Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ingenuity in the Construction Industry

Notice the front tires of the Cement Pump truck are not touching the ground?

Notice the Concrete Pump truck is being held up by these Outriggers?

Each cubic yard of concrete weighs approximately 3500 pounds. When it flows through the pump, the weight of the concrete is enough to pop the tires or tip the concrete pump on its side. As a safety measure they use the outriggers to prop the pump up and avoid catastrophe.

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