Transcrete was there in 1967 when concrete pumping was a totally new concept of moving concrete from Transit trucks to formwork through a 100 mm pipeline. Nobody knew much about the concrete mix designs or pressures required to pump concrete.
The concrete suppliers attitude was that their concrete meet Australian Standards … So if concrete was to be pumped … design a pump to pump it.
Transcrete’s “plug valve” system used 4 independent inlet and discharge ports, thereby reducing the concrete bleeding problem experienced with German and USA pumps sold at that time.
Our experience in concrete and mechanical engineering was a great help in designing a concrete pump to solve the problem. That is why Transcrete pumps are the Worlds Best. We were there from the start and others followed.
Because we pumped concrete, we know what today’s pumpers require.
This our the first days pumping for the Transcrete “protype” model 836. It had 200 mm x 925 mm concrete cylinders, powered by a 120 HP Cummins Diesel engine pumped 60 Cubic Yard per hour at 85 bar line pressure. This pump incorporated our “plug valve” bullet type system.
Transcrete cancelled the marketing agreement with Mole Engineering in 1971 and introduced the first truck mounted model 854 pumps using a full torque split tail-shaft PTO with a 180 HP diesel engines. Output was increased to 100 Cubic yards per hour.
The Monoline S-tube was produced from mid 1974 for the Australian market fitted with a water cooled diesel engine to replace the petrol version due to excessive fuel costs. This model was replaced in 1975 with the 80 HP air cooled Sidewinder. The model 636 was also increased in output as the market became aware of the new simple low cost S-tube capacity. The model 645 was introduced as a truck mounted model, using the truck diesel engine and a PTO. Later truck versions were fitted with placing booms photo