What Do Concrete Equipment Users Want?
Views of concrete pump users
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Concrete boom pump, ready-mix concrete (RMC) equipment and batching plant users are very clear about their needs. CW explores the must-have features.Views of concrete pump users Reliability is the most important feature in a concrete pump from the perspective of an RMC provider because any downtime has a major adverse impact on sales, according to Prashant Jha, Chief, Ready-Mixed Concrete & Modern Building Materials, Nuvoco Vistas Corp. “We evaluate if the pump is designed to pump to the necessary height or quantity. Spares can still be an issue because we hire boom pumps from small-time contractors who often don’t stock sufficient spares.”“The length of the boom, the pressure and the make or brand of the boom pump are the vital parameters we evaluate prior to making a procurement decision,” says Marimuthu Krishnan, Concrete Technology Consultant. “Whereas the 36-42m length boom pump suffices for regular projects, we need much longer booms for tall buildings. Also, the pumping capacity must match the project’s concreting needs.”To read the full story, CLICK HERE.