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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 […]

Hometown Team Tackles The New Vikings Stadium

April 2015 Hometown Team Tackles The New Vikings Stadium

A hometown team is building the new Vikings stadium with Golden Valley, Minnesota based general contractors Mortenson Construction leading the construction effort. Ready mixed concrete is supplied by Cemstone, a St. Paul based producer who also owns a fleet of concrete pumps. Even the pumping equipment is home grown with Schwing America’s factory just 18-miles […]

Automated Pumping System Pours 50,000 Cubic Meters Non-Stop in 35 Days

April 2015 Automated Pumping System Pours 50,000 Cubic Meters Non-Stop in 35 Days

Pumpcrete, Toronto, Canada is pumping a concrete Gravity Base Structure (GBS) that will eventually provide the foundation for an oil well platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Pumpcrete’s expertise on engineered projects made them a natural choice for this project. “We were specifically requested by one of the contractors who had worked with us in the […]

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Schwing News

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. […]

March 2018- Essex on the Park Adds to Chicago Skyline

At 602-feet tall, the new Essex on the Park residential tower in downtown Chicago will fill a gap in the City’s skyline formerly occupied by a parking garage. Adjustable Forms, the 88-year old concrete structures contractor, based in Lombard, IL, is adding another notable high rise to their resume using state-of-the-art pre-planning and the latest […]

March 2018- CPR Celebrates 30th Anniversary

  Concrete Pump Repair (CPR), a Schwing company, is celebrating 30 years in business. The company’s facility located 30 miles north of the Schwing plant repairs, repaints, retrucks and refurbishes all brands of concrete pumps and also sells pre-owned units. Vice-president/GM of remarketing, Jerry Anderson, proudly states, “At CPR, the expert technicians who inspect all […]

December 2017- Schwing’s Longest Boom – The New S 65 SX

Schwing has added a new flagship model for 2018 and it is the longest boom in the company’s line. The new S 65 SX incorporates a five-section boom, with all five-inch pipeline for added benefits, while maintaining the versatility of their proven Overhead Roll and Fold design. In addition to providing 210’8” of vertical and […]

December 2017- First Schwing S 61 SX Permitted in Alberta

The first Schwing S 61 SX has been delivered to Alberta Canada for longtime customer Noremac in Edmonton. The pumping company has operated for more than 30 years in western Canada using Schwing equipment exclusively. “We’ve wanted one for a long time but the provincial government’s transport engineering and weight policy has prohibited it in […]

November 2017- Symmetrical Switching Standard on Schwing Pumps

Symmetrical Switching is the latest innovation from Schwing. The new addition to the company’s entire line of twin cylinder all-hydraulic concrete pumps will provide smoother and quieter operation. “While Symmetrical Switching is great for everyday pumping, the benefits are greater when pumping stiff mixes that generate higher concrete pressures, particularly when pumping high-rise buildings, “ […]

September 2017- Schwing America Acquires Assets Of Loop Belt Industries

Schwing America, worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of premium concrete production and handling equipment, announced the closing of transaction for the purchase of all the assets of Loop Belt Industries, makers of high-quality truck mounted telescopic conveyors. “We are thrilled to acquire the assets of Loop Belt Industries and incorporate them into the Schwing family,” […]