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Putzmeister America Announces New Corner Wedge Set


Designed for use with Putzmeister's latest pin-connect tower, this new corner wedge set features eight wedges and four corner blocks to support the placing boom and associated systems' horizontal forces.

Putzmeister America Announces New Corner Wedge Set

Lightweight and Easy to Install Corner Wedge Set Designed for Use with Latest Pin-Connect Placing Boom Tower


STURTEVANT, Wis. (August 1, 2006) – Putzmeister America, Inc. announces a corner wedge set specifically designed for use with the company’s latest pin-connect placing boom tower. Effectively working in combination with the smooth surface of the tower’s sides, the new set features eight wedges and four corner blocks to support the unit’s horizontal forces.

Easy to install, two wedges conveniently slide into specially formed slots within each of the four corner blocks. One needs to merely tap the top of the wedge to secure it in place. By replacing threaded components, the wedges eliminate the chore of tightening bolts with a wrench.

Constructed of high strength aluminum, the entire set is extremely lightweight. Each wedge weighs only six pounds and each corner block just 14 pounds. This makes the parts easy to carry from one level to the next.

“We keep enhancing our placing boom system to ensure it is the most efficient in the industry,” says Bill Carbeau, Special Products Sector Manager. “Our recently introduced pin-connect tower uses four heavy duty pins instead of bolts for easier connection in erecting and raising the placing boom tower. Our new corner wedge set complements this design while further simplifying the process.”