Self-loading concrete mixer can be an answer to many odd jobs where quantity of concrete is a constraint and location is difficult to reach.
A machine that can self-load aggregates, weigh batch, mix, transport and place concrete within the site as per the mix design of concrete requirement is called self-loading mobile concrete mixer (SLCM). It is utilised as a merger of loader, mobile batching plant and transit mixer for small to medium volume concrete requirements. These machines are equipped with a concrete batch controller to obtain the required quality of concrete by allowing the operator to calibrate the quantity of aggregates into the mixer as per mix design. These all-wheel drive machines are also available with crab steering, hence are highly manoeuvrable. These machines can be deployed in any kind of terrain. The SLCMs are available in various capacities such as 1 cu m drum having an output capacity of up to 3 cu m/hr, with 2 cu m drum having an output capacity of up to 8 cu m/hr and with 4 cu m drum with an output capacity of up to 12 cu m/hr. They are also available in variants as tunnel dumpers and transit mixers.
Advantages of SLCM
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