Do Concrete Trailer Pumps Require High Maintenance?by Ella Wilson Love to write
Within the average construction site, every tool, equipment and even the contractors cost money. When you examine the longevity and quality of the tools and equipment purchased, it is always important to analyze the long-term costs more than just the one-time purchase price.
Will the high maintenance requirements and associated expenses outweigh the benefits of this particular tool? That is a question that needs to be asked for all equipment, but especially when dealing with used concrete pumps and other similar machinery. Do concrete trailer pumps come with a high-level maintenance requirement?
Match the Model with Your Specific Needs
When shopping for concrete trailer pumps, make sure that you only consider the models that are perfect matches for your specific project needs. At times, it may seem like the easier route to just invest in a concrete trailer pump that has more pump capacity than you really need or can even handle.
If you overwhelm yourself and your staff with this type of excessiveness, then you are essentially turning a low-maintenance solution into a high-maintenance problem. For instance, if you only need a concrete trailer pump to handle thin cement-based overlays, then there is really no need for you to invest in high-capacity new or used concrete pumps.
Match Your Towing Capability with the Trailer
It is important to remember that most standard trailer pumps can be hauled and towed by standard pickup trucks. However, you need to study and analyze the dimensions and towing weight requirements to ensure your specific truck is capable of hauling this particular load. Basically, it is all about the measurements and volume in this regard.
You do not want to invest in a load that your truck would not be able to effectively transport without detrimentally damaging either the vehicle or the equipment along the way. As mentioned above, you are already spending a considerable amount of time and money on each concrete-based project or task. The last thing you want is to continue eating away at the bottom-line profits of your project to repair damage and restore property.
The Value of Renting over Buying Equipment
As you consider investing in a concrete pump for your next project, it is important to analyze the usage frequency of this type of equipment in general. For instance, if you plan to use the concrete pump frequently, then the most feasible approach to take will more than likely be purchasing the pump.
However, if you will only need the concrete pump for occasional projects that are few and far in between, then perhaps you should consider renting the equipment and saving a considerable amount of both time and money. This will also lighten your load in regards to maintenance since you will not be required to address and resolve any maintenance or repair issues that occur over time with the pump.
Consider All of Your Available Options
The bottom line is that a standard concrete trailer pump is not designed to be high maintenance. On the contrary, it is designed to provide your team with efficiency, precision and expedited delivery of service. However, the investment choices and selections that you make will determine the pump’s maintenance level in regards to your specific projects.
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