|This is very valuable if you need to place concrete floors in an existing barn, a foundation in a wooded area, concrete a kennel floor, or are building a cold cellar.|
I learned of something the other day which I think is a wonderful device. Just like the other items I have profiled or mentioned on this blog, (the Simple Pump, the Zodi portable hot shower, and various augers) I have no financial interest in this product, I just think it's a wonderful device I should discuss and bring to the attention of others.
The Concrete Kangaroo is a device which permits a contractor, or for that matter, a homeowner or farmer who uses concrete to place the concrete in a place in which a concrete truck or wheelbarrows could not go. It is useful for concrete projects in cities where a concrete truck might not be able to fit, and it's useful in wooded areas where a concrete truck might not be able to go when building a foundation to a house, barn or kennel or rabbit hutch floors, for example. The Concrete Kangaroo is a concrete delivery system or CDS and not only permits the delivery of concrete to places that might be more difficult, on average, to access, but it can help to get the price on some projects down to the possible range. (I am always interested in making everything affordable) It also aids in keeping the site clean because very little wet concrete is spilled or remains hardening on the job site using this device. It can also help the contractor to contain some of the manpower hours that using concrete without such a device could entail. The Concrete Kangaroo can permit the shuttling of small or large amounts of concrete over difficult terrain. It also cleans up well after use. It can be ordered as a manual device or with hydraulics.
This is the story of the origins of the Concrete Kangaroo by its inventor from the website:
<<I am Thaddeus Pylinski owner of Louisa Barns & Buildings Inc. In December, 2010, we had a barn to build that was 300 feet from the nearest point that we could get a concrete truck to. In bidding the job I realized that this was going to be an unusual job from the standpoint of getting materials in place and to the site for usage. I was especially concerned about the 11 yards of concrete that the poles were to be set in. I designed and had fabricated the first concrete kangaroo and used it on this job. Out of 11 yards of concrete going through trees, down a steep hill into the site, around the braces and placing the concrete in all the holes we only lost 2 shovels full of concrete. It worked so well that all my friends said to patent it, so I did. We made a couple of modifications to the prototype and the Concrete Kangaroo was born. We have used it on every job since then and have virtually eliminated the need for wheelbarrows.>>
These are the videos which shows the Concrete Kangaroo in action.
The CDS .75 has become the mainstay of our fleet.
It handles 21 cu. Ft. of concrete very effectively, fits
all skid steers that have the universal quick – attach, is
easy to operate and is very portable fitting easily in the
back of a pick-up truck.
- It comes in a hydraulic version making placement of
- It weighs 535 lbs (aprox) – about the same as a 4-and 1
- It handles 2,910 lbs of concrete.
- It comes in a black gloss finish.
- It makes placing concrete in awkward locations a breeze
The CDS 1.0 handles 27 cu. Ft. of concrete – 1.0 yards. It is
convenient when you need to empty a 9 yard truck in a hurry and
can’t get the truck close to the point of placement. The requirements
of the equipment used that it attaches to are larger than those of the
.75 and should be checked out carefully prior to attachment.
It too also comes in the manual and hydraulic versions.
- It comes in a hydraulic version making placement of concrete
- It weighs 550 lbs (approx.
- It handles 3,880 lbs of concrete.
- It comes in a black gloss finish.
- It makes placing concrete in awkward locations a breeze.
A final word from the manufacturer's website:
The concrete kangaroo can be built in sizes to accommodate large off-road projects requiring larger amounts of concrete moved rapidly to more remote sites such as high voltage towers up the side of a mountain, stabilizing fill for a road project, even overpass retaining walls where a concrete truck may have difficulty accessing the point of placement. In mountainous regions land is cleared with "dozers" & helicopters are used to lift the concrete to points of placement. This can get very expensive & is dangerous having concrete swinging around suspended by a cable not to mention that the whole project comes to a halt if it's a windy day. With a concrete kangaroo 3.0,or 4.5 or larger the pour goes on. Attached to the equipment that you already have on site the concrete kangaroo doesn't mind the wind. That keeps your project moving
completing sooner and making more money. Call us today & we will custom build a concrete kangaroo to fit your equipment and needs.
I'll have one here to add some additional concrete work to our kennel this next week, and I'll let you know what else I learn !