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Engineered Bucket Elevators

Engineered Bucket Elevators

A Link-Belt® designed bucket elevator is your assurance of quality and dependability, and the standard Type 1 and Type 7 SMH bucket elevators have many outstanding features:

  • Standardization of designs that are dependable and versatile.
  • Continuous or centrifugal type discharge.
  • Rigid, strong, jig-built casings in perfect alignment and weather-tight.
  • Two-piece hood permitting access to head section interior without disturbing machinery. Spring clamps facilitate removal and replacement.
  • Inspection hatch that can be easily lifted to view terminal machinery.
  • Optional shaft mounted speed reducer drive- compact and easy to install.
  • Large, latch-type doors located on front, back and sides of boot section to facilitate inspection, service, and cleanout.
  • The head shaft is mounted in antifriction ball or roller bearing pillow blocks.
  • Superior components: chains, sprockets, pulleys, belts, buckets, bearings, takeups, and drives. 

Typical bulk handling applications include:

  • Delivery of dry citrus pellets to railroad hopper cars.
  • Elevating soda ash, fertilizer, or limestone to silo storage.
  • Depositing food products into weigh hoppers.
  • Lifting coal from track hoppers to storage silos.
  • Elevate aggregate materials for ready-mix concrete plants. 

Link-Belt® bucket elevators handle many different types of materials including:

  • Metallic and non-metallic ores
    • Bauxite
    • Coal
  • Rock products
    • Sand
    • Gravel
    • Cement
    • Gypsum
    • Limestone
  • Food products
    • Sugar
    • Flour
    • Coffee
    • Salt
  • Chemical processing products
    • Fertilizers
    • Phosphates
    • Agricultural lime
    • Soda ash
  • Pulp and paper products
    • Wood chips

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