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What Are The Different Types Of Concrete Pumps?

Are you searching for a way to deliver concrete to different areas of your site? Are obstacles, heights and depths making things tricky? Put down the wheelbarrow and stop worrying about mess, as we explain how concrete pump hire could be the ideal solution for you.

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  • Comparison of Line Pumps and Boom Pumps

What are the different types and how do they work?

  • Line Pump

Taking the concrete from your hopper, through a series of pipes and hoses, a ground line pump will allow you to run over 150 metres across the ground and around obstacles - including through buildings. This means that you can quickly and easily move concrete to the pour site. These pumps can be truck mounted or stationary depending on your requirements.

  • Boom Pump

With a hydraulic arm to lift piping and elevate them to harder to reach areas, a boom pump is useful when you want concrete delivered up to a higher point or poured over an obstruction into a lower point. These pumps can be truck mounted or stationary depending on your requirements.

When would I need this concrete pump?

  • Line Pump
  • When the mixer can’t get close to the pour site
  • If you don’t have enough labour at the site
  • When ground is too uneven for wheelbarrows
  • When you’re behind schedule and need concrete quickly
  • Boom Pump
  • When you need to pour concrete at a height
  • When you need to drop pour concrete from above
  • When there are obstacles in the way

How does a concrete pump work?

  • Line Pump

Most concrete pumps use a two piston system, with one working to push the concrete through the pipework and the other drawing the concrete from the hopper. An agitator works the mix in the hopper keeping it ready to flow into the piston system.

  • Boom Pump

Most concrete pumps use a two piston system, with one working to push the concrete through the pipework and the other drawing the concrete from the hopper. An agitator works the mix in the hopper keeping it ready to flow into the piston system.

How far does each pump reach?

  • Line Pump

A line pump can usually cover roughly 150 metres, with additional flexible piping.

  • Boom Pump

Boom pumps can reach approximately 72 meters when fully extended, with additional extensions available.

It’s always recommended that you discuss your concrete pump hire requirements with a professional before ordering, helping to ensure you get the right equipment for the job and avoiding any delays in progress.

To learn more about the different concrete pump types, or for information about which will suit your individual needs better, simply contact The Concrete Network today and we’ll be happy to advise you.

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