Bulk transshipment

Bulk transshipment

Hoppers with smoothly running top covers

Heavy installation

Our customer Breston from Nieuwe Tonge (the Netherlands) has realized two receiving hoppers for the weighted loading of fertilizer for an Australian client. The expertise in the field of hoppers, conveyor belts and especially dust management are bundled in one single installation.  

The hoppers have also been fitted with a mobile roof. They can be covered with this mobile roof when the hoppers are out of operation or when it rains to protect the product against weather influences. DM Wheel Systems has chosen a polyurethane wheel with a diameter of 250 x 80 mm for this roof application.

Resistant wheels

The dimensions of the two steel hoppers are 13.7 x 21.3 x 16.5 meters, which means that the top cover is also large and heavy. Moreover, the hoppers are always outside. The wheels for the top covers must therefore be able to carry a lot of weight, be weather-resistant and have a long lifespan. We opted for polyurethane wheels. 

The frame of the 270-ton receiving hopper had to be designed in such a way that it can withstand all kinds of complex force combinations caused by hurricanes, earthquakes and collisions.  

Bulk transshipment

Wheel requirements

  • High load capacity
  • Long lifespan
  • Weather-resistant
Bulk transshipment
Bulk transshipment

On site

These two hoppers are used in Australia to unload very large loads of dry raw materials from a ship at a factory. Because of the dimensions of the bulk hoppers, the assembly had to take place at a location where the hoppers could immediately be prepared for shipment. 

Smooth cooperation

The bulk hoppers are designed according to a very strict Australian standard (As). Such a cooperation requires a very good understanding between the various parties. Our customer Breston is an expert in machine building. Because of their expertise, they are asked from Rotterdam to Australia and from design to maintenance. The cooperation with Breston goes back many years and we experience this cooperation as pleasant and professional. Into the future!


Since 1938, Breston is the company to go to for complete machines, installations, process lines, conveyor belts, electrical and hydraulic installations. The maintenance for all products and installations is also provided by Breston. Machines of Breston, whether or not designed specifically for the customer, are used worldwide in an industrial context, in shipping and in agriculture. More information about Breston? Please visit their website http://www.breston.com

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ECMA, de Europese vereniging voor wielen en wielfabrikanten
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