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ASTEC Bulk Handling Solutions


Astec Bulk Handling Solutions (ABHS) draws upon existing experience, proven engineering designs and manufacturing footprints from Astec Industries companies around the world to deliver what our customers are asking for:  a single source for customized bulk handling solutions.

Our expertise includes a range of applications, including Barge Loading / Unloading, Ship Loading / Unloading , Rail Wagon Loading / Unloading, Stacking and Reclaiming. Astec Bulk Handling Solutions delivers custom built, innovative products to ensure the optimum results for your application.


Applications Include:

Loading vessels direct from trucks, mobile harbour cranes and wheel loaders
Unloading vessels via clamshells/grabs
Stacking and reclaiming material in stockyards and warehouses
Loading rail wagons directly from trucks, mobile harbour cranes and wheel loaders
Unloading rail wagons via clamshells/grabs


Benefits of ASTEC Bulk Handling Solutions:

Equipment needs significantly less skill to operate compared to traditional methods
Substantial reduction of labor and running costs
Significantly lower capital expenditure and maintenance compared to traditional methods
Higher production rates, so reduced vessel loading times
Elimination of double handling – direct truck-to-vessel loading, direct front loader-to-vessel loading, direct rail wagon-to-       vessel loading
Fully mobile – can be moved from site to site easily, no civil permits required. Fully self-contained tracked diesel options available
Supported by our parent company, Astec Industries (, and their vast aftermarket network with multiple locations all over the USA and the rest of the world

Howell's extensive product line of excavators, mini-excavators, shovels, wheel loaders, skid steers, haul trucks, material handlers, and hydraulic hammers comes from manufacturers such as Allied, KCM, Hitachi, Mantis, Moxy and Sennebogen.