Month: April 2014

Tips to keep your Transit Mixer Efficient

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If you have invested in a Transit Mixer, you should ensure that your machine is well maintained in order to get the most value out of your investment. This means performing regular checks on your mixer, following maintenance schedule, trouble-shooting any problems that may arise and operating as per the best practices in the industry, which are most important. Most likely than not, it is the drivers of transit mixers who are tasked with the extra responsibilities of taking care of these machines.

Some tips for your Transit Mixer Drivers

  1. Make sure you clean the mixer on a regular basis, including the mixing paddles and drum. You can clean your mixer using a water hose to wash away the fresh concrete before it starts stetting, which is harder to get rid of at a later stage.
  2. If you see concrete build-up in the drum, use a high pressure water pump to remove it. If a high pressure water pump is unable to remove the build-up, you can get rid of it by carefully chipping it away with a chisel.
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  4. Do not overload the Mixer.
  5. Ensure all tyres are inflated to their rated pressures.
  6. Properly secure the ladder and chutes with the locks.
  7. Ensure that the headlights, tail lights, stop lights, turn signals, clearance lights, and reflectors are in working condition.
  8. Ensure that the brakes are in good working condition.
  9. Ensure the backup alarm is in working condition.
  10. Ensure that the truck is equipped with a safety kit, including flares, fire extinguisher, spare fuses and light bulbs, first aid kit, and accident report forms.
  11. Ensure that all controls and their location are understood before operating the mixer.
  12. Keep the drum rotating in mixing direction at agitating speed (3-4 rpm) during transport
  13. Be exceptionally cautious while making turns.
  14. Before driving into the discharge area, ensure the ground is adequately firm and dry.
  15. Ensure the pathway to the discharge area is free on any steel rebar, timbers with nails, wire, and other objects that may damage tires.
  16. Slower speeds are to be maintained (10 Km/h) while approaching the discharge area.
  17. Ensure that the discharge area has sufficient head room for the mixer.
  18. Always station the truck on stable ground before operating the mixer.
  19. Remove the ignition keys to ensure that nobody can start the truck during maintenance.
  20. Wear hard hats, safety glasses, proper-fitting gloves, and safety shoes while operating the mixer.
  21. Block the wheels of the truck before operating the mixer.
  22. Ensure all personnel stand clear of the moving parts
  23. Do not climb ladder or platform or stand on chutes while drum is rotating. Serious injury may result

When you buy your Transit Mixer from Schwing Stetter India, you benefit from Schwing Stetter’s years of expertise in concrete equipment, making sure you get a good return on your investment.

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