- Concrete Pumps Home
- Boom pump
- Line pumps
- Separate placing booms
- Choosing the Best Pumping System for the Job
- Buyer's guide to concrete trailer pumps: Questions to ask before you buy
- Proper sizing of lines and equipment: Line diameter, line length and pipeline layout
- Choosing the proper hose
- Priming Boom & Line Pumps
- Tips for Optimizing Pump Performance
- Specify a "pumpable" concrete mix
- Proper pump truck positioning: Tips for placing the boom and stabilizing the pump truck
- Pumping tips for insulating concrete forms (ICFs)
- Troubleshooting and General Safety Considerations
- Removing blockages: Possible causes, locating and clearing blockages
- Safety Considerations
- Related Information:
- Pumping equipment and materials for slabjacking
Boom trucks are self-contained units consisting of a truck and frame, and the pump itself.
Boom trucks are used for concrete pours for everything from slabs and medium high-rise buildings, to large volume commercial and industrial projects. They range from single-axle truck mounted pumps used for their high maneuverability, suitability for confined areas, and cost/performance value, to huge, six-axle rigs used for their powerful pumps and long reach on high-rise and other large-scale projects.
Booms for these trucks can come in configurations of three and four sections, with a low unfolding height of about 16 feet. This low unfolding height is ideal for placing concrete in confined areas. Longer, five-part booms can reach up or out more than 200 feet.
Because of their reach, boom trucks often remain in the same place for an entire pour. This allows ready mix trucks to discharge their loads directly into the pumps hopper at one central location and helps to create a more efficient jobsite traffic flow.
Most manufacturers offer a variety of options, from chassis and pump size, to boom configurations, remote control, and outrigger options.
Return to Concrete Pumping