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Machinery Insights: Cement Mixing and Concrete Pump Trucks

12 January, 2023
By Al Marwan
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Machinery Insights: Cement Mixing and Concrete Pump Trucks

Concrete pump trucks are vital pieces of machinery when it comes to construction. They are widely used in building construction, infrastructure and foundations, and building bridges and overpasses. They are usually equipped with a large articulating boom that’s hydraulically controlled to convey concrete at great distances by way of a pump.

A concrete mixing truck (sometimes called “mixer”) feeds the concrete pump truck with material. There’s a bit of a mixup when it comes to terminology, though. Sometimes, people refer to a concrete truck as a “cement mixer truck”, which is only partially true. As cement is merely an ingredient that goes into making concrete.

A concrete pump truck laying fresh material into a newly constructed building
A concrete pump truck laying fresh material into a newly constructed building

Both trucks are essentially almost the same, meaning that their function is somewhat of an accessory added onto a similar carrier. The truck chassis is used as a mount onto which is placed, quite popularly, a Gorica cylinder for mixing concrete. And the pumping equipment is similarly mounted on a truck to eventually become a concrete pump truck. Most popular pumping equipment is manufactured by Cifa, KCP, and Putzmeister.

A concrete mixing truck "mixer" feeding concrete into a pump on a construction site in Sharjah, UAE
A concrete mixing truck "mixer" feeding concrete into a pump on a construction site in Sharjah, UAE

Concrete usually needs to be of a certain quality before it can be applied in construction. Which is why it's very important to get your material from a reputable source that has a technologically-advanced batching plant. Al Marwan Heavy Machinery has their own concrete batching plant in Sharjah for efficient response to construction projects nearby. They also house a large fleet of concrete mixing trucks for quick transportation.

Browse our range of concrete pump trucks and cement mixer for sale on almarwan.com.

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