Sukup Bucket Elevators - Built to Your Specifications

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Sukup Bucket Elevator System Sukup Bucket Elevator System

Sukup Bucket Elevators incorporate industry leading technology and are built to your specifications. UHMW seals on all shafts, durable SOFR rubber belting, heavy-gauge trunking, oversized access ports, and Low Impact Head design make this elevator the engineering benchmark for grain handling.


  • Low-impact, controlled discharge head design with split-style hood allows for easy interior accessibility
  • Externally-mounted, heavy-duty pillow block bearings include adjustability with standard jack bolts on head.
  • Lifting eyes are located on the hood of the elevator to ease hood assembly and removal
  • Adjustable throat wiper.
  • Interior lip to keep moisture out and dust in
  • Expanded metal-back urethane liner standard on 36” and larger
  • Tapered bushing at pulley to eliminate lateral movement
  • Sukup Bucket Elevator Head Sukup Bucket Elevator Head
  • Split hood allows for easy interior accessibility without having to completely remove the hood.
  • Easy, tool-free access doors at head.
  • Heavy structual frame on head.
  • Heavy-duty, crowned face, slide lagged head pulley
  • Head platforms come preassembled from factory.
  • Ball Bearings come standard on head shaft sizes 3 7/16” and smaller. Sukup utilizes Roller Bearings for head shaft sizes 3 15/16” and larger. Roller Bearings are optional on all smaller bucket elevators. Split Roller Bearings come standard on 5 7/16” and larger head shaft sizes.


  • Square, parallel, fixture-welded, dust- and weather-tight heavy-gauge trunking with large removable panels on inspection section
  • Squaring plates and alignment pins (patent pending) are at the top and bottom of every section to align trunking and eliminate twisted trunk sections, making assembly easier.
  • Turned, ground and polished shaft.
  • Optional gravity take-up.
  • Standard and flared inlet hoppers


Sukup Bucket Elevator Boot Sukup Bucket Elevator Boot
  • Large, easy, tool-free access doors with a unique spring latch and rollers on each end.
  • Externally-mounted, heavy-duty pillow block bearings
  • Smooth, crown-faced boot pulley.
  • Hat section at bottom of clean-out doors to minimize contact with concrete
  • Corrosion-resistant Acme screw take-up
  • Bolted construction for easy repair and replacement

Other Features:

  • Static conductive, Oil resistant, and Fire Retardant (SOFR) rubber belting is standard on all Sukup bucket elevators.
  • Belt Misalignment Sensors
  • Spiral Winged Pulley Increased pulley-to-belt contact over winged pulley. Eliminates noise caused by winged pulleys.
  • Gravity Take-Up Eases overall use of your bucket elevator. Maintains proper belt tension, and reduces maintenance.
  • High-density, non-sparking, polyethylene buckets.
  • Nylon, urethane and steel buckets are optional when moving highly abrasive materials.
  • Vented buckets are also available.
  • Large platforms increases safety because there is more room to work.

Optional Features:

Sukup Bucket Elevator Distributor Sukup Bucket Elevator Distributor
  • A Winged Pulley prevents material collecting on the pulley face.
  • Standard and Flared Inlet Hoppers Also available with optional 10 gauge abrasion-resistant liners.
  • Valving
  • Distributors
  • Guy Brackets
  • Shovel Pockets
  • Motion Sensors
  • Ceramic Chip Urethane Lining
  • Bearing and Surface Sensors
  • Ladder & Cage Assembly
  • Reducer Backstops