General Maintenance and Concrete Mixer Parts

Concrete mixers are a very important piece of machinery that needs to be taken care of properly to prevent problems from occurring. If the mixer breaks down in the middle of a job, it could end up costing the company a lot of extra money that could have been avoided by following a general maintenance routine. In order for these machines to work correctly, they need regular maintenance to ensure all of the concrete mixer parts are in good shape and working properly.

It doesn’t matter if you have a small portable mixer you can move around easily or a large one that needs to be pulled on a trailer or moved with a crane, they all need to be taken care of properly in order for them to do the job they are designed to do. Concrete mixers may look like a tough piece of machinery but they still have a few small and simple parts that can wear out over time. For example, some of the smaller machines have belts and the larger ones have chains that can break, preventing the mixer from turning. It must turn to keep the concrete from hardening inside the machine before it can be used. If the chain or belt breaks and the concrete is not removed within a few minutes, it will set up inside the machine and this will cause a lot of problems and require a lot of work and time trying to remove the hardened cement. Thus even the most basic of concrete mixer parts, such as a belt or chain need to be maintained and inspected regularly to avoid the machine breaking down.

Concrete mixer parts include gears, clutches and hydraulic lines that can all wear out with regular use preventing the machine from working correctly. Even a bad spark plug could stall out the motor causing problems. These are simple things that the average person can replace with just a few basic tools. There is no need to hire someone to change a worn out belt or replace a spark plug. However, if you don’t keep the general maintenance up on the machine, then it can cause more serious problems that you will need a professional to take care of.

Finding cement mixer parts is easy. All you need to do is locate the industrial parts store nearest you and look for the items you need. If they don’t have what you need in stock they will usually order the part for you. You can also save some time and possibly some money by shopping online for the parts you need. Normally, you’ll have a larger selection when shopping online and you may be able to buy in bulk and save money.

Having spare concrete mixer parts available on the job is recommended. Even with regular maintenance, accidents do happen. It’s possible for a belt to snap without warning or a cold snap can cause a spark plug to go dead. Having spare cement mixer parts available will save you a lot of time and money in many situations. When something happens, you can fix the concrete mixer on the spot in a few minutes instead of having to run around searching for the part you need before you can even start to repair the machine.