CIFA’s five arms

CIFA’s new five-arm truck-mounted concrete pump K36L, with a 36m boom, is designed for easy use, especially in tight spaces
Road Structures / September 21, 2021
CIFA’s advanced stability control will slow down the boom extension and eventually stop it before the boom length reaches a critical stability situation
CIFA’s advanced stability control will slow down the boom extension and eventually stop it before the boom length reaches a critical stability situation

CIFA says that K36L-5 is being launched with the slogan “five arms like never before” to underline the special characteristics of the pump.

“K36L-5 was designed to be the perfect concrete pump for every jobsite, especially the tightest ones, and for every operator, even the least experienced ones,” said Marco Polastri, CIFA’s marketing director. “This new product is part of a CIFA strategy that aims at streamlining the product offerings as a result of the new needs of the construction site.”  

Having a boom in five sections and a new continuous rotation joint on the last section allows for greater flexibility in small spaces and for pumping in the most complex placements.

The major difference when using a rotor is simplicity of use and time savings. It is easier to unfold and move to indoor construction sites because the rotor enables any boom positioning and rotation in both directions.

CIFA says that the base frame of K36L-5 has been designed for compactness and light weight.The key improvement is the linear stabilisation on the rear. This layout makes any placement possible, even the most complex ones. Compared to the rear swing-out outriggers, it takes up much less space on the ground.

In addition, the K36L-5 can be mounted on 3-axle chassis with short wheelbases from 4-4.5m. In this way the machine is always manageable, even in city centres or in mountainous areas.

Thanks to the automatic functions included in Smartronic – the management system made by CIFA - the stabilisation of the K36L-5 is easy and safe, according to the manufacturer. Having K36L-5 with Smartronic means maximising the efficiency of the machine and its safety of use with ASC (advanced stability control) and MBE (maximum boom extension).

ASC maximises the work area based on the effective opening of the stabilisers. When approaching a limit situation, it works by first slowing down the boom and eventually stopping it before reaching a critical stability configuration.

Meanwhile, the MBE function determines the maximum distance that can be reached with the boom with a partial opening of the stabilisation, before opening the boom.

For ease of recognition, CIFA said the “K” in K36L-5 stands for pump, “36” for the boom length in metres, “L” for Steeltech - the most customisable and highest-quality line in the CIFA product range - and, finally, “5” for the number of boom sections.

CIFA, a manufacturer of concrete-working machinery and equipment with a consolidated presence in the Italian and global markets, has been part of the Chinese industrial group Zoomlion since 2008.  

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