Smalis' portable conveyors are frequently referred to as Transfer Conveyors or Grasshopper Conveyors. These portable units allow producers to convey materials from one point to another, eliminating the need and expense of loaders, trucks, fuel and personnel, thus reducing job costs and production times. Using a portable unit allows the producer to utilize every bit of stockpile and storage space on their site.
Portable Conveyors are comprised of field bolted prefabricated truss sections. One end is elevated by struts from an axle equipped with tires. The transfer or grasshopper conveyors are moved around the site pads by the use of a large fork truck or front-end loader.