What is the difference between a boom pump and a line pump?

by | Dec 30, 2016 | Construction and Maintenance

Concrete pumping is a much more efficient way to pour concrete than traditional methods; among some of the benefits are using less water, requiring less resources and an increase in durability and stability. There are two main types of pumps used in the pumping process: a boom pump and a line pump. Whether you choose boom pump Newport services or line pump services will depend on the type of job you need completed and your overall budget. Here is an overview of the differences between the two:

Boom Pump

A boom pump is attached directly to a truck or trailer. It is one complete unit and uses a robotic arm (called the boom) to pour the concrete. Where the truck goes, the pump goes. It is not quite as mobile as the line pump, and as such is typically used for bigger concrete pouring jobs and high rise buildings, because of their long reach. They can pour large volumes of concrete and can output as much as 150 cubic yards per hour. Boom pumps typically cost much more than line pumps, because of their size and the greater amount of volume they can produce.

Line Pump

A line pump is mounted onto a truck or trailer; it’s not one solid piece with the truck and therefore is considered more portable. Before it can be used, hoses must be attached to the pump’s outlets. It is typically used for medium and small projects, not large high rise buildings. Their output can be anywhere from 20 to 90 cubic yards per hour. Line pumps typically cost 2/3 less than boom pumps.

A boom pump in Newport can suit your construction needs if you have a large high rise or otherwise large-scale project. Call today to find out more about how we can help your project stay on track and within budget. For more information, visit us.

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