One of the most important tools in any tradespersons arsenal is the cement mixer. It is the first port of call for any concrete based construction; it is where the entire process begins. Keeping this in mind, it is essential that any concrete job start off on the right foot by thoroughly and expertly mixing the cement to get a clean and consistent product. This largely comes down to the hardware you are using. Choosing the right cement mixer for your particular needs is vital for current and future success.
Vetner are leaders in retail cement mixers for so many various types of jobs. With great experience and knowhow, allow us to take you through some of the prime considerations when searching for an effective and durable mixer.
The first thing to consider when looking at purchasing a concrete mixer is the ideal size for your capabilities. The capacity of the device determines how much concrete can be mixed at any one time and, therefore, how productive the mechanism is. Generally speaking, barrel sizes range from 2 to 5 cubic feet. While your initial reaction may be to simply select the mixer with the biggest possible barrel, this is not necessarily the wisest decision. Firstly because the larger the concrete mixer, the less mobile it will generally be. For smaller scale jobs which do not need as much capacity, it may be best to purchase a mixer with a smaller storage space which can easily be transported to and from the work site. If, however, you are working on a large scale industrial job it would be more appropriate to sacrifice mobility for storage capacity.
The second reason why bigger is not always better is due to the expensive nature of larger barrel concrete mixers. The more you go up in size of these apparatuses the more expensive it becomes. While there are some who may need the biggest option available, many will not. There is just no need to spend a lot of money on a machine which you will not utilise to its fullest.
The speed of a concrete mixer is dependent on the engine device used and effects the consistency of the final product along with how long it will take to properly mix the cement. For professional quality jobs it is recommended that you choose one with a powerful motor such as a twin shaft engine. Utilising a more powerful motor will mean a more consistent and homogenous mix in a shorter time frame.
When purchasing your new mixer, you must also consider what brand you will ultimately choose. With so many different manufacturers to choose from it can be difficult to know which is best for you. At Vetner we can help you suss out what will best work for you and introduce you to all the best brands. Included in our great range of stock are concrete mixers from Easymix, Kelso, Lightburn, Brickstorm and more.
If you are looking for more information on choosing the perfect cement mixer, get in contact with the friendly staff at Vetner to find out more.