It’s all coming together at Fellows Bulk Transport
Allied Grain Systems has just completed Stage 2 of a grains intake conveyor equipment installation at the Hay depot, NSW.
Stage 1 was a three week job. We installed a 10’’ horizontal Hutchinson double-run grain-pump over four 1500t and two 1200t exiting silos, which gave Fellows an intake capacity of 160 ton per hour.
The grain-pump was fed via a 13’’ x 92’’ Hutchinson swing-a-way mobile auger. The grain-pump allows the auger to service all six silos from just one set-up location. This removes costly set up times of using a swing-a-way auger for each individual silo, saving time and money.
We came back again for stage 2, and this time it was a two week job. We installed a 10’’ vertical grain-pump, which included drive-over hopper. This grain-pump feeds the existing horizontal grain-pump.
We were kept busy with constructing civil & concrete for the drive-over hopper, structural trestle support, extending the existing grain-pump by 7m, maintenance platforms, and access ladders and spiral access stairs.
Traditional conveying systems won’t stand up to this one – its cost effective grain receiving capabilities mean you can simply drive the truck over the hopper and start filling the silos. It becomes a one man operation instead of three, eliminating the need for a swing-a-way, tractor and operator.
Our Innovative Team
Allied’s Head of Engineering, Ken Jenner, designed this new and economical structural design to support the new Hutchinson double run grain pump system. Traditionally there would have been a costly four legged tower with caged rung ladder access, but Ken’s innovative new design has just two support channels and utilizes the silo spiral stair for access.
Not only is it very cost effective for the client, but it also gives them great access to all the conveyor drives for checking and maintenance. We’re certainly glad to have such a talented designer like Ken on our team!
Fellows Bulk Transport has made a smart investment in the future of their business. Happy Managers Paul Fellows and John Creenaune are pictured here in front of their silos at the Hay depot.