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LOCATION: Road transport ARTICLE YEAR 2001
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: CEMEX
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Carlisle Concrete Plant, Cumbria
BEST PRACTICE No: BP26 COMPANY TEL: 01768 860816
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Truck mixers - pump system for additives
ARTICLE
Operators and owner-drivers of this Cumbria plant were concerned about the need, mainly on customers sites, to add products to concrete /
mortar after mixing. Drums filled with up to 25kg of liquid chemical had to be carried up a set of ladders before being tipped into the drum mixer.

The solution was a simple and effective pumping system, which can be adapted to fit all makes and models. It can also be fitted without welding or drilling to any chassis or original steelwork by careful
design of the carry case brackets.

Two 25-litre containers, held in place by a ratchet strap and hooks, were incorporated into the design & one for the add mix and one for water to flush the entire pump and pipe work. The galvanised bund tub is made to hold any spillage or in the case of a ruptured vessel, all the contents to prevent highway contamination. In addition, a 12mm threaded bung is fitted to the galvanised tub for drainage purposes if needed.
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Pump system for additives
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