heavy construction equipment to make renovations possible

Renovating a three story house proved to be more work than I originally thought it would be. Adding two bathrooms to the upper levels with beautiful garden tubs seemed like a great idea on paper, but when it came down to getting the tubs up to where they needed to go, we ran into several problems. The contractor suggested that we consider renting a crane to get some of the heavy stuff lifted to the upper levels - that was a brilliant idea. If you are considering a project such as this, read through my blog to find out how heavy construction equipment can make the impossible possible.

A Closer Look At Concrete Buckets, Hoppers, And Other Delivery Systems


When delivering mixed concrete to a client site, you may rely on crude tools to get the mix from the truck to the project site. However, the world of concrete buckets, hoppers, and other delivery systems is a vast one, so there are many pieces of equipment you can use to get the job done in a faster or more efficient fashion. Take a look at just a few of the concrete delivery system components you can pick up as a business owner to use in your concrete projects.

Combo Concrete Placement Bucket

The concrete combo bucket is perhaps one of the most commonly used buckets in the concrete industry. This uniquely designed bucket is vertical, and it can either be a freestanding piece or attached to a secondary unit like a base with wheels for use. This bucket has a chute that distributes concrete from a narrowed base; you simply open a panel and the concrete pours out.

Center Discharge Collection Hopper 

The center discharge collection hopper can be attached to a bucket or a concrete truck to provide a steady, small flow of concrete for more precise placement. The base of the hopper can be jointed to other attachments in order to control the flow of product even more easily. As you can assume by the name, the hopper has a center discharge chute at the base.

Rubber Accordion Concrete Placement Hopper

Unlike the center discharge hopper, the rubber accordion hopper is a flexible unit that has a collapsible design due to its accordion shape. This hopper is preferred by concrete contractors that like to leave the hopper in place on the truck and just collapse it between jobs. However, the flexible hopper also makes it possible to angle the flow of concrete by maneuvering the end spout at the base.

Side Chute Bucket Attachment 

Side chutes are long pieces that get attached to the bottom of a bucket to route the flow of concrete in one direction or the other. For example, if you need the concrete to be poured several feet out from the base of the bucket, the side chute will be a good solution.

Elephant Trunks 

Elephant trunks are one of the most preferred concrete bucket and hopper attachments. These long flexible "trunks" are a cylindrical shape and are made of flexible materials so you can maneuver the concrete into small crevices or pour zones.


27 April 2020