Putzmeister goes boomless
By Steve Skinner15 April 2009
Putzmeister has launched its BQF 06 Roline truck-mounted rotor concrete pump series for the European market. The initiative behind the new concept is to enable concrete placement using pipes and flexible hoses, rather than a boom. This means the truck chassis can be smaller which allows access to confined spaces.
The project, coordinated by Putzmeister UK, uses the R60 rotary pump from the Pumi range capable of delivering up to 58 m3 per hour at 25 bar pressure. The rotary pump features low wear and quiet pumping with an infinitely variable forwards and reverse delivery rate which leaves little residual concrete in the hopper.
Mounted on a Mitsubishi Canter 7C18 7,5 tonne chassis, the BQF 06 Roline can deliver a wide range of materials including difficult substances such as steel fibre concrete, free flowing screed, foam concrete, self compacting concrete and lightweight concrete up to a particle size of 32 mm.
"We've bucked the trend and gone small," said Olivier Saint-Paul, managing director of Putzmeister France. "The renovation sector continues to be bouyant and this machine's been developed for this and for the smaller construction professional."
"We see good markets for this machine in most European markets, but especially the UK, France and Germany where there are many projects being conducted in confined areas," said Mr Saint-Paul.