Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 46
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 fishrlady Meets my needs
Works great. I like the light weight and it's easy to move. Actually, I using it to mix grain for livestock.
September 6, 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 Cornelius Nice Little Mixer
Small, light, easy to clean.
Assembly was a bit of a pain.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mountainman Great little mixer
This mixer is much better than I would have expected for the price. It mixes well and works great for sidewalks as you can mix in one location and then roll to the pour without the need for a wheel barrel. It is also easy to clean up after use. I mixed three 60 lb bags at a time with no problem.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GaryK Rugged mixer ....It does the job well!
I have been busy filling cores of 10 x 8 x 16 inch 2 core concrete blocks. Just passed one hundred 80 lb. bags @ 160 lbs. per mix. It can handle the load easily. BEWARE you have to fill the gear box with gear oil prior to starting which is not included with the mixer. For that reason alone I knocked down the quality to good. Great work horse and value for the periodic handyman!
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Garfield GOOD MIXER
This one was not boxed very good, motor in a box not secure inside 1 bolt and nut for the motor housing on the bottom of the box. fan guard bent had to take it off and fix it, not taking back to the store for that, direction pictures too small , but this mixer works great!! using it for sidewalks and is easy to mix and dump right in the forms. No more hand mixing for me!! putting Motor and drum together little hard , getting the right tools big help, not an easy fit. make sure you have bolts tight or it will leak at the drum and the drum is not as round as it should be, it's a little warped
August 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Denis Good Product
Only issue with unit is tilt angle has to be increased with 2x4 or bricks so there is less sticking of cement at bottom of drum otherwise awesome machine
August 9, 2016