Mixit slurry stirrers any good?

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

  1. Peppa pig

    Peppa pig Member

    Castle douglas
    I have both tower mixer and lagoon mixer from mix-it.id be happy for @stirrer to put on here what theyve cost to run.tower mixer 7 year old and lagoon mixer 4.it will be pence per hour.
  2. Sid

    Sid Member

    South Molton
    Is what?
    Standing on a tower with stabilizer legs in a safety cage?
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  3. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Scottish Borders.
    I was astonished at how quick the mixit mixed my store, unbelievable.
  4. Why not have controls from the cab
  5. Sid

    Sid Member

    South Molton
    because you can't see what you are doing 12 foot below the top of the store. Fibre cement sheets aren't cheap you know.
  6. stirrer

    stirrer Member

    not sure what you have spent so far but would think £100/year would cover it. you are a busy contractor so things like pto's are pretty busy.
    tower stirrers seem good for 8 years and then the belts fail. best then to renew the pulley bearings at the same time. belts are around £300-400
    Lagoon stirrers, providing the main bearing is not regularly submerged, last about 7 years untouched.
    as usual, the wreckers take most of the spares I supply. Bending the PTO's u/j's EQUALLY is really important as the impellers do take a lot of continuous power.
    how many people have not yet touched their machines? must be half of the customers from my records.
  7. vantage

    vantage Member

    New impellor here as the contractor ran it sitting on the concrete floor of the lagoon!:confused:
    New bearings supplied as we thought they had failed because of wobble caused by the damaged impellor,originals all ok and now the spares!
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  8. stirrer

    stirrer Member

    re costs - had a farmer collect the main and pto bearings last night.
    he has a 1997 20ft mixit lagoon stirrer. it was the second time i have seen him in that time.
    total costs so far (ignoring upgrading his impeller) is £400
    this equates to £20 per year for this farmer, and service intervals of 10 years!

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