// 22 August 2022 @ 13:19

Following on our extensive success with the series of Truck Unloaders (Olympian® Drive Over, Titan® Rear Tip and Titan® Dual Entry Truck Unloader), we are delighted to add a Side Tipping Truck Unloader to our Titan® range.


The latest Telestack Truck Unloader is based on decades of proven designs and enables clients such as mine operators or contractors to efficiently unload and stockpile material from Side Tipper road trains.



Based on a modular plug and play model, the complete system is set up with all equipment supplied by Telestack offering a complete integrated modular package for unloading and stacking or ship loading a range of bulk materials.

Unload side tipper road trains

The Side Tipper enables the trucks to “tip and go” based on the holding capacity of the Hopper. The heavy-duty apron belt feeder provides robustness of an apron Feeder along with the sealing qualities of a belt feeder. Titan Bulk Reception Feeders incorporate a heavy duty apron chain belt feeder which ensures the surge of material discharging from the truck can be transferred in a regulated and controlled manner. Steep hopper sides along with wear resistant liners enable a controlled material flow for even the stickiest of materials. Surges of material are handled by high torque planetary gearboxes. All units are equipped with variable speed drives to allow the operator to adjust the speed depending on the material characteristics. 

Perpendicular Link Conveyor to TS Radial Telescopic Stacker 

Once a regulated feed is discharged from the Side Tipper, material is transferred at 90° to a TS 52 Radial Telescopic Stacker. The complete system is integrated and the Telestack stacker can be set up to either manually or automatically stack the material. The TS 52 Radial Telescopic Conveyor has a discharge height of 17.5 metres for example combined with a stockpiling capacity of >67,000 tonnes at 180° (aggregates at 1.6 t/m³ @ 37° angle of repose).  Using the Telescopic feature of the radial telescopic stacker, the user is able to stockpile up to 30% more than when using the more traditional fixed boom radial stacking conveyor in the same footprint. 

International Sales Manager Philip Waddell explains, “Telestack are the only supplier to our knowledge that can offer a complete and single-source modular solution to the marketplace of this nature and we pride ourselves on listening to the needs’ of our Customers. When we began our exploratory discussions with our dealer in Australia, it didn’t take long to recognise the potential for this product. We are fortunate to partner with a Dealer like OPS as they are close to the ground and they understand the needs of their customers. Our success is in adaptability and flexibility and the multi-purpose use of this product demonstrates the benefits in investing in such a unit.”  

Conventional “Deep Pit” or underground truck tipping hoppers require expensive civil works to install and cannot be moved or relocated as your plant expands. A Surface Feeder will allow you, the client, to provide a semi-permanent solution that has the added advantage of being fixed during operation, but also have the ability to be relocated at a later date. 


As shown above, other examples of side tip unloaders require a deep wall / high bench setup. This requires expensive and time-consuming civils to be implemented. All costs are unrequired when using a Telestack Side Tip Unloader.

Typical Applications include:

  • Unloading into side tipper unloader to feed stacker on quarry/mine sites to build up large stockpiles.
  • Unloading into side tipper to reclaim material onto the overland conveyor.
  • Loading material at rail depots directly into rail wagons or containers to eliminate the use of front-end loaders.
  • Unloading into side tipper to feed ship or barge loading systems.
  • Intake point for a material processing plant
  • Unloading into side tipper unloader to feed conveyor systems into bulk storage sheds to eliminate the use of pushing up with loaders.

Advantages of a Side Tipper

  • Minimum Civil Requirements
  • Rapid set up time in remote areas
  • Can be moved from location to location
  • Completely integrating system.
  • Can be customized to suit the client’s individual material and trailer requirements.
  • Customized to local guarding electrical and structural standards.

Waddell continues “This is an important project for Telestack as it demonstrates our response to the “voice of the customer” and our ability to adapt existing tried and tested technology to new applications. We have been installing static, wheeled and tracked mobile bulk reception feeders for well over a decade now and we have an intricate understanding of the technology. Supported every step of the way by the factory and the dealer, our Titan range continues to grow in numbers and features. Our experience in a variety of sectors is invaluable in ensuring a successful design and our involvement from the start is important so we clearly understand the technical and commercial needs of any project that allows us to make specialist recommendations based on our international experience.”