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Putzmeister 38Z-5-Meter Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump

Putzmeister's innovative 38Z-5-Meter features a completely brand new design for its five-section boom arm and pedestal for increased maneuverability, a reduced boom unfolding height, reduced overall weight, and a more user-friendly design. With the easy addition of a tag axle, the unit becomes frost-law-compliant to meet your job site needs year-round.

Exclusive Ergonic® Control System

Ergonic Brochure

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• A smoother pumping process
• Reduced component wear
• Low fuel consumption
• Fewer vibrations in the machine and boom
• Fully electronic control of the concrete pump
• Fewer hydraulic components
• Optimized output for greatest efficiency

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An integral component of the EPS module, Ergonic Output Control (EOC) reduced fuel consumption, wear and noise. EOC automatically adjusts the engine speed to the minimum required for the delivery rate specified by the operator on the remote control.

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The Ergonic system features the Ergonic Graphic Display (EGD), a three-inch square color LCD screen on the modular control box. When the equipment is on, the main menu shows:
• Hydraulic fluid temperature
• Operating hours
• Delivery pressure/delivery pressure limit
• Delivery rate/delivery rate limit

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Putzmeister Advantages

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Only Putzmeister has the technology to offer both high output and high pressure with the same setup.

Cell .12H
Rod side output 144 yd³/hr (110m³/hr)
Piston side output 97 yd³/hr (74m³/hr)
Rod side pressure 1233 psi (85 bar)
Piston side pressure 1885 psi• (130 bar•)
Material cylinder diameter 9" (230mm)
Stroke length 83" (2100mm)
Rod side strokes per minute 21
Piston side strokes per minute 14
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Cell .16H
Rod side output 210 yd³/hr (160m³/hr)
Piston side output 141 yd³/hr (108m³/hr)
Rod side pressure 1233 psi (85 bar)
Piston side pressure 1885 psi• (130 bar•)
Material cylinder diameter 9" (230mm)
Stroke length 83" (2100mm)
Rod side strokes per minute 31
Piston side strokes per minute 21
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Cell .18H LS
Piston side output 238 yd³/hr (182m³/hr)
Piston side pressure 1233 psi (85 bar)
Material cylinder diameter 10" (250mm)
Stroke length 83" (2100mm)
Piston side strokes per minute 29
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Ideal for high-pressure applications, our S-Valve handles even the most extreme mixes with ease. Built for years of durability, its thick-walled valve construction features exclusive hard-chromed concrete cylinders and multi-piece piston cup design.

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Putzmeister boom pumps feature a single proximity switch in each position. Redundancy is not necessary because the Ergonic Pump Control System can override the switches if necessary.

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All Putzmeister boom pumps feature the robust yet lightweight EZ Clean Out RS 909 hopper, which is engineered for performance and durability. Offering 19.4 cu. ft. (550L) capacity, the hopper uses one hard-faced remixer paddle motor and grate-mounted vibrator. The grate is constructed of high-strength steel with welded connections for a long wear life.

An innovative RFID safety switch incorporated in the hopper disables the machine when the grate is opened.

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By improving the pedestal construction with a bolt connection and simplifying the turret design, newer Putzmeister boom pumps can better handle the pump’s torsion forces resulting in less down time and lower maintenance costs.

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Our exclusive Econo-Gear™ helps achieve greater fuel efficiency by performing the setup, pumping and cleanup operations in a gear that allows for the use of a lower engine speed. In addition to fuel savings, Econo-Gear also reduces stress on wear parts and lowers noise levels. 

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Putzmeister pumps feature an exclusive free flow hydraulic system that performs to higher standards at lower cost than other pumps. Its valve-less intelligent monitoring system takes oil into the drive cylinders with no loss of pressure to enhances the pump’s service life while increasing power and convenience.




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Low ceiling heights and unusual concrete placing challenges are easily tacked with the versatility of Putzmeister’s Z-Boom design. Booth the Multi-Z and Z-Fold configurations can begin a pour before the boom is fully unfolded. Additionally, these four- and five-section booms can easily maneuver around obstacles to achieve the maximum reach and flexibility possible.

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Putzmeister’s One-Sided Support (OSS) outrigger system allows the boom pump operator to reduce the outrigger span on the non-working side of the unit. Through a series of sensors, OSS safely achieves set up in confined areas without full outrigger deployment. The sensors maintain a defined working envelope that prevents the operator from positioning the boom outside of a safe operational range.

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Putzmeister’s HBC-Radiomatic power boost and frequency hopping remote control system ensure minimum interference with other frequency transmitters. A fully proportional cable remote is also standard. Unlike other systems, the radio and cable remote systems are completely independently, offering redundancies to ensure complete proportional operation with either control.

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Designed with the operator in mind, all newer Putzmeister models are lighter weight to offer greater capacity for payload, water and fuel. The new design also offers significantly more deck space for job site equipment and ease of movement around the deck

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On all newer Putzmeister boom pumps the pipe layout features only a single bend in the turret and two elbow sizes – 45-degree and 90-degree – parts commonality has been increased and wear has been decreased. Additionally, the pipe hanger brackets have bolt connections for extended life and easier wear.

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Specification Tables

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Boom Style
Boom Style Z-Fold
Number of sections 5
Height & Reach
Vertical reach 123' 0" (37.50m)
Horizontal reach 107' 7" (32.80m)
Reach from front of truck* 99' 5" (30.30m)
Reach depth 83' 0" (25.30m)
Unfolding height 24' 3" (7.40m)
Boom Section Articulation
1st section articulation 90º
2nd section articulation 180º
3rd section articulation 180º
4th section articulation 245º
5th section articulation 230º
Boom Section Length
1st section length 28' 7" (8.70m)
2nd section length 20' 4" (6.20m)
3rd section length 18' 5" (5.60m)
4th section length 21' 4" (6.50m)
5th section length 21' 4" (6.50m)
Outriggers
Outrigger spread: L-R-front hydraulically extend out & down 20' 8" (6.30m)
Outrigger spread: L-R-rear hydraulically swing out & extend down 23' 11" (7.30m)
Outrigger load: Front 43,388 lbf (193 kN)
Outrigger load: Rear 46,985 lbf (209 kN)
One-Sided Support (OSS) Outriggers
Safe operational zone 120º
Outrigger spread: L-R-front hydraulically extend out down 14' 1" (4.30m)
Outrigger spread: L-R-rear hydraulically swing out & extend down 19' 4" (5.90m)

All specifications apply to units mounted on PMA stock truck - MACK MRU 613 with .16H pump cell.
Weights are approximate and include pump, boom, truck, driver and some fuel. Varies with options selected.
Dimensions will vary with different truck makes, models and specifications.
Maximum theoretical values listed.
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Based on Model MACK MRU 613 with .16H pump cell
Length 35' 6" (10.82m)
Width 8' 2" (2.50m)
Height 12' 9" (3.88m)
Wheelbase 223" (5,664mm)
Front axle weight 18,620 lbs (8,446kg)
Rear axle weight 35,980 lbs (16,320kg)
Approx total weight 54,600 lbs (24,766kg)

All specifications apply to units mounted on PMA stock truck - MACK MRU 613 with .16H pump cell.
Weights are approximate and include pump, boom, truck, driver and some fuel. Varies with options selected.
Dimensions will vary with different truck makes, models and specifications.
Maximum theoretical values 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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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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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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With One-Sidded Support (OSS) outriggers.
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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