I was given an old cement mixer a while back for helping a friend move. It was well beaten and needed a lot of work, I started by getting all the hardened cement out that completely covered the interior paddles. Believe me that until you have stuck your head inside the steel drum of a cement mixer and worked it with a demo hammer, you have not experienced all that life has to offer. Anyway, the pinion gear that drives the big ring gear that goes around the outside of the drum is worn to the point that the teeth are about to break off, and I’d like to replace it. However I can see no way to remove this gear until the drum is removed, and there I am stuck. How does this thing come off? It can’t be that complicated but it baffles me. There must be something in the drum bearing shaft that holds it on, because obviously the drum doesn’t fall off when you tip it over to dump the cement.
The mixer is small yellow utility mixer, Montgomery Ward label on the side. It’s about a 3-1/2 cu. ft. capacity drum. 1/2 hp electric motor for power. It looks exactly like a Gilson 59015C, for which I can find a manual but no clue as to how to take off the drum. Sears still sells the parts for these, apparently millions of them were sold.
I’m lucky to have this thing and would like to keep it going since my domestic manager has scheduled some concrete projects around the house, and there’s no way I’ll buy a new one. Any help or hints are greatly appreciated.