Concrete Mixer Maintenance Champion – River City Rentals

Good concrete mixer maintenance takes a little extra effort

On a recent trip into California we found a company that is the World Champion of mixer cleanliness. The guys at River City Rentals have set a very high bar for their equipment maintenance programs, and their Cart-Away portable concrete mixers are a great example of this effort.

Cement mixing has always been a bit messy – Requiring attention to good clean-up procedures in order to extend mixer life. Consistent cleaning is particularly important in a rental business where most customers don’t feel responsibility for keeping the equipment maintained.

Portable cement mixer at rental yard

1-year old – Like New!

At River City Rentals in Auburn they have established a policy that every portable concrete mixer that returns to the yard receives a wash-down before going back out. They use a pressurized washing system and industrial soap to knock off any concrete splatters or build up on the trailers as soon as the trailer gets back to the yard, and the results are fantastic!

Porable concrete mixer at River City Rentals

Truck Wash following return

These images are of Cart-Away mixing trailers that are over 1-year old and have delivered thousands of yards of concrete – yet they look brand new!

We are publishing these images as a challenge to the hundreds of other Cart-Away locations around the country.  We suggest that you take another look at your maintenance procedures for your portable concrete mixers and see if you can keep your trailers looking as nice as these.

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One Response to Concrete Mixer Maintenance Champion – River City Rentals

  1. Alex Trodder says:

    We installed a fence in our backyard growing up. We didn’t have a fancy truck or concrete mixer like you did; just shovels and a wheelbarrow. However, I’m sure that for larger projects a concrete truck would be a necessity. However, concrete can be quite suborn to washout from the little experience I have with it. I’m sure that having a pressure washer or other proper equipment can help ensure that your investment stays clean. Thanks for the post.

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