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09-02-2005, 09:16 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of my new steam powered cement mixer. it is about 6 feet wide, and 11 feet long. I have to get a buddy of mine to lend me a trailer to go pick it up. Can anybody give me an estimate on how much this thing might weigh, and how strong a winch I will need to haul it up onto a flat bed trailer? it is going to go in my front yard, and boy, is the new neighbor going to be mad.



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09-02-2005, 09:25 PM
I'm assuming that the red "X" shaped assembly in the square enclosure is the mixing tub. I'd remove that to lighten it up. Is the engine in the back?

Sorry, couldn't resist http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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09-02-2005, 09:32 PM

09-02-2005, 10:20 PM

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09-02-2005, 10:24 PM
I knew that other way was just too easy. can you see my pride and joy now?

09-02-2005, 10:37 PM
Judging from the wheels and axles, I'd say around 5,000 pounds. Getting it up on a trailer will depend on what kind of ramps and the angle. If you have flat surface ramps with no more than about a 2 in 6 rise, you could probably use a 2,000lb winch. If they're the typical angle iron ramps, you'll need about a 9,000lb. winch.

If at all possible, load it in an area where you can get the ramps near straight out. You can do this my finding a ditch and put the trailer wheels in the ditch. You can also back the trailer up to a sharp rise. I had to do this to get my Crawler loaded/unloaded. The street pads would slip on the trailer ramps--No traction.

09-02-2005, 11:23 PM

when you say steam powered, you mean steam powers the engine next to the mixing container, right? the steam is supplied by a boiler that is not included in this deal i'm guessing. or is the mixer actually belt -powered? that is a large belt pulley next to what i'm referring to as the steam engine. why are you going to make it a lawn ornament, or are you planning to restore it at some point?

that is a neat piece of old equipment and i hate to see it just rust away in your yard. it would probably be a good test of your home shop machining skills to get it back in running condition.

andy b.