Sometimes a ready-mix truck just can’t reach far or high enough to place concrete. That’s where our concrete conveyor truck comes in. The truck is equipped with a 40′ conveyor boom mounted on it. The truck can unload its own concrete as well as other trucks’ concrete into the hopper and up the conveyor belt. The truck has a wireless remote so that the operator can get as close as needed to the pouring crew for instructions and safety.
Moffett forklifts add versatility. You can easily deliver one pallet or several, depending on your needs.With its small footprint and tremendous maneuverability, the Moffett enables you to take deliveries to the exact spot they are needed.
Traditional barrel trucks.
The trucks are loaded with dry materials and water. The mixing occurs during transport. The ready mix truck maintains the material’s liquid state, through agitation, or turning of the drum. The interior of the drum on a concrete truck is fitted with spiral blades. In one rotational direction, the concrete is pushed deeper into the drum mixing the ingredients. This is the direction the drum is rotated while the concrete is being transported to the building site. When the drum rotates in the other direction, the screw-type arrangement discharges, or forces the concrete out of the drum. From there it goes onto chutes to guide the viscous concrete directly to the chosen location. If the truck cannot get close enough to the site to use the chutes, we have equipped some of these Barrel Trucks with conveyors
The driver can sit in the cab and drive right up to where the concrete is being poured. He has control from his driver’s seat where the chute extends and he can then start his pour right there from his seat.
The biggest benefit from using a front-discharge mixer is that loading and unloading is done from the front of the truck. This feature aids in the communication between the driver and the worker as the pour is being performed. Rear discharge trucks require both a driver and a “chute man” to guide the truck and chutes back and forth to place concrete in the manner suitable to the contractor. Front discharge trucks have controls inside the cab of the truck to allow the driver to move the chutes in all directions well maintaining a visual on the workers .You’ll get pinpoint load positioning even in the most demanding on-site conditions.
A knuckle boom (or articulated) crane looks like a standard crane, but the boom bends in the middle – at the “knuckle”, just like a finger. It folds down to a compact size, but also extends a long way, giving it many advantages over a stiff–boom or telescopic crane.
Pumping is a very efficient and reliable means of placing concrete, which makes it a very economical method as well. Sometimes, a pump is the only way of placing concrete in a certain location. Such as a high rise building, or large slabs where the chutes of the concrete truck cant reach where the concrete is needed. Other times, the ease and speed of pumping concrete makes it the most economical method of concrete placement.