With the increased activity in the construction market, our Concrete Pumping division recently purchased three brand new Schwing 58X concrete pumps. The 58 meter pumps were the first of their size to be shipped to California or Washington in the last 5 years. They are the only long boom pumps in the area with engines that meet the latest emission standards.
So what exactly is a long boom pump and how does it work? A concrete pump is attached (mounted) to a truck and uses a remote controlled, articulating robotic arm known as the boom. It has the ability to place concrete quicker and more precisely than traditional methods. There are some pumps that can deliver over 200 cubic yards of concrete per hour, which one of the reasons it is economical. With the long reach of the pumps, it also eliminates much of the need to construct walkways and access points into certain areas of a project.
Here are some remarkable statistics regarding the capability of the 58 meter pump. According to the Schwing website, the pump has a vertical reach of 187’ 9”, a horizontal reach of 175’ 1”, and a below grade reach of 141’ 1”. It has a boom rotation of 370 degrees. The outrigger has a 42’ 10” overall frame length and sets up quickly utilizing the exclusive Schwing patented stable platform.
The pump specifications are as impressive. It has a concrete output of 213 cubic yards per hour and allows for a maximum aggregate size of 2.5”. The 58 meter pump even has the option of a detachable boom that can be mounted hundreds of feet from the pump.
Conco is one of the leading commercial concrete contractors in Sacramento and has been delivering first-rate services in the area since 1959. We are experts at creating cost-effective solutions that take advantage of the most up-to-date techniques.