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dave#1    Posted 12-20-2016 at 18:27:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Cement mixers
  • Thinking of buying this or one like it. Hoping some of you can give me some heads up on mixers, First question: When they say "5 Cubic ft" mixer are they saying the over all size or the amount of concrete you can mix at one time, second question: how heavy is a load (5 cubic ft?) of concrete that's all mixed with water? Am I slapping myself thinking I could move this mixer fully loaded?, Next, Help me with some math- at 3" thick how far will 5 cubic ft of concrete go ?


    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-23-2016 at 16:19:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Brought this home some time ago....I need to measure it.

    Lynn Patrick    Posted 12-21-2016 at 10:14:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We bought a small HF mixer last summer that was called a 1 1/4 cu ft mixer. That has to be total capacity, as it will only mix 1 40# bag of sand mix at a time, & I think they are 1/2 cu ft, so I would be wary of the 5 ft claim.

    steveVa    Posted 12-21-2016 at 00:06:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 20 sq. Ft.
    150 lb per cubic foot X 5 = 750 pounds.
    You can do 2 or 3 cu ft at a time, but I don't think it is meant to move full.
    The ones I have used are higher so you can pour into a wheel borrow.

    BigWilly    Posted 12-20-2016 at 20:26:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • A standard contractors wheelbarrow is 6cu. ft. for reference. 5cu. ft. at 3 inches thick will cover a 4x5 foot area. Might be tough pushing it around on those little narrow wheels.

    Roger ID    Posted 12-20-2016 at 20:15:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If my math is correct, 5 cu ft would cover 20 Sq ft.

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