Putzmeister America, Inc., debuted its 70Z-Meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump, introduced in 2008, at World of Concrete 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The new pump offers over 227 feet of vertical reach and nearly 213 feet of horizontal reach. The boom has a five-section Z-Fold design. Operators can deploy in either ‘Z’ or ‘A-Frame’ configuration, depending on application requirements. A modular bolt-on flatpack and free flow hydraulic system are standard. It also features an outside turning radius of 59 feet (18 m) and 180-degree working range in One-Sided Support (OSS) mode.
Ergonic® technology, standard, allows the operator to set parameters that control the pump, the boom and many other operational functions. The Ergonic Pump Control System (EPS) is one of several modules in the Ergonic system. Others include Ergonic Boom Control (EBC) with OneTouch™ and Ergonic Tele Service (ETS), which offers real-time remote diagnosis of the unit operation in the field.