Concrete Mixer Drum Repair

Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Middle Tennessee

Concrete drums are important equipment used in the construction industry for mixing and transporting concrete. In the course of transport or during use, the cement mixer drums become damaged from wear and tear, lack of care, or an accident. Over time and through regular use, the abrasive nature of concrete wears away the internal skins and fins.

To fix it, you must repair or replace it. It’s often more economical than purchasing new drums either by cost or due to lead time.

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Professional Maintenance and Repair Services for Your Concrete Drum Mixers

There are several ways to repair damaged concrete mixer drums, depending on the extent of the damage. Drums with minor damage, such as small cracks or dents, can be patched with repair materials. For more severe damage, the drum may need to be rebuilt.

Larger, commercial companies that work with hundreds of trucks and cement mixer drums use LucasMWF to repair, renovate, and get them back into service. We have the specialty tools and an existing process with several companies to offer end-to-end support: pickup, repair, and delivery.

Cost-Effective Concrete Drum Repair

The cost of a large, commercial concrete mixer drum can vary depending on several factors, such as the brand, the size of the drum, the materials used to construct it, and the region where it was originally constructed. Generally speaking, a large, commercial cement mixer drum (just the drum itself) can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The size of the drum can range from around 6 cubic yards to over 10 cubic yards or more, with larger drums costing more.

Additionally, if the drum is made of higher-quality or heavier gauge materials, such as high-strength steel or quarter wall plate, it will likely cost more than drums made from mild steel and thinner materials.

When it comes to cement mixer drum repair, you can rely on Lucas Motorworks Welding & Fabrication for a cost-effective solution. Our team provides the best possible service, so you can be sure that your mixer is running as smoothly as possible.

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We strive for excellence
in everything we do.

We strive for excellence
in everything we do.

We strive for excellence in everything we do.

From your customer experience to the strength of our welds.

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Proven Concrete Drum Mixer Repair Process

Here are the steps involved in the concrete drum mixer repair process:

  1. Inspection and checklist: LucasMWF uses a sensing device to inspect the drum skin thickness, and we perform a visual inspection on the drum internals. We complete a checklist, then send a repair recommendation with an estimate.
  2. Disassemble the drum: We remove the drum mixer from the truck, place it on a repair jig, then begin to disassemble it. This involves removing the blades, paddles, and other components that are attached to the drum interior.
  3. Clean the drum: We thoroughly clean the cement mixer drum to remove debris, dirt, and residue that may have accumulated inside. This step ensures that the new components can be installed correctly and that the drum is free from any contaminants that could affect the quality of the weld process.
  4. Replace damaged components: We replace any damaged or worn-out components, such as blades, blade supports, hatch doors, and skins.
  5. Installation: We perform a full perimeter weld of all blades, blade supports, and skins.
  6. Delivery: After we complete the repairs, we load the mixer drum on the delivery trailer and it’s brought back to your site.

Overall, repairing a concrete drum mixer is a detailed process that requires expertise, specialized tools, and equipment. It’s important to work with a professional repair and welding service to ensure that the repair is done correctly and that the cement mixer is safe to use.

Professional Technicians

The technicians at Lucas Motorworks, Welding & Fabrication specialize in concrete/cement mixer drum repair and maintenance. Our technicians have the knowledge and experience to repair or replace your mixer’s drum quickly and efficiently.

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