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Old 10-30-2010, 02:14 AM
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A friend and I have just aquired a concrete mixer for a carton of beer. It has a Robin Petrol motor on it but I hate the noise thumping away incessantly so am going to put an electric motor on instead. Can somebody recommend what horsepower motor. I can't make out from the label on the engine.
I have been looking at commercial ones and they seem to average about 1.5 HP
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:40 AM
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Hi Clive ,

Why not do a Tim the Toolman fit up or like the boys on Top Gear.Yep a small block V8 is the go.
You would barely notice the noise.
But if ya fussy then the concrete mixer,likely powered by a robin EY 15-2B 4 stroke petrol engine, 2.6kw, belt drive, would work out at 3.5 horse.
The old GMC - the now defunct Global Machinery Company( not your GMC fellas) 2.2 mixer only sported a 1/2 horse motor.Would 3.5 electric be over kill??

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Old 10-30-2010, 07:19 AM
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Thanks, I will have a look at prices.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:28 AM
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Mine is a olde but goode and it has a 1/3 HP motor. With out looking I am guessing the bull gear is over 2' with a 12" pulley and a 2" pulley on the motor and it has plenty of power. I can measure if you like. A friend of mine has a huge mixer that he feeds with a back hoe and he has a 1 1/2 HP motor on his, I know that for sure because he got the motor from me.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:47 PM
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digr, I have looked at a few new ones and they have motors ranging up to 2 hp. This is not huge and I'm picking that as its a constant speed unlike a petrol motor which develops as it revs a lower hp will do fine, plus as I'm an old bugger I won't be loading it it up too much at a time.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:21 PM
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1hp will be plenty. 1/2hp would likely be enough. Anywhere between should work. More would be a waste. The 3.5hp gas engine was probably installed because it's the cheapest size. Smaller engines aren't produced in the same quantity as bigger ones, so they cost more.
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i think my 1/3 yard mixer has a 3/4 hp on it. But i can almost guarantee that it is not the original motor. It its waaaaay cleaner than the rest of the machine
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Clive, mine has a 1/2Hp motor on it, I know it is not the original motor because I replaced it about three years ago.
If I had it to do over again I would opt for a 1Hp for it instead, if I load it up heavy the motor will get hotter then I like. A bigger motor would run cooler then the one that is on it.
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I was looking on Ebait and the price difference up to 1.5 HP is not much so I'll probably go down that route as it will be working in a hot climate before it even heats up from work.
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