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How to Choose the Best Truck Mounted Concrete Pump

In today’s market, there is a wide variety of concrete pumps available, making it difficult to choose the best one for your specific needs. At Concord Concrete Pumps, we understand that choosing the best truck mounted concrete pump can be a challenge but it does not have to be. That is why we want to keep our customers informed on how to choose the best truck mounted concrete pump.

Reliability

One of the most important things that you should look for in a truck mounted concrete pump is reliability. This means that you need to look for a product that is rock solid under all working conditions, and can keep with the latest technology a few years down the road.

Can the Pump Handle Your Concrete Mix

Not all pumps on the market are built to handle the same type of concrete mix. Some pumps are multifunctioning machines that can accommodate a variety of mixes, while other concrete pumps are designed for specific mixes. The rule of thumb is that the pumps maximum aggregate size will determine the type of material that the pumps can handle. For example, pea-rock pumps are designed for cement-based mixes containing a 1/2″ top aggregate size, while some other pumps can handle higher-slump concretes containing larger coarse aggregate (3/4 to 1 1/2″ rock).

Output Rate

Look for a pump that has the right pump capacity for what you want to use it for, rather than spending more money on a pump that has more capacity than you need. You should also keep in mind that in order to take advantage of a pump with super fast delivery rates, you will need to have enough workers on site during the placement to keep up with the pump’s pace. While pump manufacturers can provide you with spec sheets for each of their concrete pumps, the maximum volume output rate and conveying distances are only theoretical. These capacities will vary depending on such factors as the job conditions, mix design, and diameter and length of the pipeline being used.

Resale Value

Before purchasing a new truck mounted concrete pump, you should always check to see how high the resale value is for different brands and products. Try to only purchase products that can be an investment to you and your company. That way, if you decide to sell your concrete pump later on, you know that it will have a higher resale price compared to other concrete pump brands.

Advice and Services

Choosing the right truck mounted concrete pump for your business can be a difficult task, but it is not the only decision that you will have to make when it comes to purchasing a new pump. You will also have to choose a company that stands behind its brand by offering quality advice and services.

At Concord, we only offer our customers the best products, advice, and services because we know how frustrating it can be to deal with some of the other concrete pump companies in the market. If you are interested in learning more about how to choose the best truck mounted concrete pump, or if you are interested in any of our products or services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.