Ernest Industries
Shortstop Loading System Specificatons
Mfg ERNEST INDUSTRIES, INC.
Model Shortstop ® Loading System
General Self-contained loading system designed specifically for loading rotating drum concrete mixers.  The unit is equipped with a 1.5 cubic yard aggregate hopper, cement bag breaker, operator’s platform and conveyor loading belt.  Simple to operate and ships completely assembled.
Dimensions Approximately
16' long
4'6" wide
6' tall
Weight Shipping weight, approximately 3,000 lbs.
Production The unit shall be capable of delivering aggregate & cement a rate of one cubic yard every 3-4 minutes.
Hopper The unit will feature an aggregate hopper fabricated from ¼” steel electrically welded at all joints. The hopper will have a volume of approximately (1.5) cubic yards. An adjustable dam gate to regulate material discharge speed will be provided. Welded graduations marks inside the hopper  of 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1& 1-1/4 cubic yards will be provided for calibrating recipes.
Frame The main frame of the Shortstop Loading System is fabricated from heavy duty structural steel H beam & steel tubing, rigidly reinforced and electrically welded at all joints. Two each 4” X 8” X ¼” rectangular tube forklift staves will be provided to easily move the unit with a standard forklift.  The main H frame structure will be elevated approximately 6” on four corners for easy cleaning under the unit. Each elevated leg will be equipped with a heavy-duty ½” A-36 plate with mounting hole.
Operators Platform A platform shall be provided at the rear of the unit complete with two each ladder assemblies for ingress/egress from either side of the machine.  The platform will be rigidly welded to the main frame and feature self cleaning open floor grate.  Hand railing with a removable chain section shall be provided.
Conveyor The conveyor will be a high capacity troughing style roller type conveyor. The main conveyor frame shall be structural steel channel, equipped with replaceable trough type rollers and standard idler rollers. An 18” wide (220 lb, 2 ply 5/16” thick rubber belt) with snag free lacing   designed specifically for aggregate service shall be provided.  A hydraulic motor directly coupled to the drive pulley will power the conveyor belt. The conveyor will feature a lagged head pulley and self cleaning winged tail pulley.  A spring loaded belt scraper will be provided with replaceable UMHW scraper blade.  The conveyor will be equipped with removable sheet metal guarding top & bottom.  
Water Meter The conveyor will be a high capacity troughing style roller type conveyor. The main conveyor frame shall be structural steel channel, equipped with replaceable trough type rollers and standard idler rollers. An 18” wide (220 lb, 2 ply 5/16” thick rubber belt) with snag free lacing   designed specifically for aggregate service shall be provided.  A hydraulic motor directly coupled to the drive pulley will power the conveyor belt. The conveyor will feature a lagged head pulley and self cleaning winged tail pulley.  A spring loaded belt scraper will be provided with replaceable UMHW scraper blade.  The conveyor will be equipped with removable sheet metal guarding top & bottom. 
Cement Bag Breaker A cement bag breaker will be provided, accessible from the platform on the rear of the unit.  The bag breaker will feature a knife to easily split cement bags along with a screen to prevent bag particles from getting into the mix. The bag breaker will pivot away from aggregate hopper for loading.
Engine & Power System The Shortstop Loading System is completely self-contained, powered by a Honda 13 HP gasoline engine and integral hydraulic system.  A gear type hydraulic  pump is directly coupled to the Honda engine and features a hydraulic reservoir with return filter and filler/breather/strainer assembly. The Honda engine will be equipped with a cyclone type air cleaner for added protection in dusty environment.  The hydraulic system will include a spool type on/off valve for conveyor, pressure relief valve and hydraulic hoses rated at 2,500 psi operating pressure.   All hoses will be supported in vibration proof clamp assemblies to prevent rubbing on frame work.
Controls A single control panel will be conveniently located on the frame near the conveyor discharge and engine recoil.  The controls shall consist of conveyor (on/off), water meter and water valve.  All controls will be marked for function.
Shipping Unit ships completely assembled via open flat deck trailer (LTL load). Shipment via common carrier (van body), we recommend additional crating for protection.  Export crating available, POR.
Warranty The unit carries a one year warranty against defective parts and workmanship.
For details see: Terms of Sale and Warranty
Optional Equipment
SA Batcher The SA Batcher combines the Shortstop Loading System and CS-125 Cement Silo for semi automated batching.  The SA Batcher offers automated delivery of cement to the batch using our exclusive time based metering system.  This reduces the labor of “breaking cement bags”.  The SA Batcher includes; standard Shortstop Loading System less cement bag breaker, CS-125 Cement Silo with OECS125-1, OECS125-2, OECS125-3. See separate brochure and basic dimensions drawings.
Shortstop Loading
System 3.5
Shortstop Loading System with extended conveyor and larger hopper for loading Shortstop 3.5 truck mounted mixers.  See separate specifications for Shortstop Loading System 3.5
OESSLS-1 Electric start Honda 13 HP in lieu of recoil start.
OESSLS-2 Optional diesel engine, Hatz 10 HP diesel engine with recoil start.
OESSLS-3 Optional diesel engine, Hatz 10 HP diesel with electric start.
OESSLS-3.1 Optional 15 HP electric motor 230/460 volt with NEMA IV controls. Disconnect by others.
OESSLS-4 Scale: aggregate hopper equipped with a scale system.  The scale is complete with large LED readout and requires 110 volt AC power
  Class A Spare Parts Inventory
Inventory of common replacement parts needed during normal operations of the machine.  Strongly recommend for export machines.
CEMENT SILOS
CS-125 CS-125 Cement silo, 10,000 lb capacity with 6” diameter metering screw conveyor.  Self contained 13 HP gasoline engine with electric start, hydraulic powered screw conveyor with manual controls. Silo is designed to be filled with super sacs suspended overhead with a forklift or front end loader.  The Silo has an approximate loading height of 9’ and auger has a discharge height of 5’.  The CS-125 series silos are designed to be modular additions to the Shortstop® Loading System.
OECS125-1 Time Based Metering Control
A time based metering controller complete with remote pendant shall be provided .  The timer is 12VDC powered and features key pad, LED readout and is NEMA IV rated for outdoors.  The control is time based and features calibration instructions and related excel spreadsheet for recipe generation.  The pendant control features a master on/off switch, cycle start and cycle stop push buttons.  The control box is NEMA IV rated and equipped with a magnetic base. The optional hydraulic vibrator is strongly recommend for time based batching system to insure consistent material flow. 
OECS125-2 Operator Platform
An operator platform and ladder assembly shall be provided.  The complete unit shall bolt to the main frame and be removable for transport.  The ladder will be fabricated from 1-1/4” square tubing with non skid perforated ladder rungs.  The platform shall be a non skid removable grate.  Hand railing will be provided on two sides of the ladder.
OECS125-3 Hydraulic Vibrator
Hydraulic vibrator, one each hydraulic powered vibrator attached to a  structural steel channel iron.  The unit will be attached to the cone section on the silo near the discharge.  The vibrator will activate simultaneously with the auger.  Hydraulic flow to the vibrator will be adjustable at the control panel with a proportional control valve.
OECS125-4 Diesel Engine
Optional diesel engine, Hatz 10 HP diesel with electric start.
OECS125-5 Electric Motor
Optional 10 HP electric motor 230/460 volt with NEMA IV controls. Disconnect by others.