I was received a call for a desperate customer wanting a small job pumped as quick as possible. Going through the normal questions about the job specifics … I was told, just a small line and a few truck loads.
Based on the information given, I quoted a fair price. However, when I arrived at the job and asked where do you want to start, so that I could put the end of the hose there and work back. Oh, it’s over there, and a bit longer distance than we told you.
The job ended up 122 metres from the pump to the slab for a round dome building in the centre of Centennial Park in Sydney.
Not only a long line but 15 truck loads of concrete, in total 75 cubic metres. I ended up with just one short steel pipe left on the pump. The line was a mix of 100 mm steel pipe, 75 mm rubber hoses and several 50 mm hoses.
My truck mounted Trojan P70 did not “bat an eye lid” and was only using 115 bar on the main pumping cylinders.
Naturally, I hit them up another 50% on the original quote, they were more than happy as we finished a lot earlier than they had in mind.
Chris M, Owner CFM Concrete Pumping Manly Warringah. NSW.