Chief horizontal conveyors offer maximum flexibility!

Chain conveyor on catwalkGalvanized for superior corrosion resistance

Chief horizontal chain conveyors come standard with fully galvanized intermediate sections and can be customized to your application by combining exterior gauging, liners, chain types, sprocket options, paddles and speed requirements. By using components fabricated to exacting specifications, your Chief chain conveyor will be easy to assemble and provide long lasting service.

Product features:

  • For easy maintenance, a bolt-on panel easily removes to allow lifting out the shaft, bearings and sprocket as one unit.
  • Intermediate seams have bolt connections with staggered bottoms to provide a secure joint without the need for welding. The result is a strong connection with superior corrosion resistance.
  • Telescoping-type take-up system uses a simple threaded rod for easy adjustment and secure locking.
  • Depending on the application, flange bearings, medium duty series 300 ball bearing, double row spherical, or tapered roller bearing pillow blocks are used.
  • Chief’s unique broad-throat opening between the start of the discharge and the sprocket allows for an unobstructed discharge.
  • All conveyors are shipped with required covers.
  • Reversing conveyors are available with carry back cups for full conveyor clean out.
  • Idler return systems are used for smaller conveyors; rail returns are standard on 21" (53.34cm) and wider conveyors.
conveyor Take-up system
Take-up systems

conveyor broad throat opening
Broad-throat opening

conveyor Idler return system
Idler return system 1

Chain/SprocketDependable chain/sprocket combinations

Our materials and engineering make the difference!

Standard case hardened steel plate or cast sprockets withstand years of rigorous wear which significantly helps prevent costly down time during maintenance.

Chain options

Chief offers three standard chain/sprocket combinations

81x and 81x HD - 2.61" (6.63cm) steel bushing roller chain comes with self-cleaning open barrel bushings to reduce material build up and prevent freezing. Cast iron sprockets are standard. Cut steel and split sprockets are available.

manufactured conveyor paddlesWH124 - 4.0" (10.16cm) welded steel chain is induction hardened for long life and is assembled with press fit pins for installation and maintenance. Hardened flame cut sprockets are standard, split sprockets are standard.

WH132 - 6.0" (15.24cm) welded steel chain has a high working load for high capacity and long lengths in heavy duty en mass chain conveyors. Hardened steel or cast sprockets are standard.

Product Features:

Drive packages are available in Class I, II, or III with drives mounted standard on the left hand side. Optional right hand drives can be specified at the time of order.

Standard paddles are of UHMW and come in three thicknesses. Nylon or steel paddles are also available depending on the application. 

TEFC motors are standard. Explosion proof motors are available for use in enclosed areas or other hazardous locations.

conveyor Intermediate / end gatesManual, electric or pneumatic intermediate and end gates are available for all sizes of conveyors. An explosion proof option is available for electric and pneumatic gates installed in hazardous locations.

Chief recommends installation of a shock relay to shut down the conveyor and connecting equipment in the event something becomes lodged in the conveyor.

Incline conveyors offer flexibility and reliability

Curved Incline Conveyor w red logoFor difficult pit installation problems, Chief horizontal incline conveyors offer the solution!

These can be installed in shallow pits or used in above-grade installations with elevated driveways. As with the horizontal chain conveyors, these models offer unparalleled flexibility and dependability.

  • All Chief incline conveyors come with large profile UHMW paddles, standard fixed center shroud or an optional adjustable center shroud. Dump hoppers are standardly 4' (1.21m) wide and come in lengths of 2' (.61m), 4' (1.21m), 6' (1.83m), 8' (2.44m) and 10' (3.05m).
  • Large profile UHMW paddles convey material in a center pan divided flow trough. Take-ups are located at the discharge end for easy maintenance.
  • The tail section features a 45° sloped back panel to eliminate excessive material buildup and clean-out.
  • An innovative adjustable telescoping center shroud controls material flow and can be user-adjusted depending upon grain conditions.
  • Conveyors can be ordered with standard length or a shortened space-saving tail end.

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tail section






Inline Pit Chain Conveyor                                                                          Tail Section          

UHMW Paddles

UHMW Paddles

Telescoping center shroud
Telescoping center shroud

Adjustable Flow Control Dump Hopper

Adjustable Flow Control Dump Hopper


Download Specifications

View the dimensions and capacity charts

• Conveyor & Elevator Specifications [PDF]