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Made to build: 10 of the world's largest machines

by Stephen White on Aug 9, 2011

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10. Pump powerhouses

Both Sany and Putzmeister lay claim to having the world’s longest concrete pump truck.

According to the Guiness Book of Records, Sany Heavy Industry holds the record for the longest boom of a truck-mounted concrete pump. The record of 71.535m was set on the 3 August 2009.

While Sany may be the record holder, Putzmeister claims its own 70m-plus machine is the only one in use. Its experience with Burj Khalifa also puts in prime position for pouring on concrete for the envelope-pushing and gravity defying Kingdom Tower project in Saudi.