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    Question Concrete truck/supply cost/size?

    Hi,
    Can anyone advise how much it would cost to get concrete delivered? And what sizes/amounts the concrete trucks can deliver? Also, can the trucks channel the concrete say 15 to 20 m away via some sort of hose/pump?
    This is in Melbourne.
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    Can't advise you on cost of concrete, but you'll be needing a concrete pumper to move the concrete, as shown in this post of mine, cost of pumper from memory was $600 for the one truck load due to the travel time from Melbourne to East Warburton and back.

    Most concrete trucks I think hold about 5.5M
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    Minimum delivery is 0.4m3, and up to 8 m3. Pumps charge depending on how much is pumped, and have a minimum charge as well.

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    Not a cheap exercise
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    Thanks all. Any ball park indication fo cost say for 1 or 2 m3? (excluding the pump, worst case I suppose wheelbarrows could do.)

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    I got 0.8m3 delivered for about $250ish from Boral. The bloke I spoke to on the phone when I was ordering it was very helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashwood View Post
    Thanks all. Any ball park indication fo cost say for 1 or 2 m3? (excluding the pump, worst case I suppose wheelbarrows could do.)
    Just be aware that most concrete companies have a set rate for delivering, for example the first 15mins on site is not charged, but once you go past the 15mins they charge extra for every 15mins on site or what ever the time limit is set at. So if wheel barrowing you'll want to be quick or have 3 or 4 barrows and mates there to get it unloaded as quick as possible.
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    Thanks very much, Atregent / DJ's Timber.
    That and DJ's "pumper" thread has answered my question!
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    Based on the cost of pumping - for that distance and the quantity you gave I would think that it would be cheaper to just barrow it - even if you pay a little for their time. Depends somewhat on what the terrains like (or ability to set up ramps - and your balance) - oh, and your fitness level - it's hard work and at the end of it you still need energy to finish the slab - there's no taking a break until it's done. If you can get at least one other on a barrow it would help a lot - and anyway if it's a slab you'll want someone on the other side of the screed. Ideal is two barrowing and one or two shoveling - working the concrete into the holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atregent View Post
    I got 0.8m3 delivered for about $250ish from Boral. The bloke I spoke to on the phone when I was ordering it was very helpful.
    ouch !

    How far from the plant are you ?

    around $150m3 (plus delivery) was the going rate a little while back from Pronto

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