B&Q £200 cement mixer - anyone used it?

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  1. tapir

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    My current project is taking a bit longer than I planned (thanks, British Summer). It's costing me money to hire a cement mixer that spends all day in the garden whilst I am at work, so I'm thinking of buying one, and then selling it once I'm done with it.

    I'm afraid there's no link on B&Q site, I've only seen it in-store. Have any of you used one of these recently, and if so, what are you opinions of it? Sorry for lack of information (eg capacity - I think it was 90Ltr)

    I don't really want to spend much more than £200 if I can help it

    Cheers all
     
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    I bought the wickes one which was about £200 last year but I now see it's advertised at £250. It's worked perfectly. As you only want it for one job before selling, why not try and buy a secondhand one in the first place?
     
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    personally, I'd buy a belle minimix 150, ok, it will cost about £350 but keep it clean once you've used it, and you will sell it for at least £300 on ebay second hand, much cheaper than hiring and I'm sure it will be a lot easier to sell a Belle mixer (loved by builders) on ebay than it would be to sell a wickes mixer,

    Also much much easier to get spare parts for the Belle mixer if you end up keeping it forever ;)
     
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    can only echo the comments about the belle mixer they are fantastic and you will definitely recoup majority of the money spent
     
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    True about the Belle.

    You simply can not kill one.

    Ours at present is approx 20yrs old and has a cracked gearbox that leaks oil and is on its second drum that has been repaired no end.

    I even bought a new replacement two years ago thinking the old girl wouild die but she won't quit.
     
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    Ditto, to the previous comments about the Belle mimimix.

    My first Belle, bought second hand, about 6 years ago, still going strong, after building the workshop and double garage in the UK, then over here it's on it's 4th year of renovating the house.

    I bought another, again, second hand, last winter for the extension in the UK, because a) I was fed up bringing it back and forth and b) I thought the older one here would die soon, but it's still going strong, although getting a bit noisier now.
     
  9. tapir

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    Thanks all - I might have to consider spending the extra ££ and buying a bell
     
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    The wickes one for £250 is a Belle. It's a Master/Mini mix 130

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/505040

    Regularly going for £150+ second hand on ebay at the moment.
     
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