Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Introducing the Concrete Kangaroo

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:

Pylinski Equipment LLC ♦  16031 Hopeful Church Rd Bumpass, VA 23024 ♦  Phone:804-690-2377  ♦

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 !


PioneerPreppy said...

Neat. Personally I would use a small mixer for most jobs out that far. The one I have has an electric motor but I can actually switch it over to a PTO if I need to. If you didn't want to mix your own though, or the volume needed was too much to mix your own it would be a good thing to use.

JaneofVirginia said...

We have an electric concrete mixer that we use primarily for setting fence posts, and especially corner posts. We always seem to need to put a post in soil that is mushy or sandy, and so we wind up using concrete and the mixer. The last few years though, all our concrete tasks have been of the bigger variety.

BBC said...

Would have to have a long term need for it to justify the price. Concrete company's these days have pumper trucks that move it over some distance, even up high so I don't see the point in buying one.

I'd rather have a backhoe, the front bucket will deliver concrete and the back bucket will dig deep holes for the bodies. :-)

BBC said...

You don't need a mixer to set post holes, just put the pole in the hole and put some dry mix around it and pour water on it and stab it some with a stick and rod. If you are feeling lazy don't bother with the stick or rod, just pour extra water on it, it'll soak through and what isn't needed will seep out into the ground.

JaneofVirginia said...

Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains there are rocks in the soil, steep grades, marshy patches, and gold and tellurium mine shafts under ground, and all of these things preclude a concrete truck leaving the driveway. (There are ninety acres of places you might need a structure for something, most of which does not have a gravel road suitable.
In Virginia and many places in the East and the South, this is a real boon if you do a lot of this type of thing or are a contractor.

JaneofVirginia said...

We used to do exactly that, but horses pull them over in sandy soil, when used as a place to tie. This is why we're doing a better job now. Repairs are no fun and are time consuming !

BBC said...

If you are not eating horses why do you even have them?

JaneofVirginia said...

Horses can pull modified old fashioned devices for tilling soil. They can also pull carts (also referred to as driving) My Shetland can climb steep areas fully loaded, in fact, he can carry twice his weight. They also produce manure which can be burned or used to fertilize soils for planting. I sell the manure for those with vegetable gardens. There is also the occasional child's birthday party that the horses can attend and children can ride while being led. I never use a weed eater anymore. I park a tethered horse and he trims the grass around the walkways silently, and free. They really have a lot of uses other than transportation, which mine are actually not used for.

BBC said...

They are also damn expensive to take care of if cared for properly. I would consider having one if things go to hell but until then I'm not willing to have one.

JaneofVirginia said...

I think these are most helpful for small or larger scale building contractors. Still, there are some larger farms I know that could benefit from having one also. Thanks for your post.