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Jan

Why is Carmix – a tactical advantage for US Armed forces?

Table of content:

  • What is a self loading mobile concrete mixer?
  • What types of construction do armed forces carry out? 
  • How can concrete be used for army needs?
  • Challenges of concrete construction for remote military sites.
  • Types of precast concrete objects for military needs?
  • Why is Carmix – best solution for US Armed forces?

A mobile self-loading concrete mixer is a type of concrete mixer that is mounted on a mobile chassis and is equipped with a self-loading system. This allows the operator to easily load the mixer with raw materials, such as cement, aggregate, and water, without the need for additional equipment or manual labor. The mixer can then be transported to the job site and used to mix and dispense the concrete as needed.

Carmix has already proven itself to be an outstanding solution for concrete supply at any remote and hard to access projet, weather it is in the mountains at high altitudes, producing concrete for pouring foundations for space telescopes or producing concrete on a remote island off the coast of California for pouring the base for a communication antenna. Even tunnel construction is no problem for a carmix mixer due to its low height that allows it to drive into the tunnel and reach the pouring area without any additional equipment.

Armed forces typically carry out a variety of construction projects, including building and maintaining military bases, roads and bridges, airfields, and other infrastructure. They may also be involved in building and repairing structures for housing, storage, and other uses. In addition, they may assist with disaster relief and reconstruction efforts in war-torn or devastated areas.

If we are to talk about more army focused construction needs, here are a few:

Military base infrastructure works

Concrete is widely used in military base infrastructure for various construction projects such as building foundations, walls, floors, and other structures. The durability and strength of concrete make it an ideal material for military bases, which require robust and long-lasting structures to withstand harsh conditions and potential attack.

Concrete is also used for building bunkers, fortifications, and other protective structures in military bases. These structures are designed to provide protection for personnel and equipment during combat operations.

In addition to its strength and durability, concrete is also an affordable and readily available construction material. This makes it a practical choice for military bases, which often require large-scale construction projects that need to be completed quickly and within budget.

Concrete can also be used in the construction of airfields, helicopter pads, runways, and other facilities that are critical to military operations. The smooth and level surface of concrete runways allows for safe and efficient aircraft landing and takeoff, while the durability of concrete ensures that the runway will remain operational even under heavy use.

Among the rest we can point out the importance of constructing durable heavy vehicle parking pads.

They are widely common for military use, specially designed concrete surfaces that provide a stable and durable platform for heavy vehicles such as tanks, armored personnel carriers, and other military vehicles. These pads are typically constructed with reinforced concrete and are designed to withstand the heavy weight and constant movement of military vehicles. They are often found at military bases, training facilities, and deployment locations. The pads are also designed to drain water away from the vehicles, to prevent erosion and rusting.

Additionally, these pads are typically designed to be resistant to fire, chemical spills, and other hazards that may be present in a military environment.

To summarize, here are a few military specific objects that require concrete for their construction:

  • Building bunkers and fortifications: Concrete can be used to construct durable and strong bunkers and fortifications that can withstand heavy artillery and bomb blasts.
  • Runways and airfields: Concrete is used to construct runways and airfields for military aircraft.
  • Military housing: Concrete can be used to construct housing units for military personnel, providing them with safe and secure living quarters.
  • Bridges and roadways: Concrete can be used to construct bridges and roadways that can withstand heavy military vehicles and equipment.
  • Ammunition storage: Concrete can be used to construct underground storage facilities for ammunition and other military equipment.
  • Training facilities: Concrete can be used to construct training facilities such as shooting ranges.

There are certain common challenges for various military construction projects which are described, but not limited to:

  • Limited access and transportation: Remote military sites are often located in remote or difficult to access areas, making it difficult to transport materials and equipment to the site.
  • Extreme weather conditions: Remote military sites can experience extreme weather conditions, such as high winds, extreme temperatures, and heavy rainfall, which can make concrete construction difficult and dangerous.
  • Security concerns: Remote military sites often require a high level of security, which can make it difficult to access the site and transport materials and equipment.
  • Limited resources: Remote military sites may have limited resources, such as water and power, which can make it difficult to mix and pour concrete.
  • Limited workforce: Remote military sites may have a limited workforce, making it difficult to complete construction projects in a timely manner.
  • Cultural and environmental considerations: Remote military sites may be located in areas with sensitive cultural or environmental considerations, which must be taken into account during construction.

Due to these difficulties, some of the concrete used for army needs can be a precast concrete that is produced remotely and transported to the site to be installed in place using a crane and other lifting equipment. Among such structures are:

  • Prefabricated barracks and housing units
  • Precast concrete –
    • bunkers and shelters
    • blast walls and barriers
    • aircraft hangars and maintenance facilities
    • guard towers and observation posts
    • ammunition storage facilities
    • fuel storage tanks
    • parking garages and vehicle storage facilities
    • bridges and culverts
    • naval and coastal defense structures.

The main issue with precast concrete is transporting it to the construction location. The closer it is to the construction site – the better. Carmix self loading concrete mixer can easily produce the necessary grade of concrete in sufficient amounts to organize precast production right by the construction site. In this way, both time and resources are saved considerably.

So you may ask: “Why is Carmix – best solution for military construction?“

A self-loading concrete mixer is a perfect solution for the military because it is a versatile and efficient piece of equipment that can be used in a variety of construction and repair projects. It can quickly and easily mix and dispense concrete, reducing the need for manual labor and the risk of injuries. Additionally, it is self-loading, which means that it can be loaded with raw materials by itself, further reducing the need for manual labor. Furthermore, it is also capable of moving to different locations as needed, making it well-suited for use in remote or difficult-to-reach locations. Overall, a self-loading concrete mixer is a useful tool for the military because it can improve the efficiency and safety of construction and repair projects in the field.

The biggest challenge for any military construction is a time constraint. Carmix can mix it`s first 4 cubic yards of concrete 20 minutes after it arrives at a construction site. There is no need for lengthy installation and tweaking as it is the case with a stationary batching plant. Carmix does not need any additional equipment to produce concrete – it is just one machine and one operator. This becomes crucial when you have very little time to set up concrete production!

We have vast experience working with various armed forces across the world and know how to make concrete production quick and efficient at any construction site with any weather and climate conditions.

Carmix Nevada offers both rental and sales of self loading concrete mixers, as well as full training and servicing of our machines.

Contact us to discuss how Carmix can benefit your future project wherever it can be!