Mixit slurry stirrers any good?

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Cider drinker, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Peppa pig

    Peppa pig Member

    Location:
    Castle douglas
    Ah naw the size and diameter of some towers and lagoons take a bit of getting moving.even a 150hp tractor can get warm on a cold day
     
  2. stirrer

    stirrer New Member

    Location:
    devon
    Peppa Pig has a variety of stirrers.
    the Mixit is the only machine capable of using all of the tractor's power via the impeller. 80-200hp.
    the other machines generally have other attachments, and submerged bearings taking some of the power.
    the unique Mixit impeller does not cavitate when big HP is used.
    other malgar type stirrers with one set of blades create a vacuum when the power exceeds about 70hp.
    the Pichon type can raise this.
    another BIG advantage is - no submerged framework to stop the crust circulating -----
    any way, i mustn't carry on - you can visit the website.
    ask Peppa how he compares the stirrers!
     
  3. tanker

    tanker Member

    My father had the scraper tractor idea 30 years ago..lasted all of 30 seconds..slurry stirring can be a tractor killer..
     
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  4. Superted820

    Superted820 Member

    Location:
    Cornwall.
    Mixit are brilliant. Make sure you have the hd shaft though. I've got a 25 ft one with the medium sized impeller and it would knacker ujs. HD shaft is expensive but well worth the money. Use a hydraulic top link.
    The smaller Mixit one I had previously was 2001 and had one set of bearings. They shouldn't be running in liquid or slurry. Grease every time it's used and it'll be good for years. Dealing direct with the man that makes them is good too.
     
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  5. BAC

    BAC Member

    It's weight more than power. A large crust can throw the tractor about

    Remember that 6220 @CrevisbigX :facepalm:
     
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  6. stirrer

    stirrer New Member

    Location:
    devon
    when the highest spec Mixit costs a quarter of some of the other 'big' machines it is hard to believe that they will outperform them.
    it appears so simple it is hard to believe they will last.
    i do have regular feedback that this is, however, the case.
    several contractors have swopped their 'contactor' machines for a Mixit because they are reliable and quicker at producing an homogenous slurry for trouble free pumping,
    particularly where the crust is thick. The maintenance on some of the complex machines is crippling.

    thank you Superted for your comments. will have to offer you a job!
     
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  7. TomB

    TomB Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Would be interested in a price please @stirrer. Currently we have a 20' malgar/primex thing which is at best crap.
     
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  8. Superted820

    Superted820 Member

    Location:
    Cornwall.
    Haha no problem! It's good when a machine lives up to expectations and then some.
    I'm not cheap!! ;-)
     
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  9. CrevisbigX

    CrevisbigX Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    We used our Mixit on contracting now for 11yrs with no problems
     
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  10. Peppa pig

    Peppa pig Member

    Location:
    Castle douglas
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    Just a few pics of what we do with mix it stirrers.
     
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  11. stirrer

    stirrer New Member

    Location:
    devon
    a std 20ft lagoon stirrer comes with a walterscheid 2500 pto and an auger on the tube.
    there are 2 ordinary impellers; 80-120hp and 110-150hp.
    this machine is delivered for £1840 at the moment - brexit will put up the pto's before long.
    the hvy m/c comes with a 200hp impeller and a 2600 pto
    this is £2600
     
  12. farmerbill

    farmerbill Member

    I've got a hardly used 200 impeller if somebody wants to make me an offer?
     
  13. stirrer

    stirrer New Member

    Location:
    devon
    to clarify - the 200hp model uses the hvy tube used for the std. 25ft machine (£2200)
    I have a std length of 22ft for the 200hp. it can be upto 25ft.
    ALL the impellers are interchangeable in 1minute without tools. (providing they have not been on for years)
    the tubes can be cut to any length - so for under slats I usually supply 14ft, which is the 20ft tube cut down.
    i dont know the protocol/security here so the phone no., if you want to discuss, and email is on the website.
     
  14. poult135

    poult135 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Just out of curiosity how do you watch you don't get to close to the floor with no leg especially on lagoons with liners?
     
  15. stirrer

    stirrer New Member

    Location:
    devon
    The advantage of having no stationary framework in the slurry is huge and thus I have no leg.
    If it is your lagoon you will know the depth - so set your linkage quadrant to a safe minimum depth.
    If it is not your lagoon then drop the stirrer onto the floor, if not too deep, and set the quadrant before stirring.
    The leg, when still there, on stirrers with stationary framework is also likely to damage a liner if resting on the bottom, - Vibration etc.
    Most stirring is at the crust/liquid depth - so no worries.
    Over 1000 Mixits are out there and no-one has stopped using them!
     
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  16. salers

    salers Member

    How much is the under slat stirrer?
     
  17. Rob_AD

    Rob_AD Member

    John @stirrer , have you any tower mixers heading to N.Ireland. I am still after one
     
  18. stirrer

    stirrer New Member

    Location:
    devon
    the underslat stirrer is a 20ft lagoon stirrer cut to the length you require.
    typically this is 14ft
    the machine is v easy to move as not heavy.
     
  19. stirrer

    stirrer New Member

    Location:
    devon
    still awaiting decision from another two people!
     
  20. Rob_AD

    Rob_AD Member

    Maybe I am one of those 2 people?! If we could share the haulage I am in.
     

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