Mini conveyors, hired from Kennards Lift & Shift , completed a “maxi” size job in quick time when a large grain silo needed to be emptied urgently.

The operation was completed in less than 14 hours and over 350 tonnes of grain was moved in a non-stop operation. The job was completed by Envirogen Industrial Services at Ridley AgriProducts’s mill at Wasleys in South Australia.

Ridley AgriProuducts is a supplier of stockfeed and manufactures a broad range of bulk and packaged products from 19 mills throughout Australia.

Robert Feleppa, who operates Envirogen Industrial Services, was pleased with the performance of the mini conveyors, which were hired from Kennards Lift & Shift at Hindmarsh.

He explained, “We have our own large, truck-mounted industrial vacuum units for removing grain from silos and normally they would have been able to handle the job. However, due to the tight time frame, another option was needed.

“We linked five mini conveyor units together, with two of them in an L-shape. Once we had it set it up, it ran very sweetly and we didn’t have to switch it off.”

Kennards Lift & Shift says the 240V powered mini conveyors are versatile and suitable for use in a wide range of moving tasks.

The mini conveyors are relatively light because of their aluminium frame, but are also extremely sturdy, and wheels allow them to be moved easily.

Kennards Lift & Shift has equipment hire centres throughout Australia.