Pump success

24 April 2008

Schwing's S 39 X truck mounted concrete pump made its debut at bauma in Munich, Germany in 2004 but didn't have to wait long until it was put to the test on site. According to Schwing, the S 39 X has the longest distribution boom on a three axle chassis which also has a gross weight of less than 26 tonnes.

Despite extensive field testing, Schwing hoped the truck would perform as well under real site conditionals as it had in its trials. German contractor Kocher-Jagst Transportbeton took delivery of the first S 39 X truck and its first job was to pump and place 400 m3 of concrete in six hours to construct a new rain overflow basin at Kupferzell sewage plant.

After several months on site, Kocher-Jagst Transportbeton production shop manager Franz Holz said that he was impressed by the stability, capacity and cost effectiveness of the S 39X. More than 150 units have now been sold worldwide.

The S 39 X features space saving bowed front outriggers and rear right-angled telescopic Houtriggers which help speed up set up and reduce the truck's footprint. The truck is mounted on an MB Actros 2641 chassis which adds manoeuvrability, “If there is room to get a four axle agitator truck in, then there is room for the S 39 X,” said Kocher-Jagst Transportbeton machine operator Gerhard Wirth.

Latest News
Politics vs. practicality in decarbonization to be discussed
Leading energy consultant will examine the topic at annual Power Progress Summit
Tech company updates software for surveying robots
The update introduces a Data Logging feature which provides users with additional capabilities
Wind turbines transported in Greece
Huge wind farm shipment unloaded at Greek port