Types of Concrete Pumps
Concrete pumping has long been the preferred method of transporting mixes, helping to get concrete exactly where it needs to be on a construction site. While wheelbarrows have long been used as the traditional way of moving concrete mixes, this system can be labour-intensive, slow and wasteful.
At Concrete Supply UK, we’ve spent over a decade providing quality concrete pumps to house builders, property developers, engineers and a whole host of other construction sites across the country.
A great option if you need a mix in a hard-to-reach area or a high location, we’ll always make sure to tailor our offering specifically to your needs and this includes offering a variety of different types of concrete pumps, always selecting the right option based on your requirements.
To ensure you receive the most suitable service, we’ll take the time to discuss your needs with you directly guaranteeing that the pumping system you use can seamlessly enhance your project. We’ll also visit your site with the equipment directly, setting up the specialist pumps in the most professional manner so you can make the most of them.
The main types of concrete pumps we provide are:
No matter what option you require, we will ensure they are of the appropriate size and are able to navigate your site with ease.
A boom pump operates with a hydraulic arm that is connected to the back of a concrete vehicle. When in operation, the arm will extend and elevate and is able to lift concrete piping to great heights in order to distribute the mix to wherever it needs to go.
This is a particularly useful solution if the concrete needs to be delivered to a high point (such as constructing a high-rise structure) or if there are tricky obstacles that require the concrete to be lifted over. Usually, pumps will be mounted to the trucks and the mix can be easily pumped through the pipes directly from the vehicle.
Sometimes, it will also be necessary to drop-pour concrete from above in order to achieve the desired effect. When fully extended, boom pumps can reach up to 72 metres with extensions also available.
In contrast, line pumps work by connecting a series of pipes along the ground, running from where the concrete is stored (usually a truck) to the place it needs to be poured. These lines can be moved around obstacles, through tight areas and even through buildings if needed.
Then, the mix can be quickly poured through the pipes and hoses, achieving a smooth and even pour.
A great choice that removes the need for wheelbarrows, if your mixer can’t get close to the pour site and if you want a quick solution, line pumps can cover around 150 metres with extra flexible piping.
At Concrete Supply UK, we take a bespoke approach to everyone we work with. Before you make an order, we’ll consult with you to make sure we have a thorough understanding of your project and then deliver solutions to match.
To find out more, contact our expert team today.