What is a Concrete Pump?
The pumping operation starts with the discharge of the concrete, usually from a ready mix truck, into a hopper large enough to hold a small supply of fresh concrete. In the hopper an agitator keeps the fresh concrete flowing smoothly into the pumping cylinders. Concrete piston pumps operate on the same principle as a twin cylinder reciprocating engine, in which one cylinder draws concrete from the hopper on the return stroke and another pushes it on the forward stroke into the line. Pistons in both cylinders operate in opposite directions so there is constant pressure on the concrete in the line and uninterrupted flow. The pistons are driven by hydraulic cylinders powered by a hydraulic pump. A synchronized valve enables concrete from the two cylinders to go into one pump discharge line. This valve is often used to distinguish one type of pump from another. A few common valve types are gate, rock, swing tube, ball, or C tube. Our pump is brought to your worksite and operated by one of our trained, skilled pump operators.
Why use a concrete pump? When would I need one?
We offer up to 250 feet of 2 inch hose.
- Concrete pumping is a faster and easier method to complete a project
- Concrete pumping can reduce labor costs
- Reduces site congestion as there are less construction workers
- You can get concrete to high rising and far reaching places
- Pumping of concrete is done before the concrete starts to set, improving concrete strength
- Flexible hoses can travel wherever you want them to go
- It provides a steady work pace, increasing productivity
- Several pumps can pour simultaneously for larger projects
- It is effective and economical for various sized projects, including residential and commercial
- 10.Concrete pumping has a large application, foundations, slabs, columns, bridges and dams