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That would never happen on any of my job sites. Winter and summer I always place my mixers on three 12" concrete blocks. One under each wheel,one under the tongue base,reasons being,it makes discharging into wheelbarrows easier. Does make loading a tad harder though,usually make a platform on non dumping side to aid loading.

By the way,I place two short 2"x 4"s in core holes of blocks under wheels to act as chocks.
 

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That would never happen on any of my job sites. Winter and summer I always place my mixers on three 12" concrete blocks. One under each wheel,one under the tongue base,reasons being,it makes discharging into wheelbarrows easier. Does make loading a tad harder though,usually make a platform on non dumping side to aid loading.

By the way,I place two short 2"x 4"s in core holes of blocks under wheels to act as chocks.
Out of all the masons I've come across in 14 years, I've only seen one that did that. Once you see it done, it just seems like it should be common sense for all masons
 

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I told him to put it on blocks lol. He wouldnt listen so I let him learn the hard way. Hes a hard worker and knows how to keep up, but sometimes a bit hard headed and hard to tell what to do... he'll make a good mason some day lol.
 

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Oh Dirty Joe...will you ever learn?

I'm 50/50 with putting it up on blocks.My wheel barrow fits under easy enough if it's tipped a bit. A tiger torch and a 6' bar usually free it up from it's icy tomb. Also if there are no blocks on site, I'm not going to haul some in just to lift the mixer
 

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I don't put blocks under the tires, I put them under the axle. Sometimes it is good to remove the wheels and put plastic bags over the wheel assemblies.

How do you guys haul your mixers? If you have a long way to go, they can go in the back of a truck. Otherwise, I can connect them to my truck by unscrewing a ball, fitting the tongue of the mixer under the ball, and screwing the ball back down. The trailer tongue won't fit over a ball, I guess it is meant for a pintle hitch?

Anybody get in trouble hauling one down the road? I suppose it needs a plate?
 

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I don't put blocks under the tires, I put them under the axle. Sometimes it is good to remove the wheels and put plastic bags over the wheel assemblies.


I used to take one wheel and the tongue out of my mixers.It does aid in preventing the mixer from walking off,or should I say rolling off.:laughing:

I do not do it now,easier to always position the mixer closer to sand as pile goes down if wheels are on. Now I chain brick saws,wheelbarrows,block carts etc. around mixer and place forks of forklift on top of mixer.



Just another aside,some guys think placing equipment far off in back of site is safest for theft prevention. I take the opposite tack,I place it as close to road as possible,most cops will stop and ask guys why are you moving your equipment in the middle of the night ?:laughing:
 

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Oh Dirty Joe...will you ever learn?

I'm 50/50 with putting it up on blocks.My wheel barrow fits under easy enough if it's tipped a bit. A tiger torch and a 6' bar usually free it up from it's icy tomb. Also if there are no blocks on site, I'm not going to haul some in just to lift the mixer
Crib it up with 2x4 drops, a stone, bricks etc,etc. You're welcome :thumbsup:
 

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Huh never even heard of someone here getting pulled over for no license on a mixer.

SC, what's a 2x4 drop? I know there are lots of things I could build it up with, just usually not a priority for me since I can easily dump into it. I do prop it up to make it half assed level though.
 

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Wow ! That is brutal. Does that mean a farmer needs plates on his combine,or hay rake or grain head ?
If they drive them on the highway I suppose. There was talk about fixing break lights to the back of the mixer :rolleyes:

People have had their mixers towed even.

Making it in massachusetts and all...
 

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I couldnt watch the whole thing. Why couldnt someone move that chain?
Because I had it hooked to the truck and had it under some pressure to assist in popping it loose, but it was frozen in pretty deep. This was early in the removal process. I figured get some pressure on it, chip a bit and it will pop loose. Well it didnt. So later we removed the chain chipped out the whole front end with tongue and put the chain back on. Next time I'll video the whole thing for you:laughing:
 

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If they drive them on the highway I suppose. There was talk about fixing break lights to the back of the mixer :rolleyes:

People have had their mixers towed even.

Making it in massachusetts and all...
I could see brake lights if the mixer obstructed the trucks lights, but come on....bunch of fascists
 
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