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SalesForce Tower Gets A Start in San Francisco

May 2016 SalesForce Tower Gets A Start in San Francisco

In a marathon pour on November 8, 2015, the foundation for SalesForce Tower in downtown San Francisco was pumped with seven Schwing boom pumps and more than 1400 loads of concrete. The majority of the concrete was pumped in 12-hours by Conco, Concord, California, which also acted as the concrete contractor on the project. The […]

Placing Booms Star in Hollywood Condo Construction

May 2016 Placing Booms Star in Hollywood Condo Construction

With a high-rise resume of more than 56 buildings, Florida Concrete Unlimited (FCU), Miami, FL, has developed a proven method to pump, place and finish tall structures. Separate placing booms play a big part in the efficient distribution of concrete over large decks pumped 60 stories high. One of 13 current FCU placing boom projects […]

Shuffle System Feeds Multiple Placing Boom Projects in Seattle

February 2016 Shuffle System Feeds Multiple Placing Boom Projects in Seattle

Servicing 11 different placing boom projects in one metropolitan area on various days and times means utilizing mobile pumps for best equipment utilization. Because resetting form systems on high-rise projects and preparing for large scale deck pours can take days, it doesn’t make sense to leave a concrete pump on site waiting for the next […]

Creating A Wine Cave

February 2016 Creating A Wine Cave

The perfect temperature for storing wine is between 58-61 degrees. In Springfield, MO where temperatures vary 80-degrees between January and July, there’s only one way to assure those ideal wine storage temperatures – go underground. For one private homeowner, the appreciation for wine extends to the construction of a wine cave under his home for […]

Ready-Mix Producer – Pumps For Productivity

February 2016 Ready-Mix Producer – Pumps For Productivity

When residential construction is booming, so is pumping. And when the market is demanding concrete work for 7,000 homes per year, as it is in Edmonton, Alberta in 2015, pumping is key to productivity. Rolling Mix was established as a ready-mix producer in Edmonton in 1994. Because concrete pumping was firmly established as a proven […]

Pumping Down Under In New York City

February 2016 Pumping Down Under In New York City

East Side Access is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects currently underway in the United States with a history that reaches back to the 1950’s. The project encompasses work in multiple locations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx and includes more than 11 miles of tunneling. Concrete work is underway to create subway platforms […]

Schwing Pumping World’s Tallest Building

September 2015

Aiming high: After its completion, the Kingdom Tower will be more than 1,000 m high making it the tallest building in the world. Copyright: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. At more than 3,281-feet the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the tallest building in the world after its scheduled completion in 2020. […]

Urban Parking Ramp Expansion – Benefits from Small Boom

July 2015 Urban Parking Ramp Expansion – Benefits from Small Boom

Jim Toothaker, owner of Independent Concrete Pumping, Wakefield, MA, is a believer in small pumps. “With so much work in the urban core of Boston, access is a huge challenge,” he says. The company recently added the new Schwing S 20 to their fleet with a 12’ 8” outrigger spread and innovative Double Z, 4-section […]

Separate Placing Boom Chosen for 40-Story High Rise

July 2015 Separate Placing Boom Chosen for 40-Story High Rise

The 40-story, Market Square Tower in Houston is progressing at one floor per week with commercial concrete contractor TAS, self-performing the reinforcing steel, pump, place and finish. A Schwing Separate Placing Boom and stationary pump combination is helping to keep the concrete construction on schedule for a planned 13-month completion from mat pour to top […]

Placing Booms Tag Team Deep Shaft

April 2015 Placing Booms Tag Team Deep Shaft

It’s a sign of the times, as American cities look hard at infrastructure that is taxed beyond its design capacity. That is the case in Washington D.C. where heavy rains can overwhelm the sewer system causing flooding and overflow into neighboring rivers. Traylor Brothers, Evansville, IN, known for taking on challenging heavy civil projects, 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. […]