Trains, trucks to load together CBH Wagin

31 Jul, 2009 09:26 AM
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EXAMINING THE NEW GRAIN CHUTES: Co-operative Bulk Handling staff Greg Stephens, Leon Fallon and Brett Smith look at the new grain chutes at Wagin’s CBH facility.
EXAMINING THE NEW GRAIN CHUTES: Co-operative Bulk Handling staff Greg Stephens, Leon Fallon and Brett Smith look at the new grain chutes at Wagin’s CBH facility.

Upgrades on machinery at Wagin’s Co-operative Bulk Handling facility will mean trains and trucks can load grains at the same time.

The installation of two more grain chutes on either side of the railway line at CBH will allow for this extra capacity to be handled.

Leon Fallon and Brett Smith were at CBH last week to ascertain the best way of maintaining and cleaning the new chutes.

Robert Ward of Wagin CBH said last harvest the height alignment of the rail lines with the ground would not allow trucks to load from the previous grain chute.

“The train drivers didn't like the trucks loading from the chute as it had the potential to damage the housing around the chute and with the rail height now lifted it was impossible to get the trucks in,” Mr Ward said.

“This is where the new chutes built specifically for trucks will help the production capacity.”

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