Thursday, July 14, 2011

#81 Equipment: Concrete Mix Trucks

Description:  Many times when using reinforced concrete in civil engineering applications thousands of cubic yards of it are needed.  However, concrete usually isn’t made on site for a project, but at a local batch plant.  This means it must all be trucked to the site using concrete mix trucks in approximately eight cubic yard batches.  Seen here is a line of concrete mixer trucks from a local batch plant waiting to deliver their loads to a job.  This pour was over 6 000 cubic yards of concrete and took place in one continuous operation lasting nearly 40 hours.

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