Chief horizontal conveyors offer maximum flexibility!

Galvanized for superior corrosion resistance

Chief horizontal chain conveyors come standard with fully galvanized intermediate sections and can be customized to your application by combining exterior gauging, liners, chain types, sprocket options, paddles and speed requirements. By using components fabricated to exacting specifications, your Chief chain conveyor will be easy to assemble and provide long lasting service.

The galvanized housing resists corrosion. It’s integral staggered seam construction provides a flush connection throughout the interior of the conveyor without use of welding.

Product features:

  • For easy maintenance, a bolt-on panel easily removes to allow lifting out the shaft, bearings and sprocket as one unit.
  • Integral staggered seam and flanged seam construction are available. No welding at the intermediate sections gives the galvanized exterior superior corrosion resistance.
  • Telescoping-type take-up systems are available with square tubing or heavy-duty rectangular structural steel tubing.
  • Depending on the application, flange bearings, medium duty series 300 ball bearing, double row spherical, or tapered roller bearing pillow blocks are used.
  • Chief’s unique broad-throat opening between the start of the discharge and the sprocket allows for an unobstructed discharge.
  • All conveyers are shipped with required covers.
  • Idler return systems are used for smaller conveyors; AR lined rail returns are optional on 21" (53.3cm) and wider conveyors.

Dependable chain/sprocket combinations

Our materials and engineering make the difference!

Standard case hardened steel plate or cast sprockets withstand years of rigorous wear which significantly helps prevent costly down time during maintenance.​

Chief offers three standard chain/sprocket combinations

  • 81x steel bushing roller chain comes with self-cleaning open barrel bushings to reduce material build up and prevent freezing. Cast iron sprockets are standard. Cut steel and split sprockets are available. 
  • WH124 welded steel chain is induction hardened for long life and is assembled with press fit pins for installation and maintenance. Hardened flame cut sprockets are standard, split sprockets are standard.
  • WH132 welded steel chain has a high working load for high capacity and long lengths in heavy duty en mass chain conveyors. Hardened steel or cast sprockets come standard.

Product features:

Drive packages are available in Class I, II, or III with drives mounted standard on the left hand side. Optional right hand drives can be specified at the time of order.

Standard paddles are of UHMW and come in three thicknesses. Nylon or steel paddles are also available depending on the application. 

TEFC motors are standard. Explosion proof motors are available for use in enclosed areas or other hazardous locations.

Manual, electric or pneumatic intermediate ceiling and end gates are available for all sizes of conveyors. An explosion proof option is also available for electric and pneumatic gates used in hazardous locations.

Chief recommends installation of a shock relay to shut down the conveyor and connecting equipment in the event something becomes lodged in the conveyor.


Incline conveyors offer flexibility and reliability

For difficult pit installation problems, Chief horizontal incline conveyers offer the solution!

These can be installed in shallow pits or used in above-grade installations with elevated driveways. As with the horizontal chain conveyors, these models offer unparalleled flexibility and dependability.


  • All Chief incline conveyors come with large profile UMHW paddles, adjustable center shroud controls and standard dump hoppers in 4' (1.22m) through 10' (3.04m) sizes. Chief can design a custom incline conveyor for your unique needs.
  • Large profile UHMW paddles convey material in a center pan divided flow trough. Take-ups are located at the discharge end for easy maintenance.
  • The tail section features a 45° sloped back panel to eliminate excessive material buildup and clean-out.
  • An innovative adjustable telescoping center shroud controls material flow and can be user-adjusted depending upon grain conditions.
  • The adjustable flow control dump hopper is 4' (1.21m) wide with standard lengths of 6' (1.82m), 8' (2.43m), and 10' (3.04m).