One common type of a concrete mixer is the self loading concrete mixer, which many manufacturers include in their selections of equipment. Since it entered the market, the self loading cement mixer is widely used. It can be either fixed or on wheels, depending on the application. However, both types work on the same principle.
The self loading cement mixer can be used for many applications such as loading, mixing and pouring concrete. This means that it reduces all the manual work to unbelievable extent and provides operators with accurate operation. When it comes to owning and operational costs, the self loading cement mixer is operated by one person, saving money on labor. Also, it cuts on other costs because it has own water tank and also on transport of ready hot-mix concrete. The self loading cement mixer works directly on-site and reduces the need for additional expensive machinery and equipment such as dump trucks, pumps, cranes, loaders and others.
The size of a typical self loading concrete mixer is about 3m³, but it varies depending on the model and manufacturer. Regardless of the size, every self loading cement mixer provides an exceptional mixing process due to the drum and blades and the result is quality concrete. It is simply the most suitable machine for operators who look to provide quality concrete at minimal costs.
Flexible, versatile, productive and a reliable machine, yet easy and simple to use. A typical self loading cement mixer is made of strong stainless steel, has a long chute located at the top of the mixer used for loading and unloading concrete, a rotating drum and rotating blades. The ingredients of concrete are added into the drum through the chute and are being mixed inside. Depending on the position of the drum, the chute can change the angle for better mixing. The drum and the blades inside the drum are usually being rotated by a hydraulic gear, but can also be powered by other motor.
To ensure impeccable performance every time, it is important to maintain your self loading cement mixer properly. You probably know just how difficult it is to remove the dry cement. Therefore, once the self loading cement mixer is done working, immediately flush the drum thoroughly with water. If you do not clean the drum once finished with work, the concrete will harden and be very difficult to remove.