Steeltech K56L is the new concrete truck pump by CIFA. The K56L is a concentrate of smart solutions for bettering ease-of-use, robustness yet also lightness. CIFA sought to exceed the great reliability of the 55-metre model that is now the industry standard, introducing an even sturdier and easy-to-maintain model, whilst keeping the equipment’s Total Cost of Ownership down. The K56L pump is the heavy-duty and versatile machine par excellence, the first choice for working on large-scale construction sites. Available with three different pumping units (the open-circuit HP1606H plus the closed-circuit HP1608EC and HP1808ECX), it can be fitted on a classic 10x4 truck (for the European market) or an 8x4, common in markets with less stringent regulations.
The Steeltech K56L is equipped with a five-section boom with RZ configuration. This solution is ideal for fully exploiting all 55.1 metres of the full vertical extension – without complicating handling during the positioning phase. In addition to the piping being external for easy maintenance, the new turret ensures the boom closes more compactly, so as not to protrude beyond the pumping unit or above the cabin.
A new stabilisation system
The stabilisation system is X-shaped: the front outriggers have a dual extension, which reduces the opening times and the encumbrance on the ground. The swing-out rear outriggers house the two plastic tanks (600 litres) for water and diesel. The revised and simplified design combined with smart electronic systems reduce positioning times whilst ensuring the utmost safety during operation, improving performance in turn.
A new heavy-duty design
The K56L’s chassis is characterised by a sturdy sub-turret that also houses the new oil tank that is even easier to access for any maintenance. The balanced structure is optimised in respect of the 10-tonne maximum load on the rear axles.
Smart and connected
The K56L exploits its full power thanks to intuitive and efficient electronic management. A plethora of integrated systems help with recurring operations and render on-site operations easier and safer. Intelligent control of the truck pump is through the Smartronic® system. The optional CIFA Vista is a powerful ally in managing and monitoring the company fleet, hence why the new K56L can also be equipped with CIFA Vista telemetry, capable of geolocating the vehicle, handling maintenance and above all, recording performance, consumption and error messages.