Front Discharge Concrete Mixer

The Zim-Mixer front discharge concrete mixer, 500F series, offers total control of the hydraulic chute, material feed, mix auger, admixture and water adjustment from inside the cab. This work horse comes in a High Production configuration, and allows for maximum flexibility in the delivery of materials. The front discharge mixer has the Zimmerman patented telescopic chute system that allows for pinpoint placement.

Typical Applications Include:

  • Retail operations that need a front discharge to meet their customer’s requests.
  • Large contractors who want to supply their own concrete.
  • Ready-mix operators in need of a remote batch plant.
  • Side view Front Discharge Volumetric Concrete Mixer

Patented dual chain material feed system (unique only to the Zim-Mixer® brand!) which is the most accurate in the industry, is self cleaning, the longest lasting, and has the ability to run any material individually.

✔ Aggregate bin with center divider.

✔ Cement bin with power agitator which includes a patented chain feed system (unique only to the Zim-Mixer® brand!) which is the most accurate in the industry, is self cleaning, and is the longest lasting.

✔ 500 gallon water tank.

✔ Hydraulic water pump with a water solenoid valve which is quick acting for consistent mixing.

✔ Digital water flow meter.

✔ 4-Section hydraulic pump provides an independent pump for each hydraulic circuit which gives the most consistent mixing and coolest running hydraulic system in the industry.

✔ Automatic cam operated vibrators.

✔ 2 Material counters.

✔ Digital tachometer.

✔ 9' mix auger with replaceable Ni-Hard wear pads.

✔ Power auger lift and swing.

✔ Hydraulic powered telescopic chutes which are permanently attached to the auger and require no lifting by the operator.

✔ Mixer can be operated from outside or from inside of the cab.

✔ Unit painting which includes two coats of epoxy primer and two coats of industrial grade polyurethane paint.

✔ Unit mounting on truck chassis, trailer, skid, etc...

✔ Calibration yield box.

✔ Operator training at customer location.

Admixture Systems

Allows the use of liquid admixtures such as Air Entraining Agents, Water Reducers, Super Plasticizers, Accelerators, and Set Retarders. A holding tank is loaded with the liquid, and charged with air pressure from the Mixer Unit. Each tank has an inline Filter, and an electrically triggered valve. This is integrated with the Material Feed Valve to allow the flow of material to stop and start with the other mix ingredients. Flow Meters are sized to meet the delivery requirements of the product being used, with ranges from 1 ounce to 3.5 gallons per minute. Each Flow Meter is certified to meet the tolerance requirements of ASTM, +/- 3%. There are no pumps to flush or maintain, and the air pressure can be used to evacuate the lines for easy draining and cleaning of the system.

         Low Flow Admixture System- For use with admixtures requiring lower dosages, a 20 Gallon Galvanized Tank is used (with a Stainless Steel Tank Optional) and a Flow Meter sized to meet the desired delivery rate.

         High Flow Admixture System- For use with admixtures requiring higher dosages, a 42 Gallon Galvanized Tank is used (with a Stainless Steel Tank Optional) and a Flow Meter sized to meet the desired delivery rate.

    

Spot Light Package

Provides light for nighttime operation. Lights illuminate the operator's control panel area, the aggregate bin material discharge area, and the work area.

Ticket Printers

         VR Ticket Printer- Resettable mechanical counter with a non-resettable totalizer. The totalizer is useful for scheduling periodic maintenance. This ticket printer provides an immediate record of the concrete delivered.

         VR Meter- Resettable mechanical counter with a non-resettable totalizer. The totalizer is useful for scheduling periodic maintenance.

    

Digital Metering System

With our Digital Metering System, there is no longer a need to convert a count number, with many variations for mix designs, into cubic yards. Our units are able to show the operator, as well as the customer, an actual reading of cubic yards produced at any given moment. The LCD panel at the operator's station shows the cubic yards produced on a continual basis.

Our in cab Interface Panel stores all of the necessary information that the operator needs, along with the current yardage being produced. Gate settings for aggregates, flow meter readings for admixtures (as many as 6), and specified strength for up to 99 mix designs can be stored. If so desired, the panel can also store the quantities per yard of each component of all 99 mix designs and can be printed on each ticket.

The in cab printer can be loaded with the name, address and phone number of the producer, as well as the actual yardage produced. The mix design can also be printed for D.O.T. requirements. The printed receipt is available in 1 or 2 part format, so that the customer can be given a copy. The system also produces a cumulative record of production for inventory control or maintenance purposes. The information is stored on a removable memory card and may be downloaded directly to a computer via a USB cable.

Bin Liner

An acrylic-reinforced aliphatic aromatic polyurethane coating applied to the inside of the aggregate bins to prevent bin abrasion, bin corrosion, and permit smooth flow of aggregates.

Electric Recoil Tarp

In cab switch provides easy operation to cover & uncover the aggregate bin. Most states require bin to be covered when loaded.

Fiber Dispenser

The use of fiber reinforced concrete within the construction industry is growing at a rapid rate. In fact, because of it's structural benefits, many architects and engineers are specifying fiber reinforced concrete in their projects. Zimmerman Industries has a patented fiber feeder that will automatically introduce the fiber into the mix auger.

The feeder is powered by a variable speed hydraulic motor, so the amount of fiber can be adjusted to meet various specifications. The fibers are stretched and fluffed through the use of rotating fingers and a high volume air flow system insures a consistent material flow to the mix auger. The Fiber Dispenser uses 1/2" to 1 1/4" (12.7mm to 31.75mm) polypropylene monofilament.

Features and benefits include:

         * Automatically feeds fiber

         * Fluffs and stretches fibers

         * Buy fiber in bulk, not bags

         * Eliminate manual feeding

         * Increased accuracy

         * Patented system

Liquid Color System

Our Liquid Color System can be used with various manufacturers' liquid color products and is designed to allow changes of color in minutes. The variable speed peristaltic pump not only compensates to allow the changes of color needed (based on manufacturer's specifications), but also provides the availability to produce shades of each color.

Cleaning of the system can be done in minutes by simply flushing the system with clean water. The system is also designed so that it can be used to pump the liquid color from its' shipping container into the dispensing tanks.

Aggregate Bin Screens

Prevents possible damage of equipment by screening materials through a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (63.5mm x 63.5mm) opening. All units sold outside the United States will be equipped with bin screens.

Water Tank Deck Fill Port

Provides deck level fill port for the water tank. Prevents operator from having to climb on top of unit to fill water tank. Uses 1-1/2" (38.1mm) coupling.

Hydraulic Oil Cooler

This option can be added when high ambient temperatures are common. The radiator will help keep the hydraulic oil cool, extending the life of critical hydraulic components.

Stainless Steel Bins

This option includes the cement bin, aggregate bin, and mixer main frame being manufactured of grade 304 stainless steel. It provides the owner confidence that corrosion will not deteriorate the mixer regardless of environmental conditions.

Flowable Fill

This option is used to service contractors, municipalities and utilities requiring the use of a high quality/low cost back fill material. The most common uses are for "Flowable Fill" and "controlled low strength material" mixes. Provided in this option is an infinitely controlled hydraulic variable speed motor, and two independently controlled stone bin vibrators.

Variable Speed Cement

This option provides the ability to hydraulically control the cement feed with an infinite number of possibilities. This is most commonly used for companies with mix designs which require atypical cement/pozzolan addition rates.

Mixer Specifications (English)
Capacity 8 Yard 9 Yard 10 Yard 11 Yard
Production Rate (Yds./Hr.)
60 60 60 60
Cement (Ft.³) 96 96 96 96
Water (Gallons) 500 500 500 500
Ag Bin Capacity (Ft.³) 317 354 390 425
Empty Unit Weight (Pounds) Contact ZI Contact ZI Contact ZI Contact ZI
Hydraulic Pump (Sections) 4 4 4 4
Patented Chain Delivery System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auger Length (Feet) 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5
Auger Diameter (Inches) 12 12 12 12
Meets Standards:
ASTM C685 Yes Yes Yes Yes
AASHTO M241 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Certified VMMB Plate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mixer Specifications (Metric)
Capacity 6.8m³ (408) 7.6m³ (409) 8.4m³ (410) 9.2m³ (411)
Production Rate (m³/Hr.) 45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0
Cement (m³) 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7
Water (Liters) 1 893 1 893 1 893 1 893
Ag Bin Capacity (m³) 8.9 10.0 11.0 12.0
Empty Unit Weight (Kg.) Contact ZI Contact ZI Contact ZI Contact ZI
Hydraulic Pump (Sections) 4 4 4 4
Patented Chain Delivery System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auger Length (mm) 4 115 4 115 4 115 4 115
Auger Diameter (mm) 304.8 304.8 304.8 304.8
Meets Standards:
ASTM C685 Yes Yes Yes Yes
AASHTO M241 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Certified VMMB Plate Yes Yes Yes Yes
CE Certified Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chassis Specifications (English)




Capacity 8 Yard 9 Yard 10 Yard 11 Yard
Front Axle (Lbs.) 23 000 23 000 23 000 23 000
Rear Axle (Lbs.) 46 000 46 000 46 000 46 000
Cab to Axle (Inches) 214 214 214 214
Frame Width (Inches)
33.75 33.75 33.75 33.75
Number of Axles
* * * *

Chassis Specifications (Metric)




Capacity 6.8m³ (408) 7.6m³ (409) 8.4m³ (410) 9.2m³ (411)
Front Axle (Kg.) 10 430 10 430 10 430 10 430
Rear Axle (Kg.) 20 870 20 870 20 870 20 870
Cab to Axle (mm) 5 436 5 436 5 436 5 436
Frame Width (mm)
858 858 858 858


* Varies with state laws

Zimmerman Industries will supply you with a customized weight distribution package per your chassis and mixer specifications. Actual yardage carried with be determined by your analysis of regional weight regulations as well as weight rating of the chassis.

Please call our main office at 888-577-6499 (US only) or 717.733.6166 and speak to one of our sales people or complete the form below. We will work with you from the beginning of the inquiry to the final delivery of your machine.

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