Remote Resort Building - How to make concrete on an Island

by Bruce Christensen
(McMinnville, Oregon)

Loaded with Skid Steer

Loaded with Skid Steer

Resort Construction in the Bahamas

A contractor building a resort on a remote island had a problem producing concrete for footings and grouting block. No ready-mix availability meant using a 1/3 yard portable mixer and losing valuable time.

In addition he could not get the consistence concrete strength that was demanded for the project. Using the C.U.B.E. he can produce over 15 yards a day and has completed cylinder tests to find a consistent 3800 PSI in 8-days.

“The only way we can get concrete on this small island is by mixing it by a smaller machine. I get 15 yards per day with the Cart-Away C.U.B.E…. I could never do that with a 1/3 yard Machine”.

His mix design includes 9 bags of Portland cement , two tractor buckets of gravel, three tractor buckets of sand and 35-40 gallons water.

Now at 300 yards following 60 days of work, planning 500 yards more on the project.

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