Elevators

Chief bucket elevators are built to last and are easy to maintain!

Chief Elevator HeadOur head section features rugged construction

Our exclusive low-profile head is designed to minimize breakage-causing impact points. Components are manufactured to precise standards from heavy gauge materials to provide easy installation and strength. And Chief bucket elevators are designed for convenience with urethane liners, easy-open hinged discharge inspection doors, and head hood slide clamps.

Chief’s exclusive staggered-head hood-to-housing connection forms a no-impact transition.

The discharge baffle is fabricated from UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) plastic for extreme durability and spark resistance.

An explosion relief vent is conveniently located in the back hood side of the head housing to eliminate interference or turbulence from elevator bucket material discharges.

Bucket elevator housing
Staggered-head hood-to-housing connection

Discharge Baffle

Explosion relief vent
Explosion relief vent

Chief uses ball bearing or spherical pillow blocks designed to withstand the most abrasive, corrosive conditions on all sizes of elevators. In addition, all shafts are, at minimum, CR1045 material, with UHMW shaft seals.

Our no-tool inspection door provides easy access to the discharge throat of the bucket elevator head.

To ensure optimum durability, our crown-faced slide lagged or vulcanized rubber lagged head pulleys are fabricated to the stringent standards of the mining industry. Laggings are rated SOF (Static conducting, Oil resistant and Fire retardant.)

Bucket Elevator ball bearings
Ball bearings

Bucket elevator Inspection door
Inspection door

Crown faced slide lagged head pulley
Crown-faced slide lagged head pulley

Commercial Boot

Chief's commercial boot was designed with strength and durability in mind. For use in the largest of commercial grain handling facilities, with features to meet your demands.

Commercial elevator bootProduct Features:

  • Standard boot models 36" (91.44cm) pulleys and larger
  • Optional on CBEG 36 model
  • 1/4" (.64cm) Plate Construction Hot-Dipped Galvanized Finish
  • Angle Iron Frame
  • Stand Pillow Block Bearings Sizes
    • 36W--3.438" (8.73cm)
    • 42 and 42-20--4.438" (11.27cm)
    • 48 (all versions)--4.438" (11.27cm)
  • Standard Shovel Pocket with Weatherproof Closure
  • Stainless Steel Hinge on Shovel Pocket
  • Rack and Pinion Cleanout Gates--Both Sides
  • Weather Tight Seals on Cleanout Gates
  • UHMW Guides for Gates
  • Gravity Adjustment
  • Extended Boot Center Section to maintain same length of belt adjustment
  • Belt Rub Bar Option Capable
  • Generous 4" (10.16cm) clearance below the bottom plate allows for greater accessibility
Commercial elevator Shovel Pocket
Commercial Shovel Pocket

Commercial elevator Inspection Door
Commercial Inspection Door

elevator Rub Bar Capable
Rub Bar Capable

Standard boot sections offer rock solid support

Chief boot sections combine safety and strength!

  • Standard for 30" (76.20cm) pulleys and smaller
  • Inspection doors on each side of the boot section provide access to the heavy duty drum or self-cleaning winged pulley
  • 45° clean-out sections on the end panels of each boot section are standard
  • Standard boot pulleys are heavy duty drum style with split taper hubs and crown faced
  • Self-cleaning wing pulleys are optional
  • Pillow block bearings and threaded rod
  • Take-up screws are standard
  • Boot shafts are models CBE30 and larger are drilled and tapped for an optional speed monitor
  • Clean out sections are standard on each end of the boot
  • Larger models have pulley inspection doors on each side

Chief elevators have a unique hat section bottom panel located 2¼" (5.72cm) above ground level to prevent grain from standing in shallow water. Multiple boot section inspection doors are conveniently located for easy maintenance. Manual and gravity-type take-up boot sections and assorted trunk sections are available to fit every need.

The trunking inspection door can be easily adapted for dust collection equipment.

Series 200 and 300 ball bearing pillow blocks are used in standard applications; Series 200 and 300 ball bearing extended mount flange bearings are used in severe dust conditions. The rugged shafts are of a minimum CR1045 material.

bucket elevator hat section
Hat Section

elevator trunking inspection door
Trunking inspection door

Series 200 and 300 ball bearing pillow blocks
Series 200 and 300 ball bearing pillow blocks

Elevator trunk sections install easily

Chief manufactures several types to fit your needs.

Elevator trunking in towerThanks to precision engineering and manufacturing, the end sections of Chief elevator trunks are perfectly aligned for easy installation.

Trunk sections are available with bolted flanged seams which are bolted together at the factory to confirm straightness and compatibility.

If required, explosion vents are supplied on 20'-0" (6.10m) centers in the up and down leg trunking, with an opening area that meets NFPA guidelines.*

5' (1.52m) or 10' (3.05m) inspection sections have heavy duty welded frames with removable panels for easy belt and bucket maintenance.

Models 42-20, 48-30, and 48-50 use 10' (3.05m) inspection sections. All other models se 5' (1.52m) inspection sections.

*Consult with local authorities to verify explosion venting requirements for each application

Product features:

  • A single boot inlet is standard and lined boot inlets are optional.
  • A hinged inspection door lets you view the fill level of the buckets.
  • A wide variety of painted or galvanized distributors are available with your choice of spout diameter, outlet quantity with wire or electric controls.
  • Polyethylene buckets are standard. Steel, stainless steel, urethane or nylon buckets are optional.
  • Urethane lined discharge hoppers are available for smaller models and standard on larger models.
  • Guy wire packages are available to meet the specific size and discharge height of the elevator.
  • Head service and distributor platforms are available for all bucket elevators. All ladder packages and platforms comply with OSHA standards.
  • A lockable access door can be added to all ladder packages.
  • Explosion vents are located on 20'-0" (6.10m) centers on up and down leg trunking.
Elevator Inspection Section
Elevator Inspection Section

 

Polyethylene buckets
Polyethelene Buckets

Explosion Venting
Explosion Venting

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Engineering Specifications

Pulley Diameter 10" to 42"
Pulley Diameter 48"