yd3 (116 m3/hr) outputs and 1015 psi (70 bar) on the rod side.
As with all Putzmeister boom pump models, the 32Z features exclusive free-flow hydraulics for smooth controllable pumping, both cable and radio remotes for precise positioning of the booms, and the high performance S-Valve for pumping extremely harsh mixes as standard equipment.
In addition, Putzmeister will continue to offer its existing roll-and-fold 32-Meter boom to customers who prefer this configuration.