Using a separate placing boom can help you realize a profit by making it easier for you to get a high-rise project done well in the least amount of time possible. Adding a separate crane may fill the obvious gap that allows you to meet your schedule, but it may also have a ripple effect on overtime costs that isn't immediately noticed. Using a placing boom instead allows you to remove time allotted for concrete placement from the crane schedule. The faster placing rates for pump placement also permit a reduced deck cycle. But to make money doing this, the time saved must then be converted to productive work.