Blastcrete debuts X-40D swing tube piston pump 

Blastcrete pump

Blastcrete Equipment has introduced the X-40D trailer-mounted concrete pump system. The 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. 

Capable of handling aggregate mixes up to 38 mm, the X-40D provides a versatile pump solution that contractors can use for 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. 

“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.”

Pulsar pump

The X-40D pump incorporates a 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 a smooth pour. 

The Mecbo Pulsar pump system has also been shown to reduce energy consumption by 30 to 40 per cent. 

The reduction in energy does not translate to less power. 

The 150 mm by 1,000 mm swing tube piston pump is complimented by a  receiving agitator to keep the concrete mixed and primed for pumping. 

The X-40D pump boasts 1,000 psi of piston face pressure, with a 12 cm discharge and the ability to put out 40 cubic yards of concrete per hour. 

As well, Blastcrete engineered the pump 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,” Knighton said.

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The 3,200-kg pump includes an integrated trailer to simply transport 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 a transportation advantage, allowing operators to position the machine precisely where they need it. Forklift tubing is mounted to the lower hopper for convenient flat pack removal.

Blastcrete considered its customers and the environments in which they work with the design of this machine. It features a wireless remote control to provide operators with the convenience of controlling the pump’s functions from a distance. The solid-state electronic components function in a wide variety of weather conditions. 

Factory options that can be added include an auto lubrication system and a 12 VDC screen vibrator. 

Power options for the pump include a 72 hp Yanmar 4TNV98CT-NKW diesel engine a 74 hp Deutz TD2.9 diesel engine or a 75 hp electric motor.

Both diesel engines are water cooled and do not require diesel exhaust fluid.