Concrete Pump

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Project by johnstoneb posted 12-16-2015 05:59 PM 2631 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a christmas present for my grandson. I made the mistake of saying he needed a concrete pump to go with his concrete mixer last spring.
I modified the truck that Wood magazine used for their construction crane and got online looking at concrete pumps.

I drew everything up in Sketchup. This is built to approx 1” x 18”. It really helped in getting boom clearances. It is maple and walnut with some baltic birch plywood. It is finished with one coat of laccquer.

I have posted a blog that goes into more detail.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 06:06 PM

Really cool.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 06:43 PM

Wow really cool.
He needs a tower crane to go with that concrete pumper.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 12-16-2015 06:54 PM

Unique and special. Well done Bruce. I like it very much.


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#4 posted 12-16-2015 07:35 PM

I am beyond impressed. Awesome job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-16-2015 08:16 PM

How excellent Bruce,
Your mechanical engineering understanding in building this magnificent project is outstanding sir….
There is so much work in making this toy and from scratch is extraordinary, WELL DONE INDEED….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 12-16-2015 08:16 PM

Bruce, you did an amazing job with this build. Enjoyed your blog also!! Your grandson will definitely be thrilled with this gift.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 12-16-2015 08:24 PM

Awesome work Bruce! That boom looks pretty elaborate put together.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#8 posted 12-17-2015 02:38 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 12-17-2015 07:09 PM

Open mouth…
Great follow up, Bruce!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 07-21-2016 02:13 PM

Nice looking unit (got your link from the “48 Wheel Lowboy Trailer” post). Hope it holds/held up under “grandson enthusiasm”.

Great to hear of someone else using Sketchup for woodworking :-).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 07-22-2016 10:23 AM

G’Day Bruce, That’s one awesome truck, I love the fact you did the drawings yourself, WELL DONE SIR;
plus the working mechanics of the arms are great.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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