There is always some discrepancy in truck dimensions. What they carry and how much water they hold. There are different sizes of trucks, makes and models, so there will always be some small differences.
A typical 8m truck will be approx. 9.5m long, 3m wide and 3.9m in height. The main difference in a 6m truck is it is shorter in length.
When it comes to accessing your sites, the trucks will need as much space as possible to unload your concrete. They have a turning circle of 17.5m. This means that any gates and accesses will need to be 3.5m wide at least, turning cannot happen until the entire trucks length has passed the entrance. If your access is bendy the driver will need more space and someone to guide him.
A fully loaded truck will weigh up to 32 tonnes, so please bare this in mind. Take any actions necessary to protect your surface, and ensure the surface can withstand this weight.
Our drivers unfortunately don’t carry wheel barrows but do carry around 3m of chute to help you reach the places you need the concrete to go.
If you need extra water added, the driver will be able to advise you on the maximum amount to maintain concrete strength. The driver may advise against adding water, as it will weaken the concrete or prohibit it from performing as required. A truck will typically carry around 100l of water but please bear in mind the truck will need to use some of this to wash out.
In addition to this useful and important information above, our driver has given us some personal tips on how to keep the drivers happy and smiling, ‘I like coffee, biscuits and I especially like cake.’
Hopefully this has given you some useful tips, but if you have any questions please get in touch with us on 03301232065.