What Every Municipality Should Consider When Buying Concrete Mixers
Large or small, municipalities rely on concrete. From a simple park walkway to water main replacement, this durable material is always in high demand. But the decision to switch from using traditional barrel mixers, which frequently come with caveats and catches, to a city-owned volumetric mixer is a huge decision. Cemen Tech shares three thoughts to consider when buying a mobile mixer.
Financial Feasibility (Savings)
For cities with a small street department, the savings aren’t always just monetary but also include time and availability of personnel. If another project also demands priority, having the ability to complete a conflicting project and free up resources can be everything in these situations. But, the ability to slash concrete costs by 40 percent can, over time, provide breathing room to tight city budgets.
As with any type of equipment, a well-trained staff is crucial to the efficient and appropriate operation. Along with one-on-one start-up training, Cemen Tech offers classroom and hands-on training for our line of mixers several times a year. This is great for current employees and teaching new employees the appropriate operation tactics of the unit.
Improved Road Surfaces
Yes, potholes are the bane of many motorists, but so are traffic snarls related to concrete street repair and other road projects. Having a mobile concrete plant means repairs happen on your schedule, not someone else’s. If employees are available, the city can pour concrete to quickly repair and reopen a roadway.
Want to learn more about the benefits a volumetric mixer can provide to a city or municipality? Read how Baytown, Texas took matters into its own hands or listen to how Ballwin, Missouri employees take advantage of a unit during hot summer weather.