Putzmeister claims its 70Z-Meter is the world’s largest truck-mounted concrete pump, with 227 feet of vertical reach and nearly 213 feet of horizontal reach. Standard on all models 52Z-Meter and larger, including the 70Z-Meter, The maker’s Ergonic control technology allows the operator to set parameters that control the pump, the five-section Z-Fold boom and other functions, and facilitates real-time remote diagnosis of the unit in the field. The boom can be deployed in Z positions or A-frame configuration. The 70Z-Meter turns within a 59-foot radius, and the unit’s 180-degree working range in One-Sided Support mode allows the 70Z-Meter to make efficient use of its reach in congested areas. Associated Concrete Pumping of Sacramento, Ca., has had the first 70Z in the U.S. since early last Fall.
September 28, 2010