Common Concrete Pumping Equipment and Materials

There are a number of common concrete pumps that are used in construction and renovation projects. Some of the most common pumps include:

Trailer Pumps: These types of concrete pumps are popular because they are easy to operate. Maintenance is not expensive and they can mix tough concrete material without causing damage to the equipment. It produces an even and effortless flow of concrete and cleanup is easy. Trailer pumps are known for their dependability. There are many options that come with the trailer pump such as skid-mounted with angled flat pack and hopper bib, hydraulic remixer / agitator, electric version – 460V, 60Hz, 3-phase, special voltages, hydraulic rear outriggers, chemical additive pump, and much more.

Line Pumps: With or without a boom, line pumps are great for pouring material into narrow and hard to reach areas because they are small and easy to maneuver. Line pumps are portable devices and can be used to pump concrete, grout, mortar, shotcrete, foamed concrete, and wet screeds. They can extend to spaces that are usually difficult to reach. It is designed to be compact and operate with great flexibility. They are often used on low roof buildings, building bond beams, back fill, foundations, filling fabric forms, repairing underwater concrete, as well as putting concrete in solidly reinforced sections. It can carry a hose pump line of over 170m. There are a number of different a variety line pumps available. Line pumps typically employ ball-valve-type pumps. Some hydraulically driven models have pumped structural concrete at outputs of more than 150 cubic yards per hour.

Truck Mounted Concrete Boom Pumps: Depending on the boom size and pump line, these pumps can easily reach distances of 200 ft. Boom trucks are used for concrete pours for high rise buildings and industrial projects. They consist of a truck, a frame, and pump as a single unit. They are easy to maneuver so they can work in small enclosed areas. Most manufacturers offer a number of optional such as remote control, choice of pump size, various boom configurations, and much more. Ready mix boom trucks can pour their concrete into the one central work area.