Transporting concrete to hard-to-reach places can be a struggle if you don’t have the right equipment to do so. In cases like these, concrete pumps will be able to offer a suitable, efficient solution for overcoming these obstacles. However, you must first decide which pump would be most appropriate for the project at hand. Here at EasyMix Concrete, we’re on hand to present you with the differences between the two, so you can make an informed decision about which type of concrete pump you need.
Which type of concrete pump do I need?
It can be difficult to decide which type of pump you need depending on how big or small your project is. The pumping mechanism – regardless of which one you choose – allows for a better reach, even from great heights. More traditional methods of concrete application are proving to be flawed in comparison to that of modern concrete pumping capabilities. Generally, a boom pump would be better suited towards large scale projects, whereas a line pump would be more appropriate for small scale projects.
Reasons why you would need a boom pump
A boom pump is generally mounted onto a truck, hence why it can also be referred to as a ‘truck-mounted pump’. A boom pump has an arm (the ‘boom’) that can be easily and controlled remotely to deliver and apply concrete exactly where you need it. A boom pump is perfect for high-volume concrete pumping, with an output of at least 150 cubic yards an hour. A boom pump is ideal for delivering concrete from considerable heights and with a great level of accuracy. The rate at which concrete can be delivered, together with its high-volume capacity makes a boom pump ideal for projects on a larger scale.
Reasons why you would need a line pump
A line pump – often referred to as a stationary pump – comes in the form of a long hose which can be mounted onto a trailer or a truck. In order to deliver the concrete directly to where it’s needed, the hose will need to be securely attached. A line pump is more suitable for smaller, domestic projects as opposed to commercial ones. The hose will allow the concrete to be delivered more accurately and is perfect for horizontal pouring. Although the concrete cannot be poured at rapid speeds, it can precisely deliver between 20 and 90 cubic yards of concrete an hour, hence why a line pump is better suited towards residential projects.
Boom pumps and line pumps: overview
When it comes to concrete pumping, it’s important that you’re using the right equipment, regardless of how big or small your project is. In order to make the right decision, we have provided a brief overview.
|Boom Pump||Line Pump|
|Suitable for vertical pumping||Yes||No – this is more suitable for horizontal pumping.|
|Output (cubic yards/hour)||150+||20-90+ (depending on the size)|
|Full portability||Yes – it’s directly attached to a truck allowing for excellent mobility. Wherever the truck goes, the boom will go with it.||Yes – this is mounted to a truck or trailer, allowing for easy transportation.|
|Great for high volume concrete pumping||Yes – boom pumps are better for larger, commercial projects.||No – line pumps are better suited towards smaller, domestic projects, reducing the need for high-volume concrete pumping.|
|Perfect for smaller volumes for concrete pumping||No – smaller volume of concrete would not be suitable for commercial projects.||Yes – a residential project will most likely require a smaller volume of concrete/|
How EasyMix Concrete can help you
Here at EasyMix Concrete, we believe in providing customers with the exact tools and equipment that are needed to carry out their project successfully. Concrete pumps are a highly efficient way of delivering concrete to precisely the right location when required. They’re especially useful if the site is difficult to navigate with wheelbarrows or if a large order of concrete has been placed.
Benefits of concrete pumps
Fast delivery times – this saves time and manpower.
Cleaner delivery – their accuracy means little mess and virtually no spills.
Long reach pipes – these are able to navigate areas that are difficult to access.
Accurate, metered delivery – this can work out to be exceptionally cost effective.
Hard-to-reach places – can be accessed with accuracy and efficiency.
The types of concrete pumps we’re able to supply
Here at EasyMix Concrete, we can provide our customers with two different types of concrete pumps, including:
Ground line pumps – these are horizontally laid along the ground, they can be laid through buildings and up and down ramps. Ground line pumps can also navigate around other obstacles and reach spaces which are difficult to access.
Boom pumps – the pipeline can be raised efficiently with a hydraulic arm, which can be lifted up and over different buildings and around obstacles to deliver concrete promptly. The concrete will be poured from above with the help of an extendable boom arm.
EasyMix Concrete are able to handle projects of varying sizes, no matter how big or small they may be. Our expert team are specialists in supplying the people of North London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire with all of their concrete needs. If you have an access issue or require the fast and reliable delivery of concrete to help complete your project, look no further than EasyMix Concrete. If you’d like further information about the concrete services we offer, get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team today.