Maggie Daley Park, Downtown Chicago
For the reconstruction of Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, Rotec created the Crawler Swinger. A track driven swinger fed by a length of Mag-2 Conveyors. The swinger has a 75ft telescoping boom with a 24in wide belt that rides on 3 Crawler tracks. The conveyor and tracks are powered by a hydraulic motor running on 480V three phase power from either a generator or job power. The swinger can be controlled entirely by the hydraulic valves on its control arm. The Mag-2 conveyors have a 36in belt and are riding on high flotation rubber tires to easily traverse rough terrain. Each conveyor feeds the next conveyor via by telescopic transfers. This allows the swinger to move the entire line to any part of the Job site. The system is versatile enough to pour concrete, as well as place rock or dirt, with a capacity of 1000 tons of material per hour.
Post Mounted Swinger
The PMS 100 and 135 is Rotec’s newest advancement in concrete placing technology. The Post Mounted Swinger is a flexible and versatile concrete placing machine, designed for clean accurate placement of concrete without segregation. There are two models of the PMS: a 100 foot swinger, and a 135 foot swinger. They can deliver up to 500 yd³/hr placing capacity. All of the functions are remotely controlled.
Where is Rotec?
In the past 2 years Rotec has made monumental strides toward its bright future in the concrete placement industry. In 2010 the company left Elmhurst, what everyone recognizes as Rotec’s home for the past 50 years, and moved to a new facility in Hampshire, IL. We call it “Hampshire House.” Here we have twice the space, and it is closer to home for all of us. Moving out after 50 years was difficult, but we are at the new place, sorted out, and very pleased. Rotec is enjoying the new facility which is very conducive to our work. We are happy with the move, and we welcome customers to visit.