Using a conveyor system to move overburden can help save time, money, and labor—while significantly reducing the chance of spills and environmental impacts. You’ll be able to eliminate the need for a fleet of expensive trucks and drivers while decreasing dust and noise emissions. A custom-designed overburden conveyor system from West River Conveyors will help improve efficiencies and add immense value to your bottom line.

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Types of Overburden Conveyors

Overland conveyor system at concrete plant

Overland Conveyors

A 42” wide conveyor can move as much overburden as a small fleet of trucks! Reduce labor costs and improve efficiencies with a custom-designed overland conveyor system from West River Conveyors.

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Radial Stacker Conveyors

Radial Stacker Conveyors allow you to solve common stockpiling challenges with high stacks of overburden by rotating radially in an arc. You can stockpile large amounts of material in high and wide piles without continually moving equipment.

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Surface Conveyor Belts

Overburden can cause belt tears and rips in low-quality conveyor belts. West River Conveyors carries a large selection of heavy-duty belts that will help decrease unplanned downtime and repairs while safely getting material from Point A to Point B.

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About our Overburden Conveyors

Overburden removal requires a highly customized conveyor system to achieve operational efficiency. Relying on a fleet of trucks to move your materials is inefficient and poses a much higher risk of an environmental disaster. West River Conveyors will provide your mining operation with a turn-key conveyor system to alleviate ecological concerns while significantly reducing labor requirements and equipment maintenance costs. Put our decades of experience and proven track record to work for you.

Custom Overburden Conveyor Packages

Overburden comes in many forms—and mining, government, earth moving and construction companies are just a few industries that need to move it in large quantities.

Every overburden type presents unique challenges, such as abrasive materials, dust, and fire potential.
The density of the material influences transfer rates and required conveyor power. Some applications need only short runs, while others can span miles.

For these reasons and many more, overburden conveyors always require some customization. We’ll optimize the drive system, belt construction, dust control, and other components to ensure the system works as you need it.

Custom packages typically include:

Overburden Conveyor Accessories

Accessories can significantly improve the safety and productivity of people working around the conveyor system. They can also reduce maintenance requirements, extend service intervals, and improve reliability. Common accessories for overburden conveyors include:

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Companies We’ve Helped


Conveying Sand for a South Carolina Aggregate Producer

Learn how West River Conveyors designed, manufactured, shipped, and installed a 1,000-foot overland conveyor system for a large commercial aggregate producer.

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What Does an Overland (Surface) Conveyor System Cost?

Discover the various components of an overland conveyor system and the many factors that can affect the overall cost.

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Bulk Material Handling Conveyor Design Considerations

Read on to learn more about the essential required elements for an aggregate, ore, rock, power, or other overburden material conveyor system.

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Conveyors and Machinery to Match Your Application

With over 40 years of experience, West River Conveyors will design, fabricate, and install an conveyor system that will solve your toughest overburden challenges. We use high-quality, durable materials that help to ensure decades of reliable service. Contact us below to speak with a specialist and learn how we can help.

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