2022 Concrete Contractor Top Product: Merlo DBM 3500 Cement Mixer

2022 Concrete Contractor Top Product: Merlo DBM 3500 Cement Mixer

Rock Hill, SC (May-2, 2022) – The nationally recognized magazine serving concrete construction professionals, names the Merlo DBM 3500 Mini Cement Mixer a 2022 Concrete Contractor Top Products award winner.

The 2022 Concrete Contractor Top Products award represents the concrete industry’s best products gaining interest from end-users and concrete professionals alike. Winners like the DBM 3500 were chosen by Concrete Contractor’s editorial team based on several different factors, including innovation, dependability, as well as audience engagement on_ ForConstructionPros.com/Concrete.

The Merlo DBM 3500 is the perfect cement mixer for projects that need a machine that can fit into narrow, or hard-to-reach areas on the job site. A self-contained mini cement mixer,  it features a drum volume of 1,321 gallons delivering 4.6 yd³ of concrete.

The self-loading bucket handles up to 25 ft³ of aggregate at each load cycle. The pump moves water at a rate of 66 gallons/minute into the mixing drum, allowing up to 37.7 ft³ of concrete to be made in less than 15 minutes.

A feature of the DBM 3500– the ground controls replicate controls found in the cab. This allows an operator to control engine acceleration, water pump activation, drum rotation, barrel lift, chute lift and emergency stop, all from the ground.

The maximum unloading height of the discharge chute is 6’10”. This hydraulically lifted and adjustable chute (+/- 90°) and its two 10′ extensions are standard. The unloading chute can be seamlessly controlled from the cab or the ground.

The mixing drum sits on a ‘fifth wheel’ allowing 180º lateral rotation. This lateral rotation, in tandem with the vertical tilt capability, allows the DBM 3500 to discharge concrete up to 330º around the machine.

“I’m excited to announce the winning products, tools and equipment of the Concrete Contractor Top Products award,” says Jonathan Kozlowski, editor of Concrete Contractor. “This program recognizes the attention captured from readers of the magazine as well as the construction professionals on  ForConstructionPros.com.

“The modern concrete industry pushes contractors to work smarter, more productive, and be as efficient as possible. These solutions were designed to not only help overcome the challenges contractors face on a daily basis, but do so with innovative ideas and the ingenuity for them to be successful in the years to come. Congratulations to them all!”

Additional information on award recipients can be found in the /May/June issue of Concrete Contractor and at ForConstructionPros.com/Concrete.


Merlo telehandlers and Rotos are imported and distributed to the US market by Applied Machinery Sales, located in Rock Hill, SC, and a nationwide network of dealers. For more on Merlo equipment, visit ams-merlo.com.

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