Concrete pumps provide accurate, controlled placement of concrete in places inaccessible to concrete mixer trucks. Their operation is typically enhanced by remote controls that permit the operator to be right at the pour to communicate directly with concrete laborers.
Applications for concrete pumps include construction of commercial, industrial and residential buildings, bridges, tunnels, slabs & footings, pools, patios and slope paving.
Concrete pumps are great labor saving devices because they can place concrete with great accuracy and controlled volume. Direct placement without re-handling improves concrete quality while reducing labor. The steady flow produced by concrete pumps increases the productivity of the concrete finishers. Concrete pumps place concrete at lower costs than traditional methods with reported labor savings of up to 50% compared to truck delivery.
Concrete pumps significantly save time and labor, reduce scheduling logistics, and enhance quality control. In many ways, the introduction of concrete pumps has changed the way modern concrete construction is designed and built.
The origin of concrete pumping dates back to the 1950's in Europe. Since then, concrete pumps have grown larger, more productive and much more durable. Today, they have evolved into very impressive machines that enable even the most challenging of concrete construction tasks.
Information about pump manufacturers; Schwing, Putzmeister, Reed, Alliance, Concord, Olin.