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Schwing Announces New S 36 SX with RZ4 Placing Boom

New model can place concrete at distances of more than 118-feet vertically and 104-feet horizontally

(July 22, 2009) -- Schwing has announced the introduction of a new concrete pump with placing boom. The S 36 SX with RZ4 Boom combines the best features of two boom types, Roll and Fold™ and Z tip section, in a unique four-section boom. The new machine promises to set new standards for placing concrete at distances of more than 118-feet vertically and 104-feet horizontally.

Standard features of the S 36 SX include 740 degree slewing range, a pipeline diameter of 5”, unfolding height of 28’ 10”, and a unique boom design never before seen. In the travel position, the RZ4’s second section is angled - minimizing travel length.  As the boom unfolds, the boom straightens itself, keeping the pipeline close to the boom, shortening pipe arm holders and resulting in the smoothest 36 meter available. An added benefit is the ability to position the boom in tighter areas.  Whether it is in a window or up tight to a column, you’ll reach more of the pour area with the RZ4 “straight line” boom.

The RZ4 boom benefits from the proven Roll and Fold™ design with the added advantage of a 270-degree Z fold tip section. The new model also incorporates Schwing’s patented Super X Outriggers® that set-up fast and maximize horizontal reach. The curved front outriggers telescope out and around obstacles while providing a compact and stable pumping platform.

The standard Generation 3 2025-5 120/80 MPS concrete pump is the low-maintenance, long-lasting, high performance unit that provides up to 178 cubic yards per hour output at only 23 strokes per minute. The all-hydraulic design utilizes the Big Rock Valveä, promoting maximum filling efficiency of the material cylinders even with harsh mixes. Schwing’s open circuit design provides continuous hydraulic oil flow for better filtration and cooling while delivering the best fuel efficiency in the industry. 

The Standard Schwing Vector Control system is the only system that can match the versatility of the RZ4 boom. Twin joysticks provide proportional boom control for pin-point accuracy. In addition, Vector is also the only system providing two-way communication between the pump and operator. An LED display on the remote box informs the operator of operational conditions, including: hydraulic pressure; PTO rpm; strokes per minute; hydraulic oil temperature and hopper grate status. Control functions from the remote box include: engine rpm and start/stop; pump delivery rate; pump forward/reverse and boom speed. The Vector System also records critical data that tracks yards per hour to more accurately schedule maintenance and extend machine life.

Other standard features that improve pumping productivity, include: Super 3000 boom pipe with 12 percent thicker walls; carbide wear parts for the Rock Valve™ to extend maintenance intervals; a hopper vibrator; and night light kit.

For more information visit or call 1-888-SCHWING.