What does a concrete pump do?

10 November 2014

Concrete Pumps

A concrete pump is a machine used for transferring liquid concrete by pumping. There are two types of concrete pumps.

A concrete pump is attached to a truck and known as a truck-mounted boom concrete pump because it uses a remote controlled arm (called a boom) to place concrete accurately. Boom pumps are used on most of the larger construction projects as they are capable of pumping at very high volumes. They are a revolutionary alternative to truck-mounted concrete pumps.

There are also trailer-mounted concrete pumps. This pump requires steel or flexible concrete placing hoses to be manually attached to the machine. The hoses are linked together and lead to wherever the concrete needs to be placed. These models normally pump concrete at lower volumes than boom pumps and are used for smaller volume concrete placing applications such as pavements and building foundations.

There are also placing pumps for use in mines and tunnels. They have a maneuverable boom arm that has a variety of mounting options to ensure ease of use.

Below is a featured example of a trailer mounted concrete pump.

Scania 380m Concrete Pump

41 meter with 5 booms and a Sermac 5Z41 pump.

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