Guntert & Zimmerman to launch MP550 Material Placer at World of Concrete

A mockup of the MP550 which will be officially launched at World of Concrete 2015.A mockup of the MP550 which will be officially launched at World of Concrete 2015.

Guntert & Zimmerman has announced that it will launch the new MP550 material placer at the World of Concrete show in February. The machine is capable of handling a wide range of concrete slumps as well as dry materials.

Featuring four wheels with high-flotation tires, the four-wheel-drive MP550 has dual axle steering and a 12-foot inside turning radius for ease of movement around the jobsite.

The concrete hopper design reduces dump box height, and the 5.5-cubic-yard hopper’s front lip is just 23 inches off the ground, for receiving a wide range of trucks, and a unique front flop gate eliminates loss while dumping.

A 35-foot-long swing conveyor pivots 170 degrees and is designed with a hinge point near the tail pulley to allow for clearing barrier walls and obstructions while minimizing material discharge height. Both the swing and transfer conveyors handle high capacity loads without stall or slippage.

The MP550 has readily accessible components for easy cleaning and maintenance, and features such as an easily upgradeable Tier 4 interim engine, tire-over-track design, extended service intervals and an Eco-Mode that reduces fuel consumption by up to 35 percent all work to lower operating costs.