McCloskey has introduced new, patent-pending All-Terrain stackers to its line-up of mobile conveyors.
Combining the benefits of on-site track mobility with the high productivity of a radial conveyor, the All-Terrain stackers allow the conveyor to switch from track mode to radial in seconds.
Designed for use in any terrain, the stackers, ranging from 18 metres (60’) to 45m (150’), are easily moved from site to site without the need to remove the wheels.
Built-in levelling indicators allow operators to position the stacker, regardless of the ground’s evenness, with independent hydraulic jacklegs to stabilise once in place.
Historically, tracked radial stackers on the market have been focused on a track bogie under the hopper.
While this allows mobility, it also creates an obstacle for the stacker during operation, with build-up and spillage of material blocking the tracks. The configuration raises the height of the stacker, such that additional transfer conveyors are often required.
The McCloskey design eliminates the need for any additional equipment, delivering a clean radius without material build-up.
The stacker features a unique rear counterweight on the tracks and wheels, which are behind its centre of gravity. The design enables a much higher stockpile capacity, with the radial wheels set well back.
The rear counterweight also firmly anchors the tail end during radial mode, delivering greater stability to the stacker while in operation.
The McCloskey All-Terrain stacker’s standard features include:
- Radial rubber tyres that have aggressive tread patterns for more traction in tough terrain.
- A planetary gearbox to drive the wheels.
- A hydraulic raise/lower arm allows the conveyor to switch from track to radial mode in seconds.
- A level gauge to allow for operation on uneven ground.
- Internal wheel drive motors that allow radial travel.
- A patented counterweight design that delivers enhanced stability and safety in operation.
McCloskey’s radial track stackers are more easily transported than other products on the market, which are limited to being pit portable, making road transport difficult.
The McCloskey design allows the wheels to be folded for transport, providing true portability for operators moving from site to site.
“Helping customers achieve greater production levels is what drives us to design and manufacture innovative products,” said Paschal McCloskey, president and CEO of McCloskey International.
“This patent-pending design evolved from watching and listening to the customers’ challenges when stockpiling material in a variety of conditions and locations.
“We will continue to look at developing new products to meet these unique challenges around the globe.”
In Australia, McCloskey’s mobile crushing, screening and conveying solutions are available through MSC Group (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania) and 888 Screening & Crushing Equipment (South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory).
Source: McCloskey International