A concrete pump places your concrete in those hard to reach places. We are able to pump concrete upto 150m away, around or through obstacles with a minimum of fuss and mess, saving you time and money in labour costs.

Some concrete pump operators charge by the hour, the longer they are kept on site waiting for concrete to turn up, the more you will be charged.  When you book the concrete and pump together from us we will quote you a fixed price for the pump hire, it is then up to us to ensure we get the concrete there on time.

 

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Concrete Pumping

A concrete pump is a machine used for transferring liquid concrete by pumping.

The concrete pump is attached to a truck. It is known as a boom concrete pump because it uses a remote-controlled articulating robotic arm (called a boom) to place concrete with pinpoint accuracy. Boom pumps are used on most of the larger construction projects as they are capable of pumping at very high volumes and because of the labour saving nature of the placing boom.

Until the early 20th century, concrete was mixed on the job and transported from the cement mixer to the formwork, either in wheelbarrows or in buckets lifted by cranes. This required a lot of time and labour. In 1927, the German engineers Max Giese and Fritz Hull came upon the idea of pumping concrete through pipes. They pumped concrete to a height of 38 meters (125ft) and a distance of 120 meters (390ft).

In May 2008 Putzmeister reached a world record in vertical concrete pumping: 606m (1,988ft). They used a specially designed concrete pump for construction of the Burj Khalifa. In 2008, Putzmeister broke its own record by pumping concrete to a height of more than 700m, also on the Burj Khalifa project.  As of 2011 an even larger concrete pump was built and sent to Japan's post-quake relief effort.  The current world record was set at on 7 August 2009 during the construction of the Parbati Hydroelectric Project when concrete was pumped through a vertical height of 715 m (2,346ft) using a Schwing Stetter concrete pump.