CEMENT MIXER
6 CU. FT.
Model 45198
OPERATING INFORMATION
®
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SPECIFICATIONS TABLE
Weight
690 lb.
Capacity
6 Cubic Feet
Drum Diameter
28”
Pneumatic Wheel Diameter
12”
Barrel Pulley
14.5”
Gas Engine HP
7.5 HP
Gas Engine Pulley
3”
Gas Engine Speed
3,600 RPM
Drum Speeds
20 RPM (Low speed to keep cement from setting)
36 RPM (Maximum speed for heavy mixing)
Towing Speed
Less than 25 MPH
NOT TO BE TOWED ON PUBLIC ROADS OR HIGHWAYS.
SAVE THIS MANUAL
You will need this manual for the safety warnings and precautions, operating, maintenance and cleaning procedures, parts list and assembly diagram. Keep your invoice
with this manual. Write the invoice number on the inside of the front cover. Keep
this manual and invoice in a safe and dry place for future reference.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
1.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered work areas invite injuries.
2.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM WORK AREA. Do not allow children to handle
this product and to play near product.
3.
STORE IDLE EQUIPMENT. When not in use, tools and equipment should be
stored in a dry location to inhibit rust. Always lock up tools and equipment and
keep out of reach of children.
4.
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR
DRUGS. Read warning labels on prescriptions to determine if your judgment or
reflexes are impaired while taking drugs. If there is any doubt, do not attempt to
use this tool.
5.
USE EYE, HEARING, AND DUST PROTECTION. Wear ANSI-approved safety
impact eye glasses, ANSI-approved hearing protection, and ANSI-approved dust
protection when working with this product. ANSI-approved safety impact eye
glasses, hearing protectors, and dust protectors/respirators are available from
Harbor Freight Tools.
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DRESS SAFELY. Nonskid footwear or safety shoes should be used when working with this product. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry as they can become
caught in moving parts. Wear a protective hair covering to prevent long hair from
becoming caught in moving parts.
7.
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS MUST FOLLOW OSHA REQUIREMENTS.
8.
DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times to prevent
tripping, falling, back injury, etcetera.
9.
STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing at all times. Use common sense. Do
not use this tool when you are tired or distracted from the job at hand.
10.
CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before using this product, carefully check that
this tool will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for damaged parts and any other conditions that may affect the operation of this tool.
Replace or repair damaged or worn parts immediately.
11.
REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Only use accessories intended for use with this product.
Approved accessories are available from Harbor Freight Tools.
12.
MAINTAIN THIS PRODUCT WITH CARE. Keep this tool clean and dry for better
and safer performance.
13.
MAINTENANCE: For your safety, service and maintenance should be performed
regularly by a qualified technician.
14.
USE THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR THE RIGHT JOB. There are certain applications for which this product was designed. Do not use a small tool or attachment
to do the work of a larger industrial tool or attachment. Do not use this product
for a purpose for which it was not intended.
SPECIFIC PRODUCT WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
1.
NEVER PERFORM ANY SERVICES OR MAINTENANCE OR MOVE THE CEMENT MIXER WHILE IT IS RUNNING. BEFORE PERFORMING SERVICES,
MAINTENANCE, OR MOVING THE CEMENT MIXER, TURN OFF THE GAS
ENGINE (45) AND DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING.
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PRIOR TO USING THE CEMENT MIXER, MAKE SURE YOU READ AND COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND THE GAS ENGINE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
3.
USE COMMON SENSE WHEN HANDLING GASOLINE. Transport gasoline
only in approved safety containers. Do not refuel the Gas Engine with the Engine
running or while it is hot. Do not smoke when refueling the Engine. Wipe up any
fuel spills on the Engine. Do not operate the Cement Mixer if there is evidence of
a fuel leak. Do not operate the Cement Mixer in or around other flammable or explosive liquids or gases. Do not operate the Cement Mixer in a poorly ventilated
or enclosed area.
4.
KEEP ALL GUARDS IN PLACE AND IN PROPER WORKING CONDITION.
5.
NEVER STICK YOUR HANDS AND/OR TOOLS INTO THE DRUM ASSEMBLY
(4) WHILE THE CEMENT MIXER IS IN OPERATION.
6.
AVOID CONTACT WITH A HOT GAS ENGINE AND ITS EXHAUST SYSTEM.
Allow the Engine to cool before performing any services or maintenance.
7.
KEEP A SAFE CLEARANCE AROUND THE CEMENT MIXER. Keep all people
(except the operator) a minimum of six feet from the Mixer during operation.
8.
DO NOT OVERLOAD THE CEMENT MIXER. An overload may damage the
equipment.
9.
WARNING: This product contains or produces a chemical known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects (or other reproductive harm).
(California Health & Safety Code 25249.5 et seq.)
10.
Do not exceed the maximum towing speed of 25 MPH. Do not
tow this mixer on any public roads or highways.
UNPACKING
When unpacking, check to make sure all parts listed in the Parts List (page 8) are included. If any parts are missing or broken, please call Harbor Freight Tools at the number shown on the cover of this manual as soon as possible.
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Page OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: All parts below refer to the parts listed and shown on pages 8 and 9 of this
manual.
1.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to move the Cement Mixer when it is full and/or in
operation.
2.
Place the Cement Mixer on a solid, flat, and level surface that is capable of supporting the weight of the mixer and it’s load.
3.
Start the Engine (45), and allow it to reach the appropriate operating temperature
as instructed in the Engine manufacturer’s operating manual.
4.
NOTE: Filling and emptying the Drum (4) is best done with the Drum rotating.
Do not turn off the Cement Mixer while full of cement.
5.
With the Drum (4) operating between 20-36 RPM, the Cement Mixer is now ready
for the addition of the concrete mix.
6.
To determine the proper amount of water, gravel, cement, and sand, refer to Figure A.
SAMPLE MIX VOLUME**
MIX VOLUME (CU. FT.)
3
4
Cement (Bags)
1/2
2/3
Water (Gal.)
2-1/2
3-1/2
Sand (Gal./Shovels)
9
12
Gravel (Gal./Shovels)
12
16
**Mix volume may vary depending on aggregate used.
6
1
5-1/4
18
23
FIGURE A
7.
For best results, proceed as follows:
A. Pour the required amount of water into the Drum (4).
B. Add the required amount of gravel into the Drum.
C. Add the required amount of cement into the Drum.
D. Add the required amount of sand into the Drum.
8.
Allow adequate time for the water, gravel, cement, and sand to thoroughly mix.
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To discharge the cement mix, grasp the Hand Wheel (51) firmly with one hand
and release the Brake Handle (60). Then, slowly turn the Hand Wheel counterclockwise to empty the Drum (4). CAUTION: To prevent accidental discharge of
the cement mix, do not release the Brake Handle without holding the Hand Wheel
firmly. Always make sure the Brake Handle is fully engaged after discharging the
concrete mix and before refilling the Drum. (See Assy. Diagram.)
10.
After discharging the cement mix, turn the Hand Wheel (51) clockwise to return
the Drum (4) to its original position. Then, make sure to fully engage the Brake
Handle (60).
11.
Repeat Steps #5-9 if more cement mix is required.
12.
When finished, make sure to thoroughly clean the inside of the Drum (4).
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Page MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
1.
CAUTION: Never perform any services or maintenance on the Cement Mixer
while it is running. Before performing services or maintenance, turn off the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent accidental starting.
2.
Before each use, inspect the general condition of the Cement Mixer. Check for
loose screws, misalignment, binding of moving parts, loose or broken parts, and
any other condition that may affect its safe operation. If abnormal noise or vibration occurs, turn off the Cement Mixer immediately and have the problem corrected before further use. Do not use damaged equipment.
3.
Retighten the V-Belt (46) after the first 24 hours of use. The V-Belt should be able
to be pressed in no more than 1/4”. (See Assy. Diagram.)
4.
Periodically, recheck all nuts, bolts, and screws for tightness.
5.
Thoroughly clean the Cement Mixer at the end of each day’s operation. The
Drum Assembly (4) may be scoured for approximately two minutes, using a
gravel and water mixture. Then, discharge the gravel/water mixture and hose
down the Drum Assembly inside and out. (See Assy. Diagram.)
6.
Dried cement mix should be scraped out of the Drum (4). Do not beat on the
Drum with a shovel or other tools to break up accumulations of dried cement mix,
as damage to the Cement Mixer may result.
7.
Do not pour or spray water over the Gas Engine (45).
(See Assy. Diagram.)
8.
Daily check the oil level in the Gas Engine (45). Refer to the Gas Engine manufacturer’s manual for the type and level of oil recommended, and all other Gas
Engine service and maintenance instructions.
9.
Periodically, inspect the Speed Converter Assembly (19) and the Wheel Bearings
(77) for proper lubrication. (See Assy. Diagram.)
10.
Yearly, repack the four tapered bearings inside the wheel hubs and replace the
wheel seals. Install the washer and nut. Torque to 20 ft-lb, back off one turn,
torque again to 7 ft-lb, back off to first slot and install new cotter pin.
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Page PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF
ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY
PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR
EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD
BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS AND NOT BY
THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF
HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT
PARTS THERETO.
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Page Parts List
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Page ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
NOTE: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are
not available individually as replacement parts.
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