Gradeall Modular Design Inline Tyre Conveyor reduces the labour of tyre baling
In the waste tyre sector Gradeall is best known for its tyre balers, they are almost ubiquitous in any tyre processing operation that moves tyres in any volume.
However, loading a baler is hard work. Baler loaders don’t need to go to the gym for a work out, they get it every day by stacking tyres into the balers.
However, Gradeall has recognised the need to take the strain out of baling, and its latest development does just that.
The Gradeall Car Tyre Conveyor is designed to reduce the strain and increase the speed of baling multiple car tyres. Waste Tyres can be loaded directly onto the conveyor belt from a Curtain Sider, Transit Van, Moving Floor Vehicle or via Bucket or Grab. The modular design will allow loading from either side or rear loading from a moving floor trailer.
With a 40m³ hopper and tall sides the conveyor can hold 600-700 tyres to produce multiple bales.
The loading platform is at the ideal height for the tyre balers with no bending down to pick up or load tyres.
The Tyre Conveyor will work with either 1 or 2 MKII or MKIII tyre balers, or alternatively manufactured tyre balers.
This conveyor includes a slide-out loading platform which places the operator at the ideal height to load tyres into a baler chamber.
The platform slides out of the way to open the baler doors for tying and the initial floor level loading stage.
The conveyor is chain-driven, which provides slip-free drive, and a foot-operated pedal activates the conveyor at a slow safe speed bringing the tyres to the operator where they can be conveniently lifted to the baler.
This saves time and labour of double handling and will make the job of baling car tyres a lot easier, which helps with the retention of experienced tyre handlers,
Experienced tyre handlers with 2 balers in place should be able to produce 10-12 bales per hour using this system, says Gradeall.