Ernest Industries
Terms of Sale and Warranty
  • Mixers* & Starter Systems: 50% with order - 50% at time of shipment.
  • Batch Plants: 30% with order, 60% prior to shipment, 10% due at startup.
  • Custom Fabrications: As noted on quotation.
  • *Mixers including a chassis as part of the total purchase price: The chassis must be paid 100% plus the cost of any chassis modifications with initial order.
  • Standard Terms and Conditions are included as an integral part of this quotation.
Product Delivery Schedule
Mixer Trailers & Starter Systems 4-6 weeks after receipt of deposit
Truck Mounted Mixers 2-3 weeks after receipt of chassis
Batch Plans & Silos 8 - 12 weeks after receipt of deposits
Custom Fabrications As noted on quotation

All prices are in U.S. Dollars. All prices are FOB Springfield, Ohio, USA unless otherwise noted. Quotations remain in effect for 30 days.

Startup & Installation Assistance
The installation of Ernest Industries Inc. equipment is very straightforward and can be accomplished by most maintenance departments. If, however, you would prefer that an Ernest representative be present for the startup and/or installation of the equipment and training of operating personnel, these services are available at the rates listed below, plus mileage and reasonable living expenses to and from Springfield, OH, USA. Please see the attached Standard Terms and Conditions for further details.

Ernest Industries Inc. Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale
The following are the terms and conditions under which Ernest Industries Inc. ("Seller") sells and licenses its products:
  1. Offer and Acceptance. If any general or specific conditions, including information and statements made in the Quotation conflict with any terms or provisions in the Purchaser's documents, the terms of this quotation shall govern unless Seller expressly agrees to the contrary in writing. Seller reserves the right to change the terms of this Quotation or to revoke this offer at any time prior to acceptance. Any agreements, including those with our agents or sales representatives, become valid only after written confirmation by Seller. All typographical errors are subject to correction.


  2. Taxes, Licensing, or Delivery Charges. Prices are exclusive of all sales, use and like taxes, or any tax Seller may be required to collect or pay upon the sale. Licensing or delivery of the products shall be paid by Purchaser to Seller.


  3. Delivery, Security Interest, Delays. Shipment will be F.O.B. Seller's plant. Purchaser assumes all risk of loss upon delivery of the Products by seller to the carrier. In the absence of instructions to the contrary, Seller on behalf of Purchaser will select the carrier but shall nor be deemed thereby to assume any liability in connection with the shipment nor costs shall be Collect. Seller shall have no obligation to obtain insurance coverage of any kind. Purchaser will be responsible for all storage, rigging and other charges at Purchaser's site. Purchaser hereby grants Seller a security interest in the product shipped hereunder. Upon request by Seller, Purchaser shall execute any instrument required to perfect such security interest. Any delivery date stated is Seller's best estimate. Seller makes no guarantee of delivery by such date and shall have no liability or other obligation for failure to ship on such date regardless of cause unless expressly stated otherwise herein. Time is not of the essence. Seller shall not be held liable for any delays in estimated conditions beyond Seller's reasonable control, including but not limited to inability to obtain material, transportation, strikes, lockout, labor disputes, acts of God, riot, war, embargo, restraints or demands of any government of any other cause beyond Seller's control. Delivery of equipment or materials to a carrier at shipping point shall constitute delivery thereof by the Seller to the Purchaser.


  4. Payment. Domestic terms are cash upon delivery or, as Seller's option, 50% with order and 50% net thirty (30) days from date of delivery, unless otherwise specified in this quotation. International terms are 50% with order, 50% prior to shipment via wire transfer, or Irrevocable Letter of Credit. All orders involving a Letter of Credit are subject to a one-time fee of $500 in addition to the total of the order to cover all processing fees. The Seller reserves the right in the event of any material variations in such costs subsequent to such time, to adjust prices to reflect variations. Any applicable taxes or fees, imposed by any effective law must be paid by the Purchaser in addition to the prices quoted. Interest, at the prime rate charged by our banks for uncovered credit, being at least 2% above the prime rate, may be charged on past due accounts where permitted by applicable law.


  5. Installation. Installation of products sold hereunder shall not be the responsibility of Seller unless Purchaser agrees, in writing, to pay for such installation and it is incorporated as part of the Purchase Order and accepted by Seller. Purchaser shall furnish all labor required for unpacking and placement of the products. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Seller shall be under no obligation to install the products (i) unless the products and installation site are prepared in accordance with Seller's instructions and local building codes including proper design of concrete footings, building permits, site permits, other regulatory permits as required by local, state and regional agencies, the site and copies of all permits are made available to Seller for installation within thirty (30) days from the date of delivery and Seller has been so notified, and (ii) unless Purchaser makes available all prerequisite products (as specified in the applicable price list or product specifications), or (iii) if the equipment had been modified without Seller's prior written approval or subjected to unusual physical, electrical or electromagnetic stress, accident, neglect, misuse or other damage beyond the control of Seller. Notwithstanding the above, Seller does not accept any responsibility to connect Seller equipment to non-Seller equipment. However, should Seller, as a convenience to the Purchaser, connect such equipment, it does so only on the condition that it has no liability for any damage which may result and no liability for any subsequent malfunction of the equipment.


  6. Acceptance of Products. Acceptance shall occur upon delivery, unless Seller notifies in writing within thirty (30) days from receipt of the Products by Purchaser that the Products do not conform to Seller's product specifications. Seller's sole responsibility is for repair or replacement, Purchaser's responsibility to return, at its expense, the alleged non-conforming products to Seller.


  7. Warranty

    1. Products, except as stated otherwise in an applicable price list or written quotation by Seller, are warranted against defects in workmanship and material for a period of one year from date of delivery to the original purchaser. This warranty does not include hoses, wires, track roller bearings, tires & rims, signal lights and electrical switches. In the event the products comprise, wholly or in part, products produced by a party other than the Seller, the Seller shall pass through to the Purchaser such warranties as the product manufacturer has made to Seller to the extent transferable, and Seller makes no additional warranties with respect to the products.

    2. Truck chassis, all truck chassis either new or used are not covered by Ernest Industries warranty. All used chassis purchased in combination with a mixer body attached are sold "AS IS" no warranties expressed or implied. Modifications to chassis, either performed by Ernest Industries or an outside vendor, to meet requirements for installation of a mixer body are not covered by our warranty and are considered part of the chassis, purchased "AS IS" no warranties expressed or implied.

    3. Seller's sole responsibility under this warranty shall be to either repair or replace, at its option, any component which fails during the applicable warranty period because of a defect in workmanship or material, provided Purchaser has reported same to Seller's request returned the component to Seller at Purchaser's expense which shall become Seller's property.

    The above warranties are contingent upon proper use of the products. This warranty shall not apply if: (1) product is not owned by the original purchaser. (2) Any part of the product which has been repaired or altered outside of any repair facility authorized by Seller, which in any way, in the judgment of Seller affected adversely its normal or intended use. (3) Operation of the product with improper load or materials. (4) Damage incurred due to improper installation and/or use of the product. (5) The serial number plate is missing from the product or machine using the product. (6) Adjustment, repair or parts replacement is required because of accident, unusual physical, neglect, misuse, failure to properly lubricate and clean the unit, transportation, failure to maintain in accordance with Seller's specifications or alteration of any kind.


    EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN, SELLER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES ON PRODUCTS FURNISHED HEREUNDER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; and the stated express warranties are in lieu of all obligations of liabilities on the part of Seller arising out of or in connection with the performance of the products.

  8. Equipment changes. Seller, in an effort to continually improve the design of its products, reserves the right to make changes in the specifications and designs of its products, and, if necessary, to substitute equipment of substantially similar quality which may vary from Seller's specifications.


  9. Export. Regardless of and disclosure made by Purchaser to Seller of an ultimate destination of the products, Purchaser will not export, either directly or indirectly, any product or system incorporating such product without first obtaining a license from the U.S. Department of Commerce or any other agency or department of the United States Government, as required by law.


  10. Cancellation and Reschedule Charges. In the event the Purchaser (i) cancels any order or portion thereof, or (ii) fails to meet any obligation hereunder, causing cancellation or rescheduling of any order or portion thereof, or (iii) requests a rescheduling of schedule equipment and such request is accepted by Seller, Purchaser agrees to pay to Seller cancellation/reschedule charges as a percentage of the quoted price of the canceled or rescheduled equipment. Those charges having been agreed upon, not as a penalty, but as a result of difficulty of computing actual costs. Such charges are as follows:
    25% 61-90 days prior to scheduled Delivery Month
    50% 31-60 days prior to scheduled Delivery Month
    75% 30 days or fewer priors to scheduled Delivery Month
    90% during scheduled Delivery Month

    *Refunds for chassis purchased from outside vendors, truck dealers or individuals are not subject or our cancellation/return schedule. Cancellations will need to be addressed with vendors, truck dealers or individuals. Modifications performed to truck chassis to facilitate the installation of the mixer body are not subject to a cancellation/return schedule and the full amount is due and payable regardless of the status of the mixer order.

    Purchaser may not cancel or reschedule any order or portion thereof after shipment from Seller's plant or, in the case of orders shipped directly from the manufacturer, shipment from the manufacturer's plant.

    If Purchaser's financial condition does not, in the Seller's judgment, warrant the commencement or continuation of product or shipment of the goods ordered, Seller shall be entitled to a change in terms of payment or other adequate security advance, as a condition to such commencement, continuation or shipment. If Purchaser does not comply with such terms, Seller may cancel the contract and shall be entitled to receive cancellation charges as outlined above.

  11. General Provisions A contract will become binding only when a written acceptance of Purchaser's order is sent to Purchaser by Seller. This contract is governed by the laws of Ohio and any dispute in regard to the terms of the contract between the parties of the product of Seller shall be submitted to arbitration in Springfield, Ohio under the Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any action by Seller to enforce payment of any balances due hereunder is expressly excluded from this provision. This contract constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties with respect to subject matter hereof and supersedes all proposals, oral and written, all previous negotiations and all other communications between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. These terms and conditions shall prevail notwithstanding any different, conflicting or additional terms and conditions that may appear on any order submitted by Purchaser. Deviations from these terms and conditions are not valid unless confirmed in writing by an authorized officer of Seller at its corporate office.

    Data furnished and disclosed in conjunction with this quotation are confidential and shall not be duplicated, used or disclosed in whole or in part, for any other purpose than to evaluate this quotation. Seller will hold Purchaser harmless against any patent infringement claims. The Purchaser agrees not to remove or obliterate any plate, sign, engravings or writing placed on the equipment by the Seller.

    Seller does not claim complete knowledge of all laws and regulations and therefore cannot guarantee or imply compliance with same and cannot indemnify Purchaser for any liability imposed resulting from non-compliance.

    This contract is not assignable without prior, written approval of Seller and any attempt to assign any rights, duties or obligations under the contract without such approval shall be void.

    All rights and remedies, whether conferred hereby or by any other instrument or law, shall be cumulative and may be exercised singularly or concurrently. Failure by either party to enforce any contract term shall not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other term.

    If any provision of the contract is held invalid under any applicable statute of rule of law, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions of this contract which can be given effect without the invalid provision and, to this end any invalid provisions of this contract are declared to be severable. Notwithstanding the above, any invalid provision or clause shall be construed, to the extent possible, in accordance with the original intent of the parties and given such effect as can be determined to be such intent.

    In the event either party brings an arbitration on account of the agreement or the breach of any terms hereof or the Seller commences suit for payment due hereunder, the prevailing party shall be entitles to recover reasonable attorneys fees as determined by the arbitrator or the court.

    Regulatory Guidelines: All Ernest Industries Inc. equipment is designed to be in compliance with OSHA regulation, as that are currently understood. The equipment, however, cannot be certified for compliance unless the customer identifies, by number the specific regulation(s) for which certification is desired. Any local and state rules, codes, and regulations that differ from OSHA guidelines must be supplied to Ernest Industries for review.

    Any orders, mandates, rules, or regulations established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and/or similar local or state agency, domestic or foreign, must be supplied to Ernest Industries for review.

    Ernest Industries strives to select electrical components that are UL certified. UL Certification for complete machines is not included in the pricing of this proposal.

    Please Note: Any changes or modifications required to meet compliance of above may increase the pricing of this proposal.

    Electrical Disconnect Safety Switches. Individual safety disconnect switches for each motor are not included in this quotation. If required by local codes or purchase order specifications, these must be supplied by others.


  12. Field Service Charges. For Ernest Industries Inc. supplied service technicians to assist customers or for service work, the following rate schedule shall apply:


    Hourly rate $75/$110

    Hourly rate for time worked over 9 hours per week day and for up to 9 hours on Saturday $100/$150

    Hourly rate for time worked over 9 hours on Saturday, and all time worked on Sunday and all recognized holidays $150/$210

    Daily expenses per man while at site: Cost + 10%

    Travel expenses: Cost + 10%

    Mileage (if using an automobile other than rental car or taxi) $.50 per mile

    Travel time will be billed at the rate that applies to time traveled. (Over-time, weekends, and holidays will be billed at their appropriate higher rates)

    Invoices will be submitted upon completion of work and terms are Net 30 days.

    All service work performed by Ernest Industries Inc. will be recorded on a Service Report Form and will be filed in the equipment serial file. A copy of the Service Report Form will be sent to the customer.

    After shipment, any electrical or design changes to this equipment without the written consent of Ernest Industries Inc. is prohibited and will void warranties. Any changes are subject to review in order to continue the equipment warranties and may be subject to engineering or technical charges.


  13. USE OF ERNEST INDUSTRIES NAME & LOGO Ernest Industries, Inc., the name "Shortstop Concrete Mixers", the trade name "Shortstop Concrete", Ernest Industries logo including the "anvil" and "wheel barrow guy" are registered trade marks of Ernest Industries, Inc. Ernest Industries, Inc. must approve use of name and logo in writing.