1977 - Volume #1, Issue #5, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Belt-Type Conveyer Reduces Dockage
Equipped with a 12 in. belt which travels at high speed through a 10 in. steel tube, it carries the material instead of pushing or forcing it. Blended materials are conveyed without separating, and fragile materials are moved without cracking or breaking. It'll handle, at a 30? incline, from 2,000 to 3,000 bu. of shelled corn per hour. "We have no specific testing data showing kernel breakage on this unit, versus our augers, but we know breakage is considerably less with the belt conveyor," reports Orland Crooks, industrial products manager at Speed King. "The BeltVeyor was originally designed for handling castor beans and other small grains but, in the last few years, the largest usage has been for handling granular free-flowing fertilizer."
Portable tubular conveyors are available in standard lengths from 20 to 60 ft. All models are available in stainless steel for handling highly corrosive materials.
Cost varies, depending on a variety of available options, but a "ballpark" figure, according to Crooks, is $1,800 for a 30 ft. unit, and about $3,000 for a 60 ft. unit.
For more details, contact; FARM SHOW Followup, Speed King Mfg.,
Box 1438, Dodge City, Kan. 67801 (ph. 316 227-7106).
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