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Padding and Spoils Handling: Equipment Spotlight
Padding and spoils handling equipment from ALLU, Felco Industries, Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder, CRC-Evans Pipeline Int’l. and Worldwide Machinery.
ALLU’s Pipeline Padder and Backfill provides portable screening and crushing attachments that will crush, mix and screen the existing excavated material back to the pipeline trench. No need to haul sand in for bedding, saving you money. Get high production in wet, muddy materials with ALLU’s pipeline padder and backfill. The ALLU line includes 37 models suitable for excavators and wheel loaders weighing from 8,000 to 10,000 pounds. The D-Series delivers efficient power transmission to eliminate back-and forth rotation when handling material, and produces an end product that measures either ½ or 1 inch. ALLU can replace expensive special screening machinery utilizing the current base machine you own. 800.939.2558, allu.net
The Felco Backfill Conveyor allows the excavator operator to place material in the hopper, and send it the length of the conveyor into the trench (past the trench box) where the material is accessible for compaction. The Felco Backfill Conveyor removes truck requirements from the trenching operation and eliminates spoil stockpiling to maximize digging time. The conveyors are available with a custom swivel conveyor option that can be attached directly below the end of the main conveyor. The swivel conveyor can be rotated to allow the operator to place the spoils exactly where they are needed. 888.235.4651, felco-ind.com
Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder
Ozzie's invented pipeline padding, and continues to do it best. The company’s padding machines range from its smallest Micro Padder to the largest OPP-300 machine allowing for all types of usage, from backfill operations to cleanup or any custom screening job. They can be used for pipelines, electrical cable and specialty projects. Padding machines screen sizes range from ¼ inch to 4 inches allowing for the removal of all types of material. 800.758.6634, ozzies.com