Cement Mixer Buying Guide
For many jobs like building a wall, casting a foundation for a fence or plastering a cement mixer will make life a lot easier that mixing that concrete or mortar by hand! Petrol or Electric powered it is your choice before a serious bit of hard work.
Mixers are usually used to mix aggregates that make up mortar or concrete for the construction industry, mixers themselves are made up of
- A motor, petrol, diesel or electric
- A rotating barrel
- A tilting mechanism to move the barrel into different positions to empty its load
- A chassis and wheels
When choosing a mixer you need to consider:
Your energy source:
Electric mixers are cheaper to buy, requires less maintenance, doesn't emit any smoke and are quite easy to transport.
Petrol mixers are more portable as they do not need an electricity source close by, can have more power to mix larger batches than an electric mixer
Gear or belt driven
Most mixers use a crown wheel and a gear attached to the barrel, this direct drive system guarantees longevity and robustness> Some mixers us a belt system which is quieter and doesn't require lubrication, the belt is a wear part and which will need to be replaced.