The 1400 kg machine is compact, easy-to-use, durable and inexpensive - at €45000 - said the Italian company.
A 24.5 kW Lombardini FOCS model 1404 diesel engine powers the two-cylinder, 'S' valve pump, which delivers concrete containing aggregrates up to 25 mm in size at pressures of 70 bar. Pumping rate is from 2 to 15 m3/hr from a 250 l hopper, which is convered by an electrically-driven, vibrating grill.
The Booster 15's control system has a stainless steel operator panel and an Imer-designed controller, which is completely sealed and located in a protected position. Dimensions of the model are 1450 mm (W) by 3970 mm (L) by 1515 mm (H).
Launched at SAIE in Bologna as a production prototype, the model will be available worldwide with or without trailer in March 2009 after endurance testing. Imer said it will introduce next month a sprayer version of the Booster 15, which will have a spraying unit that is interchangeable with the pump.