Blastcrete Equipment launches X-40D Swing Tube Piston Pump
Blastcrete Equipment LLC, a leading manufacturer of concrete pumps for the refractory, mining and construction industries, introduces the X-40D trailer-mounted concrete pump system. This compact but efficient pump provides high-volume pumping in a compact design for a variety of applications and rounds out the Blastcrete product line with a low-maintenance, versatile pump capable of handling a range of rock sizes.
The X-40D makes pumping concrete with a variable blend of rock simple compared to other market options. Capable of handling aggregate mixes up to 1.5 inches, the X-40D provides a highly versatile pump solution that contractors can use for a vast array of projects ranging from residential concrete jobs to highway infrastructure improvements.
“This unit is the culmination of an industry-oriented engineering process and supply partnership focused on increasing versatility and decreasing maintenance. Additionally, because we spent time talking with contractors in the field, we saw the importance of features like remote-control operation,” said Scott Knighton, Co-CEO of Blastcrete Equipment LLC, “Although touchscreens have become common with this equipment, our design eliminates them because customer feedback indicated they are difficult to operate when wearing gloves wet with concrete. This intentional focus on the needs of the customers in our design makes the X-40D a product we are proud of and excited to bring to the industry.”
The X-40D incorporates a unique PULSAR piston pump from Mecbo to deliver high volume in a compact design. The PULSAR pump incorporates a long stroke to push a greater volume of concrete with less mechanical movement, thereby reducing maintenance and providing for a smooth pour. The Mecbo PULSAR pump system has also been shown to reduce energy consumption by 30 to 40%.
Less energy does not translate to less power. The 6-inch x 39-inch (150 mm x 1,000 mm) swing tube piston pump is complimented by a rugged receiving agitator to keep the concrete mixed and prime for pumping. The X-40D pump boasts 1,000 psi of piston face pressure, with a 5-inch discharge and the ability to put out 40 cubic yards of concrete per hour. Blastcrete engineered it for minimal maintenance to limit downtime.
“The durability of the product stands as a testament to Blastcrete’s unwavering commitment to producing equipment that is reliable, made in America, and easy to use,” said Knighton.
The 7,080-pound pump and integrated trailer is easy to haul to jobs that range from creating piers for overpasses to backyard projects such as installing in-ground swimming pools.
The pump’s four crane lifting eyes also provide significant transportation advantages, allowing operators to position the machine precisely where they need it. Forklift tubing is mounted to the lower hopper for convenient flat pack removal.
Cementing Success in the Field
The X-40D strikes the balance between modern technology and user-friendliness. Blastcrete considered customers and the environments in which they work with the design of this machine. It features a wireless remote control to provide operators the unparalleled convenience of controlling the pump’s functions with precision from a distance. The durable, solid-state electronic components function in a wide variety of weather conditions.
Factory options that can be added include the Auto Lubrication System and the 12 VDC Screen Vibrator. Power options include the 72-horsepower Yanmar 4TNV98CT-NKW diesel, a 74-horsepower Deutz TD2.9 diesel or a 75-horsepower electric motor. Both diesel engines are water cooled with no diesel exhaust fluid.
Like all Blastcrete products, the X-40D is backed by a dedicated team of industry experts for outstanding customer service. Blastcrete technicians are available online and by phone for equipment questions, troubleshooting and replacement parts. They also offer free customer product training. Contact them at 1-800-235-4867 or visit www.blastcrete.com.