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$2 Billion Dollar Short-Load Market

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$2 Billion Dollar Short-Load Market2020-05-21T14:24:10+00:00

Save cost on short-load fees or waiting on ready-mix trucks.

There is no question that concrete is the foundation of construction, and it is your opportunity in the huge ready-mix supply system found in your area.


Three things drive your success with a Cart-Away system:

  1. The demand for small quantities of concrete.
  2. The fees that standard concrete suppliers charge for delivery.
  3. The support system that has been refined since 1973.


The most comprehensive study on the U.S. concrete market suggests that small projects represent a huge profit to suppliers of ready-mix concrete.

Total construction spending was just over $612 Billion annually, with concrete work comprising 12% or $73-Billion per year in the USA.  The volume of ready mix concrete is expanding by over 12% a year.  Production sits between 350 and 400 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete each year.


Demand for small quantities of concrete – Over $2-Billion a year!

Studies by the Ready-mix Concrete Association indicate that about 2% of all ready-mix orders are for a “short load”. These small loads are 4 cubic yards or smaller (less than a full truckload). This equates to almost 8-million cubic yards per year. They calculate that the sales for small loads of ready-mix delivered by a truck is at $1.02-billion per year.

Go to any big-box home improvement store and you will see huge stacks of concrete bags. They estimate that $539-million in bagged concrete is sold every year for small concrete projects. Then, add the $526-million in onsite-mixed concrete and you will find that this ready-mixed is worth $2.1 Billion each year and growing!

Do the math and you will find that in your market, each person spends about $6.50 per year on small quantities of concrete.


Short-Load Fees will drive Customers to You!

It if very expensive to deliver concrete, so standard transit-mix suppliers charge for less than full truckloads. These “Short-Load fees” can add hundreds of dollars to the cost of small concrete projects. Not only that, they charge fees for the time it takes to deliver and they schedule you whenever it is convenient for them, messing up your schedule. All of these costs and hassles are what will drive business to your Cart-Away style business.  It is also the “magic” that allows you to create huge profit margins and returns your investment so quickly.

Your customers will include contractors, municipalities, side-job workers, and DIY. All of these will come to you because of the short-load costs.

There are hundreds of Cart-Away locations who are very appreciative of the Short-Load fee and scheduling hassles that drives profitable business to them. You will be known as the local solution to the Short-Load cost.


The Cart-Away System of Success – Proven for decades!

When you want the support benefits of a franchise, but not the royalties, you come to Cart-Away Concrete Systems. From site-planning to marketing your new business, we have the staff to support your success. Most of our team have actually run Cart-Away or U-cart concrete businesses in the past. We know what it takes to grow and succeed in this business and we want to share our assistance with you. We manufacture our mixers and batching systems in the USA and support you with a fully stocked parts and service department. When you need us we are here for you 24/7. We know what you will need to keep making money from concrete sales and we stand with you for success.

Our products are built with the best components available. We powder-coat our mixers so that they endure the harsh construction environment.  We invented the tilt-to-dump delivery trailer and we have perfected the “long-cone” drum design since 1993.

We ask that you examine the quality of our USA made products and even compare them to others. We encourage you to ask our customers about us and our equipment – we are happy to give you several names.


Our goal is to Demonstrate Results to you and help you to return your investment quickly and profit from this great business niche for many years to come.

We have the equipment and product options that fit your individual construction needs. Portable concrete mixing and delivery solutions are our passion. Give us a call and we can be sure you get the right equipment set-up for your needs.

Whichever way you decide to operate your Cart-Away is your number one supplier for saving on Short-Load fees! From concrete buggies to mixing trailers to volumetric blenders, to dry belt loaders, Cart-Away equipment is the best equipment you can buy at any price. Just call us at 1-800-950-3366 for more information to start saving today.

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Can I order a part for a mixer I bought years ago?2020-05-20T02:31:28+00:00

Yes! We keep records of all our parts old and new.

What are my purchasing options?2020-05-20T02:31:09+00:00
  • Call us at 888-649-5464 and order over the phone.
  • Use the website to put together an order online.
  • We take all major credit cards.
  • You can fill out a credit application to establish a 30-day term.

These terms are available when purchasing parts. We do not offer these terms on equipment purchases.

What about trouble shooting assistance?2020-05-20T02:30:57+00:00
  • In addition to 70+ years of experience on Cart-Away Systems, our experts have field experience with Trailer Haul, U-cart, U-cart of America and Sunrise systems. We are happy to talk you through almost any problem that you can have. 
What shipping options do I have?2020-05-20T02:30:41+00:00

You can arrange your own freight or let Cart-Away handle the shipping.

What are the dimensions and weights of your products?2020-05-20T02:30:29+00:00
What are your payment terms?2020-05-20T02:30:09+00:00

We usually require a deposit prior to production of your equipment. Full payment prior to shipment is also the normal policy. Please contact our sales team for other options.

What is your lead-time?2020-05-20T02:29:58+00:00

You will need to plan for a 4-6 week period for US manufacturing and then the time for shipping travel, customs, and other processes.

What is the advantage of mixing trailers over the others?2018-06-26T20:30:03+00:00

Mixing Trailers continually mix the concrete like a ready-mixed truck does as it is being towed down the road. When you get to the job site, the concrete has not settled and is fully mixed. These trailers can be towed many miles from the place where they receive the concrete. The mixing trailers are also completely hydraulically driven. Meaning that they mix, discharge, and tilt with levers rather than hand pumps.

Why would I ever buy a wet auger system if the dry belt loader is so great?2018-06-26T20:29:39+00:00

In areas where the population is dense and close to your concrete operation, or where there are many U-cart ready-mix plants located, the ST-125s are sufficient. However, you will get more outlying business with mixing trailers whether or not you are batching wet concrete or mixing dry materials.

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