Engineered Overland Conveyor

Made to Order Material Handling

While haul trucks can bring flexibility to transport applications, the short and long-term economic implications are causing operators to seek alternatives. In many cases, engineered overland conveyors (sometimes called “groundline”) are the most cost-effective method of transporting bulk material to processing plants or loading facilities. 

Unstable fuel prices, permitting regulations, labor training and equipment maintenance all hit the pocketbook. As a result, more and more operations conduct feasibility studies into the use of overland conveyors for long-distance transport.

Calculations projecting the use of conveyors combined with haul trucks — or conveyors replacing haul trucks — support a dramatic return on investment following installation.

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Engineered Overland Conveyor by Superior Industries

Superior Components

Perhaps our most unique feature is conveyor components manufacturing. All the idlers, pulleys, scrapers and accessories are built by Superior.


Custom Engineering

From channel depth to mechanical systems, every detail is based on specifications of your application like material characteristics and capacity.


In-House Engineering

100% of your new equipment is designed within the same company that manufactures the overland conveyor. Right here at Superior.


Total Package

As manufacturers of entire processing plants, a conveyor is never an independent project. It’s designed to work with the rest of your equipment.


Drive Design

Be confident that the engine of your conveyor — the PT components — are specced, assembled and tested all within Superior.

Personal Ingredients

From head to tail, our overland conveyors are 100% Superior.

While most conveyor manufacturers outsource parts production, Superior uses our own ingredients. All the idlers, pulleys, scrapers and accessories – basically the operating components of your conveyor – are designed and built right here.

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of overland conveyors


Handle a wide spectrum of capacities from a trickle all the way up to 30,000 tons per hour.


20+ years of service life means overland conveyors operate long after a truck fleet is retired.


Reduced costs of fuel, labor, MSHA training, emissions, maintenance and engine depreciation.

Haul Trucks

Proper blending of crushed rock and overburden material fed in desired percentages.


Haul trucks emit and stir pollution along their entire path producing dust, noise and traffic.


Engineered overland conveyors offer quiet material transport and can blend in with the environment.


Truck efficiency is compromised up inclines, while overland technology tackles inclines up to 35%.

Accelerated Commissioning: Zipline® Conveyor

Pre-Engineered. Modular Design. Toolless Assembly.

Cost Per Ton Comparison

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Number of Trucks

Tons Per Load

Cycle Time

Purchase Price

Depreciation Schedule

Expected Life

Maintenance/Fuel Per Hour

Lifetime Maintenance

Cost per ton



10 Minutes


7 Years

30,000 Hours





Net Elevation Change

Tons Per Hour


Purchase Price

Depreciation Schedule

Site Preparation

Electricity (kwh) Per Hour

Conveyor Sections

Cost Per Ton

40′ (12m)




20 Years





Related Products

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Zipline® Overland Conveyor

Trailblazer® Conveyor

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Stock Inventory

Most of the time, we rely on our dealers to stock Superior equipment. However, we typically have a small amount of factory stock.

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