The concrete pump generally consists of a receiving hopper, two concrete pumping cylinders, and a valve system controlling the flow of the concrete from the hopper to the pipeline. Pre-mixed concrete, which can be prepared on-site or hauled from mixing stations, is loaded into the hopper. One cylinder receives from the hopper while the other dispenses to the pipe. The pipeline is made up of both steel lengths of pipe and heavy duty flexible hose. Long lengths of hose can be used to reach the point of placement without losing pump pressure.
With the development of construction technology, new machinery, methods, and techniques, what once were difficult tasks have now become easier, more efficient and more precise. While concrete pumping can be used in all construction sites, it is especially useful in projects where space for equipment is limited and the terrain is rather complicated.