Tutorial Concrete Mixer Ready Mix Truck

good day so I'm going to do is a quick walk through the functions of a concrete truck and I have to unload a little bit so I'm going to show you how we do this here's the barrel where the concrete is in the water reservoir which is an old diesel tank converted and that's where we keep the water it's under the same freshman at the brake system uses the water pressures at 110 psi this is the main line going through the tank we're going to open that up you see the line runs back here pennant splits to a garden hose for the bottom for washing around the back of the truck and another garden hose at the top for watching in the hopper and then line the fat line here that goes directly into the hopper panic trotted up with some concrete but that's worth adding whatever water is needed to get the desired slumps which is another word for the desired consistency or thickness of the concrete we have a remote control and as you see here on the top we've got the barrel direction right now the barrel is going in a clockwise rotation which means the concrete is mixing anytime the barrel is going in this direction it's mixing if it goes opposite in the silent clockwise position you will be unloading you see those chains up there those signs are with either draws a Pollock in or draws the product out now under the barrel direction we have the rabbit the turtle for the speed of the barrel I can speed it up what now usually when you're mixing you're going down the highway you have it turning at a 2 to 3 rpm as 2 to 3 revolutions per minute to maintain your mix and then we have the the remote for the shoot to raise it up - hydraulic system order lower it down there are you and then we have the lock for this shoot right now I need to unlock it it's locked right now so it doesn't move around now I'm unlocking it because I have to dump some product out we unlatch it and then we hold it open and then we lock it again see it's locked that won't go anywhere is it this break right on the top here and that's how it locks into position we have a hopper button down here and that raises and lowers that hopper right there so you can respect your concrete for its slump consistency and then we have a freeze button bottom right hand side here I can make the barrel stop momentarily there we go now it stopped and I'll get it not what I have to do is I got a hose down the back of the truck of the chute anytime you're going to pour any concrete got a wet everything down so the concrete doesn't stick to it so we wit her down what the shoot-down put the hopper down here we go put the back of the truck down here I know I got wet on the camera okay you got everything wet it down the hose back okay now I'm going to show you the inside of the drum climb up the ladder always three points of contact this is the hopper this is where the product gets loaded into a barrel look at it in here the whole thing other lower home it's going to vote what we call wind rose those wind rose their dark free ones this is waste product this product that either was too much for the customer or in my case it was in the barrel for three hours and that they lose like it's a term they call losing the concrete they can't work with it anymore and you can't add water to it anymore it just takes off so I had to add a lot of water to it just so it wouldn't harden up in the barrel now we're going to make a window here I'm going to drive really slow and pouring it out this is a quad axle Kenworth we have to steer axles in the front and the Rome is a 10 meter drum it's a 10 cubic metre capacity alright go in the truck do we got to do and of course once we're unloaded of the product we have to wash that barrel so right now as you see the barrel is turning in a clockwise position so here's the remote and I turn hit this button here it's going to change the direction and you going to see it turn the other way pushing brakes put the truck in below here and watch the shoot out of the chute once this dries gets picked up through a crusher I think that's the crusher right there and the recycling that looks like it's pretty much all it's gonna glow set the bridge and then we go back and start our cleaning put my barrel back in now when you're cleaning the truck you do the same thing as a shower yourself you start at the top and work your way down tie them up fall away and both in the mud here