Some people are all wet when it comes to selling a mix
There are equipment sales people who will say anything to make lemons
sound like lemonade. One of the latest ploys is to suggest that water
on a mixing trailer is a great idea. At first look, it seems reasonable
to offer water on a mixing trailer. But consider these facts from the
past 30-years of trailer-based ready mix sales:
1. You are making a
profit from selling concrete not water.
2. Less than 3% of job-sites have no water available.
3. You have 7000# in carrying capacity, so use every pound for profit.
4. Water can cost you up to $15.00 in lost concrete payload on every
5. You are liable for overloading a customer’s trailer with either water
6. A good cleaning deposit policy will return
trailers clean without on-board water.
7. 5-Sack concrete weights 142 lbs per cubic
foot or 3834 lbs per cubic yard.
For your peace of mind we suggest that
two things before you purchase a mixing
1. Demand to see a certified weight
certificate with all holding tanks full of
fluids, including hydraulic oil and water.
This information and coupled with the GVWR of
the trailer, will tell you the
legal concrete payload. Payload = Profit!
2. Call a user of both styles of trailers,
one with on-board water and one without. We
are happy to give you some names and phone
numbers of people from various locations
around the country that have had experience
Cart-Away Concrete Systems has been supplying
trailers to successful concrete operations
for 15-years. Our team
members have run successful building material
companies that use these concrete trailers.
We KNOW the business and have a vested
interest in your success. This is why we
boldly proclaim that anyone who claims that
you need on-board water is ALL WET!