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World’s Largest Concrete Trailer Pump Now Features Highest Engine Horsepower

World’s Largest Concrete Trailer Pump Now Features Highest Engine Horsepower

STURTEVANT, Wis. (September 2004) – The largest trailer-mounted concrete pump in the world – the Putzmeister BSA 14000 – just got even more powerful with the addition of a larger 630-hp engine. That is the highest horsepower rating on any concrete trailer pump currently sold.

The more robust, 630-hp diesel Caterpillar engine can be incorporated into Putzmeister’s standard BSA 14000 (SPL 56) model based on customers’ needs. It offers almost 30 percent more horsepower than the standard engine for even longer, continuous operation at distances exceeding 1,700 feet (518m) vertically.

To accommodate the bigger engine, the unit’s appearance changes slightly. However, all other high performance features remain the same. This includes a high, maximum trailer pump pressure of 3190-psi (220 bar) and an output of 134 cubic yards an hour (102m 3/hr) at peak volume.

According to Bill Carbeau, Putzmeister’s sales and product manager for specialty equipment, “Six hundred and thirty horsepower is the maximum horsepower available on any concrete trailer pump model in the world today. As high-rise projects reach astounding new heights and tunneling projects extend to even longer distances, the larger engine will accommodate customers’ needs for added power and easier pump strokes in handling today’s tough and special mixes such as self-compacting concrete and high-strength concrete.”

For tackling difficult concrete mixes, the machine is capable of handling consistencies down to a zero slump, at a maximum 2.5-inch (63mm) aggregate size.

Other exclusive features of the unit include the field proven S-Valve, hard-chromed concrete cylinders, and smooth, free-flow hydraulics for more controllable pumping. The unit is also equipped with a large 21.2-cubic-foot (600L) capacity hopper, standard vibrator and central lubrication.

For more information about this optional version, contact the company’s sales department toll free at 800-884-7210 or at 262-886-3200. Literature also can be downloaded from the company’s Web site 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 equipment. The company originally achieved international ISO 9001 quality certification in 1998 and in 2003 successfully completed a transition audit for compliance with the revised and more challenging ISO 9001:2000 standards.