1970 Schwing Pump
Schwing 06-01-2015 comment profile send pm notify

Check out this photo from 1970 of a Schwing pump used on one of the first ICF pours ever!  The job was in Oakville, Ontario.  We don’t think this one is pumping anymore… but we would love to see some photos of your oldest Schwing pumps in action.  What a testament to the engineering, mechanics and men (and women) who run them every day.

 

It is great to see Schwing equipment from the 80s and even some gate valve equipment from the 70s still going out and pumping concrete.  What is the oldest pump in your fleet that still goes out and pumps every day?   

Grand Prize  

Whoever posts a picture with the oldest Schwing pump (still pumping in 2015) will win their choice of a  $300 Schwing Store Gift Card or a $300 Schwing Parts Credit.

*The winner will be announced on June 30th, 2015

Prizes for All (winners now through June 30th)

Whoever post a picture with a Schwing pump from the 1980s (still pumping in 2015)  will win their choice of a $20 Schwing Store Gift Card or a $20 Schwing Parts Credit.


Whoever post a picture with a Schwing Pump from the 1970s (still pumping in 2015) will win their choice of a $30 Schwing Store Gift Card or a $30 Schwing Parts Credit.

*Must include the pump serial number for verification purposes.

*Limit one winner per company

*Unit should be in North or South America


Todd 06-01-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Nice I love that picture and the cars next to it.


Grandad 06-01-2015 reply profile send pm notify

I do believe that machine belonged to Amherst Concrete Pumping in Toronto Ont.  

 


Schwing 06-02-2015 reply profile send pm notify

The 1st photo (and current leader) comes from Gary Brown at R.L McCoy.

This is an 1982 1201R/36 meter Schwing.  This pump was re-trucked in 1996 by Schwing's CPR company (www.concretepumps.com).

It has also been boom inspected by a certified boom insepector for the last 15 years. 

Fantastic looking pump.

 


pumper dave 06-02-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Todd, I started on a Macaroy boom 65 ft. lattes boom and cable tip and a 600 tompson under it 4" system and hose between all 3 sections. on a international. interesting pumpto operate. also had toggle switches and had to blow out with air water and newpaper. it not around any more but it was quite the pump to learn on.


Schwing 06-05-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Thank you to Corbett Concrete Pumping out of Washington for another winning photo.

Here is the message they left with this photo.

"Our 1983 Schwing KVM1001/31 Meter pumping a house foundation today in Federal Way, Washington. It was updated and rebuilt in 1990 (removed the gate valves and added rock valve) making it a KVM 1200/31 Meter. The truck was again rebuilt in 2001. We LOVE our Schwing Pumps! Contact me for the serial number. Thanks for the fun contest!"


pumperbill 06-08-2015 reply profile send pm notify

1973 or 1974 (serial number 7020419) 800/23 Schwing gate valve. Today's pour was boom and 75 feet of 2.5 inch line pouring a basement floor in Ontario canada 


mudgator 06-09-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Nice one Billy.


williamcross 06-10-2015 reply profile send pm notify

THE PUMP YOU HAVE PICTURED IS A SCHWING APB-30 I RAN ONE LIKE THIS  IN THE EARLY 1970S FRONT WHEEL DRIVE IN FACT I WAS DRIVING ON I-94 E AND LOST FRONT WHEEL WHAT A THRILL GREAT PUMP  !


Schwing 06-10-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Great photo pumperbill. 

Congratulations you are now the current leader in the photo contest.

Fantasic to see the longevity of your Schwing.


Grandad 06-10-2015 reply profile send pm notify

The amazing thing is it is people like Bill who also took the time to train operators properly to maintain equipment like this to keep it running and how we apply it to the newer equipment. Operators have no idea what it took between owner/operators and the people who manufacture the equipment to get where we are now that we always neglect to thank.  So on behalf of a Generation of operators/owners thank you to people like Bill and manufacturers of the equipment we get to run today.


dlee7729 06-11-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Bill Cross I rember that . You also took me out on that pump on one of first jobs at square lake road and telegraph for a bank vault pour for Utley James . Just had a boom inspectoin from the schwing guys and told them about the pump on how it was unfolded and how the early gates and plungers went together .


pumperbill 06-11-2015 reply profile send pm notify

I apologize for my lack of info on my 23 meter. I'm the owner of norcon concrete pumping in Ontario Canada, the truck is a 1988 ford. It was re trucked when we purchased the unit in the late 90's, it certainly is a different game operating old pumps and it's incredible how advanced they are now. fun competition Schwing! Let's continue to see the old girls stay in service!


Christie 06-11-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Bill   Small world, just today I ran into the guy who used to run that pump you sold to Preston Homes. It may be the same pump, or the twin to the one in the picture. He hasn't run a pump since then, but he did tell me the guy you sent to train him ( he said he looked like Santa Claus, and I believe I met him at Jimmy's) anyway he said he was an awesome teacher, and he'll never forgot the trials and tribulations of running that old gate valve.

Ron  From Peterborough 


Schwing 07-01-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Congratulations to Bill Gledall and Norcon for Winning the Schwing Photo Contest. We hope you enjoy your gift card to www.schwingstore.com

Also special thanks to Gary Brown of RL McCoy Concrete Pumping and Corbett Concrete Pumping for the entries.