Concrete Trailer Comparison
Low Volume Loader
concrete trailer carries a mixing drum unlike the tub style concrete
trailer of the past. These tub concrete trailers where first introduced
by U-cart in the 1960ís to haul wet concrete from a small U-cart mixer
to a jobsite. For the last 15 years the Cart-Away concrete trailer has
steadily changed the concrete trailer landscape.
The differences between an old U-cart concrete trailer and a cart-away concrete trailer are apparent from the first glance. The U-cart version is a concrete trailer that is open at the top to accept a load of wet concrete. The cart-away concrete trailer holds a 1-yard drum that mixes the raw materials as it travels down the road, very much like a ready-mix truck. The final result is a much better concrete mix from a cart-away mixing concrete trailer than that from a U-cart tub style concrete trailer.
The proof of this evolution in concrete trailers is the number of locations that have switched from the old U-cart style concrete trailer to the cart-away mixing concrete trailer. This has created a large used concrete trailer market where old U-cart suppliers have made the change to the Cart-away concrete trailers. It is our understanding that a used U-cart tub concrete trailer will sell between $200 and $1000 depending on its condition.
The demise of the tub concrete trailer is due to the
ability of the mixing concrete trailer to travel great distances without
a reduction in concrete quality. The U-cart tub concrete trailer allows
the rocks to sink to the bottom of the tub after the first couple of
The latest study of the concrete trailer industry indicates that over 60% of todayís concrete trailer users are contactors due to the mixing capabilities in a cart-away mixing trailer.
Comparing the Mixing Concrete Trailers
U-cart of America (Trailer-Haul) and Cart-Away build what would appear on the surface as the same concrete mixing trailer, but there are some very important differences. The U-cart/Trailer-Haul concrete mix trailer has maintained the same gearbox from the original design, whereas Cart-Away upgraded to the super-duty Auburn Gearbox when there was a spike in gear failures on these trailers. Along with the gearbox change, the Cart-Away concrete mix trailer added an internal cross-port relief valve to further reduce gearbox failure. Cart-Away mixing trailers use the exclusive GearSaver (that virtually eliminates gear box stress. To save weight Cart-Away mixing trailers use plastic fenders called Tandemflex. These fenders help to give you more concrete caring capacity and more opportunity to profit. Other additions are more subtle but effective in increasing serviceability; Easier access to the wheel bearings for greasing, improved mixing fin design for clean-up and the improved 8000# max capacity brake actuator. U-cart of America / Trailer-Haul has maintained much of the old systems while Cart-Away has continued to lead in product innovations.
Mini Mix and
concrete trailer dispenses like a full-size mixing truck and creates
several clean-up issues when placed in a rental application.
There are equipment sales people who will say anything
to make lemons sound like lemonade. One of the latest ploys is to
suggest that water on a mixing trailer is a great idea. At first look,
it seems reasonable to offer water on a mixing trailer. But consider
these facts from the past 30-years of trailer-based ready mix sales:
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