Using correct tools and equipment for any construction job is something that all contractors must consider. Different equipment is used for construction purposes like earth moving equipment, material handling equipment, cement mixers, etc. In fact, cement mixers and mortar mixers are most commonly used for construction purpose as well. A cement mixer is a truck that has a large container which turns when it is filled with wet cement. A mortar mixer is designed to mix all sand mixes and is used to make mortar. To help you understand better, let’s take a look at the difference between a cement mixer and a mortar mixer.
A cement mixer is used to construct large foundations and heavy projects, support beams, and walls.
A mortar mixer is used for the purpose of handling a range of smaller projects such as plaster, epoxy, drywall mud, terrazzo, paint or grout, etc.
A cement mixer has cement as the basic ingredient. Apart from cement, it is mixed with sand, gravel, and rock pieces which makes it more stronger and durable than mortar.
A mortar mixer uses the same ingredients as concrete, but it has higher water content. When mortar is mixed in a mortar mixer, it becomes much thicker than concrete, making it a better bonding element.
A cement mixer has drum or barrel. It has an open drum that rotates on a horizontal axis. The constant rotation of the barrel ensures that the cement mixture combines properly and becomes smooth. It also ensures that the mixture is not settled. Drum or barrel works well with coarse and concrete mixtures.
A mortar mixer has a stationary barrel and an internal paddle along with a rubber strip. The paddle rotates in the center of the barrel and mixes the mortar in the same proportion while adjusting the sides of the barrel. This equipment is embedded in a mortar mixer so that it doesn’t become adhesive and sticks to its sides. The barrel of a mortar mixer doesn’t rotate the way in which the barrel of a drum mixer does.
Whether you are looking for a cement or mortar mixer trucks for sale or rent, make sure to select the right one based on your needs. If you are looking for any mixer trucks for sale, then you can contact a supplier of heavy-duty equipment.