Padding And Spoils Handling: Equipment Spotlight

Padding and spoils handling from ALLU, Felco Industries, Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder and Worldwide Machinery

Ideal for use on smaller cable and pipeline job sites, the ALLU DL series screening buckets can be mounted to max 12-ton excavators or max 8-ton loaders, tractors and backhoe loaders. The screening bucket boasts a unique top screen where the screening blades spin between the top screen combs. The end product size is defined by the space between the combs. Key benefits include a clog free structure that ensures good capacity, even with wet materials; top screen combs carry most of the material weight, this way the drums and bearings have less impact and load; and changeable wearing parts (screening blades and top screen combs) lower the operating costs. 800.939.2558,

Felco Industries
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,

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,

Worldwide Machinery
The SPD-350 padding machine has a screening area of 60 square feet and an operating weight of 83,500 pounds. Standard features include a CAT C-10 ATAAC 360-hp engine; hydrostatic closed circuit transmission; large screening area; Hydraulic Pilot Control system on both sides of operator platform for ease of use; and a safe and comfortable shock absorbent operator platform. The shaker and conveyor systems are mounted on the same adjustable frame to ensure efficient production on steep terrain and allowing the conveyor belt to remain level. An adjustable cutting edge allows for easy excavation of virgin terrain. 800.383.2666,