Revolution pump boom reaches new maneuverability, speed benchmarks

New boom technology holds the potential to take the concrete pumping business to new levels, Schwing America contends. The Revolution boom on the S 36 X truck-mounted concrete pump offers what company engineers note are unmatched maneuverability and speed, with continuous 360-degree articulation of the tip section and 330-degrees of third section articulation. Hydraulic motors replace the last two cylinders of the four-section boom to provide the additional coverage.

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MANUFACTURERS – NOVEMBER 2017

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Charah LLC has opened a fly ash storage terminal in Kelim, Colo., north of Denver, in partnership with Great Western Railway of Colorado operator and rail-to-truck transloading services provider OmniTRAX. Geared to Rocky Mountain States concrete producers, the facility joins the Charah MultiSource Class C and Class F fly ash distribution network, whose recent expansion has also seen new terminals in California, the Midwest, New England and the South.

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Schwing America adds telescopic conveyor models in Loop Belt deal

Sources: Schwing America, St. Paul, Minn.; CP staff

Schwing America has closed on the assets of truck-mounted, telescopic conveyor manufacturer Loop Belt Industries. The acquisition includes intellectual property, patents, copyrights and trademarks surrounding a product line anchored by 33- and 40-meter truck-mounted telescopic conveyors, plus a 40-meter tractor trailer mounted model.

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STAYING POWER

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Like many early Great Lakes region concrete suppliers, Carr Bros., Inc., has evolved. Originally a coal and building materials hauler, it shifted to ready mixed concrete as the needs of customers changed. The company is now under fifth generation management, and has been delivering concrete in the Cleveland market for more than half of its 125 years in business.

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Five-section, 38-m boom pump

The new S 38 SX combines a tight front outrigger spread, just under 23 feet, with a lightweight design and five-section boom exhibiting articulation capabilities exceeding other styles. Affording 107-ft. and 122-ft. horizontal and vertical reach, it is available in a three-axle configuration with cab-over truck or as a four-axle version with conventional truck to meet federal bridge laws.

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Schwing America, Putzmeister America announce chief executive transitions

Sources: Schwing America, St. Paul, Minn.; Putzmeister America, Sturtevant, Wis.; CP staff

Pumping equipment and mixer truck manufacturer Schwing America announced the resignation, effective immediately, of CEO Brian Hazelton, who notified the German parent of his intention to pursue a new leadership position in the recreational vehicle industry. “Until a new chief executive office is announced, operation will be ‘business as usual’ for our employees, customer and suppliers,” notes Schwing Group CEO Dr. Gunther Abolins.

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TRUCKS & COMPONENTS

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Original equipment manufacturers anticipate 2016 heavy-duty truck shipments down against near-record 2015 delivery levels, especially due to a drop in demand among mainline freight customers. In the vocational segment, including mixer- and dump-grade models, OEM and body builders report more stable market conditions this year.

 
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MANUFACTURERS – NOVEMBER 2015

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The parent of rear and front discharge mixer truck leader McNeilus Cos. has announced an executive transition, effective January 2016: Wilson Jones, president and chief operating officer, will replace Charlie Szews as Oshkosh Corp. chief executive officer. Since his 2005 appointment as Oshkosh Airport Products Business Unit vice president and general manager, Jones has held executive vice president and president posts in the Access Equipment (JLG) and Fire & Emergency (Pierce) segments—companions to the Commercial segment over McNeilus. In addition to the CEO appointment, he will replace Szews on the Oshkosh board.

 
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Truck mixer controls promote operator efficiency

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Schwing America’s latest generation of truck mixer controls complement the efficiency of the entire product line. The wireless system utilizes an in-cab charging station along with a remote box for operator convenience. The system is available on the company’s conventional and booster equipped truck mixers from 10- to 12-cu.-yd. capacity.

 
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