The heart of Rotec’s Shuttle Barge System consists of our specialized high speed 48″ Extractor Conveyor which is capable of quickly charging concrete to a 100 yd3 Holding Hopper on the Shuttle Barge unit in merely 5-10 minutes. This efficient concrete delivery system greatly reduces the turnaround time of each trip made by a shuttle barge unit to transport concrete to the placing barge.
Traditional systems moving trucks on barges require long stop of barges at each end for trucks to load and unload. Efficient Rotec System — a combination of land system, shuttle barges and placing systems, takes only 6 minutes to load and 6 minutes to unload 125 yd3 (90 m3) of concrete.
THE KEY TO SUCCESS – Keep barges and tug boats moving. Minimize idle time, minimize number of shuttle barges required, maximize productivity.
24″ Port-O-Belt conveyors transport concrete as it is batched from the plant surge hopper to the 125 ya3 land-side Holding Hopper.