VIDEO: Conveyer flexible, fast, easy handling

48 horsepower diesel engine | A swing-out arm allows unloading on either side of a vehicle

Waiting for an undersized auger or conveyor to unload a truck is one of the more onerous farm tasks.

Convey-All Industries claims its conveyers can unload a semi trailer in five to six minutes and put up to 10,000 bushels of cereals in the bin per hour.

Steve Froese, the company’s business development manager, said including a power plant in the conveyors makes the units easier to operate by one person.

The 1090 conveyor is 90 feet long with a 16 inch belt in a 10 inch tube.

“(It) now features a 48 horsepower Isuzu diesel engine, which allows this unit to become completely self contained,” Froese said.

“It’s completely hydraulically powered, so you have no pulleys, no belts, no chain and sprockets.”

The company also offers conveyers with a 22 inch belt in a 14 inch tube.

The self-propelled auger is hydraulically steered at the front wheels.

The hydraulic-powered drive wheels are located on the main axle at the back of the conveyor, which is where the hydraulic scissor lift is mounted.

The 1090 conveyor is driven by hydraulic motors placed on main axle wheels. Robin Booker photo.

The 1090 conveyor is driven by hydraulic motors placed on main axle wheels. Robin Booker photo.

The conveyor’s maximum operating angle is 30 degrees. An adjustable discharge hood, which maximizes product flow at various operating angles, is designed to match multiple operating angles.

The optional swing-out for unloading belly-dump trailers, trucks and grain carts is operated at the hydraulic control station at the front of the machine.

It “will swing all the way around to the other side of the conveyer so you’ve got flexibility to unload your vehicle from either side of the conveyer,” Froese said.

The optional swing out pivots around the front to unload belly-dump trailers, trucks and grain carts. It is operated at the hydraulic controls at the front of the machine. | Robin Booker photo.

The optional swing out pivots around the front to unload belly-dump trailers, trucks and grain carts. It is operated at the hydraulic controls at the front of the machine. | Robin Booker photo.

Operators raise and lower the hopper in and out of transport position from the control station at the front of the machine. There is also an auxiliary belt on and off control at this front control position, and a control for the intake hopper, which is operated separately from the main conveyor control.

The main control station is located near the engine, which is where wheel drive and steering controls are located. There is a lockout control for a quick shutdown, engine ignition control, a LED work-light control and instrumentation for hydraulic pressure, oil pressure and engine r.p.m.

At the control station near the engine on Convey-All's 1090 conveyer, operators control the travel of the machine, as well as engage the main conveyer belt, and monitor the engine instrumentation. Robin Booker photo.

At the control station near the engine on Convey-All’s 1090 conveyer, operators control the travel of the machine, as well as engage the main conveyer belt, and monitor the engine instrumentation. Robin Booker photo.

The conveyor has a positive drive system, which reduces belt slippage by automatically adjusting the conveyor tension to match changing loads and conditions.

Convey-All Industries offers five drive options for its conveyors: electric, hydraulic, gas, diesel and power take-off.

A bristle brush belt cleaner kit is available, which helps keep the conveyer clean when transferring wet or sticky products such as freshly treated seed.

The conveyor tube is available in steel or stainless steel with stainless steel ends.

The machine comes standard with a 2 -5/16 inch ball and an adjustable towing hitch with three heights.

For more information, visit www.convey-all.com.

robin.booker@producer.com, @CdnAg

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