Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 95
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kenpen Works very well
I mixed and poured over a hundred 60 lb bags of ready-mix concrete with this mixer for an antenna tower foundation and anchors.
The mixer looks top-heavy and unstable but it is not. I used it on uneven ground in a wooded area with about 6-12 inches of peat and never had a problem. It is a little awkward to move on uneven ground but I moved it around the site by myself.
Assembly required only a few minutes. Instructions were clear although they really are not needed. Disassembly at the end of the job was just as easy.
The bowl is advertised as 5 cu. ft but I put no more than 2 cu. ft. in it at a time. That is four bags of ready-mix concrete at around 1/2 cu. ft. per bag. Sometimes I only mixed three bags. Mixing is fast and easy and when ready to pour the bowl is easy to control and is stable. For the main location, I built a concrete chute from scrap wood and this worked very well.
At three locations I had to pour into a 5 gal. bucket and lift the bucket into the hole and forms. Pouring into the bucket was a little sloppy but I did not waste much.
I cleaned the mixer at the end of each day and had no problems with residual, dried concrete.
The electric motor is good quality and the whole unit makes very little noise.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by B2Dave Great little mixer
I've had this mixer for 6 months now and really enjoy using it. I was tired of breaking my back mixing concrete in a wheel barrow so I decided to try this one out. What a great investment. It easily handles 2 80lb bags at a time. Assembly was easy and I put it together by myself in about 30 minutes. The down side is I don't have an excuse not to do those cement chores around the house anymore.
April 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nino Great purchase!
Using it for 3 years, 80 pounds of mortar mix at a time for 200 bags project.
It paid it self on the first job.
April 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cdubya broke during 2nd use
So i bought this to pour concrete countertops. I was able to pour a test slab without any issues, but when i went to pour the actual slab for one section of the counter, the pin that holds the drum to the motor snapped and the drum rolled off the machine. Not sure what to do at this point other than use warranty, but I don't even want this one again.
March 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nothingclever Don't get it wet.
I have had mine for several years now. It works well, but I stored mine outside in the weather and over time the control box on top of the motor filled with moisture and the switches corroded away. It looks weatherproof with the little clear bubbles over the switches, but it's not.
Repair parts are difficult to come by. I will say the staff on the Husky phone call were extremely willing to help, but their hands were tied because they only had access to so many parts. The unit is built in China, and there are few replacement parts available.
Its a good unit, just store it inside or under a tarp.
February 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MakinBugBoxes Efficient design, performed its function well.
It took 10 minutes to assemble the cement mixer by myself, it would have gone faster with another person helping. The extra T-bolt will certainly be appreciated in the future. We ran the mixer steadily for a day, pushing out 52 bags of premix to pour footings. The motor didn't heat up at all. Three days later, we mixed mortar for concrete block installation, only 7 bags worth so it was not a problem for the mixer. The mixer was easily relocated to be close to the work. Two days after the mortar had set, we used the mixer to prepare soil for the raised bed, mixing sand, peat moss, the native clay soil and compost. Again, the mixer ran steadily for most of a day on this task. It took us a week to go from bare ground to a planted raised bed and this tool made it possible.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hectoracuna Like a Cuisinart for the handyman.
It's okay if you feel like mixing 1200 pounds of concrete with a shovel and tub. I had such a chore to do on a weekend and chose instead to save my back an let this portable mixed do the hard work for me. Performed admirably. The unit is light enough to roll around, yet heavy enough to handle the load. Assembly was simple. As with your Cuisinart, you might have to scrape the sides of the tub to get all the dry stuff the sticks to the (in)sides. I used a small shovel for that. Not so apprehensive to do those concrete repairs or projects any more. Probably not the unit for a large construction site because of it's capacity, but a great tool for around the ranch.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yow Great buy
And Practical .......................
February 17, 2016