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Putzmeister MX 34/38Z Placing Boom

The Putzmeister MX 34/38Z placing boom is engineered to maximize concrete placement accuracy. The 365 degree rotation and four-section boom provides maneuverability to the exact point of placement with a horizontal reach of 108 feet 7 inches and a reach depth of 84 feet 8 inches.

Putzmeister Advantages

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  • Low placing boom weights mean lighter crane picks.
  • 4-section boom provides more effective reach.
  • Boom can be positioned farther from the crane for greater placing coverage.

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Only Putzmeister’s modular and high strength square tower:

  • Easily expands for use at a variety of height and floor levels.
  • Can be self-jacked.
  • Can be placed on anchors or base plates.
  • Protects delivery line and power connections inside the tower.
  • Makes it easier to block out and patch floor openings.
  • Allows convenient inside ladder access.
  • 3-meter and 6-meter tower sections available.

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Putzmeister’s commitment to innovation and leading-edge engineering has produced the most advanced placing booms available.

  • Square Tower with Modular Design
  • Simple Bracing with Vertical Support
  • Highest Freestanding Heights
  • Highest Reach Above Upper Wedge Point
  • Spacious Platform
  • Versatile Pedestal
  • No Counterweight on Booms
  • Easiest Boom to Raise and Move
  • Lightweight

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Our simple Hydrauilc Quick Disconnect and easy four-pin connection make our boom the easiest to raise and move in the industry. Pick up and move the entire system in under ten minutes.

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  • Only Putzmeister towers can free stand up to 80-foot heights without a counterweight.
  • Elimination of cumbersome counterweight saves time and labor.
  • Greatest height above upper wedge point.
  • Pour more floors with fewer jumps.
  • Up to a 46-foot overhang before it’s necessary to raise the boom.

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Putzmeister placing and detach booms are the easiest booms to raise or move, with the simple and easy four-pin connection process. You simply disconnect, pick up, and move the entire system in under 10 minutes.

  1. Disconnect and lift
  2. Fly from truck to tower
  3. Position, pin and pump

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  • Optional vertical support system available with pin or bolt tower system.
  • Firmly supports the tower using hardwood wedges or steel corner details for lateral bracing.
  • Easily accessible wood re-shore posts distribute the unit’s vertical load.

Design restrictions apply.

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Putzmeister Placing Systems are ideal for demanding applications, including:

  • High-rise buildings
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Treatment plants
  • Precast plants
  • Other specialty applications

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  • Spacious platform designed with safety in mind.
  • Convenient chest height access to the four-pin connection.
  • Provides a “bird’s eye” view for the operator.

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  • Perfect when frequent boom transfers are required.
  • Convenient two-piece slewing head features color-coded quick- disconnect hydraulic fittings and easy alignment of the boom to the pedestal pin.
  • The pedestal can be left on the tower to reduce the "fly" weight by 4,850 pounds.
  • Adapts to most Putzmeister pumps produced since 1985.
  • Can be installed with your initial boom pump order or added later.

Step 1: Hydraulic Quick Disconnect
Step 2: Detach boom and lift
Step 3: Fly boom from truck to tower
Step 4: Position, pin and pump

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Get Connected with the Right System for Your Needs

Putzmeister’s Pin Tower is a highly efficient placing boom tower. The Pin System uses four heavy-duty pins instead of bolts for faster and easier connection in installing and raising the placing boom tower.

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  • Placing boom and pedestal are separate components.
  • Move boom and pedestal together or individually, depending on crane capacity.
  • Pedestal self-aligns during reconnection.

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Putzmeister offers project assistance from start to finish:

  • Equipment selection
  • Equipment performance
  • System design and unit placement
  • Maximum placement coverage
  • Technical data
  • Operator training, upon request
  • Concrete composition consultation
  • Help in maintaining your bottom line

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Mounting Configuration

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With years of experience in designing placing systems for countless applications, Putzmeister the gained the experience and expertise needed to develop the widest variety of mounting and climbing applications. We have a system to you’re your needs.

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Specially engineered wall bracket does not anchor to the forming system to avoid form vibration.

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Only Putzmeister reaches up to 80-foot freestanding heights without a counterweight.

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Convenient floor support plates for use with an existing concrete slab.

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An optional kit available for freestanding applications that don’t have a foundation.

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Clamps to an existing structure or form framework. Can be used with or without a tower.

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Climbing Configuration

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With years of experience in designing placing systems for countless applications, Putzmeister the gained the experience and expertise needed to develop the widest variety of mounting and climbing applications. We have a system to you’re your needs.

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Secures the tower inside or outside the structure (sometimes called an Outside Tie-In).

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Supported by the building, the unit easily climbs using a crane.

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The unit can climb without a crane using two lift cylinders and the pedestal’s hydraulics.

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Specification Tables

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Reach/Boom
Boom design Multi-Z
Horizontal reach 108' 7" (33.10m)
Vertical reach* 108' 7" (33.10m)
Reach depth* 89' 11" (27.40m)
Stowed boom length 31' 4" (9.55m)
Boom Sections
1st section 28' 7" (8.70m)
2nd section 25' 3" (7.70m)
3rd section 27' 7" (8.40m)
4th section 27' 3" (8.30m)
Boom Articulation
1st section 103°
2nd section 180°
3rd section 245°
4th section 233°
General Specifications
Rotation 365°
Pipeline diameter 5" (127mm)
Power 400-480V/50-60Hz/35amp
Control systems Radio-Cable-Manual
Pump outputs 20 to 200 yd³/hr (15 to 152 m³/hr)

* Measured from bottom of pedestal for MX booms.
† Adjustable in 10 foot (3m) increments.
ˆ Weight varies with height.

Weights are approximate and vary with options selected.
Dimensions will vary with different models and specifications.
Maximum theoretical calues listed.
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Pin Tower
Height - free stands up to 80' (24m)† 10' 0" (3.00m)
Width (square) 4' 0" (1.22m)
Approximate weight (includes adapter)ˆ 10,790 lbs (4,880kg)
Floor opening (square) 4' 6" (1.37m)

* Measured from bottom of pedestal for MX booms.
† Adjustable in 10 foot (3m) increments.
ˆ Weight varies with height.

Weights are approximate and vary with options selected.
Dimensions will vary with different models and specifications.
Maximum theoretical calues listed.
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Placing System Weights
Boom 13,133 lbs (5,957kg)
Pedestal 4,850 lbs (2,200kg)
Total 18,089 lbs (8,205kg)
Series II weights 5,770 lbs (2,617kg)

* Measured from bottom of pedestal for MX booms.
† Adjustable in 10 foot (3m) increments.
ˆ Weight varies with height.

Weights are approximate and vary with options selected.
Dimensions will vary with different models and specifications.
Maximum theoretical calues listed.
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Diagrams

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End hose not to be operated in caution area.
Photos and drawings are for illustrative purposes only.
Dimensions will vary with different truck makes, models and specifications.
For available options, please contact the factory.

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