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  • Bowl, beater, and other attachments sold separately
  • Three speed 1 1/2 hp motor; gear driven transmission
  • Speed may be changed while in operation
  • 20 minute timer with automatic time recall
  • Ergonomic swing-out bowl; manual bowl lift
  • #12 attachment hub
  • Patented soft start to reduce splashing
  • 240V, 1 phase

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Hobart HL300 & HL400 Series Mixers

Hobart HL300 & HL400 Series Mixers

The new Hobart Legacy Series of mixers includes the HL300 30 quart mixer and the HL400 40 quart mixer. Each model features 3 mixing speeds as well as a stir speed for use when adding new ingredients at the start of a mixing process. And each has a smart timer system for precise control of mixing speeds and times. To prepare for mixing, fully lower the bowl support and position the bowl so the alignment pin on the support fits into the hole in the bowl tab. Place the slotted tab on the bowl into the lower part of the pin, then lower the bowl onto the support and swing it into the locked position.

After pouring your ingredients into the bowl place the agitator inside the bowl and align the horizontal slot on the agitator with the agitator shaft pin. Slide the agitator up the shaft until you hear it click into locked position.

Warning: Moving agitator in bowl. Keep hands, clothing, and utensils out while in operation. Do not use without interlocked guard.

Close the bowl guard cage and push down the bowl lift handle until the handle is locked and the bowl is in the mixing position. Twenty quart bowls and agitators also are available for the 30 quart Legacy mixer and 20 and 30 quart bowls and agitators are available for the 40 quart Legacy mixer.

Legacy mixers offer 3 mixing speeds. They include a low speed for heavy mixtures like pizza dough or heavy batters, a medium speed for cake batters, mashed potatoes, and similar products, and a high speed for aerating light batches or finishing whipped items. There is also a slower stir speed setting for incorporating ingredients at the start of a mixing step. To mix continuously, turn the speed dial to select your mixing speed and turn the time selector counterclockwise until "Hold" appears in the time window.

Press the start button to begin mixing. The timer starts counting forward from zero minutes and zero seconds. If the wire bowl guard cage is opened at any time during the mixing, the mixer will stop. If this happens, close the cage and press start to resume. The mixer speed can be changed at any time during mixer operation. In the continuous mixing mode, after the timer reaches 15 minutes on the HL300 mixer or 20 minutes on the HL400 mixer it will reset to 1 second and continue counting. Use the stop button to stop the mixer. The total mixing time will be displayed. To resume mixing if necessary, just press start. To mix for a specific length of time in the countdown mode set the speed with the speed selector dial and the mixing time with the time selector dial. Then press start. Mixing will begin and the timer will start counting down. When the timer reaches zero the mixer will stop and a beep will sound. If you change the time setting during operation the mixer will operate until the new time expires. If the speed is changed during mixing the timer will change to the time last selected for that speed and count down. The time can then be changed if necessary.

If your HL300 30 quart mixer is equipped with a programmable recipe timer, up to 4 recipes can be programmed. Each recipe can have up to 5 steps and each step can be up to 15 minutes long. With an HL400 40 quart mixer up to 6 recipes can be programmed, each with up to 6 steps and each step can be up to 20 minutes long.

To unload the mixer lift the lift handle slowly to lower the bowl support. Unlock the bowl and swing it out slightly. Open the bowl guard wire cage assembly by rotating it to your left. Then remove the agitator from the shaft and remove the bowl from the bowl support.

Warning: disconnect the electrical power to the machine and follow lockout/tagout procedures.

The wire cage should be cleaned frequently. Remove it by rotating it to your left until the 3 carriers align with the escape slots. Lift the cage straight up until the carriers are out of the slots and pull the cage towards you. Wash the cage in a sink, rinse it with clear water, and dry it with a clean cloth. Reinstall the cage by positioning it with the carriers above the slots, lowering it so the carriers pass through the slots, and rotating the cage to your right to the closed position.

New mixer bowls and accessories should be cleaned before use by washing with hot water and a mild soap solution, rinsed with a mild soda or vinegar solution, and rinsed again with clear water. The drip cup, held by 3 screws, should also be removed periodically and wiped clean.

Warning: disconnect the electrical power to the machine and follow lockout/tagout procedures.

From time to time, bowl pad areas and slideways also should be lubricated. Fully lower the bowl support and wipe them with a thin coat of Lubriplate 630AA. Occasionally, the planetary seal may become dry and start to squeak. To silence it, wipe a little mineral oil under the lip of the seal. The agitator clearance should be checked periodically. The agitator must not touch the bowl and there should be ample clearance: about 1/8" for the B flat beater. To adjust, loosen the 2 locking nuts and turn the stop screw clockwise to increase the clearance or counterclockwise to decrease it. Then tighten the locking nuts while holding the stop screw.

For additional details on the installation, operation, cleaning, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Hobart Legacy mixers, consult your instruction manual. Replacement or additional copies of the manual are available from your local Hobart office or Hobart representative.

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This video shows the best practices for operating, cleaning, and maintaining your Hobart HL300 and HL400 Legacy mixers.

Hobart HL400-4 Specs
Width 26 3/8 Inches
Depth 30 1/4 Inches
Height 49 7/8 Inches
Amps 9.3 Amps
Hertz 50 - 60 Hertz
Phase 1
Voltage 240
Wattage 2,232 Watts
Capacity 40 qt.
Color Gray
Horsepower 1 1/2 HP
Lift Type Manual
Made in America Yes
Mixer Type Planetary
NSF Listed Yes
Number of Mixing Heads 1
Power Type Electric
RPM 34 - 319
Speeds 3
Style Lift
Transmission Type Gear-Driven
Type Floor Mixers
Usage Heavy Duty

Hobart HL400-4 Details

Whip up delicious batter with this Hobart Legacy HL400-4 commercial planetary floor mixer. This metallic gray, hybrid, powder-coated finish mixer is ideal for commercial kitchens thanks to its powerful motor, shift on the fly controls, 40 qt. capacity, and stainless steel bowl guard. With an ergonomic design and superior functionality you can make recipes consistently over and over again, and create new ones with ease and efficiency.

This mixer features a heavy-duty, three-speed, 1 1/2 hp motor that will stand up to your establishment's most demanding jobs. Plus, the gear transmission and shift on the fly controls allow you to adjust the speed while the mixer is in operation, rather than constantly having to turn it off to do so. It also has a patented soft start feature that helps to prevent splashing, reducing unsanitary messes in your kitchen.

To keep your busy kitchen running efficiently, this mixer has a 20-minute smart-timer to automatically shut the machine off after the desired time. This not only helps your workers make better use of their time, but it improves consistency in your recipes, too. With automatic time recall, this mixer remembers the last time set for each speed which is especially helpful if you are making the same recipe many times a day. Large and easy-to-reach controls allow for simple operation, making sure that even your newest employees can quickly learn the ropes.

While the bowl itself is sold separately, this model still features Hobart's single point bowl installation for simple placement and an ergonomic swing-out bowl design for easy loading and unloading of product. It also comes standard with a #12 taper attachment hub that you can use to turn this mixer into the most versatile piece of equipment in your kitchen.

This unit requires a 240V, 1 phase electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 26 3/8"
Depth: 30 1/4"
Height: 49 7/8"

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  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Hardwired


    This product must be hardwired; it does not plug into a standard wall outlet.

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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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