The outriggers of this concrete pump are so massive that the Mercedes-Benz carrier seems hardly equal to its task, as if it’s undersized. Yet the 10×4 chassis and the Schwing Stetter S 58 SX pump are a perfect match. The new rig at the September 2021 truck show was stretched out to the max.
According to its registration, the whole combination weighs 49,750 kg (109,680 lbs). The Arocs is powered by the 10.7 liter, OM 470 inline-six engine. Owner Nijwa opted for the 456 hp version.
The vehicle’s overall length -with everything retracted- is 14.95 m (49ft). Impressive, for a straight truck.
A view from above (kN = kilonewton).
A concrete mixer truck (like this one) or semi-trailer feeds the beast at the rear side.
I wonder if there’s gold at the end of this rainbow.
The boom’s vertical reach is 57.30 m (188ft), as stated above. The pump capacity of the Schwing S 58 SX is 162 m³/h (212 yd³/h).
Here’s the same truck & concrete pump combo, just finished, yet before it got the owner’s livery (photo courtesy of Boogert Service, the Netherlands).
An example of an S 58 SX pump in the US, mounted on a Mack TerraPro with six axles. A still from a video I found, but I learned that the poster doesn’t allow it to run on other media than YouTube (so look here for the moving Mack).
I guess the Mack TerraPro is the US market leader in this specific line of business, by a wide margin at that, judging by the hits I got when searching for concrete pumps in America.
And an identical pump at work in North Carolina, now that’s a concrete job in full Schwing!
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“a concrete job in full Schwing!” Love it.
Very cool. According to the internet’s in 1965 Friedrich Wilhelm Schwing put the first concrete pump truck on the market. This must have been a huge time saver along with being much safer than the traditional crane with concrete dump bucket.
Your comment made me curious, the world’s first truck mounted concrete pump is right there on Schwing’s website.
More of their history, in English: https://schwing-stetter.com/en/company/milestones.html
Schwing. Simply irresistible.
Incredible. And as impressive as it looks in the truck show photos, seeing the video of that similar pumper puts the boom’s true reach into great perspective.
Somebody with more money than brains needs to buy one of these and let the Burning Man crew go to work on it. One can imagine multiple creative adaptations for your enlightenment.
I’ve seen some of the Schwing pumps in action, and they are quite impressive.
I have driven a couple of these pumpers back in the day, ’89-’92. 10 x 4, Twin steer White/GMC/Volvo. Under powered with 855 Cummins and 10spd Fuller. Had to change a flat tire on the steer axle on 35W in rush hour traffic, Richfield, MN. Had to call the State Patrol to get a lane blocked so we could safely get the truck back up to speed when we were done. Probably the roughest riding thing I ever drove, garbage trucks and plow trucks included. Schwing has a plant in Minnesota so I had plenty of face time with these monsters.
Mostly Mercedes-Benz Arocs and MAN TGS here as underpinnings for concrete pumps.
The starting point for the bigger pumps is a factory 8×4 chassis with a day cab. Like a DAF CF Construction or Volvo FMX. The same as used for concrete mixers and dump trucks.
As for the pumps, the preferred suppliers come from Germany too: Schwing, Putzmeister and Liebherr.
Ive supplied concrete to a lot of pump trucks but nothing that big, truly impressive.
As far as I know, our (and Europe’s) biggest concrete pump these days is the MAN TGS below with a 65 meter Schwing pump. The whole thing weighs 63.5 tons.