Following the recent Queensland floods, Kennards Lift & Shift recently supplied linked, 240V portable conveyors to remove about 1000 tonne of water damaged wheat grain from silos at Weston Milling’s Moorooka plant.

Kennards Lift & Shift in Brisbane supplied the conveyors and helped to set them up using chain blocks.

Graham Podboj, Weston Milling maintenance co-ordinator said the plant was inundated with water two and half metres deep.

“We had six conveyors going at a time from multiple bins,” he said. “The grain was moved on the conveyors out basement windows into a collection hopper, on to an incline auger and into tip trucks.”

Kennards Lift & Shift recently doubled the size of its fleet of portable conveyors, which includes 3m and 6m units. This is a result of positive feedback over the last 24 months from customers who have had the advantage of hiring a new model system.

The conveyors are compact, which makes them easy to transport, and 45m of conveyor can be assembled in just 15 minutes without requiring specialist skills. They operate on a maximum incline of 30 degrees.