New Product Feature
Brock GrainDrive™ T1000 Tube Conveyors
When Brock announced that they were launching a new tube conveyor system for moving grain in storage and drying operations, the naysayers said, “that’s not new.” But when the GrainDrive™ T1000 Tube Conveyor was released, Brock turned those skeptics into believers.
New thinking for an existing product.
Tube conveyors have been on the market for several years, offering an efficient and fast way to transfer grain to bins or drying systems. These conveyors feature a moving chain that travels through two tubes in an over-under configuration to make a complete loop. They are also known as double-run conveyors.
“Since Brock wasn’t the first to come out with this type of product, we knew we had to do something unique,” says John Tuttle, vice president of sales and marketing for Brock Grain Systems. “That’s why we focused on using heavier-duty components while making the GrainDrive T1000 more flexible to install and easier to maintain.”
Made for heavy-duty applications.
The Brock GrainDrive T1000 is designed to move large amounts of grain using high horsepower motors and strong components like Dodge SCM bearings. Brock also uses upgraded spherical S2000 head bearings for applications up to 75 horsepower that require longer runs, larger diameters or steeper inclines.
Inclines are supported up to 45° with inlets and discharge transitions available in 0°, 30° and 45° increments to optimize grain flow. The system can be driven from the head or tail section for installation flexibility. It accommodates multi-bin setups using modular intermediate inlet and discharge sections.
The GrainDrive T1000 is also designed so drives and chains are maintained in the same location. For most applications using tail drives, chain tensioning can be adjusted from the ground.
Sweet spot between standard augers and drag conveyors.
The GrainDrive T1000 Tube Conveyor offers more capacity and speed than a standard auger. It is available in three model sizes with capacities from 4,000 to 10,000 bushels per hour (102 to 254 MTPH). The GrainDrive T1000 also provides steeper inclines at a lower overall cost than standard or curved incline drag conveyors.
“Tube conveyors can be used on inclines up to 45 degrees,” explains Tyler Ginder, Product Manager of Handling Systems for Brock. “Not only can grain enter at the inlet and be discharged at the end, they can also be used across the peaks of multiple bins, discharging just about anywhere along the conveyor. This ability to operate in a wide range of scenarios, makes the tube conveyor a great option for any grain handling system.”
Get an inside look at the features of this new tube conveyor.