Types of Concrete Pumps

A concrete pump is a type of conveying equipment used for the continuous supply of concrete to heights and distances where a huge quantity of concrete is required and where other modes of transport are inconvenient. It generally employs horizontal or vertical pipelines to convey the liquid concrete. The concrete transported by different types of concrete pumps is also known as pumped concrete.

In modern construction projects, it is impossible to complete a construction project without a constant supply of concrete within a short period. They are faced with the challenge of manually handling large quantities of concrete.

The invention of different types of concrete pumps plays an important role in the construction sector by enabling a fast and continuous supply of liquid concrete to the required destination.

At times, this can be achieved only by pumping concrete through large pipelines over considerable distances. These are especially convenient for locations that are not easily accessible by other transportation modes.

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What are the Different Types of Concrete Pumps?

There are three main types of pumps, of which the first two are the most commonly used.

CONCRETE BOOM PUMP: 

They are generally mounted on trucks or semi-trailers and are bigger in size, making them suitable for huge projects and highway projects.

The concrete boom pump is equipped with a long automatic robotic arm and just like a crane, the arm can be controlled by operators to extend and move it to the desired location.

The arms are flexible so that they can be moved in any direction. Once the arms are extended into the sky and moved to the desired location, concrete mortar can be easily pumped up vertically to high-rise construction projects, which are inaccessible to other types of concrete pumps.

Construction projects can save a lot of time by using the concrete boom pump. After the concrete has been pumped, the giant extended arm can be swiftly withdrawn, accomplishing the tedious task of conveying concrete to great heights efficiently.

The unparalleled working speed and outstanding performance of the concrete boom pump steal the show make in the field of concrete conveyance.

All equipment related to the concrete boom pump is compactly installed on a truck. This allows it to be conveniently transitioned to various sites and keeps its high working efficiency high.

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CONCRETE LINE PUMP

A concrete line pump can be divided into concrete trailer pump and concrete line pump truck.

It is usually mounted on a truck or a trailer and is also known as a stationary concrete pump. It is named so owing to the conveying hoses or pipelines equipped on the concrete line pump.

Liquid concrete can be easily pumped to any location on the construction site. Since the hoses are flexible like a snake line, the concrete line pump can be parked at a convenient location at the construction site. The hoses can then be extended to go around obstacles and through narrow alleys to the desired location, which is usually inaccessible to trucks and trailers.

Let us look at some of the different concrete line pumps.

  • Small/Mini Concrete Pump

The Mini/Small concrete pump is distinguished by its small size, volume, and its lightweight features. It is suitable to be used for small construction sites, such as urban and rural construction sites. It is ideal for construction projects with narrow construction space. 

  • Portable Concrete Pump

Portable concrete pumps are mobile concrete pumps that are mounted on chassis with wheels making them easy to be moved to various construction sites. It is applicable in various construction projects such as houses, bridges, roads, tunnels, etc.

  • Concrete Pump Trailer

Concrete pump trailers are concrete pumps mounted on a single or multi-axle trailer. Although they are compact, they use high pressure to pump concrete.

In addition to the convenience of these compact concrete pumps for small residential pours, they are also an alternative to high-volume boom pumps that require slower rate output pours. Most trailer concrete pumps offer placements rates that range from 5 to 100 cubic yards per hour with the ability to reach hundreds of feet.

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  • Concrete Line Pump Truck

A concrete pump truck is a diesel-powered truck that mounts a powerful pump and extendable hose pipes to pump wet concrete where truck mixers cannot reach. 

Concrete pumping trucks do not carry concrete, but only house the pumping mechanism and sectioned hose lengths. Cement mixers dump the ready-mixed concrete into the bay of the pump truck, which then gets pumped to the required job site. 

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  • Concrete Mixer With Pump

A cement pouring equipment that combines various features such as feeding, mixing, and pumping of concrete in a single machine is called a concrete mixer with a pump. The combination of mixing and transporting concrete can reduce labor intensity and save costs. 

Concrete mixer with pump can be transported to places with limited access to labor and tractors, making it a great choice for rural roads and civil housings. 

It also has wide application for the construction of building projects, tunnels, and bridges. 

  • SPECIALIZED USAGE PUMP:

This is a different type of concrete pump that is a premium option and are readily available. Specialized usage pumps can be designed to perform exceptional types of construction projects and are used in construction projects in mines and tunnels. Due to their specialized mechanism and the very high cost, this type of pump is not commonly used. They can also be mounted on skids and rails.

Similarities Between Concrete Boom Pump And Concrete Line Pump

Although the boom pumps and line pumps are different types, they also have some similar functionality and are integral tools in the construction project.

  • Both boom and line pumps help in making the construction process tidier, enables more accurate measurements, and accurate delivery of concrete, thereby making the job quicker and on time.
  • Both the pumps can be either truck-mounted or trailer-mounted, making them ideal equipment for placing concrete in restricted areas.
  • Both can be used to convey concrete over long distances, both vertically and horizontally using concrete pipelines.