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A Dam Site Better

December 2018 A Dam Site Better

With continued stability and performance in mind, Ameren Missouri’s Bagnell Dam gets a major overhaul. Hydroelectric power has been providing energy to Americans since the late 19th century. It currently provides for nearly 7% of our overall energy needs, and represents roughly 35% of this country’s total renewable energy. While that longevity underscores its value […]

Shell Game

December 2018 Shell Game

Pumping and positioning massive structures is key in cofferdam construction. When it comes to construction projects, it takes a lot to impress Brandon Stidham. Coming from a background in construction and currently a project manager for Johnson Bros. Corporation, he’s been around such work most of his life. But an ongoing job about 30 minutes […]

FCU’s Business is Booming

October 2018 FCU’s Business is Booming

Miami Keeps Risin’ or FCU’s Business is Booming Concrete contractor makes successful 700-foot vertical push with truck pump on prestigious Armani-appointed condo structure. If you’re an avid golfer, the place to be is Augusta, Ga., or Pebble Beach, Calif. If you’re a surfer, The Pipeline in Oahu is your dream destination. If you pump high-rise […]

Quick Change Artists

October 2018 Quick Change Artists

Relatively new to the pumping business, concrete contractor steps up in FedEx facility slab pour. By nature, pumping contractors have to be extremely resilient, able to deal with last minute changes, updates to plans, unforeseen obstacles, and more. Even after paying the closest attention to detail, logistics can often be derailed, seemingly in a heartbeat, […]

Going Long on the High Bridge

July 2018 Going Long on the High Bridge

A local ready-mix firm is producing and pumping a fiber enriched concrete to replace the deck of the St. Paul, MN High Bridge. The bridge is also known as the Smith Avenue High Bridge and carries State Highway 149 across the Mississippi River. The re-decking has closed the bridge, which normally handles 13,900 cars per […]

Pumping Up World’s Largest Guitar Building

July 2018 Pumping Up World’s Largest Guitar Building

The new show stopper at the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood, Florida is nothing short of the only guitar building in the world. Baker Concrete Construction, Inc, with headquarters in Monroe, OH, and joint venture partner Liberty Conshor, Inc., Bonita Springs are constructing the iconic building with a […]

Music Venue Makeover With Telescoping Boom Pump

March 2018 Music Venue Makeover With Telescoping Boom Pump

A music venue from the 1960s is getting a major makeover thanks to a specialized concrete pump with a telescoping boom owned and operated by Andrews Equipment Company, Jessup, MD. The Merriweather Post Pavilion in downtown Columbia, MD is a premier music venue voted the second best amphitheater in the country by Billboard magazine. Rolling […]

Demanding Conditions, 24/7 Schedule at Keeyask

December 2017 Demanding Conditions, 24/7 Schedule at Keeyask

Keeyask Generating Station Construction Site The Keeyask Generating Station Project is a 695-megawatt hydroelectric generating station being developed by the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership — a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations (Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation). Located approximately 725 km […]

Massive Bus Garage is a Stretch For Long Booms

December 2017 Massive Bus Garage is a Stretch For Long Booms

Pumping a cast-in-place 500,000 square foot bus garage solely with boom pumps poses a challenge when it is a sprawling structure hemmed in by freeways, railroad tracks and light rail lines. “It’s a stretch, “ states Charlie Bush, Noremac Concrete Pumping operations manager, describing the Northeast Transit Garage (NETG) located in Edmonton, Alberta. It’s a […]

Record Building Permits and No Overweight Permits

September 2017 Record Building Permits and No Overweight Permits

The Waterford at Sugarcreek luxury apartment project on the outskirts of Dayton, OH sits on a 25-acre plot. Because the developers want the units to be in harmony with nature, more than half of the land is devoted to open space. “This project was tailor made for our new Schwing S 38 SX which has […]

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Schwing News

December 2018- Schwing and Kenworth Bring Conventional Chassis to WOC ‘19

Schwing America is proud to be partnering with Kenworth to spotlight its best-selling S 38 SX boom pump on a T 880 conventional chassis at the upcoming World of Concrete, held January 22-25, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Located in the Kenworth booth (C5103) the S 38 SX will feature Schwing’s 2023-5 pump […]

December 2018- Mack mDRIVE Transmission Available on Schwing Boom Pumps

Customers ordering the proven Mack Granite conventional chassis for their Schwing boom pump will now have a choice with the mDRIVE transmission as optional equipment. The automated Mack mDrive 12, 13 & 14-speed, two-pedal manual transmission eliminates gear-shifting so drivers can focus on the driving task for more productive operation. The mDRIVE integrates with Mack […]

December 2018- Schwing West Coast SP Dealers Announce Expansions

Two Schwing stationary pump dealers serving portions of northern and southern, Calif., have announced expansions to better serve their growing customer base in those areas. The dealers, Redwood Empire Concrete Pumping Equipment (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Pernicano’s Concrete Pumping (San Diego, Calif.), have added a combined 5,800 sq. ft. of space to their operations. According […]

December 2018- LifeLine System Enhances Safety for Schwing Placing Booms

To help ensure the safety of personnel using its placing booms, Schwing now offers a LifeLine System utilizing a safety tie-off cable that can be used in conjunction with most fall-protection systems (FPS). On Schwing SPB (separate placing boom) units, the boom is mounted to an octagonal mast or cross frame. According to Mark Berggren, […]

December 2018- Schwing “Revolution” Brings Unlimited Possibilities to the Jobsite

With game changing innovation, Schwing introduces innovative boom technology that will take the concrete pumping business to new levels. The new, patented Revolution boom on the S 36 X truck-mounted concrete pump offers unmatched maneuverability and speed, with continuous 360-degree articulation of the tip section and unprecedented 330-degrees of articulation of the third section. Hydraulic […]

December 2018- Schwing Adds Service Specialist

With a growing customer base and expanding product line, Schwing America is broadening their service team with the addition of a Service Specialist. Tom Jaeger has joined the service team in the newly created position and will report to senior vice president Tom O’Malley. “Tom Jaeger brings the background and knowledge necessary to provide the […]

October 2018- Tier 4 Stationary Pump Offered in Skid-Mounted Configuration

For applications in which mobility is not an issue — but pump performance is — Schwing now offers its SP 500-T4 stationary concrete pump in a skid-mount design. The Tier 4-compliant SP 500, is a versatile pump that offers outputs up to 45 cubic yards per hour and a maximum pressure of 1100 psi on […]

October 2018- Schwing Expands Customer Options With Autocar Chassis

To further diversify its product offering and better meet customer demand, Schwing has announced the addition of severe-duty chassis from Autocar, LLC as an option for its 30-meter class machines. Schwing will make the Autocar ACX Xpeditor chassis available for use with Schwing 32-, 36-, 38- and 39-meter truck-mounted concrete pumps. Offered in both 6 […]

October 2018- Schwing Templates Improve Placing Boom Set Up

For projects where the safe and accurate set-up of a free-standing placing boom is needed, Schwing announces a new series of Cross Frame Anchor Alignment Templates. Available for Schwing 28-meter, 35-meter, and 41-meter placing booms, the template simplifies the overall concrete foundation construction and Schwing Cross Frame installation process. The two-part alignment template system is […]

October 2018- 7-ton Frost-Law Modification

Popular Schwing Pump Gets 7-ton Frost-Law Modification Modifications now available will allow users of Schwing’s popular S 38 SX truck-mounted concrete pump to get a jump on the early spring construction season in states with seven-ton and frost law restrictions — Minnesota, the Dakotas and Michigan, for example. The changes, which include the addition of […]

July 2018- Schwing S 20 Approved to Operate with 4” Pipeline – Minimizing Footprint

Adding to the versatility of the Schwing S 20, pump owners can now outfit their boom with 4” pipeline and take advantage of an even tighter footprint. With the outriggers retracted and extended fully down the S 20’s outrigger spread is reduced to the width of the truck. With this minimized footprint, pumpers still have […]

July 2018- Schwing Offers High Pressure Pipeline System for SPB 35 Placing Boom

The system was designed to offer contractors a higher burst pressure pipeline option when the Schwing SPB 35 is paired with high pressure trailer pumps. The high pressure pipeline system utilizes 5” x 7 ga, single wall, heat treated pipe with a rated working pressure of 85 bar, and rated burst pressure of 260 bar. […]