|Project by Ron Messersmith||posted 11-22-2014 12:32 AM||1715 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
My latest project. I was asked to build a concrete pumper truck for a gentlemen who saw a photo of a concrete truck on my web site. I was not familiar with pumper trucks so all I had to go by were photos I found on the internet. I was pretty frustrated because a new mall is being built 3 miles from my shop. I can see several pumper trucks working at the site but I have not been allowed on the site for safety reasons. They are fascinating trucks. The boom construction is the most difficult part and I was not able to link the 3rd boom section properly. I think I attached the hydraulic pistons upside down. I hope to correct the problem on my next truck. The entire truck, except the wheels are made of figured big leaf maple.