Concrete Pumping/Placing Without Compromise
Roger Lindley Reports
For rental companies and companies specialising in concrete placement, the critical nature of the industry demands high reliability from the equipment used to deliver and place the material. Any delays can be expensive and result in delays to the job site works schedule.
Buying concrete pumps produced on an assembly line more often than not requires some degree of compromise by the customer. However, there is an option. With the last remaining independently owned concrete pump manufacturer in Germany, each pump is designed and built around customers’ specific requirements.
Klein GmbH has, for over 20 years, been producing trailer and truck mounted concrete pumps along with mobile concrete mixing plants and other innovative solutions for the construction industry.
Bauma 2016 gave the 500,000+ visitors the opportunity to see examples of the products available such as weight-optimized truck-mounted concrete pumps with a 37-meter boom
With an unconventional new design of the boom support, Klein GmbH has succeeded in a significant weight reduction in truck-mounted concrete pumps. The result is an overall weight of less than 25 tons in the 37 meter class.
At Bauma, this optimized substructure was illustrated by the example of KLEIN KBZ 37-4 concrete pump above. Here is the Klein KBZ 52-5.
Main reason for significant weight reduction is the modified linkage of the front and rear outriggers.
haracteristic of the new development is a common pivot point which absorbs the load torque of the support legs.
Due to the significant weight reduction in steel construction, the axle loads of the machine are also reduced - in many countries often the decisive requirement for roading.
Naturally, this is done without compromising the stability of the concrete pump with placing boom under all operating conditions.
Large boom concrete pump with small footprint
To minimize space requirements on construction sites when setting up and supporting its large-boom truck-mounted concrete pumps, KLEIN GmbH equips type KBR 52-5 with front double telescopic support.