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Ascus booming

CARDIFF concrete contractor Ascus has bought the UK's first 52 m Schwing pumping boom.

The boom, mounted on a Mercedes 4645 five-axle truck, has a pumping capacity of 150 cu m an hour.

The fifth axle is a trailing steering axle for increased manoeuvrability via a reduced clearance circle.

The roll-and-fold configuration of the boom is designed to be threaded into narrow openings and low overhangs.