Sizing Is Important When Selling Gravel

27 September 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


If you are going to start selling off gravel, there are a lot of things that you are going to have to do in order to make sure that you are doing everything you can to become a top provider so that companies will come to you instead of other companies. One of the things you are going to need to make sure you're doing is to give an accurate grade of gravel. You don't want for your customer to order a particular size or grade of gravel only for them to end up with something else altogether because then you have an unhappy customer who may spread the word that they were displeased with your service. So, what are some things you can do to make sure that doesn't happen?


One of the most important and easiest things you can do is to size the gravel. There are a lot of ways that you can do it, but the easiest way to do it is to use vibrations and mesh screens. The way that you do is to use something like a vibrating table that has a series of mesh screens with progressively smaller holes. As the gravel falls onto the vibrating table, the shaking will cause the gravel to run through the screens. As the holes get smaller, the larger pieces get caught up in the higher screens. So the first screen may allow pieces of rock and gravel that are fist-sized and smaller to fall through while the last screen will only let bits of grit fall through. It may take a number of screens to get there and you may have to have a number of tables to get it all sized, but it will happen. 


Grading the gravel can be more difficult, because size is an objective rating while grade is much more subjective. One way to do that is to grade by roughness. For example, you may want to grade pea-size gravel as round and irregular. There may be places that are looking specifically for that particular style. Grading can be a time-consuming task at first, but once you have established the way that you are going to grade and come up with a way to do it efficiently, you should be able to get it done faster. 

Gravel is always going to be needed. If it's something that you have decided to sell, you want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to make sure that you are selling the best product. Contact a company, like Midwestern Industries Inc, for more help.