Reduce the risk of damage with Engineered fertiliser conveying solutions

Innovative Fertiliser Conveying Solutions by RUD

RUD Australia, the subsidiary of the German-based RUD Group, has been providing innovative conveying solutions for various industries since 1984.

Large projects, commercial operations and complex industrial environments benefit significantly from conveyor systems. The use of conveyor systems helps mitigate the risk of damage or loss to materials being handled. This enables the efficient mechanised handling and transport of materials. Conveyors are particularly useful in challenging industrial settings where there are sizeable workloads and extreme weather conditions considered adverse or unsafe for human labour.

Among the conveying solutions RUD is known for include spillage drag conveyors, apron conveyors, chain-driven belt feeders, bucket elevator conveyors and floatation tank conveyors.

In particular, RUD has developed optimal solutions designed to address the need for safe and efficient conveyor systems in the transport of fertiliser.

Unique challenges

During bulk handling and transport, there are ever-present difficulties that industries need to anticipate. These include dust, contamination, and spills that usually occur at the transfer points of conveyor systems. Moreover, there are other problems to look out for, such as abrasion, belt misalignment and damage.

However, what makes fertiliser handling and transport particularly challenging is the added burden of the fertiliser being sticky and moist – thereby posing additional complications to the handling process.

But with RUD’s engineered fertiliser conveying solutions and systems, dust formation, material spillage and the risk of explosions occurring in critical transfer sections are minimised significantly. Moreover, the chance of any misalignment, abrasion and belt damage happening is effectively eliminated.

Fertiliser conveying solutions up to the task

RUD’s innovative fertiliser conveying solutions include belt bucket elevators and spillage drag conveyors.

Bucket elevators 

RUD bucket elevators enable the safe, quick, precise and efficient vertical transportation of fertiliser, cement, sand, gravel, potash and salt.  Quality componentry reduces downtime and allows for maximum efficiency.  Read more about this solution.

Spillage drag conveyors 

The heavy-duty, low-maintenance RUD spillage chain conveyor system is built to ensure efficient fertiliser transport in low-profile, reduced-access applications. Spillage chain conveyor systems can be fully enclosed, thereby enabling the safe, dust-free and watertight transport of bulk fertiliser material. Find out more.

Chain-driven belt feeder conveyors 

Our chain-driven belt feeder conveyors are designed for optimum productivity through a completely waterless operation, with the assurance of safety even when processing hazardous waste.  This system allows you to process solids faster and is suitable for both horizontal and inclined operations. Learn more.

With over 140 years of experience in engineered products and solutions and over 500 industrial patents to date, RUD is uniquely placed as an industry leader, forging partnerships with various clients in the fertiliser industry and delivering conveying solutions manufactured according to stringent quality and safety standards. If you have a specific conveying challenge, get in touch with the RUD team today.


Fertiliser Conveying Solutions

Conveying solutions for the safe transportation of fertiliser and soil materials.

RUD is a trusted partner in the delivery of complete conveying solutions and has been since 1984. German engineered reliability, delivered by local experts, inspiring complete confidence in many industries, including fertiliser transport. 

Continuous innovation and uncompromising quality control through in-house engineering and rigorous testing. Move more fertiliser material, in any direction, for longer.

Maximise your return on investment with RUD’s world-leading systems including:

For more information about our range of fertiliser conveying and transport solutions download our Fertiliser Solutions Guide.


Conveyor Systems to help transport material – safely.

Safety in Design

Our extensive experience in safe material handling system design ensures that you receive a solution that is perfectly aligned with your safe transportation and processing needs. Innovative low maintenance conveyor systems provide safer performance and controlled processes, resulting in the effective processing of materials.

Conveying solutions for all industries

We provide conveyor systems across many industries and sectors including fertiliser and soil, coal, ash, paper recycling and construction waste management. Speak to a RUD specialist today to discuss your specific conveying needs.

Our innovative quality systems help you remain compliant.

Our systems are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and AS 45001 certified to ensure robust quality control, helping you to limit unsafe manual handling and cross contamination risks. 

RUD prides itself as a sector partner through its delivery of smart system design through to componentry and modules, focussed on helping to maximise efficiency in production and processing environments through strict quality assurance and ongoing innovation.


Conveyor System Design

Learn more about RUD’s Fertiliser and Soil solutions.

For more information about our conveying and transport solutions you can download and read our complete guide.

  • Our Projects

    SIMS Metal Recycling

    SIMS Metal in Perth required a high-quality conveyor system which allowed a controlled feed to an inclined belt.

    RUD Australia successfully won the tender for the design and delivery of an apron feeder conveyor system to ensure and maximise productivity within the plant.



    SIMS Metal

What Our Clients Say About RUD Australia

  • Patterson Mobile Crane Hire logo
    Laurie Patterson

    “Half the amount of gear for the same result”

    Patterson Crane Hire loves a challenge and RUD lifting gear helps us solve these challenges. The weight saving gains when we use their Grade 120 ICE range really makes a difference and minimises our risk when we are managing difficult, heavy lifts. Simply put, this is why we choose to work with quality suppliers like RUD.

  • Graeme Jones
    Operations Manager, Holcim Werribee

    “Safety and expertise a key factor for Holcim”

    At Holcim (Werribee) we rely on RUD Tyre Protection Chains. Their strong expertise and professionalism is on display when they fit and maintain our chains on site. The team works hard to keep us safe, enable our machines to stay in operation and minimise our costs.

  • air & allied sales logo
    Marcus Ghikas
    Managing Director, Air and Allied

    “Quality suppliers and supportive business partners, recommended without hesitation”

    Air & Allied Sales (Pacific) has partnered with RUD Chains for the past 25 years to deliver outstanding engineered solutions. The professional and continued relationship with Ian and his team allows us to continue to support our customers above and beyond their needs.

    Our recent requirements have pushed the limits of a standard supplier’s capabilities, but RUD Chains have never waivered in their scaled supply. As a result, we have been able to meet surges in demand without issue, passing on the excellent support offered by RUD Chains to our own customers.

    RUD Chains are both quality suppliers and supportive business partners, and we would recommend them without hesitation.

  • acran logo
    Richard Devereux, Managing Director

    “RUD Chain Drives provide a controlled drive solution for engineering challenge.”

    As Managing Director of ACRAN, we are always excited to provide innovative and quality technical solutions to the market for industrial ventilation, filtration and noise control solutions.

    Recently we completed a project where RUD chain drives provided a controlled drive solution for an Engineered lift and fulfilled the requirements. ACRAN is grateful for the technical and on-site support provided by RUD Chains and look forward to completing future projects together as a trusted partner.

  • gemilang australia logo
    Sarah Forbes

    “Australian Made Endurequip Hoists provide a safe and reliable maintenance system to deliver new bus fleets.”

    At Gemilang, we’re confident that our high-quality Endurequip-made Portalifts and vehicle stands will continue to serve us well as we build more buses for the Australian market. These provide us unparalleled underbody access, thereby giving our clients the reassurance that every single bus component, from top to bottom, is designed, manufactured, secured and inspected thoroughly by our engineers and technicians.

  • Aurizon logo
    Gavin Witton
    Project Leader, CQCN North Wagon Operations, Aurizon

    “Service Levels from design through to commissioning unmatched by others”

    The team at Jilalan appreciate the quality service you provided in the design, fabrication and commissioning of our platforms for our Wagon remediation project.

    RUD’s attention to detail and great communications skills ensured that our project was completed to the highest standard and exceeded our expectations.  From the start of the procurement process you committed to ensuring time frames could be met and delivered quality products as per agreement. We are grateful for this as no other company we contacted could make these commitments.

  • Grima recycling
    Jim Grima
    Grima Recycling

    “RUD service compliments RUD system quality”

    Grima Recycling have been working the team at RUD in realising our plant expansion project. The modular RUD chain conveyor has proved to be reliable and effective for the transfer of of our recycled products from the loader hopper and up the inclined slop as part of our new process line. The regular contact and support provided by RUD compliments the RUD system quality. 

  • Enco precast
    Forbes Day, Operations Manager
    Enco Precast Pty Ltd

    “RUD Engineering support and expertise a real asset”

    ENCO Precast have been involved with RUD for over 10 years now, predominantly for the supply of the Philipp Group Lifting Hoops for Prestressed Precast Concrete elements for bridges. The engineering support led by RUD’s Engineering Manager Matt Pauli is always outstanding and has kept us loyal to RUD.

  • Western Australia

    “RUD Toro X19 chains have surpassed all of our expectations”

    RUD’s service and product support have been excellent. We are happy to recommend RUD to anyone who has problems with their tyre life.

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    Paul Denison
    Bullivants Townsville

    “The RUD team were able to design, manufacture and supply a cost effective solution”

    We see our long term relationship with RUD more as a partnership than supplier and customer. RUD’s service and product support are excellent and their team of industry specialists is always on hand to answer any of our questions.

Talk to RUD today to find out more about our solutions.