CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS, US —Mathews Company (M-C) launched a new grain handling product line that initially includes bucket elevators and distributors. Additional product launches are planned for 2024 and beyond.

Manufactured at its global headquarters in Crystal Lake, Illinois, US, the products have been engineered to withstand the tough operating conditions of a modern grain site.

The bucket elevator product features heavy-gauge welded and hot dip galvanized construction, as well as the use of premium components supplied by well-known industry partners, M-C said.

Similarly, the distributor features solid welded construction that is hot dip galvanized, includes a large access door for maintenance, and a mounting port to install an optional blower for dust control.  

Additionally, an optional maintenance platform and various control options are available. Much like the highly successful grain dryer product line that M-C has been known for, these additional products include the longtime philosophy of “Iron Horse Quality,” which has been built into the company’s products for nearly 70 years, the company said.

“We are excited to introduce these new additions to the market, which will give producers high quality and competitively priced options to choose from,” said Joseph Shulfer, president of M-C. “We’ve learned that the industry has struggled to keep up with demand, so we will help ensure availability of premium choices for producers making improvements to their grain site operations.”

Available in 4-, 6- or 8-port configurations with spouting sizes ranging from 6” through 16”, the distributor product lineup features numerous options that producers can choose from to ensure operational needs are met, plus provide opportunity for grain site growth in the future.  

In a similar way, M-C’s new bucket elevator product line is available in sizes ranging from 1,500 bph to 14,000 bph, and has been sized to optimize grain flowrates through standard spouting sizes of 6” through 16."