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!