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Ready Mix Concrete-Batching, Mixing, Transporting, and Handling

Ready Mixed Concrete

  • Shrink-mixed concrete
    • mixed partially in a stationary mixer and completed in a truck mixer
  • Truck-mixed concrete
    • mixed completely in a truck mixer

Agitator Trucks

  • Used for: Transporting concrete truck for all uses. Haul distances must allow discharge of concrete within 1½ hours.
  • Advantages: Operate usually from central mixing plants.
  • Watch for: Timing of deliveries should suit job organization. Concrete crew and equipment must be ready onsite to handle concrete.

Transporting and Handling

Wheelbarrows and Buggies

  • Used for: Short flat hauls on all types of onsite concrete construction.
  • Advantages: Versatile—ideal inside and on jobsites with changing placing conditions.
  • Watch for: Slow and labor intensive.

This article from The Constructor edit released