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    Default Hauling mixed concrete?

    This is a really dumb question, but I am pouring a 3/4 yard slab sidewalk right by the road. Having a truck delivery will cost $250 due to the small load. I have a mixer, but I'm lazy enough not to want to mix 25 bags of pre mix, and worry if I can mix fast enough. Unfortunately, there are no rental companies here that rent the small towable trailers. There is a concrete company 1 mile away. Any way to haul mixed concrete a short distance and dump it. Heck, i have a dump trailer. Thought about just picking up 3/4 yard and driving it the one mile to my project. Or building a tub with a chute. Am I crazy?

    My mixer does two 80 pound bags pretty well. I guess i can work fast enough to mix and dump 3/4 yard. But I brainstorming an alternative.

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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    Sounds like you might have to mix it yourself.

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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    line dump trailer with plastic tarp haul alot of concrete in trailers over the years works good but I also have had concrete dropped off when they had extra from a job got it cheap or free they were already paid for it try that

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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    Last year we did an in-house project at our church - 2 ADA Bathrooms. The Women's Room was located in an existing space that is slab on grade. We had to remove and replace the concrete floor for the new underground plumbing. I brought a beat-up Harbor Freight mixer from work and mixed up over 30 (80#) bags of concrete in a couple hours. A few Ibuprofen gel caps were required the next day. But then it's been 40 years since I was 27, so I can't complain too much.
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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    1 mile away. toss plastic in bucket of one of your tractors. and drive over there. assuming you have a slow motion sign for rear of tractor. and lights work.

    heck if it takes a couple trips with tractor 1 mile... seems pretty quick with a tractor. i could pull that off.
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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    Quote Originally Posted by M E Cook View Post
    line dump trailer with plastic tarp haul alot of concrete in trailers over the years works good but I also have had concrete dropped off when they had extra from a job got it cheap or free they were already paid for it try that
    Now there's good alternative. Depending upon the size of your trailer, the 3/4 Yd of concrete can spread out pretty thin. You could possibly partition a section of the trailer off before lining it with a tarp. The partition would have to be reinforced or blocked in such a way to prevent the heavy concrete mix from pushing it out of place while on the road.

    Edited to correct "partition".
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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldoak View Post
    Now there's good alternative. Depending upon the size of your trailer, the 3/4 Yd of concrete can spread out pretty thin. You could possibly patrician a section of the trailer off before lining it with a tarp. The patrician would have to be reinforced or blocked in such a way to prevent the heavy concrete mix from pushing it out of place while on the road.
    Make that partition.

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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    You surely can haul concrete. It does segregate though. All the aggregate will be in the bottom. The top ends up a runny mess. Depending on the plant chute your vehicle and trailer may take on a spotted cement Look!

    If you do haul specify some no slump or a high early type that is used immediately for building things like manholes on.

    Yes, at one time manholes were built with concrete blocks.k
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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    There are some concrete companies that rent trailers just for hauling concrete.

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    Default Re: Hauling mixed concrete?

    Warning: When hauling concrete in a trailer, do not stop quickly.

    It will all come forward, and much of it will spill out of the front of the trailer.

    Trust me.

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