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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2001
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Tarmac Northern Concrete & Mortar North Area
SUB ACTIVITY: Mobile Plant COMPANY LOCATION: Tarmac North
BEST PRACTICE No: BP237 COMPANY TEL: 0191 492 4000
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Truckmixer additive pump
ARTICLE
A common problem has been tackled by Tarmac Northern’s Concrete & Mortar North Area. At plants without admixture dispensing equipment, truckmixer drivers are at increased risk of falling when carrying drums of admixture up the inspection ladders of their vehicles, since they only have one hand with which to grip the ladder.

The solution, currently undergoing trials, is a chassis-mounted admixture pump, powered by the vehicle’s own air system. Working with the Freight Transport Association and the vehicle inspectorate at Swansea, a patent has been applied for this system which may be modified in the future by the inclusion
of a separate air receiver to render the system independent of the vehicle’s air braking circuits.
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