New Canadian Pump Achieves Legal Status

Schwing has developed a road-legal S 36 X concrete pump for the province of Alberta, Canada. Alberta’s roads are restricted to reduced-axle weights due to seasonal conditions such as spring thaw. The road restrictions permit up to 75 percent of the weight that is allowed during the spring full-ban season. The S 36 X mounted on a 2015 Mack MRU Tri Drive is currently allowed in the province during weight-restricted periods.

Canadian contractors and concrete pumpers can enjoy a long reach in front of the truck bumper, thanks to overhead cab mounting. This net reach is 97 feet 10 inches with the Canadian S 36 X, achieving its allowable weight through an extra drive axle and longer wheelbase. Vertical reach of the S 36 X is 115 feet 6 inches, with the Roll and Fold four-section boom carrying full five-inch pipe. The machine features X-style outriggers for fast setup on residential or commercial projects.

The standard pump kit on the S 36 X is the 2025-5 120/80 MPS, putting out 178 cubic yards per hour, with up to 1233 psi applied to the concrete. The unit easily handles harsh mixes, thanks to the Big Rock Valve that offers an extended housing for high volume pumping. With large 10-inch diameter pumping cylinders and 79-inch stroke, the pump achieves high volume pumping operating at slower speeds for extended component wear and a smoother boom.

Standard on the S 36X is the Vector Control system, featuring one transmitter box for radio or cable operation, a small battery charger in the truck cab, eight-hour long work cycles with two-way communication, safe radio transmission with frequency hopping, easy change out of transmitters and one system for all types of booms. Thanks to two-way communication between the pump and the radio remote, operators are fully informed of the pump’s status even when they are hundreds of feet from the pump.