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Bucket Elevator Chain


With an ever-growing need for production increases and demand the need for a reliable and robust bucket elevator chain has never been greater. Bucket elevator chains are designed for heavy-duty lifting applications around the world. Our selection of high-strength bucket chains set themselves apart by utilizing superior steel alloys and specific manufacturing processes to produce a bucket elevator chain capable of handling even the harshest of environments. USA Roller Chain is a bucket elevator chain supplier for many companies around the world. Our industry experience and quality products are sure to exceed all of your expectations! We also supply bucket elevator chain sprockets, shafting, bearings, motors, and gear reducers to ensure safe and efficient transport, even for high-temperature materials. We also supply complete bucket elevator conveyor systems with a team of engineers ready to design the perfect system to 'elevate' your production to the next level!

Bucket Elevator Chain Applications

Bucket elevators are used for transporting various materials from powder, granular, and lumpy. The below materials are common materials that are transferred with bucket elevators.
- Cement
- Limestone powder and other crushed rock types
- Gravel
- Coke
- Slag
- Clinker

Bucket Elevator Chain Sizes

The below chain sizes are dimensionally equivalent drop-in replacements to other chain manufacturers so no modifications will be required when using these chains. However, these chains utilized better-refined material, specific heat-treatments, and propriety manufacturing processes that increase the working life and performance of these chains compared to what else is on the market.

Chain Size
Style
Pitch (P)
Base Chain Max. Width (A)
Width Between Inner Plates (K)
Plate Thickness (T)
Plate Height (F)
Sidebar Heat Treat
Pin Diameter (G)
Pin Heat Treat
Bushing LTB (D)
Bushing Dia (I)
Bushing Heat-Treat
EL856HSP B 6" 6.44" 3" 0.50" 2.50" TH 1.00" TH/IH 4.00" 1.75" CH
EL956HSP A 6" 6.44" 3" 0.50" 3.00" TH 1.00" TH/IH 4.00" 1.75" CH
EL857HSP B 6" 6.44" 3" 0.50" 3.25" TH 1.00" TH/IH 4.00" 1.75" CH
EL958HSP A 6" 6.44" 3" 0.56" 3.25" TH 1.13" TH/IH 4.13" 2.00" CH
EL859HSP B 6" 7.74" 3.75" 0.62" 4.00" TH 1.25" TH/IH 5.00" 2.38" CH
EL864HSP B 7" 7.74" 3.75" 0.62" 4.00" TH 1.25" TH/IH 5.00" 2.38" CH
EL984HSP A 7" 7.74" 3.75" 0.62" 4.00" TH 1.375" TH/IH 5.00" 2.50" CH
Note: TH = Through Hardened, IH = Induction Hardened, CH = Case Hardened

EL Bucket Elevator Chain Attachment Dimensions


Chain Size
Attachment Style
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
(F)
(G)
(H)
(J)
(K)
(T)
Weight (LBS/ Ft)
EL856HSP K24 7.25" 1.75" 1.88" 0.69" 2.50" 9.38" -- 6.91" -- -- 0.50" 27.5
EL956HSP K24 7.25" 1.75" 1.888" 0.69" 2.50" 9.38" -- 6.91" -- -- 0.50" 29
EL857HSP K44 7.00" 1.25" 2.50" 0.56" 3.50" 14.00" 12.00" 5.50" 1.25" 3.50" 0.50" 38
EL958HSP K44 7.00" 1.25" 2.50" 0.56" 3.50" 13.68" 12.00" 5.75" 1.25" 3.50" 0.50" 40
EL859HSP K44 9.00" 1.62" 3.00" 0.69" 2.75" 15.00" 13.00" 5.92" 0.75" 4.50" 0.62" 59
EL864HSP K443 9.00" 1.62" 3.00" 0.69" 3.75" 15.00" 13.00" 7.00" 0.75" 5.50" 0.62" 55
EL984HSP K443 9.00" 1.62" 3.00" 0.69" 3.75" 14.88" 13.00" 7.32" 0.75" 5.50" 0.62" 58

6000 Series Bucket Elevator Chains

The 6000 series bucket elevator chains are among the most common and are supplied with K-style attachments attached to the chain for the buckets to fasten to.

Chain Size
Attachment Style
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E/F)
(G)
6956PB K 6.000" 3.000" 1.750" 3.000" 0.500" 1.000"
6867R K 6.000" 3.000" 1.750" 3.250" 0.500" 1.000"
6866R K 6.000" 2.500" 2.375" 3.000" 0.500" 1.250"
6869R K 6.000" 3.720" 2.375" 4.000" 0.625" 1.250"
6969R K 6.000" 3.720" 2.500" 4.000" 0.625" 1.500"
6864R K 7.000" 3.720" 2.375" 4.000" 0.625" 1.250"
6684R K 7.000" 3.750" 2.500" 4.000" 0.625" 1.375"
6875R K 7.000" 3.750" 2.500" 4.000" 0.625" 1.500"

G-100 Bucket Elevator Chains

G-100 series bucket elevator chains are commonly referred to as super capacity chains and have a U type attachment on the sidebar along with an alternating pitch for improvement on movement in the system and wear resistance.

Chain Size
Attachment Style
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E/F)
(G)
3252PR U 9.000" 2.625" 3.000" 2.500" 0.500" 1.000"
4035PB U 9.000" 3.160" 3.500" 3.000" 0.500" 1.125"
4065 U 9.000" 3.060" 4.250" 3.500" 0.625" 1.250"
4037PB U 9.000" 3.250" 4.500" 4.000" 0.625" 1.500"

G-9 Bucket Elevator Chains

G-9 series bucket elevator chains are also considered to be super capacity type and use a G-style attachment on the sidebars. These chains are available as straight sidebar type chains or as offset type chains.

Chain Size
Sidebar Style
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E/F)
(G)
(H)
6859R O 9.000" 2.500" 1.750" 2.500" 0.500" 1.000" 5.390"
6881AR O 9.000" 3.000" 2.375" 3.500" 0.625" 1.500" 6.563"
6889PB O 9.000" 2.750" 2.750" 4.000" 0.625" 1.623" 6.188"
3252PR S 9.000" 2.625" 3.000" 2.500" 0.500" 1.000" 5.422"
4065 S 9.000" 3.060" 4.250" 3.500" 0.625" 1.250" 6.484"

Welded Steel Bucket Elevator Chains

Hard face welded steel bucket elevator chains utilize paddles on each side for a maximum consistent flow rate, they are manufactured from high-strength steel and have a special surface heat-treat for abrasion and wear resistance.

Chain Size
Attachment Style
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E/F)
(G)
(H)
WS5157H Paddle/ Flight 6.050" 3.000" 1.750" 2.500" 0.625" 1.125" 6.875"
WS6067HHF Paddle/ Flight 9.000" 3.625" 2.500" 2.500" 0.750" 1.250" 8.018"
WS6267HHF Paddle/ Flight 9.000" 3.625" 2.500" 2.500" 0.750" 1.375" 8.062"
WS5121HHF Paddle/ Flight 9.000" 3.625" 2.500" 2.500" 1.125" 1.250" 9.873"
WS5221HHF Paddle/ Flight 9.000" 3.625" 2.500" 2.500" 1.125" 1.375" 9.813"
WS6121HHF Paddle/ Flight 9.000" 3.625" 2.500" 2.500" 1.125" 1.250" 9.875"
WS6221HHF Paddle/ Flight 9.000" 3.625" 2.500" 2.500" 1.125" 1.375" 9.813"

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