Concrete Products

APR 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 46 of 63 April 2019 • 45 INNOVATIONS REPORT TRUCK-MOUNTED CRANES Four 40 and 50 Series cranes, built for attaining high lift to weight ratios in precast handling and delivery, operate with continuous 360-deg. rotation using ground level controls and are engineered to shoulder loads throughout a duty cycle. The cranes reeve from one to five parts of line without requiring snatch block attachment. QMC engineers and assembly staff will mount cranes on a variety of chassis and cab styles; maximize payloads while observing federal and state axle weight limits; determine best placement with proprietary software; and, leverage individual function controls for easier sets on uneven terrain. The 4033R crane is 21 ft. 10 in. retracted, 32 ft. 10 in. extended, and configured for a 17,850-lb. payload on a truck and flatbed with 290-in. wheel base. The 4037R is 22 ft. 10 in. retracted, 36 ft. 10 in. extended, and configured for a 17,270-lb. payload on a truck and flatbed with 292-in. wheel base. The 5034R crane is 22 ft. 10 in. retracted, 33 ft. 10 in. extended, and configured for a 12,620-lb. payload on truck and flatbed with 313-in. wheel base. The 5037R is 22 ft. 10 in. retracted, 36 ft. 10 in. extended, and configured for a 12,480-lb. payload on a truck and flatbed with 313-in. wheel base. QMC underscores the timeliness of precast-geared fleet investment when factoring a current wave of public and private infrastructure investment, noting in a Q1 2019 brief: "Precast concrete businesses ready to take on new market opportunities and increased project loads will benefit most. Their level of preparedness runs the gamut from having experienced workers—and enough of them—to the degree of technology deployed effectively. Technology, tools, and equipment are among the key differentiators at a tactical level for winning bids, delivering on expectations, and gaining repeat business. "Reinvestment in capital equipment is especially strong industry wide … For precasters the right equipment may mean the difference between landing more business or losing market share. Productivity, safety, and project size and scope can all be impacted by the type of equipment a precaster brings to each job." "We had a number of precasters stop by our booth at the NPCA The Precast Show 2019 and ask about the latest designs, software applications, and safety upgrades with our products," adds QMC Gen- eral Manager Brent Petring. "There seems to be a genuine interest in reinvesting in state-of-the-art equipment during the precast boom. We can help make that happen." — QMC Cranes, Fountain Valley, Calif., 800/331-7959; www.qmccranes QMC Cranes 4033R 5034R

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