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How To Change the Hydraulic Loop Filter on your Putzmeister Pump [VIDEO]

The hydraulic system is considered to be the “blond circulation” of a concrete pump. It ensures reliable and metered movements of the transfer tube, mixer shaft and placing boom. Therefore, it’s a crucial maintenance step. In the video below, the Putzmeister America team shows step-by-step how to change the hydraulic loop filter: […]

2017-04-06T19:15:22+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: putzmeister|Tags: , |0 Comments

World of Concrete 2017 with Cole & Lambert and Putzmeister [ACPA Discount]

The first and most important annual international event of the year will take place in the immense Las Vegas Convention Center from January 16 to the 20th, and we have a unique discount registration coupon to share with our esteemed customers. Courtesy of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), this allows you to only pay [...]

2016-11-11T11:10:21+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: news, putzmeister|Tags: |4 Comments

Why Hire Only Certified Concrete Pump Operators

We have all seen those monster-size trucks with what appears to be a container rotating on it. Most of us also have seen these trucks at construction sites, disgorging concrete to be used on the site. So, how hard is it to be a concrete pump operator? […]

The Professional Truck Driving Industry

Trucking driving schools come in with a variety of curriculums and options. Money for classes at such enterprises varies as well. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics proper training for the job comes essential. Unfortunately the price of tuition is not a good indication of the quality of the school. One of the [...]

2016-11-11T11:10:21+00:00 September 8th, 2013|Categories: news, Training|Tags: , , |0 Comments

SCE&G Completes First Nuclear Concrete Placement

On March 11, 2013, SCE&G completed placement of the nuclear island basemat for V.C. Summer Unit 2, the first new construction nuclear concrete to be poured in the U.S. in three decades. The project employed 20 concrete truck and 4 concrete pump trucks and poured 150 cubic yards of concrete per hour!

2016-11-11T11:10:21+00:00 May 4th, 2013|Categories: concrete, news|0 Comments

Driving the Big Rigs

Driving a big rig means getting a commercial driver’s license and that takes a specific type of schooling. Three types of tractor trailer schools exist: motor training school, private school, and publicly funded school. Motor Training School Many companies hire truckers as part of doing business. Motor training schools often are a short term set [...]

Concrete Truck Types and Their Commercial Driver License Requirements

Many people do not realize the vast amounts of different styles of concrete trucks. Each design has its own special purpose and operates in its own way. Each job that requires a concrete truck will have special needs, and these vehicles have filled this need since they were first created by Gebhardt Jaeger. Since then [...]

How To Properly Repair Concrete Cracks

This is a guest contribution by the folks of Elite Concrete Restoration, Inc. The foundation of a home or building structure can fail because water in the surrounding soil is a constant pressure on basement and foundation walls, naturally creating a source for cracks in the concrete. Concrete restoration is a better alternative than a [...]

Safe Care and Control of Your Concrete Pump Truck

Operating a concrete pump truck requires skill and knowledge. Because of the sheer size of these vehicles and pumping equipment, diligence is always required. There are a number of things that concrete pump truck operators should consider before and during operation. There are also a number of general rules that can help you be safe. [...]