A dirt conveyor was designed to transport dirt or soil from one location to another with a belt, pulley, and system. Most dirt conveyor systems are portable and can be towable by a truck or another towing vehicle. The design of the belt will be different from other conveyor belts. It will feature upright stops, known as cleats. This prevents dirt from falling down the conveyor while it is on an incline.
The majority of dirt conveyor belt rental systems include a hydraulic lift, which allows the user to raise or lower one side of the conveyor. This allows the user to move dirt from one location to another. The cleats are made of rubber or metal and create a series on the belt with troughs that allow the soil to easily be dumped along the track. The material that can be transported by the dirt conveyor will depend on the width and height of the cleats. A wider belt with higher cleats means more material can be moved at once.
A pair of sidewalls will form an elongated trough at the bottom of the dirt conveyer belt. For strength and durability, the trough is often made from steel. The trough keeps materials from falling off the conveyor system’s side during operation. This makes the system more efficient, and less sloppy. The trough is a structural component of dirt conveyors. Most conveyors have a welded metal frame outside the trough that provides rigidity. The pulleys of the conveyor system are mounted to this frame. The belt will be wound around the pulleys. Both the end pulleys and the trough can be adjusted so that the belt tension can be changed quickly.
Sealed bearings will be used on the pulleys to ensure that the cylinders can move freely. This is essential because dirt could build up in the bearings, increasing the wear rate and needing replacement. The grease is then packed into sealed bearings and sealed tight to stop dirt from getting inside. Bearings can be easily replaced if they become worn. Sealed bearings are sometimes only used for the end pulleys. In other systems, all cylinders and pulleys can be sealed.
Dirt conveyors are used to move dry soil, aggregates, or gravel. For mobility, they can be mounted on wheels and are available in short widths. Cascading from one conveyor to another can be used for longer distances. Material rollback can be prevented by using cluts or buckets along the belt.
A dirt conveyor can move more material per hour than wheelbarrows, and it requires less labor. A dirt conveyor is a great tool to help you complete your project faster.
Dirt conveyors are suitable for:
- Excavating pits or trenches for basement spaces
- You can move fertilizer or grains in and out of storage bins
- Take sand or gravel to places without truck access
Conveyors has the expertise to build systems that can transport heavy, wet, heavy, and abrasive materials. This includes material from mines, ports, quarries, quarries, storage yards, power stations, power plants, construction sites, and other locations. We design custom dirt conveyors that meet your requirements, use quality materials, and source parts from industry-leading suppliers.