Fertilizer And Material Handling

Loss-in-Weight Blend Systems

A.J. Sackett offers superior technology and solutions for continuous fertilizer blending systems. Sackett systems are built for fl exibility, high tonnage, precision and reliability. It includes heavy duty stainless steel hoppers and structure and features the original Sackett Mesh Chain Feeder, which is gentle on material and provides accurate dosing. Sackett’s superior coating system is available for correctly adding liquids or nutrient stabilizers. Additional hoppers are available for micronutrients or Wolftrax powdered micronutrients, and operates at speeds up to 300 TPH.

Tower Blend System

The Layco Tower Blender is designed for high capacity retail or wholesale use, providing another efficient fertilizer handling option. A new design feature is the six-legged tower, with larger square footage allowing for more room for service and maintenance. The Tower features the reliable and proven Layco Tapered Auger Vertical Blender, with the option of expanding capacity by adding a second blender. Also standard are up to 18 bins, a collection hopper and up to four weigh hoppers.

Vertical Floor Blenders

Waconia fl oor blenders provide a quality blend fast, year after year. Blenders are mounted on (4) load cells that provide accuracy and reliability. The system is NTEP approved. Standard features include: 12 gauge, 304 SST drum and hopper with solid-seam welds inside and out; 6” I-beam frame and 6” x 6” SST legs; heavy-duty double reduction gearbox with tapered bushing for easy removal. Models from 6- to 16-tons are available.

Ports and River Receiving Systems

Material handling equipment for deep-water seaports and river terminals requires special design and construction to optimize speed, reliability and ensure environmental compliance. Waconia Manufacturing has helped facilities throughout the world design their terminals. Systems can include barge-unloading hoppers, lump breakers, conveying systems, screening systems, dust control and more. Capacities up to 1,500+ TPH.

Fertilizer Conveying Systems

Waconia Manufacturing routinely designs receiving systems for volume requirements from 60 to 1,500 TPH. All receiving systems are fabricated with heavy-gauge stainless steel and use the most reliable components available in the industry. Designs include in-ground and above-ground systems for trucks, rail cars, barges and vessels. Conveyor styles include drag, portable, bucket elevators and belt. All systems are designed for superior performance and heavy seasonal demands.

Blend and Bulk Tower Systems

Waconia Towers provide speed, efficiency and reliability that only gravity-fed systems can offer. Towers are available with up to 300 tons of overhead storage and discharge rates up to 300 tons per hour. Easy to use controls let you custom blend small batches just as easily as large ones. Design minimizes human contact with chemicals. All components are engineered for heavy seasonal demand and long-term durability. Scales are NTEP approved.

Ranco Bucket Elevators

Ranco Bucket Elevators are built to last, with thousands of bucket elevators in operation around the world. Quality 304 stainless steel construction and 4’ tall trunk sections provide superior strength and stability with added reinforcing from angle flanges every four foot. Our boot section utilizes heavy-duty pillow block bearings and self-cleaning boot rollers, plus removable side panels allow for easy maintenance of the entire boot roller assembly. Capacities range from 70 TPH to 800 TPH.

High Capacity Roller Belt Conveyors

These high capacity units feature a lagged drive roller, troughing idlers, rubber disc return rollers, and an automatic belt tensioning system. High quality CEMA rollers with sealed bearings are used throughout the conveyor. The tri-rollers are mounted on a heavy-duty channel frame, capable of supporting a tripper in an overbin application, eliminating the need for additional framework or bracing. These high capacity systems are set on Ranco built conveyor bridges with catwalks and support towers. Capacities available to meet your needs.

Declining Weigh Blenders

Ranco Declining Weigh (DW) is the standard in fertilizer blending because of the speed and accuracy of the blending process. Their blending bins and support framework are constructed of stainless steel and mounted on four stainless steel load cells, combined with a digital panel and DW computer technology to control product output. This technology senses and checks the output for any necessary adjustments while continuing to dispense the product at a constant rate.


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