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    Platinum Member mwb's Avatar
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    Default PTO powered cement mixer on sale

    Princess Auto (Canada) has this mixer Farm Star Cement Mixer — 3-Point, Category 1 | Cement Mixers | Northern Tool + Equipment on sale for $800. Thought I would pass this along, seems to be a very good deal.

    The have also added 540 gear boxes to their catalogue Hmmmm, what am I going to build...?

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Default Re: PTO powered cement mixer on sale

    Very nice indeed. Tempting.....
    I like the review where the guy complains that the paint wore off the inside.
    Steve

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    Default Re: PTO powered cement mixer on sale

    ooh, that is a good deal if it is decently sized. I can't believe the Canadians are getting a better deal, life's not supposed to work like that!!
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    Default Re: PTO powered cement mixer on sale

    Anyone here try to use a product like this to pour sidewalks, and garage aprons? My new house needs these added and I would buy one and do it by hand if I could justify the expense.

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    Veteran Member Charlesaf3's Avatar
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    Default Re: PTO powered cement mixer on sale

    I wouldn't pitt. Usually if you've got any amount its easier and cheaper to get a cement truck in. The little mixers are good for odd jobs, but you'll be surprised how much concrete you just specd
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    Neat stuff - ATI Preseeder, Hydraulic PHD, Wallenstein BX62r Chipper, Millonzi Grapple, CA 4n1 Bucket. Delta Hook Rear QA system.
    Too many other random attachments to list (or to own, per my wife) and a really bad tool addiction. But at least I haven't bought a dump truck or bulldozer. Yet.

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    Default Re: PTO powered cement mixer on sale

    Pitt,
    I've got a cement mixer big enough for two bags. It's great to pour a step or two. I used it to fill 3 sonotubes last year for my tractor shed.
    But when it's time to pour a floor, apron, or many feet of walkway, call the concrete truck in. If your job won't meet the minimum, build extra mini jobs to use the excess. Odds are you won't have enough to finish the first form unless you have extra in the truck.

    Two years back we poured an apron for my two dog runs. This was to keep the mud out of the house and to ease hosing down the area. Before scheduling the truck, I set a form in front of the woodshed for a nice level slab. It would take big hits from dropping logs, keep the splitter from rolling, and make shoveling the snow way easier.

    After pouring the 12' x 20' x 4" apron, the driver told me there was "very little concrete" left. I asked him to empty the last bit into the form for the shed and I got a "free" 3' x 9' x 4" pad out of it!

    Five yards will go a long way to getting a few nice projects done. So roughly $500.00 gets you 337 80# pound bags of of mix! And you didn't have to mix it! At $3.00 a bag, you saved enough buying mixed to pay for beer and dinner for all your friends that came to float the slab and build the forms.

    Oh yeah. Buy the mixer if you do small jobs and masonry all over the place. But think in the $250 range. 3 point or not, my mixer spends most of its time growing bees and getting the air bubble out of my grease gun when I change the cartridge.
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