Why truck it when you can convey it? Overland conveyor systems are a cost-effective alternative to trucks for hauling aggregates like sand and gravel over long distances. A single 42” wide conveyor can move as much per hour as a small fleet of trucks. Invest in overland conveyors and see those energy, labor, and maintenance savings go straight to the bottom line.

Compared to trucks, overland conveyors offer significantly better environmental performance. There are no on-site emissions, no dust clouds, and less noise. That means fewer complaints and distractions.

Overland conveyors are however complex pieces of equipment. It takes careful design and periodic maintenance to keep them, and your operation, running at their best. West River Conveyors offers products and services to help.

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Overland Conveyor System Design & Manufacture

Design is key to long life and high reliability. West River Conveyors uses the industry-leading Belt Analyst software tool to engineer overland conveyor systems to meet and exceed design requirements. We also purchase, fabricate, and assemble the parts needed to produce a conveyor system that will deliver high performance and reliability at the lowest possible cost.

Discuss your overland material transport needs with our knowledgeable conveyor specialists. Then let them prepare a proposal that meets your needs and budget.

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Overland Conveyor System Components

Exposed to abrasive dust and temperature extremes as well as dirt and rain, overland conveyors lead hard lives. To avoid breakdowns and unexpected stoppages, components from loading chutes to belt covers will need periodic replacement. 

West River Conveyors manufactures parts and carries a full range of overland conveyor accessories for this purpose, up to and including belts themselves.

Components available from West River Conveyors include:

  • Conveyor structure
  • Terminal equipment
  • Conveyor belts
  • Conveyor accessories
  • Custom equipment packages

Conveyor Structure

The structure system includes top and return idlers, brackets, stands, spreader bars and associated hardware. West River Conveyors can design and build a complete structure with all these components or supply just parts as needed.

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Terminal Equipment

Companies quarrying sand and gravel can’t maintain production without relying on long overland conveyors. These, in turn, need components like belt drives, winches, power packs, and take-up units for safe, reliable operation. We can supply the equipment your system needs.

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Overland Conveyor Belts

We offer three different types of belt for surface operations. Manufactured by Depreux, these are the Delta plied belt, the DX/ST steel cord belt, and the Deltatherm belt.

Delta plied belts consist of rubber covers over two to four or more textile plies. This makes them ideal for transporting heavy, abrasive materials.

DX/ST steel cord belts deliver high strength and excellent impact absorption capabilities. Good troughing behavior makes them a favorite for transporting aggregate.

Deltatherm belts are intended for transporting hot materials. They feature a multi-ply polyester warp, polyamide weft construction for high strength.

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Overland Conveyor Accessories

Accessories available from West River Conveyors include:

  • Chutes and Loading Sections
  • Guarding
  • Scrapers
  • Skirting
  • Impact Beds
  • Conveyor Covers

For specific items or accessories from particular manufacturers, a discussion with a product specialist is usually the best way forward.

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Custom Equipment Packages

We understand that existing conveyor systems sometimes need extending or upgrading to meet changing needs. Our highly experienced staff will be happy to discuss your particular situation and requirements and will put together a package to meet your needs and your budget.

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About West River Conveyors

Based where Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia come together, at West River Conveyors we understand what industries like mining and quarrying expect from their conveyor systems and system suppliers.

Since 1981 we’ve provided conveyor systems and related products to customers in these challenging extractive and material transport industries. Combining our specialist knowledge with relationships with the premier companies and brands in the conveying industry ensures we provide the best possible service and experience.

Put us to the test by calling 800.332.2781 to discuss your conveying needs.

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