Attention all Masons:
Put down your shovels and increase your productivity, with the
Monolithic Concrete and Mortar Mixer.
Monolithic is on-site building a split-faced, concrete block stemwall where the Monolithic Mixer is key to the success of this project.
The Monolithic Concrete and Mortar Mixer was already on our site when the masons arrived. We had agreed to supply some extra labor, but when my crew learned how the mortar was going to be mixed, they suggested using our mixer.
Typically on a masonry project, you have a barrel mixer that mixes the mortar. On many sites, they even have a skid steer that they dump the mixed product into; then they use the skid steer to deliver the material. The problem with this scenario, compared to the Monolithic Mixer scenario, is that one to two more labors are involved in the mixing process, and standard skid steer buckets are poor liquid handlers.
Let’s go over the mixing process:
- The skid steer scoops up the sand. (Standard methods require the mixer to be loaded with shovels.)
- The skid steer drives to the cement storage area. (Sand and cement can be stored in separate locations.)
- The operator gets out, adds the cement, water, and additives if necessary.
- Once the mix is ready, the operator drives the material to where it is needed and unloads it.
A faster, better way:
The Monolithic Mixer can mix concrete and mortar faster than any other mixer, and it can deliver it to where it’s needed. Typically, this one-man operation can take the place of a three-man crew.
On the project shown in the images, we built a Monolithic Dome church with a block stemwall. The block wall was stacked; then the cores were filled in lifts. We used the Monolithic Mixer to mix not only the mortar but also the concrete used to fill the cores. The concrete was pumped from a GHP2500 Concrete Pump that is also manufactured by Monolithic.
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