One-Sided Outrigger System Adds Versatility in Tight Set-Ups
Schwing has incorporated the EASy System allowing one-sided outrigger set-ups for the popular S 58 SX and S 61 SX long booms. By reducing the footprint of these truck-mounted concrete pumps, contractors have the flexibility to set-up in areas without impeding traffic while allowing the full reach of their 200-foot booms off one side of the chassis. “These long booms are the flagships of so many pump fleets across North America and have proven themselves on hundreds of high-visibility projects, “ states Schwing’s vice-president of sales and marketing, Tom O’Malley, “But Schwing is dedicated to continuous design improvements to provide our customers the highest utilization and performance possible.”
With the EASy system, the set up area is only 24’ 4” wide. With both outriggers on the working side fully extended, operators enjoy maximum reach and 140-degrees of slewing range. By extending the opposite side front outrigger 2/3rds, the footprint is only 30’ 7” wide and the slewing range is expanded to 200-degrees with maximum reach.
All of the allowable short rig scenarios available through the EASy System are integrated into Schwing’s VECTOR Controls. Even during the critical set up phase, VECTOR monitors and ensures the safety of the pump and its operator. The working range limitations are guarded against operator “over-ride”. The first warning when the boom gets close to the pre-set limits is monitored by an audible signal and reduction in boom speed. When the limit is reached the boom automatically stops. If the operator tries to override the EASy limit with the manual hand valve, the audible signal will sound repeatedly and the boom will stop. The System does not monitor soil pressures, but the system does confirm ground contact before allowing the boom to function.
For more details on the S 58/61 SX design changes, call 1-888-SCHWING or contact your Schwing representative.