For 40 years, The Conco Companies have owned and operated one of the largest pumping companies in the Western United States. In order to guarantee we have the proper equipment available to handle the most challenging projects, we continue to expand and upgrade our equipment and currently own one of the best state-of-the-art fleets of concrete pumps anywhere. Furthermore, our equipment is run by ACPA certified operators who are routinely trained to guarantee the highest safety standards are met.
So just what are the different types of concrete pumps? According to Schwing, one of the biggest manufacturers of concrete pumps, they state that the, “main difference between the various types of concrete pumps is determined by the additional equipment that comes as part of the pump.” For example, “a concrete pump in its simplest form is best represented by a Stationary Concrete Pump.” To enhance stationary concrete pumps, you can add a transport vehicle that is dedicated to transporting and positioning the pump, a dedicated placing boom attached to the pump, or a truck mixer to store and supply the concrete.
One of the most common, the mobile concrete pumps, has a placing boom mounted onto the truck chassis. At Conco we have mobile concrete pumps that have booms with a range of less than 20 meters to ones with a reach of more than 60 meters. Mobile pumps offer the advantage of driving up to a jobsite, and after a quick set up, being ready to pump concrete to anywhere within the range of the boom.
Also trailer mounted concrete pumps are very common and require a separate pipeline to be attached in order to reach the areas where the concrete needs to be placed. The other end of the pipe can be attached to a separate placing boom to allow concrete to be placed over a wider area or with a rubber placing hose for manual placement. This type of pump needs to be towed or separately transported. Please take a look at our website to see the full list of Conco’s concrete pumping equipment along with information on using our equipment.
The Conco Companies are a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western U.S. and got our start in the Bay Area in 1959 by offering clients the best value on a wide range of concrete services and products. Since that time, we have taken a leading role as one of the top concrete contractors in the region. Our offices serve California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Nevada.