A concrete pump is a machine used for transferring concrete by pumping. There are two types of concrete pumps. A line pump transports concrete from a hopper to the pour site along a connected pipes and hoses. A boom pump is similar but features an hydraulic arm which can lift and place the concrete pipes into particularly difficult access areas.
Concrete pumps transport wet mixed concrete from the mixer to the pour location. The wet concrete from a mix truck is released into a hopper where an agitator keeps it moving and flowing into the piston pump’s twin cylinders. One cylinder pushes the concrete into the pipeline on the forward stroke, while the other cylinder draws concrete from the hopper on the return stroke.
Hiring our concrete pumps does come with a cost, but it can also save you money. Pumping is quicker and easier, and ensures a faster delivery and optimal time to work with your concrete. The extensive reach of pipes can navigate almost any obstacle or access issue which helps save on time and manpower.
All pump lines are made of interconnected metal pipes and flexible hosing. We can add additional pipes to extend the reach of our pumps. A boom pump can extend up to 72m, whilst a ground line pump can reach over 150m.
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