Newport News, Virginia-based Liebherr has released its new THP 80-LP truck-mounted concrete city pump, which the company describes as a compact and powerful pump designed specifically for the North American market.
Liebherr says it is “the smallest pump in the truck-mounted concrete pump product line” while still maintaining the same high performance, quality and many of the same features as the larger truck-mounted concrete pumps.
“It is the perfect solution for jobs in urban environments, residential jobs and compact job sites where space is limited. THP 80-LP will be presented to the general public for the first time at World of Concrete 2022,” states Liebherr.
The new city pump is designed to fulfill an industry need for reliable and flexible boom-less pump trucks for line pumping applications. According to Liebherr, design and development of the THP80-LP city pump is a result of customer feedback in collaboration with Liebherr’s many years of engineering and production.
The THP 80-LP can offer operators greater flexibility and mobility to maneuverer around the job site, with a total length of 28.4 feet. Liebherr says it is quick to set up and easy to control with an HBC option for the remote control. In addition, the truck has ample storage with wide spaces for the concrete tubes and accessories on the deck.
The THP 80-LP is mounted on a two-axle truck chassis and weighs around 22,684 pounds, which Liebherr says is significantly lighter than the truck-mounted boom pumps.
“This is convenient for customers because it does not require a CDL to operate, which means there is more flexibility and allows more of their staff to operate the equipment,” the company says.
Liebherr also credits the pump’s high performance to its pumping kit that features an open-loop hydraulic circuit. Liebherr says its pump kits are robust, low stroking, low wear and easy to switch parts.
In addition, the Liebherr city pump is designed to deliver high pumping performance. The suction inlet has a greater diameter than the cylinder itself, ensuring outstanding suction performance, even on extreme concrete types. With the split wear plates, maintenance can be done quickly and easily, the company says.