The word “piler” doesn't appear in any English dictionary. Who even really knows who coined the term? Common sense would suggest that it derives from the verb, “to pile”, making the piler a machine that makes a pile.
It can certainly be said that Double L's piler line makes a pile – a pile that's 30 feet high and more than 65 feet wide. That's all well and good, but a wise farmer understands that the sum of a machine's value accounts for both what function it performs as well as how well it performs it. To truly be an asset to a farmer's operation, a piler needs to carefully handle the crop, respond quickly to simple controls, and be easy to maintain or repair. Double L manufactures just such a piler.
Whenever your product is dropped, damage may potentially occur. Why take the risk? Double L's pilers come standard with a no-drop telescoping boom to gently convey your product without subjecting it to possible damage.
Hard drops and tumbling potatoes can cause plenty of damage to your product. The 50-foot reach of the piler boom puts potatoes wherever you want them. It reaches the corners of the cellar all the way down to the floor.
Gravity is as helpful in filling a storage as a current is to a boat rowing upstream. It undoes your hard work and can cause damage to your product. The shallow slope of the piler's elevator is a suitable countermeasure. Product is less likely to roll back down the belt, and it flows much more fluidly through the machine.
The Double L Piler works with a number of excellent elevator belting options. The options cover the full spectrum of needs for a variety of products. Choose the one that works best for you from belted chain, mini-cleat, and herringbone.
It's a fact that moving parts are going to wear out eventually. When they do, it shouldn't require the whole machine to be disassembled to remove the one failed part. Double L's new belt drive system allows for bearings to be easily serviced or removed without even taking off the belt.
A typical machine configuration is pretty well set in stone. It takes a cutting torch and a bit of farming ingenuity to make a change. Bolt-in belt slides allow you to easily change the belt configuration of your piler from belted chain to rubber belt and vice versa with no torch or welder required.
The Double L piler nearly runs itself with Autospeed. Optical sensors detect the volume of product feeding into the piler, and the piler's elevator and boom belt speeds adjust automatically. With Tap, Autospeed can be configured using any iOS device. Connect to your piler and change settings without complicated computer software or cables.
The hopper can take some abuse over the years. When it's taken all it can handle, swap it out with just a ratchet. Little refinements in design like this help extend the usable life of your equipment.
The Even Flow hopper features a wider bowl that catches product better as it comes off of the handling line. Its wide and deep sidewalls do a great job funneling product onto the elevator belt. It bolts onto the main frame of the machine for easy replacement or upgrading.
An optional 10-foot hopper extender can be added to the piler intake. The extender lowers the hopper bowl and positions it for better direct access for trucks backing up to it.
Your equipment shouldn't be limited to having a fixed hopper height. In some cases, the hopper needs to be raised to bring it closer to a truck's discharge belt. It may also be necessary to lower the hopper to align it better with your handling line. Whichever situation you are in, Double L's piler can be adjusted to fit your needs.
Trucks can back up directly to the piler with the optional stinger mount. Single- or three-phase electrical power is also available to run the truck's functions.
Properly tracking a rubber belt on a conventional pulley-style conveyor can be very tedious. If not done properly, a misaligned belt can rub against the steel frame of the machine and cause damage to the belt and the machine. V-Guide belt tracking eliminates this hassle by tracking the belt along a formed ridge built into the frame. The ridge prevents the belt from shifting during operation.
Set the pace for filling your storage however you'd like. Double L has you covered with two options for elevator belt speed. The two options include ranges of 230 to 254 feet per minute and 380 to 400 feet per minute. Choose whichever option suits the throughput you need for your operation.
The efficiency of a belt drive system is directly determined by the friction between the belt and pulley. Ceramic lagged pulleys apply non-abrasive traction to the belt with up to twice as much friction of standard rubber lagged pulleys. The ceramic lagging can wick away moisture and dirt far more effectively as well, extending the life of other wearable components throughout the machine.
Rollers typically rely on a small bit of keystock that links the shaft to the roller to transfer torque. Tolerances in manufacturing usually result in a slightly misfitting mate between the two parts. Smooth steel rollers allow the bushing and shaft to tighten to make perfectly to each other for more efficient torque transmission.
While filling your storage, the piler will need to be moved occasionally. The robust hydraulic motors on the discharge axle make moving the machine very easy. The motors have enough torque to compensate for practically any bumps and dips your cellar may have.
It is rarely convenient or effective to be limited to the piler's onboard controls. The Omnex wireless controller give you the freedom to control your piler from wherever you need to be within your cellar.
The crab steering option on Double L's piler line uses the front and back axles in tandem to decrease the machine's turning radius. Manuevering in tight spaces is no longer a problem.
The piler relies on its extended discharge axle to maintain balance while the boom is under load. But the axle has to be retracted for transport. Double L's improved axle design rides on rollers and slides in and out without breaking a sweat.
Running anywhere with or without electrical hookups puts the utility into Double L's utility piler. An onboard 11.7-horsepower gas engine powers all of the piler's functions no matter when or where you need it. Add an electric starter for even more convenience.
Farming is hard enough without having to muscle your equipment into position. Let the utility piler's hydraulic functions raise, lower, and swing the boom for you.
The standard Double L utility piler makes quick work of filling the hopper bowl of a planter. Make even better time with the 30-inch-belt option. It adds up to a 25-percent increase to the machine's efficiency.
All of the piler's efficiency improvements won’t mean anything if the load trickles back down the belt. The Double L utility piler comes standard with a flighted belt that reduces rollback.