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Sorry Paul,you didn't hear? They gave that out yesterday.(yuk-yuk ...kidding of course!)

Hey- how did you make out with identifying your mixer body?

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Hey Paul,nothing on the mixer yet.I don't know where to look,but I haven't seen A name,number,or any identifying marks on it anywhere and nobody's ventured A guess yet either.

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nobody's ventured A guess yet either.

I'd take a stab at Smith Mfg. for a guess. The company I worked for years ago had all Smith Mfg. and Rex Mfg.

mixer bodies, and both makes look very similar to what you have. It does seem, though, that both of those

builders had their name someplace on the body in cast lettering. Usually up high on the back.

It probably doesn't really matter, as you can have any of the parts duplicated pretty easy, I would imagine.

The critical pieces might be the hydraulic pump, the gearbox and the drum drive assembly.

Drum skins, mixing fins, drum rollers and chutes are all fabricated pretty routinely. If the drum bearing ring

at the back of the body is worn - it can probably be hardplated and remachined in place by a good welder.

It would be nice to have it usable, even if you just delivered clean stone and topsoil etc. - no more concrete,

unless you enjoy climbing inside and jackhammering it out to clean the drum. Been there - done that - no need to repeat it.

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nobody's ventured A guess yet either.

I'd take a stab at Smith Mfg. for a guess. The company I worked for years ago had all Smith Mfg. and Rex Mfg.

mixer bodies, and both makes look very similar to what you have. It does seem, though, that both of those

builders had their name someplace on the body in cast lettering. Usually up high on the back.

It probably doesn't really matter, as you can have any of the parts duplicated pretty easy, I would imagine.

The critical pieces might be the hydraulic pump, the gearbox and the drum drive assembly.

Drum skins, mixing fins, drum rollers and chutes are all fabricated pretty routinely. If the drum bearing ring

at the back of the body is worn - it can probably be hardplated and remachined in place by a good welder.

It would be nice to have it usable, even if you just delivered clean stone and topsoil etc. - no more concrete,

unless you enjoy climbing inside and jackhammering it out to clean the drum. Been there - done that - no need to repeat it.

Yeah,it all works now,I just never use it (the mixer that is ).After it rains,which has been very seldom around here this summer,I always run it for A while just to dump the water out.I'd even thought about putting some gravel in it to roll around A while to knock any rust loose and clean it out better.Plus some rocks would probably make A nice noise. I picked up A load of landscaping stone near Binghamton,N.Y. one time and they rolled the stone in A mixer to give them that old weatherbeaten look before they put them on pallets.They had two mixers there and that's all they used them for.
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