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G&Z Unveils New MP550 at World of Concrete 2015

Ripon, California U.S.A. December 12, 2014 – Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) is proud to take part in World of Concrete 2015 (Central Hall, Booth #C6474) by unveiling its New MP550: Material Placer. The MP550 is designed for versatility, high production, ease of maintenance and has the lowest operating cost of any machine in its class.

The MP550 is the most versatile material placer on the market. It is capable of handling a wide variety of concrete slumps as well as dry materials. The MP550 features four wheels with high flotation tires. It is four-wheel drive with acumen, dual axle steering with only a 12’ (3.66M) inside turning radius. This offers greater ease of movement in and around the jobsite. Its concrete hopper design has been carefully crafted to reduce dump box height. The MP550 hopper’s front lip is only 23” (584mm) off the ground allowing it to receive the widest range of trucks. The MP550’s 35’ (10.7M) long Swing Conveyor, which can pivot 170 degrees, is designed with a hinge point near the tail pulley for ease of clearing barrier walls and other jobsite obstructions while minimizing the material discharge height.

High Production
The MP550 is capable of the highest concrete spreading production on the market. Its industry leading hopper size can hold approx. 5.5 cyd (4.2 m3). The hopper’s unique front “flop gate” is designed with a hydraulically adjustable rubber seal to virtually eliminate concrete losses while dumping. The hopper is also available with hydraulically adjustable front pusher rollers. The high capacity Transfer and Swing Conveyors are capable of handling the largest loads without stall or slippage. The conveyors are equipped with rugged motors that offer ample torque for high production placing.

Easy to Maintain
The MP550 is designed to be the easiest placer on the market to clean and maintain. G&Z put heavy emphasis on making the conveyors and their components readily accessible and easy to clean and maintain. The hopper has been designed with a quick-release mechanism to allow the carrier to safely walk away for ease of access, cleaning or switching to other attachments. The carrier side panels safely guard the transfer conveyor during operation and provide access during daily cleaning. The tail end of the transfer conveyor can quickly be lowered (or even disconnected) for cleaning and maintenance. Each conveyor has also been meticulously designed for ease of continuous belt replacement in the event of a failure.

Lowest Operating Cost
The MP550 is outfitted with a Tier 4i engine with a simple design solution for upgrade to Tier 4 final. The Tier 4i engine features low fuel consumption and does not have a particulate trap like other Tier 4 engines. It also features extended service intervals.  Our “Eco-Mode” feature on the MP550 reduces fuel consumption by up to 35%. The tire over track design choice dramatically reduces maintenance and up keep costs. Because the conveyors are accessible and easy to clean high, the operating costs associated with concrete belts is dramatically reduced.  The MP550 is also designed to be quick and easy to transport saving contractors transportation cost.


About Guntert & Zimmerman

In 1956, Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) pioneered and introduced the first crawler track mounted, concrete slipform paver with automatic line and grade control in the United States.  In 1963, G&Z along with SGME, Belgium successfully introduced the first slipform paver into Europe and set a standard for how concrete roads and airports building.  Today, G&Z’s wide range of productive and dependable concrete paving products make it the most trusted and respected name in the market. Since its founding in 1942, G&Z has been known for its innovative and pioneering spirit by helping to make contractors as productive as possible. G&Z is constantly developing new technology and upgrading its existing product offering which includes a full range of slipform pavers, placer spreaders, mechanical dowel bar inserters (DBI), texture cure machines, and concrete plants. Whether your machine is new or has over 10,000 hours of operation, G&Z guarantees your satisfaction and will provide you service and parts support no matter where you are in the world. G&Z is also a leader in the design and manufacture of canal construction equipment and bucket wheel trenchers along with other special equipment.


For Further Information:

David Lipari
Marketing Manager
Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc.
222 East Fourth Street
Ripon, California 95366 U.S.A.
Phone: +1(209) 599-0066 ext. 206
Fax: +1(209) 599-2021