- Written by CP Staff
The RMX-5000 Mixer/Pump has 15 percent more pumping pressure than any other machine of its size on the market, company engineers note, and is one of the manufacturer’s five models for concrete repair and shotcrete.
The RMX-5000 is available with either a spiral mixer or a paddle mixer with a planetary gearbox. The spiral mixer is designed for conventional shotcrete in applications such as bridge repair projects. The paddle mixer provides the torque necessary for more demanding applications such as refractory, where materials are much more difficult to mix.
With its 2,200-psi piston pump, the RMX-5000 produces up to 5 yd. per hour and can achieve vertical pumping distances up to 450 feet. An optional automatic lubrication system greases wear components hourly, as is necessary during operation. It also features a 1,000-lb. mixer capacity and a 1,200-lb. hopper capacity. The RMX-5000 is available with a Kubota V3600 66-hp, water-cooled diesel engine or a 50-hp electric motor.
Product engineers have positioned the engine safely away from the mixer and receiving hopper to prevent thermal transfer of heat to materials, which can accelerate setting. The placement of the engine also prevents airborne fiber from entering and clogging the air intake on the engine. The RMX-5000 is designed for quick and simple cleanup with a hydraulic receiving hopper lift that provides easy access to the swing tube. The 3- x 18-in. swing tube is designed for fast cleaning and maintenance. An optional 2,000-psi hydraulic pressure washer can further ease cleanup. The
model is customizable for a range of applications and is available in trailer- or skid-mounted versions. — Blastcrete Equipment Co., 800/235-4867; www.blastcrete.com