Portable concrete mixer on the rails

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 1:14:11 PM

The current cost of diesel fuel has trucking companies scrambling to find ways to save. This past week showed us another example of what truckers mean when they say "load-consolidation". We loaded a portable concrete mixing trailer up onto some bridge rails at the back of his load!

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Cart-Away Concrete is Selling mixers again

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 12:55:46 PM
For the past few years the construction economy has been slow, and so has the sale of portable concrete mixers. We are cautiously optimistic that things are improving. This full truckload of 1-yard concrete mixing trailersis headed out to support a new Cart-Away Concrete location. There are more concrete batching plants and trailers ready to load on the trucks. It is nice to see the factory pumping out a steady stream of Cart-Away portable mixers again!

One truck loaded, another load standing ready!

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Cart-Away Customer Service Survey

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 12:41:35 PM
What makes Cart-Away Concrete Systems different from others who service the portable concrete mixer industry? Initially we couldn't put our finger on the differences until we heard a common story echoing back to us from our customers who said - "You guys have been in our shoes..." We wanted to test this sentiment and so we created a statement concerning Cart-Away and then tested it in an email survey to 295 of our customers. Here is the Story of Cart-Away that we included in the survey:
"Starting in the 1990's Cart-Away revolutionized concrete. Cart-Away's field-experience combined with their durable equipment has created hundreds of success stories in concrete. Today, many businesses rely on the experienced team at Cart-Away to move them from start-up to success with concrete".

In the email we asked the respondents if they agreed, totally disagreed, strongly agree or slightly disagreed with the story. We had 101 people open the email and review the statement. From those who responded back we where relieved to find that only 5% slightly disagreed and nobody totally disagreed! But what we are proud to report that 40% agreed with our story and 55% marked strongly agree... That is 95% who think that our story is accurate!

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Truth in Cement Mixer Advertising

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 12:33:14 PM

WARNING.... Read the fine print on mixer specifications

We will not share the name of the manufacturer of this skidsteer mixer, because it really doesn't matter. The issue of inflated capacity claims is nearly universal in the small concrete mixer universe. It is not our intention to suggest that these machines are not good, just that claims of capacity must be examined carefully. Regardless, let me share a press statement that would be very common when one of these small mixers are introduced to the public:

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Two Portable Concrete Mixer to Canada

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 12:22:21 PM

The driver pulled in with a 24-foot bed and so we nested the two large mixers together so that he could take them up to a big construction project in Canada. This is how you put 27' of mixers into 24' of space. These portable concrete mixers will produce cement-based construction mixes for one of the largest construction conglomerates in the world. These two hard-working mixers will more than be up to the task.

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Rental Show and Portable Concrete Mixers

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 12:15:59 PM

Cement mixing trailer at the ARA show

We are at the American Rental Association show this week (Feb 6-8, 2012) showing off the MixKing 1.75 cubic yard concrete mixer trailer.

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Portable Concrete Mixer into War

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 12:06:38 PM

1.75 cubic yard cement mixer trailers work in Afghanistan

It was a cold and frosty day in Oregon when these two portable cement mixer trailers were loaded onto the truck at the Cart-Away factory in McMinnville. In just a few weeks these two mixers will be producing concrete somewhere in the war-torn countrysides of Afghanistan. In most cases we know what our products will be doing once they arrive at our customer's location, but these two cement mixers will probably complete projects that we will never learn about. Most of our trailers a put into rental fleets where they experience the most demanding service imaginable. These trailers are going to government contractors who will find that the Cart-Away mixing trailer is a very robust portable concrete mixing unit.

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Cart-Away Concrete Mixer for Christmas

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 12:01:27 PM

Florida woman gives husband a big mixing trailer for Christmas

Susan and Kevin Conway have owned U Pull-N-Pour in Leesburg Florida for the past 5-years. During that time their ready-mix business has grown to include 6 concrete mixing trailers used to service their growing customer following. "Our growth has been very exciting for us and we love working with our customers on their concrete projects", stated Susan as she ordered a Christmas present for Kevin. Yes, Susan is giving Kevin a big 1.75 cubic yard concrete mixer for Christmas.

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Navy Concrete Mixer Testing

Posted by Bruce Christensen on Oct 18, 2017 11:45:17 AM

Seabees receive 8 Concrete CUBE mixers

Officially they are the Naval Construction Force, but most know them as the Seabees. They build in places that others would never go and at times that many would attempt to avoid. If the job site is remote, difficult or would tax the resources of a normal contractor, these guys get the job. They are not combat troops per say, they just battle the challenges of construction in combat-style conditions.

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Getting Material to Mix Good Concrete

Posted by Scotty Crist on Oct 18, 2017 11:38:06 AM

aterial selection while starting a trailer based concrete mixer company

It’s true that concrete is nothing more than sand, gravel, water and cement. However, the ratio of these ingredients is critical to making good concrete. Specifically, the ratio of sand to gravel. Too much sand makes for easy finishing, but weak concrete. Too much rock and there’s not enough sand to finish the mud at all.

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