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Cement Mixer for Sale
Concrete mixers (or cement mixers) are essential tools for any construction business. A cement mixer mixes cement, sand, gravel and, water removing most of the manual labour from the process.
Whether you’re making slabs or erecting a wall a cement mixer is indispensable. But for bricklaying, we know mixers are essential to bring home the pay at the end of the week. So it is important that you buy a cement mixer that can cope with hard yakka.
It can be hard to know what option is best. With so many concrete mixers for sale with different specifications it can be tricky. So, we’ve created an impartial guide to make sure your investment is well placed.
What to Consider When Purchasing a Cement Mixer
Electric vs Petrol Cement Mixer
First, you’ll need to consider whether you will need an electric cement mixer or a petrol cement mixer. The most suitable option for you will depend whether you have a power source nearby, or want to run your generator.
Generally, petrol cement mixers are more powerful and robust. They cope better with higher volumes of cement compared to electronic models. Another advantage is that no electric connection or generator is required for power. Making the petrol concrete mixer perfect for use on construction sites that are not yet connected to power.
But, if you’re looking for a light weight compact mixer, you’ll need an electric concrete mixer. The electric models are cheaper both at initial purchase and with running cost. As no fuel or petrol is required the maintenance is minimal. Electric mixers are handy for tradesmen who like to travel light.
All concrete mixers come with a rotatable tank. The size of this tank will determine how much cement you are able to produce at a time. Manufacturers refer to the volumes as ‘tank volume’, or ‘mixing volume’. These who measurements are the same.
To best understand the capacity of the cement mixer, follow this simple rule:
– the capacity will produce 80% the volume. For example, a 150-litre mixer will produce 120 litres of cement. This is the equivalent of 2 wheelbarrows each load.
– Size does matter. But if you intend to do most of your work indoors the smaller tank electric models will best suit your needs.
Other Features and Considerations When Buying a Concrete Mixer
As you’d expect, each concrete mixer for sale comes with unique selling points and features.
If you’re looking for a concrete mixer which is built to last, we advise you look at our heavy-duty 3.5cf cement mixers. With our heavy-duty mixers you can expect re-enforced structures and frame with puncture proof tyres. The Paragon or Easy Mix Cement mixers are our most popular machines with bricklayers. You can buy these cement mixers with either a petrol or electric motor.
The smaller models, while also strong, are built with portability in mind. The medium Easy Mix 2.2cf cement mixer or the smaller Mini Mix 150 are great options. Especially for brickies who need a second mixer, or landscapers that need a quality machine.
Have questions about a specific concrete mixer or would like some more information? Get in touch with a member of our team.
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