The advantages of using a concrete pump
What is a concrete pump?
A concrete pump is a sophisticated piece of equipment that is used to convey liquid concrete. The Concrete Pump revolutionised the construction industry, allowing large buildings and structures to be built in much quicker times and reducing the spend on personnel. Concrete pumps are heavily versatile and are designed to mitigate the many problems encountered on a building site that arise from traditional methods of conveying concrete.
What are the advantages of using a concrete pump?
A concrete pump works by transporting a constant flow of concrete from one place to another. Usually, a concrete mixer supplies the pump with concrete and the pump provides the pressure to move the concrete at rates of up to 194m3/hour. Despite a high initial purchase cost, the benefits earned from using a concrete pump can exceed the original cost and has the potential to grow your business exponentially. For those who do not have the finances for investing, Utranazz offers various hire options, including hire-with-option-to-purchase.
One of the main benefits a concrete pump offers is that you need less manpower, this may mean that you save on labour costs or that you utilise those labour costs in other areas to save both time and money. There will no longer be a need to transport concrete via buckets, wheelbarrows or skips, the concrete pump will do all of the heavy lifting for your workforce.
As concrete pumps are incredibly precise, it results in far less waste as there is restricted room for human error and spillages. Concrete pumps allow concrete to be be instantly poured into a desired location meaning transport links are lessened, further saving costs and time. The speed of delivery allows foundations to be conveyed rapidly whilst ensuring that cold joints and pour lines are eliminated due to only one batch needing to be poured in many cases.
Concrete pumps can also streamline performance and provide easier access to hard to reach places. Concrete pumps can deliver around corners, upstairs and over tall structures, you will not be limited to where you can reach. Also, the overall strength of the concrete is increased with a concrete pump, as less water is used meaning that shrink is prevented and concrete is less likely to crack after setting.
Types of concrete pumps
No matter the task required, there will be a type of concrete pump that can deliver. Some of the most common types of concrete pump include:
Truck Mounted Boom Pump – a boom pump has a hydraulic placing boom that enables concrete to be elevated or lowered and pumped into otherwise hard to reach places. Ideal for tall building constructions and pumping at depths.
Concrete Line Pump – a line pump is used when you need to cover a lot of ground, corners and different restrictive avenues. With the use of ground line, a concrete line pump can pump concrete at up to 150 metres across the ground.
Static Concrete Pump – stationary pumps are equally suited to large or small jobs in hard to access areas, combining compact size with powerful pumping, with outputs of up to 120m3/hr.
What can Utranazz do for you?
If you are thinking about purchasing a concrete pump or upgrading your existing concrete pump, whether it is as a purchase, hire or part-exchange, our experienced team can help you find the concrete pump that is best for your projects here. Alternatively, feel free to browse our products to see what might be right for you.