World’s biggest truck-mounted concrete pump enters Guinness Book of Records
Italian manufacturer Cifa Spa has built a concrete pump mounted on a seven-axle 14.99m chassis and an 80m placing boom.
The K80H, to be launched at the Bauma fair in Munich next month, has a 58-tonne payload and 75-tonne GVW.
Paul Nutzfahrzeuge converted a Mercedes Benz Actros 4160 K 8x6 four-axle dumper chassis to a seven-axle chassis for the Italian concrete equipment manufacturer. Five axles steer to give it a turning circle of about 33m.
Cifa has been owned the Chinese construction equipment manufacturer Zoomlion since 2008.
Both the chassis and the boom of the K80H have entered the Guinness Book of Records.
The 80m boom of the new Carbotech concrete pump is divided into seven folding sections.
The top four elements are made from carbon fibre.
To accommodate the K80H concrete pump and keep maximum overall height under 4m, the roof of the short Actros S-cab was flattened and the vehicle height lowered to 3035mm, similar to what is done on a car transporter.
To create space for installation of the third front axle and provide enough room for the concrete pump, Paul relocated add-on components such as the fuel tank and AdBlue reservoir, battery holder and air reservoir to the rear.
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This article was published on 19 Mar 2013 (last updated on 19 Mar 2013).