7 Reasons To Add Volumetric Mixers To Your Concrete Delivery Business
Adding volumetric mixers to a concrete delivery business delivers several benefits to your business operations.
1. Eliminate Hot Loads Of Concrete
If the finishing crew hasn’t arrived, or more forming needs to be done, don’t panic. Mobile mixers produce fresh concrete on site when needed, so you never waste a batch.
2. No Overage Or Short-Load Fee
With volumetric concrete mixers, customers receive exactly what they ordered. And because it’s the exact amount, short-load fees are a thing of the past.
3. Deliver To Rural & Remote Areas
Once water hits the powder, a chemical reaction starts and the small window for the concrete to be used. This causes limitations if drum trucks need to travel long distances to job sites. Because a mobile mixer – or several – allows you to provide quality concrete to clients in rural and remote areas.
4. Enhanced Versatility
Mobile mixers are more versatile than ever. They can mix and pour one batch of concrete and easily switch mix designs to support any client need. They also offer many admix systems, fiber and color choices, and multiple speed cement options.
5. Go Green
Barrel trucks constantly run to keep the drum running and the concrete moving. With mobile mixers, the truck can be shut off until it’s time to pour. They also require less water during cleanup, as you only wash out the mixing auger assembly rather than the whole barrel of a drum truck.
6. Expanded Work Schedule
Using drum trucks ties you to the plant’s schedule. But owning a mobile mixer lets you create your own schedule. Without the need for a batch plant operator, feel free to schedule weekend deliveries without hassle.
7. Grow Your Customer Base
Specialty concretes, such as latex-modified concrete, fast-setting cements, and polyester concrete, demand mobile mixers for best placement and quality. With the ability to provide a specialty product, your job opportunities will expand along with the customer base.
Want to learn more? Read about Transit Redi-Mix, an East Coast concrete delivery business who has only used volumetric mixers for more than 25 years. Or, visit the Volumetric Mixer Manufacturers Bureau for white papers and testing of concrete produced by volumetric mixers.