Portable Concrete Batching on Remote Cell Tower Project

Cell tower requires portable concrete mixer

Portable cement mixer builds cell towerWhen Global Tower Service needed a cell tower foundation poured in the top of the Chuckwalla Mountains, they turned to the Cart-Away CUBE as a portable concrete batching system.

The remote location and the need to pour over 30 cubic yards of concrete made this portable cement mixer a very practical solution. Getting a ready-mixed truck to the site was not cost effective and using a smaller contractor mixer would have slowed the construction progress to a crawl.

When the cell tower project had ended, Cart-Away asked the project manager how the CUBE worked as a portable concrete batching mixer, and he came back with:

“That thing is awesome! It worked out perfectly!”

The concrete mixer in a box

Super sacks of concrete for portable concrete mixerThe Global Tower crew set the CUBE on the deck of their flatbed truck so that they would have portability. The truck allowed them to move the mixer closer to each of the pour sites. They also used super-sacks to put the raw materials onto the CUBE’s integrated loading conveyor. They employed their telehandler to deliver the super-sack mix over the top of the truck and to the conveyor loading area.

portable concrete mixier at cell towerOnce the concrete was blended in the drum, the crew again turned to the high-reach telehandler to move a 1-yard concrete bucket under the CUBE to distribute the wet concrete into the forms.

Building a cell tower up in the mountains is an exercise in good construction logistics, and Global Tower has proven that they have the resources and the tools to get the job done. Cart-Away is pleased to know that the CUBE perform so well on this project…

Cart-Away Concrete Systems specializes in developing and manufacturing robust portable concrete mixing solutions. For more information contact us a 800-909-9809800-909-9809 FREE

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7 Responses to Portable Concrete Batching on Remote Cell Tower Project

  1. Judy Wilson says:

    It’s interesting how a portable concrete mixer was used for this cell tower project. I can see why they would need it since it’s in a remote location in the Chuckwalla Mountains. I’m surprised that this project required over thirty cubic yards of concrete made using this mixer. It seems like it took a lot of time and materials to finish this project. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Charles Kemp says:

    I think the concrete mixers are great for these types of projects. I really think it would make everything run better if you had a portable mixer. It isn’t a new thing to find a concrete mixer on site.

  3. Putting the CUBE on the truck had to be a moment of genius. Like it mentioned in the article, that allowed them to have portability and move as they needed, and I assume they used a ready mix concrete. A friend of mine works in construction, which made me interested in this article. Great story!

  4. Kevin says:

    This is to cool! I need to look at getting my hands on one of these! Great article and great work boys!

    • brucechr says:

      Thank you Kevin… You can get your hands on a Cart-Away mixer anytime by calling someone at 800-909-9809. They are available for purchase or on rental.

  5. Jade Brunet says:

    It amazes me at how much concrete is used for in today’s society. I thought that hiring a concrete truck to pave a driveway was the extent of concrete use. Thank you for informing me that functioning cell towers require concrete and that there are even portable mixers that are capable of getting the job done.

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