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Liebherr is the only manufacturer to supply the patented XXT narrow support, which is extremely stable and warp resistant. All four outriggers on the 50 M5 XXT are pivotable. ‘This is a huge benefit on construction sites with limited space because it gives
you high levels of flexibility when setting up,’ said Simon. ‘You gain more than 180-degrees working range on the boom,’ he added. The front and rear outriggers pivot on the same point. They are fixed directly to the distributor boom pedestal, which directs the weight from the boom directly into the outriggers with no flexing of the body of the truck. With the newly-designed boom pedestal, Liebherr has kept the weight down and simultaneously increased stability. The slewing ring and drive are proprietary Liebherr components.
Liebherr’s truck-mounted concrete pumps can be used with chassis from different manufacturers. Depending on the chassis, the total length of the 50 M5 XXT is around 12 m in the transport position. The new boom is particularly compact and has virtually no projection, which guarantees safe driving properties and exceptional handling on construction sites. In Europe, the 50 M5 XXT is mounted on a standard, five-axle chassis (10 x 4). And with an unladen weight of significantly below 40 tonnes, there is sufficient spare weight for accessories. Liebherr offers a wide range of optional accessories and equipment for the 50 M5 XXT with customers able to choose from additional storage compartments, a modular water tank or additional steps on the left-hand side.
Simon Cook concluded: ‘In developing the new 50 M5 XXT, Liebherr has addressed the needs of its customers in terms of transportation, flexibility of set- up, efficiency of output, safety and stability, robustness, ease of maintenance and operator comfort. We very much look forward to hearing how this latest truck-mounted concrete pump model is put to work.’ Nov 2018 - Issue 53
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