Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 42
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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Totally worth it!
I can't say enough good things about this mixer. Super easy to use, perfect height for adding concrete, and super easy to move and pour. Its also is easy to store since the handles slide out of the way when not needed. Easily mixes 120 lbs at a time and could def accommodate a bit more but it goes so fast you won't need to.
August 9, 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixerman Works Great
The mixer was easy to assemble and stable to use. great for 80 pound sack jobs.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter Well designed and well built
I have a 4 ft. pathway to get to my backyard . Getting concrete to my backyard is a challenge. I have a 4 wheel drive 1/4 ton wheel barrow to get the ingredients there. I have had another bargain mixer that would bog down when I was making concrete and it was basically stationary. For 150 dollars more the Kushlan 3.5 cu. ft. 3/4 HP 115V Motor Direct Drive Cement Mixer Is designed to move with the job. Never bog down at all and built to last in a professional environment . I did 3/4 of a ton of concrete on a sidewalk job one afternoon and it was so much easier. The "no flat" wheels and the balance point make the Kushlan a big help.
This is the kind of machine you will clean up like new after every job because you know it will last forever if you treat it right. You will also use it forever. There is still nothing like quality to make you feel good about spending just a little extra.
July 5, 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