Apron Feeders

Apron feeders are used in the aggregate and mining industry to receive and handle rocks, gravel and abrasive dry materials in bulk form. Typical applications include truck receiving, crusher infeed, crusher discharge take-away, ore pass and various other applications.

Apron feeders consist primarily of two (2) strands of endless tractor chain with either cast manganese or fabricated steel pans (flights) bolted to a common link of each strand.

The chains are driven by sprockets that are mounted to a head shaft.  The pans travel with the chain and articulate over the head sprockets to discharge material.

Metso Outotec builds apron feeders that are the global standard in quality, durability, and reliability.

  • Heavy duty, robust design to handle heavy shock loads
  • Deep profile, cast manganese pans with integral sidewalls for bolting directly to track chain and wear pads for high impact loading
  • Fabricated/formed steel pans where impact is not a factor
  • Crawler tractor-type, pressure lubricated chain with seals used on all models; does not require re-lubrication
  • Sealed for life, tractor-type carrying and return rollers, and tail wheel arrangement
  • Variable speed mechanical or hydraulic drives
  • Drive sprockets are segmented, hardened steel cast alloy allowing change out without removing chain, pans, skirts or material on the feeder
  • Impact rails limit pan deflection under high impact conditions
  • Parts are readily available


Prevents choking of material feeding crushers and other equipment
Reclaims material at a uniform rate from hoppers, bins and stockpiles

  • Controlled feed rate
  • Incredibly reliable
  • Easily handles large, frozen or cohesive material
  • Low maintenance
  • Few spare parts
  • Nearly 100% maintenance free, sealed for life lubricated components.
    There are only 2 grease lube points at the head shaft bearing.



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Delta, BC Canada

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