The mobile truck unloader allows the operator to load a vessel directly from a dump truck, to avoid the double handling of material on the quayside. This helps the operator reduce loading times in order to maximise production rates and minimize labour and maintenance costs, by having a single unit for both unloading and loading.
MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT. When mined oil sands is first hauled to OPP, the trucks dump their payload into large hoppers. Apron feeders installed underneath the hopper feed a steady stream of oil sands to the crushers (or sizers) which break down any large chunks.