Maintaining the Quality of Central Mixed Concrete

If the quality of the materials used are less than satisfactory, then a construction project is liable to fail sooner rather than later. As such, producers and distributors of central mixed concrete make it a point to produce and deliver products according to the highest industry standards.


Aggregates and paste make up the two basic ingredients of a good concrete recipe. As with any manufactured good or product, the ingredients must be mixed using the right tools and methods. To this end, producers of central mixed concrete need to acquire a concrete batch plant that is in excellent condition. The automated controls ensure that all ingredients are properly measured and mixed. With durable, sealed drums and modern controls, the materials can be combined free of impurities and maintain their consistency.


As the final product is transported to the construction site, its uniformity and workability should be protected. Improperly agitating the concrete during transport or prolonging delivery to the job site can only diminish the product’s quality. Likewise, using a poorly designed truck or carrying out deliveries when environmental conditions are not optimal may ruin the product completely. Given these factors, concrete suppliers would do well to invest in sturdy and functional truck mixers as well as plan delivery to the job site within specific ideal minutes or revolutions.


Acquiring Your New Big Rig

Every large trailer requires a massive semi-truck to pull it and its cargo to other locations. When you’re looking to acquire a few heavy haul trucks to bolster your company’s transport capabilities, you will be grateful for the sheer power they possess. There are some pointers to address in taking home a big rig.

The Plan

As semis are massive when it comes to power, so does their price tag. You have to review your business plan, specifically the sections concerning your needs for the vehicle and your payment options, as well as verified copies of existing work contracts and your credit report. Present everything to the lender but be prepared to answer any questions they may raise.

Pick Me! Pick ME!

You should have mapped out your needs for the vehicle during the loan application, which you will come into when you have secured funding from your lender. One prerequisite is for the truck to have the ample power needed to safely tow trailers you might have. Some heavy haul truck sellers can have the rigs that are appropriate for large heavy haul trailers. Consider taking one out for a test drive to check its mileage and fuel efficiency, plus sleeping compartments if your job requires cross-country runs.

When combined with the right class of trailers, a heavy haul truck will not have much trouble carrying large amounts of material across distances.

Working on Common Drawworks Problems

Drawworks manufacturers aim to create the best units that help pull the heaviest amount of load within tolerable limits on the wire line. However, even the well-engineered systems out on the market are prone to hindrances in operation, requiring utmost care when conducting maintenance sorties. There are a number of common problems to look for when drawworks act up.

Improper wire spooling

It is possible that the wire line will not spool off the hoist drum or auxiliary drum without hassle. You must check first if either drum and their associated brakes have been released. When this is done, test the drum control and brake levers at the same time to verify if the wire is moving. Extra care is needed due to the danger of the suspended load free-falling if both levers are not pulled at the same time.

Not Hoisted Up

The hoist drum itself can run the possibility of not being able to move the wire line with the suspended load on. You will need to see if the drawworks power system is on or the brakes are too tight. Activate the power, then engage the control and brake levers simultaneously.

Suspended Load Not Quite Holding Up

The hoist and auxiliary drums may not be handling the load too well. As such, you must hold on to the hoist brake lever and press the ratchet release before moving the lever.

A drawworks will be the center of the drilling rig, but great caution must still be exercised.