Concrete mixer's price: what influences the most?
Today on the market it is possible to find a great variety of concrete mixers, as models but also as manufacturers, and therefore different prices. Let's see what the price of a concrete mixer consists of and what factors influences the most.
How is the price of concrete mixers determined?
With a global market increasingly accessible to anyone and from anywhere, the concrete mixer market has had to face significant changes and new challenges. The battlefield that most of all has represented the competition is certainly the price of the concrete mixers.
In this sense, there are numerous manufacturers who have brought innovations both in the field of machines for private/domestic use and in that of concrete mixers for professional use. This competition has benefited the final consumers, having the possibility to choose among a wider range of possibilities.
At the same time, however, it has created confusion regarding the price differences between similar models. We have tried to clarify in another article about the characteristics and uses of the concrete mixer, now let's try to understand what the price of a concrete mixer consists of and what factors affect the most.
The price of concrete mixers: raw materials
Often with same models, we see significant differences on the market based on price between one manufacturer and another. To fully understand this difference, we need to know how a concrete mixer is composed and understand its variables.
Much depends on the raw material used. The concrete mixer is not a toy, it has the prospect of lasting over years and the materials with which it is built are crucial to maintaining its function. It is important to understand where the raw material is taken from, how it is treated, its quality.
The concrete mixer is mainly made of steel. So, the raw material is the most important thing for determining the final price, but also for efficiency and duration over time.
The use of a mobile concrete mixer
Another variable is about the use that the final operator will have to make of it.
Choosing a type of concrete mixer rather than another can be decisive in the work that will be done, doing it correctly, saving energy and time. It makes no sense to choose a cheaper concrete mixer, but which is not functional to what we have to do.
In this sense, the 2 things we have to consider: the model and the engine.
Concrete mixers and different models
By model, at least in Omaer, we mean the different type of lines, suitable for certain types of work rather than others. For example, we have the Silent Line, designed to significantly reduce the noise of the machine during works compared to the Traditional Line, or the Hobby Line, designed for private/DIY jobs even inside home.
In the same line we then have a distinction based on the size of the glass and the relative mixing capacity.
There is no specific measure, it depends a lot on what an operator has to do and how he uses it. Our company has in its catalog, models that meet the most varied needs, with concrete mixers that have a total capacity of the tank from 140 to 500 liters.
The engine in concrete mixer's models
Another important component is the engine. Also for this component, we have to look above all at what we have to do with the concrete mixer and where we use it. We distinguish the electric motor and combustion one, which can be diesel or petrol.
The electric motor is certainly the most suitable, and is the one that is replacing (slowly) all the other types of motor. First of all, it is less polluting and requires very little maintenance. It starts up easily and is certainly much less noisy. The problem lies above all in the need to have an adequate power outlet nearby and in being less suitable for intense and constant use.
Beyond all this, however, we remember that in the Italian market the vast majority of concrete mixers in circulation are electric.
The combustion engine, whether diesel or petrol, is still used abroad, and the main convenience lies in not having the need for a power outlet nearby. It can also be more suitable for large construction sites than a concrete mixer with an electric motor.
As the model, the engine also has its impact on the price. In fact, the combustio engine will certainly have higher costs than concrete mixers of the same model but with an electric motor.
The after-sales service
A final aspect to consider, but certainly not the least, is the after-sales service. The concrete mixer generally has a lifespan of many years, and the maintenance of the machine is essential to guarantee its functioning over time.
Having an efficient after-sales service, which reaches the operator quickly, is a condition that not all manufacturers are able to meet for various reasons, for example they do not have various spare parts and in large quantities or the production plant is located on the other side of the world from the place where the machine works.
From this point of view, at Omaer we have spent time and attention from day one, to satisfy the customer not only at the time of purchase but during the entire period of use of the concrete mixer.
This is why we have all the spare parts of our concrete mixers available from 1968 (the date we started to produce them) up to now, and we ship the same spare parts in Italy within 48 working hours. Specialized operators in our company deal daily with repairs of various kinds, ready to carry out assistance on site if necessary and even through specific tutorials, in a faster but equally effective way.
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