How do concrete boom truck/pump truck work
Posted On: 08/01/2018 | Posted by: Haomei Concrete Pumps
Some advantages for using a concrete pump truck or choose a professional concrete pump truck rental service to place your concrete are; the pump truck can reach over houses and into backyards, a pump truck can pump concrete up 2, 3, 4 floors and more, pump trucks place the concrete right where you need it, pumping concrete is fast which saves on labor cost, pumping the concrete reduces the amount of manpower you need to place the concrete.
In addition, a concrete pump reduces congestion on the job site better than most other methods, improving job efficiency and safety. Fewer risks and a more ergonomic process are benefits to your employees that can help you attract and retain quality workers.
how do concrete boom truck work
a concrete truck discharges its concrete into a hopper on the back of the pump truck. The hopper has a mesh grate the concrete falls through which prevents any large rocks or chunks from plugging the pump truck hoses. The hopper also has an auger that churns the concrete keeping it liquid and flowable.
Once the concrete is in the hopper, it gets sucked into a valve system in small intervals or strokes. As some of the concrete is being sucked into the valve, the concrete before it is being simultaneously pushed through the concrete pipe on the pump truck boom until it reaches the end of the concrete hose and placed where you need it.
Some concrete pump trucks or some used concrete pump trucks for sale
have different types of valve systems, s-valves, ball-valves, but basically that's how a concrete pump works. As long as the hopper stays full and there are no blockages in the concrete hoses, the process of pumping the concrete goes quite smoothly.
Concrete pump truck manufacturers tell you that concrete pumping not only makes a concrete pour more convenient and consistent, it improves on-the-job safety. Ready-mix trucks are kept at the curb, away from embankments, excavations and other dangerous obstructions and concrete can be placed exactly where you want it.