I saw this a few weeks ago when the Charles and Hudson blog covered work trucks at the 2010 Builders’ Show. The Carmix One, from Italy, is a self-loading, diesel-powered (3-cylinder Cummins), articulated concrete mixer with a 1400-liter drum, a 180-liter loading shovel, and a self-contained water system with meter. The driving seat is reversible, and the steering circuit automatically inverts, so after you’re done loading the drum, you can flip around, drive to where you want your concrete (almost anywhere: it has 4-wheel drive, off-road “tyres,” disc brakes, and will handle a 30% gradient), and tilt the drum for discharge. I don’t know how much they cost, although I did find a used one online available in Kiev with “price negotiable.”
I was going to comment that it’s kind of scary that they have Pizza Huts in Italy, but then I realized from the spelling of the other sign that the picture is probably from Spain or Latin America — but it’s still kind of scary.
I think the Carmix One would be perfect for those situations where a wheelbarrow and a bag or two of Quikrete just won’t cut it.
Carmix One [Manufacturer’s Site]