E-ZLift Chain & Flight

The Chain & Flight Towable Elevating Carriage is a high-speed and unique mobile conveyor belt for moving bricks, tiles, and mortar. The CF-TEC has been developed for increasing performance and safety during roofing. This article will review the benefits of using an elevating conveyor and how to choose the right lift for the job.

Options to elevate carriage to the roof

You and your employees are at high risk for injury when carrying materials by hand, hefty materials. Reduce sick leave, OSHA penalties for non-compliance, and workers’ compensation costs using an elevator solution that lifts the carriage to the roof. There are numerous alternatives for bridging distances to the roofing area. A bucket or box on a rope was used to carry the weight up; this is almost as unsafe as moving the tiles by hand on a ladder.


Let’s look at what other professional alternatives are available and their advantages and disadvantages.

Chain & Flight Conveyor

  • Forklift: Forklifts are used to transport and lift materials with steel forks. The drive motor may be diesel, gasoline, or LPG, or it may be powered by an electric motor (battery or power cell). As a rule of thumb, the loads moved are usually stored on pallets. While it can drive safely in a conventional warehouse, the often rough terrain of construction sites can create imbalances that cause the truck to crash. Forklifts must be transported to the job site and can only be operated by a certified professional. Using this method is only a viable option for industrial buildings.


  • Boom truck: A crane is a lifting machine for loading and transporting them short distances. The crane consists of a hoist and a gear, supplemented by a supporting structure, which is made of steel. Since ancient times, cranes have been used extensively in industry, agriculture, construction, and transportation, and many various types have been advanced over the years to suit specific tasks. The boom truck is a mobile crane that is indeed often utilized on construction sites. If the roofing requires heavy materials or special machines to be lifted, a boom truck might be a viable solution. However, for a traditional roofing process, such an approach would mean a too expensive resolution. Not to mention, a boom truck is not particularly well-suited when it comes to navigating rugged terrain with precision. It is a good choice when you need to lift a cumbersome cart onto the roof during a large-scale construction.



  • Safety hoist ladder: The ladder conveyor can be a great idea for smaller teams where there is no manpower available to constantly pack the cart onto the conveyor. The most significant advantage of the safety hoist solution is the high level of protection from potential damage. You can place larger packages on the platform that is raised on the roof surface. Its most significant disadvantage, why it is not used as often as the chain & Flight Towable Elevating Carriage, is its slowness. You have to carefully pack it into the safety lift, which can be difficult when unpacking on the roof.

Benefits of the Chain & Flight Towable Elevating Carriage

While there are many references to using the Chain & Flight Towable Elevating Carriage, its biggest differentiator is in the way of operation. While other conveyors, and even the boom trucks and forklifts, require you to pack the carriage onto pallets or in safety packs, the Towable Roofing Conveyor can lift the materials you need one at a time.

Why is it an excellent solution for your roofing team? Thanks to the way it works, it can significantly speed up the process of laying tiles. As you can see in our video presentation, people can efficiently operate the conveyor, one load, the other unpacks, while a third person can handle the placement of the roof tiles. This is by far the fastest method, especially if you are working with roof tiles that can be laid quickly.

Towable Elevating Carriage - Belt Bucket Conveyor

This way, you create a fast yet reliable process for transporting the roofing material to the job site and can make a safe way of working with minimal supervision. Compared to other conveyor models, the Chain & Flight Towable Elevating Carriage allows you to optimize performance and workload.

This roof tile conveyor is easy to operate and does not require any special approval or certificate. Compared to a forklift or boom truck solution, this results in a more cost-effective and more straightforward operation for your team as you do not need to hire a specialist to operate the machines.

This shingle conveyor is the perfect mobile solution your team needs. It is especially effective on job sites where the ground has not yet been leveled, and the terrain would be too unstable or rough for a crane or forklift. Due to its small size, the C&F- TEC is easy to transport on-site and does not require expensive storage.

This conveyor is easy to assemble, so not only is it quickly ready for use, but it can also be changed over without significant interruption to the roofing process. Its main advantages can be summarized as follows:

  • It can replace up to 3-4 workers. Two people can have it up and running in 4 minutes!
  • 2 people on the roof and scaffold can move it easily
  • Easy to transport to the construction site with trailer or van
  • Can lift more than 3,200 sq ft roof tiles in 1 hour!
  • It can be transported not only upwards but also backward, so it is ideal for demolition work!

For further information, check out our website (https://www.ezliftconveyors.com/), and in case you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email or call. Our team at E-Z Lift Conveyors is always there for you and your business.

The Benefits of Portable Conveyors

Traditional forms of transportation can be cumbersome and heavy. Portable conveyors are a convenient option for businesses that need to transport loose materials or objects from one location to another.

These types of conveyors are lightweight so they are easy to store and can be used for a variety of applications. The wide range of belts available also adds flexibility in transporting different kinds of materials. 

Of course, the main advantage of using portable conveyors lies in their ability to be moved between locations. Their flexibility facilitates productivity, and their customizability makes them adaptable for your needs. They can be built to suit transportation on inclines, and they can accommodate curvature as well. 

Portable conveyors aren’t fixed in one location, so having them for your business can alleviate the high labor costs often associated with transporting equipment and materials. In addition to reducing costs, they also benefit businesses by providing flexibility in loading and unloading, especially in applications that involve level changes. 


When using bulky transportation methods, specialized personnel may be needed to operate the system. This increases the labor costs for a business and adds a layer of complexity to the transportation method. Portable conveyors don’t have these problems; they instead allow you to get work done with fewer employees and can lessen your employees’ workload. 

If the transportation system needs to be extended, fixed conveyor systems would be at a disadvantage because work would need to be stopped while the structure was upgraded. This reduces production efficiency. Portable conveyors greatly diminish this problem, as it is simple for sections to just be added in order to extend the range of the conveyor system. 

Portable conveyors also reduce the need for higher quantities of fixed transport equipment, further reducing costs. 


Moving products can be one of the most inefficient and time-consuming parts of a business. E-ZLIFT conveyors are made of aluminum, which is very lightweight, but still strong and durable enough to handle rugged environments. Because they are not heavy, these conveyors can be moved between places by only one or two people. 

The portability of these conveyors also makes them simple to assemble and take apart in a short period of time. This means less time will be spent on transportation, so more time can be spent on other areas of your business. 

As your business adapts to different conditions, you’ll need portable conveyors that will adapt with you. Lightweight conveyors are versatile, so you can choose to use just a few sections or extend the system by using many at a time. This makes it simple to work on different projects. 


Another key advantage that E-ZLIFT portable conveyors have is that they feature adaptable controls that allow users to alter the direction and speed of the belts. Increased speed can be used to help jobs get done more quickly, and lower speeds can be used for fragile objects or projects where timing is important. 

Multi-directional features also reduce the work that employees need to do when loading the conveyor and shifting between processes. Conveyors can be set to move in the direction that is needed without resetting the entire transportation system. 


Portable conveyors are not only lightweight; they’re also reliable and safe to use. The connecting frame of the conveyors can be adjusted, allowing time spent working to be shortened. Conveyor systems can be easily installed and bolster workplace safety through the use of safeguards, failsafe methods, and automation. 

The adaptability of these conveyors makes them more likely to be used for transporting materials across a wide range of applications, reducing the risk that a worker will be hurt because they were manually transporting material. Advanced safety features across the conveyor system prevent accidents and injuries in the work environment. 


Space costs money and detracts from other applications, so it’s not ideal for a business to take up lots of space with unused conveyors. Unlike larger conveyors, portable conveyors can be compactly stored when they are not in use. You can store E-ZLIFT conveyors on one cart, which makes storage easy. 

Something that is not often considered when evaluating transportation options is the need for mobility in conveyor equipment. Mobility can make projects much easier by reducing the time needed for setup and the staff needed to transport machinery from place to place. Our conveyors are easily set-up within minutes and the wheels make transitions convenient. 


Portable conveyors are used across a wide range of industries. In excavations, they can be used for moving, sand, gravel, or dirt indoors or outdoors. Inside of facilities, tight spaces that are hard to navigate can be better handled by having more portability.

Businesses that deal with packages can benefit from flexibility, particularly on loading docks and when working with large or bulky packages. Booster portable conveyors that are foldable work well for moving lighter and medium-weight packages. Portable conveyors known as mobile line shaft conveyors are commonly used in shipping and logistics industries because they can be adjusted for the number of packages that need to be moved. 

Because portable conveyors can be used in multiple locations, they are often used by delivery drivers and in grocery stores and warehouses. They have multiple applications in consumer industries as well, such as in supermarkets, shopping centers, and sushi restaurants. 


At E-ZLIFT Conveyors, our experts have been trusted with the conveyor needs of businesses for over 60 years. Whether your business is in the food, logistics, commercial, or another industry, E-ZLIFT Conveyors can help design a solution that provides you with a high-quality, durable conveyor. We can work with you to determine which conveyors will be most beneficial for your needs and install them for you. 

Our conveyors are built to last and designed with both safety and productivity in mind. For more information about our conveyor belts, contact us online or call (800) 821-9966 (toll-free)!

Conveyors For Moving Dirt in 2021

Using a wheelbarrow to transport sand, gravel, or dirt from one place to another is backbreaking work that takes a long time. In 2021, there are better solutions: using dirt conveyors. Whether your task is large or small, dirt conveyors can serve your needs well! 

The size and portability of conveyors make them convenient to place between buildings, through gateways, and under walls. They are easy to set up and safe to use, making them convenient for any job.
Dirt conveyors will make your job moving sand, gravel, and dirt up to 5 times faster than using a wheelbarrow. That’s time and money saved!


Conveyor systems are built with pulleys that have a belt stretched across them. The belt loops around the pulleys so it rotates continuously across the system in a closed curve. The drive pulley tows the belt and moves what is being transported to the next location. 

Most dirt conveyors have a rotor that powers the belt and drive pulley. The rotor attaches to the belt through the friction between them. The belt moves when the drive pulley and the other pulley, the idler, move in the same direction, whether clockwise or counterclockwise. 

When the setting requires conveyors that are curved to deliver sand, dirt, or gravel to the proper location, the turns in the conveyors involve cone-shaped rotors or wheels that allow the belt to bend or twist without being tangled. These add versatility to the conventional conveyor system. 


Belt support ensures that there is a consistent, smooth movement across the conveyor belt. The support unit must be sturdy and firm to prevent sagging when dirt and gravel are placed on the conveyor. Sagging would prevent the belt from running as quickly and smoothly as it should, so support units maintain the rigidity and keep the conveyors working efficiently. 

Rollers are used to keep heavy dirt from causing sagging in the conveyor system. These are used when there is particularly weighty material or if the conveyor needs to carry the dirt or sand over a long distance. 

Each conveyor system uses two or more pulleys. One is designed to operate under power, and one is meant to be idle without it. More complex dirt conveyors can also have rotors that are embedded in the frame. This pulley system controls belt movement. 

The drive pulley facilitates system movement by containing a counter bearing. This pulley allows the belt to move forward as well as in reverse and manages direction adjustments as needed. Manually operated conveyor systems also use a drive pulley, but in these models the drive pulley is not motorized. 


Conveyors can usually be sorted into two categories: lightweight and heavyweight. Lightweight conveyors have a working tension of fewer than 160 pounds per inch of width. These are used for food processing, paper goods, pharmaceutical, and unit package handling. Lightweight conveyor belts can be covered with thermoplastic, non-woven, lightweight rubber, or solid plastic. 

For more heavy-duty applications, including dirt transportation, heavyweight conveyors should be used. These dirt conveyors have a tension of at least 160 pounds per inch of width. These types of conveyors are used in mining, high-temperature food processing, manufacturing, and waste/recycling. 


When evaluating which conveyor would suit your needs best, some process requirements should be considered. These include the factors governing optimal conveyor movement and the given operating environment conditions. 

  • How far does your sand, dirt, or gravel need to be transported?
    Consider the functional areas that are involved in your project.  


  • What pathways are available for the conveyor to move through?
    Do the paths involve curves, elevation changes, or stops?


  • How fast does the transfer speed need to be for the belt?
    You might require rapid movement or slower and more steady transportation.  


  • How much material do you need to be transported?
    Your conveyor should be able to handle those requirements in length, width, and speed. You can decide whether a conveyor would be suitable by looking at its load capacity per unit length and maximum load capacity.  


  • How much throughput do you require?
    Throughput indicates how well conveyors handle bulk products or powders, including dirt. This is measured in volume per time, such as cubic feet per minute. 


Dirt conveyors are available for all your needs, even for a project as large as excavation. You can use them for sand, cement, dirt, gravel, silt, rock, or other materials. Other applications for these conveyors include moving fertilizer or grain between storage bins and transporting sand to locations that cannot be accessed by truck. 

Steep models allow for basement excavating or utility contracting, and narrow models are very portable. The belt buckets on many of these conveyors also easily prevent material from rolling back at high inclines. This is useful especially when projects involve digging out trenches or pits, as rollback could be dangerous for staff onsite. 

If your project requires transportation over a very large distance, these longer distances can be easily covered with multiple conveyors by cascading one dirt conveyor to the next. One conveyor can move 25 to 50 tons of dirt per hour depending on the width. 

Conveyors allow for easy dirt transportation. Even if the destination is at a different elevation, conveyors help because they can be easily placed on an incline, diminishing physical strain for employees. Conveyors are also often able to easily unload material at the destination end of the conveyor, so it is not necessary for someone to be at the opposite end waiting for the dirt. 

Dirt conveyors minimize human error while lowering both labor cost and workplace risk. They also save time, which you can’t have enough of. 

At E-Z Lift Conveyors, our dirt conveyors are built with quality materials from leading manufacturers, and we are here to suit your needs.

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Conveyor Rentals Are Available For Your Project

Converter RentalConveyors are used to transport products and materials efficiently and safely on job sites; they also drastically improve productivity. Depending on the materials you need to transport, different conveyor models are available.

Because there are so many varieties of conveyors available at various price points and equipped with different features, it can be challenging to determine which one is the best for your purposes. Conveyor rentals can prove beneficial for you.

Different Types of Belts

General Utility Conveyors

If you’re looking for a conveyor, renting one is an excellent place to start. This allows you to try a few to see what one will be the best suited for your needs long term. 

General utility conveyors can be used for multi-purposes to suit your needs. Two main types of general utility conveyors are Troughing Slider Conveyors and Belt Bucket Conveyors. These are also the most common conveyor rentals that are available. 

Troughing Slider Conveyors feature a wide-troughed belt, making them adaptable to different purposes. This is the most versatile model and can be used for almost anything that can be hand-placed on a belt. Troughing Slider Conveyors are most commonly used for dirt, concrete rubble, construction aggregate, coal, and other loose materials. 

Belt Bucket Conveyors are also used for general purposes, but they have a more narrow belt with sidewalls and a steeper incline. You can rent belt bucket conveyors for sand, gravel, dirt, or other loose materials. The compactness of these conveyors makes them able to fit into smaller spaces, including many basement windows. This is why these conveyors are particularly capable when used for basement excavation. 

Both Troughing Slider Conveyors and Belt Bucket Conveyors are easy to maintain, versatile, and can be combined to form a series that can cover longer distances. They are also lightweight and towable, making them portable and easy to transport. 

As the most common of the models, these general utility conveyors can be rented if you only need to use them for a short time or may need another type of conveyor rental in the future. 

Roofing Conveyors

Another conveyor rental that you may consider is a Towable Roofing Conveyor. These chain and flight conveyors can be used for roofing shingles and shakes while remaining very portable. Packaged and rolled materials can be moved to and from heights up to 25 ft, and the height of the conveyor is adjustable.

These roofing conveyors also feature a freestanding carriage system. The Towable Roofing Conveyor is highly durable yet lightweight, allowing it to be easily towed and easily set up by two people. 

Towable Roofing Conveyors work by using two chains that continuously lift materials up padded steel flights. They also feature wire rope, pulley mechanisms, and swivel casters that provide easy maneuverability.

These conveyors enhance job safety because they eliminate the need to move material up and down a ladder. Injuries are a significant risk when carrying heavy materials up ladders. Roofing conveyors reduce the risk of dangerous falls by safely transporting the materials.

Tire Conveyors

Tire Conveyor

Floor to Floor Tire Conveyors are designed to move tires up to inclines of 60degrees. Controls can be located at both ends of the conveyor to start, stop, or reverse the belt’s direction. Because tires are so heavy, tire conveyors make a difficult job much easier. 

Sludge Conveyors

Sludge conveyors can be used if you need to transport materials in corrosive or humid environments, including for dewatered sewage sludge. Water treatment plants often use these types of conveyors. Viscous and sticky materials do less well on screw conveyor designs, so the troughing-rolling sludge conveyor provides an advantage. These conveyors can also be given a powder coat finish. 

Renting Benefits

Conveyors can cost tens of thousands of dollars. If you don’t have that kind of capital or prefer to use it elsewhere, a conveyor rental may be a good option for you. Besides the cost savings, renting a conveyor instead of buying has other benefits.


Because there are so many different types of conveyors, a conveyor rental allows you the freedom and flexibility to try other kinds that may suit your needs better. You’re able to choose which model, width, and length of the conveyor that you want to rent.

If you scale your production, you can adjust easily from standard storage models to industrial applications or vice versa. 


Conveyors are heavy-duty, built from strong steel to last through years. If you don’t need conveyors for that long, renting conveyors instead of buying them can save you money. Even if you need conveyors for longer periods, extended rentals can still end up saving you money, especially if you need to switch to a different type of conveyor or if your conveyor stops working. 


Rentals can be done on a large-scale and for extended periods. Conveyor rentals are also available for your needs across the US and Canada.

Saves Time

Because conveyor rentals give you flexibility, you don’t need to spend time finding the perfect conveyor to buy. You can try a few different ones and learn from experience. Additionally, you can learn from other people’s experiences, as expert rental providers can point you in the right direction when it comes to the ideal conveyor. 


Specialized transport requirements or hazardous environments, including coal transport, can also be fulfilled with conveyor rentals. Renting from a company gives you the support to find the most effective conveyor for your needs. You also have the assurance that your rental will be functioning correctly, which means you don’t have to worry about servicing a broken conveyor that you own. 

Whether you are renting a conveyor or hoping to buy it, a quality conveyor can make your project much more manageable. Make sure to consider the material you are transporting and compare it to the cost, weight, quality, general process, power capacity, and industrial applications of the conveyors to find the right fit. 

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How to Choose the Best Tire Conveyor in 2021?

Choosing a tire conveyor can be a daunting experience. But we are here to help you with this task, and by doing so, make your life easier.

In essence, the best tire conveyor is not that which fits your budget and works fine for you, even though that’s important. The best tire conveyor is one that is designed to solve your problems in the present but also be able to solve the problems in the future.

In this article, we will cover how you can choose a tire conveyor using forward-thinking considerations. And by doing so, you will avoid the common pitfalls of those who didn’t think before buying.

Whenever you’re ready to prepare your business for the integration of a valuable conveyor, keep reading.

On Tire Conveyors

Way too often, a tire conveyor is thought of as a non-valuable simple piece of technology. With this illusioned mindset, the conveyor’s installation, upgrades, and advancement happen to be at the bottom of decision-related positions.

A well-developed conveyor system is more than a valuable asset. Proper selection is essential to remaining competitive in your market. Conveyors are often referred to as the arteries of any workflow. And this is true if you look at their value and physical features.

Tire Conveyors are not simple, they are complex. To realize their maximum efficiency, they need to be subject to design and budget consideration. Conveyors when compiled together with advanced technologies, such as pick-to-light can reduce operator errors by almost 100%.

Using tire conveyors as buffer accumulators can only happen by queuing product, which allows the system downstream to execute at peak capacity while other system parts buffer down.

Whether your facility needs to improve its safety and health standards, its throughput, improve accuracy, or decrease damages, a tire conveyor system can help achieve this. 

But that’s only if its design and budget of the machine are appropriate for the use that you require.

Accommodate Environment

One of the most important things to think about when choosing a tire conveyor is the environment. Is it humid enough to cause rust or any other issues? Will the room be cold enough to thicken lubricant? Is it dusty that puts more wear on sprockets, gears, and chains?

At any point, a single system might have to go through more than a single type of environmental hazard. For instance, in tire handling, conveyors might experience astringent chemical washdown, daily conveyor disassembly, extreme heat, and much more.

Even in otherwise sterile environments, the loads on their own can become considerations for the environment. For example, can puncture, bottles break, metal shavings have oil residue, or even have magnetization.

Another thing to consider is how the product will move throughout the various environments.

Conveyors that handle tires to move them from one level to another will have different requirements for each conveyor and what it can handle. Moving between various completion zones brings about a new degree of difficulty.

Material Considerations

Consider the product types that will be moved on your conveyors besides tires. Heavy flat bottomed boxes? Packaging containers? Fragile parts? Bulk materials come with their own set of considerations, such as abrasiveness, moisture contents, flowability.

Conveyors need to move to a variety of items. In these instances, considering limiting factors is critical. What are the largest and smallest, lightest and heaviest, and extremely fragile items?

Finding a solution to handle the extremes of your workflow will bring your tire conveyor list down. For example, friable or fragile items will not hold up to starts, and sudden stops. 

Thus, the way the loads will handle the flow and speeds of the conveyor system should be considered. In any case, motors can be tuned to execute soft starts. Accumulation can be set to zero-pressure, low pressure, zero-contact, and much more.

Footprint, Scalability, Modularity

One of the primary disadvantages of typical conveyor systems is their footprint. Especially when you put them against AGVs, which can work with existing floor plans of the warehouse, conveyors usually block throughways and take up lots of space.

This concern is superficially true when conveyors are purchased from a manufacturer directly. Manufacturers do provide great products, but they are limited in their offerings. 

At the same time, manufacturers are most likely unable to offer tire conveyors that can scale with the growth of your operation. At EZ Lift, our conveyors are both scalable and modular. This means you can start with a small system and scale up to meet your needs.

As your business continues to grow, the module can be scaled up or reconfigured so that it becomes part of your greater solution. By doing so, your initial investment is not lost. 

Process And Demand

Next, you need to consider the demand and process of your workflow. How many hours is the system operating daily, how many days per week? What are your work cycles? How much material is being moved?

Regular starts and stops mean motors have to be robust. This also means, cycling down the unused systems will decrease your bills and work better with consumer demands of the green enterprise.

Gravity can also serve as a power source. Simple skate-wheel or chute conveyors can be declined, and they come to be very energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Goal Setting

Goals are very important in business. When we talk about goals, we think of two things. 

First, we want to understand your immediate needs for the system. But also, we need to understand your broad growth goals that are related to the lifespan of the entire system. 

For instance, if you hope to add a new line of tires, then planning for the new product demands within the system is critical to realizing your return on investment. Developing a system that can meet your future and current needs will mean that you don’t have to replace or redesign in the future.

Your Conveyor, Your Choice

Now that you know how to choose a tire conveyor, you are that much closer to actually getting one. However, it can still seem to be a very distant reality. 

If that’s the case, let us help. Let us bring this distant reality a bit closer. If you’re interested in a variety of floor-to-floor conveyors, get in touch with us and we will happily accommodate your needs.


Top 10 Troughing-Slider Conveyor Uses

When it comes to moving material from one location to another, there are plenty of solutions on the market, but one you need to look at is the E-ZLIFT Troughing-Slider Conveyor. This slider conveyor comes in many sizes and widths.

This unit is designed to handle any task you could ask for, from moving loose material like dirt to boxes and more. You can use this to move materials on a flat line as far as you want or at an incline of up to 30 degrees.

The PVC compound conveyor belt resists all oil and other corrosive elements from penetrating the belt to ensure a long-lasting belt life. The PVC compound belt-carrying idler-rollers minimize sludge build-up to their surface and utilize UHMW self-lubricating bearings so you can do more work and less maintenance.

The rubber top covered conveyor belt is suited for rough applications like handling dirt, rock, gravel, and small rubble.   The combination slider bed with center point load carrying steel Idler Rollers reduce material build-up inside of the conveyor frame and minimize down time for cleanout and maintenance.   The steel Idler Rollers have precision sealed bearings for long wear life.

We have listed the top 10 uses people are saving time and money by having our sliders do the task. No matter what size your business or projects are, we have a model that will suit your needs.

Here is the top 10 uses for a Troughing-Slider

1. Dirt - No matter if you are digging out a basement or going up a level or two, the Troughing-Slider is designed to handle your task and save on the labor and back-breaking work of moving buckets upon buckets of dirt up and out.

 2. Gravel - If you are pouring gravel into a yard or landscaped area, you know the dump truck can only go so far, but with the Troughing-Slider on your side, you can move gravel fast and easy. No more wheel barrels to move little by little. Line the slider in the direction you want the stone to travel and start loading. 

3. Sand - Sand might not seem too heavy, but a cubic yard of typical sand weighs just about 2700 pounds or 1.35 tons. Now imagine if you had to move 5-10 yards of sand. Also, imagine how much time and people you will need to place all that sand.

 4. Concrete - When you are breaking up concrete, and you have a ways to go to reach the dump truck, you can bust it out, put it on the conveyor right next to you, and you're done. The Troughing-Slider can carry it and dump it into the truck for you with easy.

 5. Coal - Coal typically weighs between 80 - 85 pounds per cubic foot. Often, the trucks can't get right where you want to dump the coal. In cases like this, it would be nice to have a Troughing-Slider that can point the coal in the direction you want.


 6. Firewood - When it comes to stuff like firewood or other wood types, you would want to use something like the Troughing-Slider to handle your work as some chunks of wood can weigh over a hundred pounds. There is no need to cut the wood down into smaller sizes with the slider so people can carry it. Just place it on the belt, and away it goes.

 7. Rolls - Work smarter, not harder, is the motto. Even with something as simple as rolls that might not weigh as much as you think, the problem is when you go up. If you have to go up 2-3 flights of stairs, it can get tiring very quickly.

 8. Roofing - For roofing companies who do repairs, there is no faster way to get all your material and supplies up to two to three stories faster than the Troughing Slider. Using this, you can expect to save hours of labor and wear and tear on the body. You can load anything from shingles, tar, tools, and more.

 9. Cartons - No matter if you are on an assembly line or a package sorting line, the Troughing-Slider works great to move your cartons down the pathway. Now your employees can be spaced out enough to do the job and pull the packages off at the right location as it travels down the beltway.

 10. Sludges and Industrial Application – Whether your application is handling dewatered sewer sludge, handling of water treatment filtration media, collection of sand-blasting grit, muck handling, the E-ZLIFT Troughing-Slider Conveyor is the best general utility conveyor on the market for the unanticipated and vast assortment of applications that come up in industrial application.


No matter what job you have, if you are responsible for moving material from one location to another and care about saving time and money and having fewer injuries on the job, you need to invest in a Troughing-Slider.

There are three main advantages to using a slider,

 1. Save Time - no more employees moving by buckets, stairs, or wheel barrels.

 2. Labor Cost - Fewer steps a person takes means fewer hours and less being paid in wages.

 3. Fewer Accidents - Every workplace wants to avoid Workman's comp claims, and the less lifting of heavy material your employees have to do, the better it will be for lowering the rate of accidents.

These units come from various sizes, ranging from 12 ft up to 36 ft. lengths and different belt widths. They can also overlap; for example, if you are going 60 feet, you can use one and then have the material push onto the 2nd to finish the journey.

Renting A Troughing-Slider

If you have a one-off project or don't feel you have enough projects to own one of these fantastic sliders, you can rent one for the day, week, or month.

Main features include:

  • Heavy-duty 2 ply rubber covered belt with 2" high cleats on 48" centers

 • Combination slider/roller bed

 • 7/8" O.D. high strength steel tubing for 12' & 16' models, 1-1/4" O.D. on 21' through 36' models

• 15" Frame height

 • Approximate 140 FPM belt speed

 • Conveyor belt take-up adjustments

 • Self-cleaning drive and idler belt pulleys

 • Drive mounted within conveyor frame at the discharge end

 • Custom Baldor electric motor with inline speed reducer for high torque efficiency

 • Roller chain and sprocket driven drive pulley

 • Operating, maintenance, and safety instructions