Often essential to most construction projects, concrete trucks are responsible for mixing, delivering, and pouring cement. It’s an important job, whether for large construction sites or smaller capacities. And, believe it or not, there are different types of concrete trucks for different responsibilities. Here is a quick breakdown of the common types of concrete trucks.
Like the name suggests, a standard transit concrete truck designed for to deliver a standard volume of concrete, which usually ranges from two to ten cubic meters. Standard transit concrete trucks are one of the most cost-effective choices to deliver for ready-mix concrete applications, and their smaller size makes them maneuverable enough to discharge concrete to multiple sides of a site.
A rough terrain concrete truck is built to deliver concrete on areas with more difficult terrain because of their four wheel drive capabilities. These trucks are self-loading, and are usually for larger projects as well, over one hundred cubic meters. They come with comfortable cabs that are easy to operate and many are equipped with an electronic weigh batching equipment to accurately produce a specific quantity of concrete in any grade.
Lastly, the volumetric concrete truck is the most sophisticated type of concrete truck and it offers several advantageous features. This truck stores the raw materials for concrete in separate compartments and mixes only what is needed, and stores any unmixed materials for the next project. This significantly reduces the amount of waste after a construction project. A volumetric concrete truck is a great choice for keeping operating costs down.
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