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2017-01-29 17:13:31

Volumetric mixer vs Ready mix concrete traditional method

Production rate of 1.00m2

Advantages of volumetric mixer:

  • No part load
  • No waste
  • Mix can be changed from dry to wet
  • Mix can be changed i.e. adding more or less cement
  • Able to do milk runs off of a single load
  • Material remains useable until mixed
  • Great for small jobs including paths and patios
  • 5 metre delivery chute

Disadvantages of volumetric mixer:

  • Excess bleed water
  • Too reliant on operators experience to produce a quality product
  • Excessive dust
  • Inconsistent mix if material is wet
  • Operates at 42 tonne when loaded

Advantages of ready mix concrete:

  • BSI accredited to ensure a certified product
  • Speed of offload is quick
  • Loading is done considerably quick
  • Operates at 32 tonne when loaded
  • Concrete mix is consistent

Disadvantages of ready mix concrete:

  • Part load charges may apply
  • No return of premixed material without a cost to user
  • Only able to give the same mix as loaded
  • 2 hour window to use concrete from time of batch

As stated above there are positive & negative points to both methods of delivery and we can accommodate both types of supply.

Do you want to know more about the advantages and disadvantages between volumetric mixer and ready mix concrete?
Call VMC in Northfleet on
01322 427 999