How to choose the right size conveyor belt.

In 1905, Richard Sutcliffe invented the first conveyor belts for use in coal mines which revolutionised the mining industry. In 1913, Henry Ford (the guy who owns one of the biggest car manufacturers) later popularised the invention when he introduced conveyor-belt assembly lines at Ford Motor Company's Highland Park, Michigan factory.

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Shifta Conveyor belts: A dream come true for landscape gardeners

As a landscape gardener, you’re a creative and practical workhorse with a passion for creating functional, beautiful and relaxing gardens in all shapes and sizes.

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How to efficiently remove soil from complex construction sites

As you stand there in your helmet and high-vis jacket staring into the abyss of your construction site, you put your hands on your hips, let out a sigh and think to yourself; “How on earth do we shift all this soil?!”.

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How do I power my Shifta Conveyor Belt(s)?

The Shifta conveyor belt is recognised in the industry as being the best equipment to transport rubble, aggregates and soils. Its aluminium structure makes it both lightweight and extremely portable, helping you to maximise efficiency and mitigate downtime in your project.

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How to avoid earth shattering costs in your demolition project

Whether you’re knocking down one wall to renovate an old property or are planning a full scale demolition project to make way for an entirely new structure, one thing's for sure - what goes up must come back down again.

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How to get the most out of your temporary conveyor belt system

Whether you’re building a swimming pool, extending your home or tunnelling beneath it to build a basement, one thing's for sure, you’ve got a lot of earth to shift! You know it’s going to take more than a spade and wheelbarrow to remove it.

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5 things to know when hiring a conveyor belt

Whether you’re excavating a basement, installing a swimming pool or carrying out construction and demolition projects, hiring a conveyor belt is the perfect solution for removing large amounts of rubble, soil or aggregates. It helps you complete the job in the most efficient and cost-effective way, without the significant overheads of buying machinery outright. And isn’t that just great?!

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Basement excavations and conveyor belts: A match made in heaven.

Down is the new up! As housing prices in the capital continue to skyrocket, basement excavations have more than tripled in London since 2008. If you’re amongst the many homeowners ‘digging’ this new way of life, then you’ll appreciate the inevitable conundrum of seeing what lies beneath; “How do I remove all that soil and dirt!?”

Image source:  Raumplan house and garden, Dublin, Ireland designed by John Feely Architects. Photograph: Alamy

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