- Sep 15, 2018
- Your six
Y'all going to drive my wife nuts with giving me ideas like this though is feasible, problem is how far away I would have to haul said equipment. This is Montana, they don't have many people here and even less amount of equipment and even lesser amount of equipment they will let go of.Spud, you seem handy with fab. Have you considered a used up mixer truck bought from a R-mix company? A few calls made may find you a mixer that has enough issues that they aren't willing to repair it anymore, but would work as an off road unit. As others have said, get the raw materials on hand and roll your own concrete. A short conveyor line with a hopper at the bottom can batch the truck. If you have a small skid steer and a bank to back the truck up to, you could widen the charge hopper enough to dump the loader bucket into it.
Got plenty of water, and I do need to build a shop or two besides the house so it might seem feasible...Funny- I had actually written something similar all out, but erased it as being too much work for no more wall than he has to pour.
My idea was pulling the mixer off the truck (find one with a dead truck and a "mostly" worn out mixer), build a hopper and chute to load with the tractor (ramp if needed). Run the mixer off the wet kit on his semi. Unload the mixer into the loader bucket, haul to walls and floor. 6-7 yards at a time.
Getting the mixer off the truck makes it a lot easier to load.
My other concern was having enough water to make the large batches.