Barge Unloading Systems
For 125 years, Heyl & Patterson has designed and constructed the most efficient, rugged and durable barge unloaders available. Materials such as coal, iron ore, grain, alumina, corn, wheat, soybean, wood chips and limestone can be successfully unloaded using our complete line of high capacity, easy-to-operate machines.
Continuous Bucket Unloader
The Continuous Barge Unloader (CBU) is designed to unload materials such as coal, lime, limestone, petroleum coke, iron ore, wood chips and grain from barges at free digging rates of up to 5,000 tons per hour. Extremely efficient, this machine maintains a much higher average offloading rate than other types of barge unloaders, while horsepower requirements are much less than pneumatic systems. Very easy to operate, the CBU does not degrade fragile products.
Grab Bucket Unloader
Often referred to as “The Workhorse of the Rivers,” Heyl & Patterson’s Grab Bucket Barge Unloader is field proven to offer maximum capacity with free digging rates of up to 1,500 tons per hour. Environmentally sound, the stationary or traveling style units can accommodate dust suppression or collection systems, depending on your site requirements, and can also be used in complement with barge hauls.
Heyl & Patterson’s Barge Haul Systems are a low cost method of positioning barges along a river. Barge Movers are utilized in Grab Bucket Unloaders and Continuous Bucket Elevator Unloaders, as well as in bulk material loading applications. Featuring robust construction for maximum availability and safety, these barge pullers are available for new or existing installations. They can be designed to move one barge or multiple barges at fixed or variable speeds.