Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SouthTxTek Great little mixer!
I bought this mixer to make pavers as well as small projects around the property. It was easy enough to assemble and comes with easy to follow instructions to mix concrete or mortar. I use it to mix my sand and gravel while I add color to the Portland cement. Then the cement is added and mixed dry until well combined and water is added until it reaches the consistency I'm looking for. The height of the drum is perfect and once mixed the unit acts as a wheelbarrow to transport to wherever you need your mix. I go straight from drum to molds on a table and it saves me from having to transfer to a bucket or wheelbarrow and is the perfect height to go from drum to table. Cleanup is quick and easy with just a little water. For the price this mixer is an excellent value.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pops One Great Little Mixer
Purchased this mixer to pour new footings to repair 220' of seawall down at LOTO that had been washed out. We mixed 160 - 60lb bags of concrete over a 2 day period. Just getting the bags down a 100' hill and over the seawall was hard enough work, but this little mixer was a time saver when it came time to mix.
Mixed 2 - 60 lb bag at a time, you could do 3 - 60 lb bags per mix, but 2 bags was just right, The bag material had fine aggregate and the large aggregate was no more than a 1/2" in size, the mixer did great with this, would imagine it would do well with larger aggregate, but maybe most of the smaller bag products come with the smaller aggregate.
Since the form work came out only 8" from the existing wall we could not dump directly from the mixer, not a big deal, just dumped it out on a sheet of plywood and started the next batch while we shoveled the mixed concrete into the forms.
I did some looking around at a number of mixers, this one was priced very well for what you get. With the direct drive gear motor this is a smooth set up with the HDPE mixing drum attaching directly to the gearbox output shaft. The earlier models had a car flexplate and a chain drive and these are still around, but the gearbox is the way to go.
I did check to see the gearbox had the correct amount of gear lube inside since I read some others that purchased this mixer said the gearbox did not come with lube.
The back plate for the HDPE mixing drum is well made, I did coat the output shaft and the connection to the drum with grease so these would disassemble. I made sure the bolts for the S.S. mixing blades were tight and as thin as they look they work great.
The wheels are nice and solid, no air required, just grease the fittings, and the steel tubing frame is well made.
The only thing I would recommend to Kushland would be to have a little larger diameter bolts connecting the gearbox/motor assembly on to the frame, these are the bolts that bolt the gearbox together, but don't know if there is enough metal in the gearbox housing to take larger bolts, I will at least change mine out with some grade 8's.
Again, great little mixer for the money.
March 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by amanda No complaints
Easy assembly and good performance. Cleanup was equally easy. Love the wheelbarrow design, making it easy to place cement just where you want it. Very good mixer.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Murph Great help for deck post pads
This product saved us hours - works well and we were able to wheel the cement right up to the post holes
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ross Great little mixer
This a great little
I have uit a on a couple of small jobs and it woks great. No need for a wheel barrow. Just be carefully not to tilt it too much when moveing it around
June 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VASHONBUILDER GOOD MACHINE, LOUSY ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS, GEAR OIL AND GREASE GUN NEEDED
The mixer works well, appears to be reasonably well made.
The assembly instructions and info on the box should include:
ADD 10OZ OF 75-90wt SYNTHETIC GEAR OIL TO THE GEAR BOX
GREASE THE WHEEL BEARING BEFORE USING TO PREVENT WATER INTRUSION
GREASE THE MAIN SHAFT WHERE THE DRUM MEETS THE GEARBOX
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rubymama Excellent Product, my husband loves it!
I bought this for hubby for fathers day. It took about 20 minutes to put it all together. The materials were all inclusive and it was very sturdy. The drum cleans out easily with a hose, the handles retract a little which helps a little for storage. We had to put bricks under the back end to get a good mix and also so he wouldn't have to lift the bags so high to dump the concrete in. No biggie. Also, mix it exactly like it says on the machine, don't think you know more than it does.
I was debating between this and the cheaper model because of the height issue, but I am very glad I went with this one, it just seems sturdier.
It's very quiet too.
August 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bobk Makes my mixing concrete much easier than wheelbarrow and shovel.
Where it was taking me 6 to 8 hours to mix and pour 34 bags of 80lb concrete I can do it now in 3.
July 22, 2014