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Two Portable Concrete Mixers to Canada

The driver pulled in with a 24-foot bed and so we nested the two large mixers together so that he could take them up to a big construction project in Canada. This is how you put 27′ of mixers into … Continue reading

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Concrete Mixer Display – Big Rental Show in New Orleans

Cement mixing trailer at the ARA show We are at the American Rental Association show this week (Feb 6-8, 2012) showing off the MixKing 1.75 cubic yard concrete mixer trailer. This mixing trailer has been fully decked out with the … Continue reading

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Concrete Mixers and Good Raw Material Selection

Step #3 for starting a trailer based concrete mixer company It’s true that concrete is nothing more than sand, gravel, water and cement. However, the ratio of these ingredients is critical to making good concrete. Specifically, the ratio of sand … Continue reading

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Concrete Mixer Trailer Business: Step #2, Community Requirements

Another step to Starting A Trailer Based Ready Mix Company Location, location, location. The first rule in opening a business, right? Well, it’s even true for a trailer based concrete yard, just not in the same way it’s true for, … Continue reading

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First Step for Starting a Concrete Trailer Business

Trailer based ready mix start-up requires market research Perhaps you’ve used a concrete mixing trailer to make a small pour around your house. Maybe you’ve used one in connection with your job. However you came into contact with trailer based … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Starting a Concrete Mixer Ready Mix Company

Maybe you are in the construction field and have used ready mix in a concrete mixer trailer. Perhaps you’re a DYI-er that’s used a short load of concrete for a home project. Or, you might have a current business and … Continue reading

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Giving the cement mixer trailer a brake

Brake actuators provide solid stopping power for a concrete mixing trailer I’ve posted about towing a cement mixer and the various types of couplers. In the larger models of concrete mixing trailers (Cart-Away’s CMT-100 and CMK-175, Trailer Haul’s MT125, Concrete … Continue reading

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Cement mixer towing ball sizes

In concrete mixing trailers the ball makes a difference As I said in another post, one yard mixer trailers weigh about 7000 pounds when fully loaded. Cart-Away Concrete Systems even makes a mixing trailer that has a 10,000 pound GVW … Continue reading

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Top 6 Towing Hitches On Cement Mixers

Understanding the most popular Cement mixing trailer hitches and couplers Towing a portable cement mixer seems pretty straight forward: hook it up to your truck and go, right? Well, not quite so fast. Like everything else that looks easy to … Continue reading

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Trailer Tongue Weight for Towing A Cement Mixer

Small towable cement mixers, the six to twelve cubic foot models, generally don’t have any way to adjust the tongue weight they put on a vehicle. This is just fine because unless you have a hitch that’s three feet off … Continue reading

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