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Shooting for S 65 SXF film completed

For more than a year, the marketing department of SCHWING accompanied the development, production, testing and deployment of SCHWING's new flagship with a professional film team: the S 65 SXF truck-mounted concrete pump. Exciting shots were taken in various European countries and in the USA, which have now been combined to form an impressive product film of around 4 minutes in length. Following the exclusive performance in front of SCHWING employees, the film will premiere on 14th December 2018 on the YouTube channel of SCHWING-Stetter.


S 65 SXF in use in Texas

At the beginning of June, the first truck-mounted concrete pumpS 65 SXF from SCHWING America Inc. was handed over to an American customer. After a thorough briefing by service technicians from SCHWING America, the Brundage Bone Concrete Pumping subsidiary in Dallas, Texas, took over the new long-boom pump. The truck weighing between 62 and 65 tonnes will be built for the US market on an eight-axle MACK chassis with four steering axles. With a pumping capacity of up to 162 m³ per hour and a maximum range of around 60 m, the newly developed S 65 SXF is predestined for use on large construction sites with large foundations or multi-storey buildings. The picture shows the concreting of a large... Read more


SCHWING pumps the largest guitar building in the world

At the Seminole Indian Tribe near Hollywood, Florida, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the world's first true guitar building. "It will be the first building in the world that’s truly to scale designed as an authentic guitar", says James Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and chairman of Hard Rock International. "So it’s not just an exterior façade, the curving of the building will be identical to an authentic guitar." Responsible for the construction is Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., based in Monroe, OH, and its joint venture partner Liberty Conshor, Inc., Bonita Springs. Concrete logistics at the construction site were commissioned by Florida-based Cherokee Pumping LLC. With a height of 450 m,... Read more


First chalice column poured at S 21

The chalice columns are one of the architectural highlights of the Stuttgart 21 construction project. A total of 29 chalice columns support the ceiling above the new underground station and, thanks to their open-top shape, direct daylight into the station concourse. Now the first of the imposing chalice columns was poured. Two SCHWING truck-mounted concrete pumps from Godel-Beton, a S 36 X and a S 43 SX III, were in operation. With their help, around 460 m³ of white concrete delivered by Stetter's UltraEco truck-mixers from the nearby mobile batching plant were put into the formwork. A particular constructional challenge for the responsible companies was the specification of the client and... Read more


The 100th Reptor goes to the Netherlands

Henk de Boer is pleased about his new S 38 SX Reptor. To be more precise, there are three S 38 SX Reptor, models 100 to 102. The technical director of FABER Betonpompen appreciates the machines from Herne. The fleet includes around 20 SCHWING truck-mounted concrete pumps. The first pump, an S 42, was purchased by FABER in 1986 and has remained loyal to the Herner company ever since. For Henk de Boer the decisive factors are good service, user-friendly technology that is not susceptible to faults and the elimination of unnecessary electronic components. But the high resale value also plays an important role in the decision. The label "Made in Germany" also comes into play here. Not so much... Read more


S 65 SXF new Top Model from SCHWING

The S 65 SXF is a new technical design, combined with the well-known quality components from SCHWING that are used in the other size classes. One innovation is the new SXF outrigger, a combination of the proven arched SX outrigger and an additional folding element (folding = "F"). This means that for the first time a truck-mounted concrete pump of this size can be operated without the need for multiple telescopic outriggers. As a result, the SXF outrigger leads to higher stability and steadier pumping. At the same time, the S 65 SXF with a footprint of 11.58 m x 13.70 m is the smallest in this class and thus offers extended application possibilities. “Our customers also placed particular... Read more


La Réunion is building a motorway over the sea

Financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the new coast road under construction on La Réunion will be a project of huge social and economic benefit for the French Overseas Territory. The new 12 kilometre motorway runs from Saint-Denis to La Possession in the west. It will have 2 carriageways each of 3 lanes. This section is an important transportation route connecting the harbour in Le Port in the west with the airport in the north, the two biggest commercial locations on the island. The existing coast road is extremely important for the island's economy, especially as the stretch of road now carries almost 20 million vehicles a year, a number that is constantly rising. The new... Read more


SCHWING pumps heavy concrete into Hamburg’s Old Elbe Tunnel

Stationary concrete pumps are generally used to pump concrete over large distances, remaining at the construction site for the duration of the work. Due to the phased concreting work, however, an S 36 X truck-mounted concrete pump is being used to restore St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel. For this purpose, the rotatable outlet of the S 36 X is separated from the boom pumping line and connected to the fixed pumping line with a diameter of 125 mm in order to pump heavy concrete through the each three-metre-long delivery pipes at a delivery pressure of up to 85 bar. As required, the machine can be placed directly next to the entrance of the jetties or the entrance on the southern side. The work requi-res... Read more


SCHWING supports the Mersey Gateway Project

According to the operator consortium, this project involves around 127,000 m³ of concrete placed over the almost four years of construction. The pump operator, Reilly Concrete Pumping Ltd supplied various SCHWING truck-mounted concrete pumps, stationary pumps as well as separate placing booms. The equipment was used for the pouring of the foundation of the three bridge pylons, during the construction of the 80 to 125 meters high pylons themselves and is still in use in the construction of bridge sections. After its planned opening in the autumn of 2017, the bridge will have six toll-paying lanes. The project is one of the most important infrastructure measures in the UK, while the KPMG... Read more


S 38 SX Reptor: Flexibility redefined

With the new truck-mounted concrete pump S 38 SX Reptor SCHWING has re-defined the 30 m boom class. High flexibility and intuitive operation are ensured by the wide, practical opening angles of the S 38 SX Reptor boom arms and the easily control roll-fold. In the development of the Reptor boom, SCHWING continues, as usual, on proven concepts and without any experimenting. Thus, there are no restrictions on the service life and reliability and to maintain the value of the machine is high. The patented Super-X outriggers of the S 38 SX Reptor offer full stability and low space requirement and, in conjunction with an 8x4 chassis, allow the mounting of a long stroke pump kit P2525 with 2.50 m... Read more


Upper West: SCHWING-Stetter at Berlin’s newest skyscraper

Even today, the extravagant and slender shape marks the future skyline around the streets Kantstraße and Kurfürstendamm. Motel One, the flagship of the project, will comprise 18 floors with some 580 rooms. The building will also offer several floors of office space in addition to a sky bar with a magnificent view over all of Berlin. The construction company Ed. Züblin AG relies on the equipment and specialists from Godel-Beton when it comes to their concrete-pumping needs, who in turn use one of SCHWING’s stationary concrete pumps and separate placing booms. CEMEX Deutschland AG is responsible for producing and transporting the concrete used for this project, delivering types of con-crete... Read more