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Cement mixers, what do you have,

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Currently I use the belle mini mixer from Home Depot, no complaints, great for smaller jobs but currently getting into larger projects.
What type of mixer do you guys currently use?
Any pics would be great.
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I have a stow and keep them 2 or 3 years and sell them on craigslist while they are worth something. If I can get 800-1200 for the mixer im doing good, then ill just buy a new one.

I have one of the electric mixers and they are good for winter work but you cant make any money with one of them.
I've been using Crown mixers with Honda motors for several years now. I wouldn't want to use anything else , I love them.

This is the one I bought last year, and I have another that's a little bigger. I'm down to two now. I had one stolen , and one of my guys flipped another one down the road.

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I bet it was that clean for less than 5 minutes.
I've been using Crown mixers with Honda motors for several years now. I wouldn't want to use anything else , I love them.

This is the one I bought last year, and I have another that's a little bigger. I'm down to two now. I had one stolen , and one of my guys flipped another one down the road.
What do think is better the barrel or drum? Back in Ireland we only used drums but here I only ever see the barrel like brickhooks
If your a mason using mortar mostly then you want the one with the paddles and rubbers.
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Many moons ago,every mason wanted an Anchor mixer (no longer made) I have several Essick mixers (no longer made):censored:


When those go out I will rebuild them. Already checked out parts / bearings. A co. called Motion Industries has almost any bearing under the sun. The engines are Wisconsin engines,a real work horse,have roller bearing main bearings !
Ill get some pics I have a couple whitmans with Honda motors and a great commercial cement mixer
Talking mixers,here is a gadget I never popped for back in the day,now they are not made . Looks kind of handy for loading mixers.


http://www.masonryconstruction.com/Images/Sand Measuring Made Easy_tcm68-1374911.pdf
Not sure why you would mix cement. I have an old Montgomery Wards mixer I use occasionally to mix concrete or mortar. I have even used it with gravel to clean railroad spikes. But I never use it to mix cement.
Waaaaaay back in the day when Dad was doing a lot of schools and hospitals , he had a sand box made that set up above the mixer. I don't think his labors could count past 5.....:laughing: I still have that old box behind the shop.
Talking mixers,here is a gadget I never popped for back in the day,now they are not made . Looks kind of handy for loading mixers.


http://www.masonryconstruction.com/Images/Sand Measuring Made Easy_tcm68-1374911.pdf
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.....during that time he had several guys making mud, and one or two of them wouldn't make mud like the others. So he had the box made.
Essick are no longer made? They're still available here: http://www.southern-tool.com/store/construction_mortar_mud_plaster_mixers.php

I use a 7 cu ft Essick that has a 2hp electric motor, just prefer the electric, no gas to run out of, no one forgets to check the oil, and NO ONE messes with the stupid carburetor....
Many moons ago,every mason wanted an Anchor mixer (no longer made) I have several Essick mixers (no longer made):censored:
Back in the day getting a builder to put up a temporary was pretty unheard of.
My mistake ! You are correct. It was clipper saws that are not made anymore. Must be getting old.:laughing:
Essick are no longer made? They're still available here: [URL="http://www.southern-tool.com/store/constr.
I can see that, we don't do basements here in tornado alley so there is always power there when we get there.
Back in the day getting a builder to put up a temporary was pretty unheard of.
Are those electric mixers 110 or 220 or can be wired either way ?
I can see that, we don't do basements here in tornado alley so there is always power there when we get there.
This is what we have been using the past 10 years.

Honda engine is the only way to go.
At best the oil gets changed once a year and its still running strong.

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I have a wheelbarrow and a hoe with holes in it...but I don't mix concrete much...
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