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    Default PTO Concrete Mixer


    Anybody have any experience with these? I have several projects that require significant concrete work coming up ... pad for a storage shed, long path etc.

    Do they have good resale? I'm tempted to buy one, use it for a year and then sell it.

    Patrick



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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    I have one. Hyd dump, I call it a 1 sack mixer, works very well (aslong as I don't get water on the outside of the drum, then the drive wheel slips) It is wook to load it but I can mix it for 1/2 the price compared to delivered. I can pour 1 yard per hour with 2 people.


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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    I have an 3 1/2 cu ft electric I paid several hundred for a while back. It works pretty good. I don't use it much these days since I can buy pre-mixed concrete in a trailer for less than the price of redimix. I priced 2/3 yard for the pad for a chicken coup last weekend and it was 75 dollars for the premix which includes an hours use of the trailer or 95 dollars for the 36 sacks of mix which I would have to mix myself. I think the trailers can handle up to a yard.

    I have heard others say that the PTO mixers work pretty good but many people miss the use of their tractor when mixing (for things like toting the bags of mix). An electric mixer might be more cost effective than a pto mixer depending on prices in your area.




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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    fractal -

    Interesting how we all have different approaches to similar chores. I have done a fair amount of concrete work over the years, including post holes, retaining walls -- large and small, basement floors, driveways and patios. Oh yeah -- and now a culvert face. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    I love redi-mix for small jobs, but I never brought out my electric mixer for those. Just bust open the bags in a wheelbarrow, add water and mix with a shovel. If the job was big enough for my mixer, I usually brought home a pickup truck full of sand and gravel mix, plus the appropriate number of sacks of cement. For really big jobs, of course, I just called in a big ol' cement truck, sometimes with a concrete pump.

    The point is, I believe the most economic approach was using my electric mixer and buying "bulk" sand and gravel plus cement. I admit, I really like the idea of a PTO mixer, but I'd probably be smarter to get a PTO-powered generator and just keep on using my electric.


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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    I agree with Harv, I think the most economical is mixing sand, aggragate and cement yourself in a small electric mixer. That's usually what I do. Well, for smaller jobs anyway.

    I use the loader of the tractor to fill my garden cart with sand and pull that around with my lawn tractor. Then I fill the loader bucket with aggragate. I have the cart, bucket, portland cement, water hose and electric mixer all near each other so it's pretty easy to shovel in the proper mix.

    I used to use the pre-mixed dry bags, but that stuff gets expensive, and heavy to move around. Also, when storing it it has to stay dry. I can keep the sand and aggragate outside, and just have to keep the few bags of portland cement under cover.

    As Harv said, we all have our different ways of doing the job.

    I've wondered about the 3 pt. mixers, but I just don't do enough work to justify it.

    ~Rick




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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    I got a teagle mixer for concrete and have used it a few times. Paid $1200 for it new online. It is PTO driven cat 1 and has a reversing gearbox to unload.


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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    I might be alittle more fortunate than some others, no rib pokeing intended! I use my easy dumper 6x10DX, 5 ton of road gravel. use the loader to put the 94lb sacks on top of the sand (on pallet) and from there its all down hill. But as said you do need enough work for it to pay for its self. Its real nice to back up to the pour and dump it this needs very little rakeing.


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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    I have one of these gems. I was actually looking for an electric model when I found one for less than $100, needless to say I drove more than 50 miles that evening to close the deal and pick it up.

    Mine dumps as you lower the tractor lift. It was designed for old 9N and 8N Fords, Fergusons, etc.

    Still in good condition. It paid for itself and more in the first job.

    Wayne


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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    I needed to pour a small area of sidewalk. The concrete company won't deliver anything under 4 yards without charging a delivery penalty. I only nedded about 1/2 a yard. The price of the penalty alone was the same as the price of an electric mixer and enough bags of mix to do it myself. So, the way I figure it, I got a free mixer and the concrete company got nothing.

    They make a concrete mixer for my PT425, but I believe it is $900.00. It mounts on the front just like the bucket, uses the hydraulic PTO for power and dumps just like the bucket. It is on their video and looks pretty neat, but I couldn't justify it, especially with the elctric one that I already have. Also, like someone else mentioned, I'll use my bucket to carry the bags of mix.

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    Default Re: PTO Concrete Mixer

    here in the KCMO area you can go to the rent-all store and get a wagon with concrete in them. And you pull them home and pour where you want them. I think the smallest is a yard.

    Dan l

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