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madforrit 10-04-2012 01:56 PM

HF cement mixer?
 
We have a couple of relatively small concrete projects coming up (countertops, deck footings, patio/walls), enough that the cost of renting a mixer several times from HD is more than a new mixer from Harbor Freight.

Anyone have experience with the Harbor Freight 3.5cuft mixer? Based on reviews it seems like it could be one of their decent values?

kwikfishron 10-04-2012 04:07 PM

Sister in law bought one last year and ran at least three pallets of sacks through it with no problems. I played with it for one day and was impressed for the price she paid. don't overload it, two sacks at a time max.

madforrit 10-04-2012 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1023800)
Sister in law bought one last year and ran at least three pallets of sacks through it with no problems. I played with it for one day and was impressed for the price she paid. don't overload it, two sacks at a time max.

Thanks kwik. Sounds good...yeah I think two sacks at a time is fine for our projects.

Any idea how big the box was? Want to make sure I can fit it in the SUV before heading out there.

kwikfishron 10-04-2012 04:33 PM

I never saw the box but I'm sure it would. The biggest part is the drum at about 2'. Worst case would be to unpack it and just load the individual parts.

madforrit 10-04-2012 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1023813)
I never saw the box but I'm sure it would. The biggest part is the drum at about 2'. Worst case would be to unpack it and just load the individual parts.

Awesome, many thanks. I checked the dimensions of the mixer and it looked like a tight fit in the suv, but then you reminded me as with all HF stuff, this will come not fully assembled. :)


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