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Transloading System - Rock Systems, Inc.

Transloading System - October 2015


White Pigeon, Michigan


A logistics provider recently asked Rock Systems to supply equipment for a transloading system. The system is designed to transload foundry sand, a high quality silica sand used in sand casting and as a substitute for fine aggregate in both asphalt paving mixes and flowable fill applications. The customer needed a way to efficiently unload the material from highway end dump trucks. 


Each end dump truck feeds 57 tons into a low profile drive-over truck unloader. The unloader feeds a bucket elevator that transfers the material to truck loadout silos for storage. The sand is loaded into pneumatic tank trailers for delivery to their customers. The system cycles 30 trucks per day.
Equipment used on this project includes the following:

  • Rock Systems Model 104-LP Semi-Portable Low Profile Truck Drive-Over Unloader