Bunker Reclaim System

KE Agri International BunkerSweeper 500 temporary storage reclaimer

Reprinted from Grain Journal May/June 2019 Issue

Australian-based KE Agri International has been designing and building material handling equipment for the grain industry for more than 40 years.

In March 2019, the company introduced the BunkerSweeper 500, a self-contained, self-propelled temporary storage reclaimer, for the North American market.


  • Swing conveyor provides multi-directional feed.
  • Height-adjustable seep auger allows for various ground levels.
  • Pneumatic tractor tires provide good stability and traction.
  • Sweep auger is 26 feet (8 meters) wide.

"Because the BunkerSweeper is self-propelled, it doesn't need to rely on tractors," says Owner and Managing Director Jason Kilic. "It's highly maneuverable, so it can twist, turn, and change its angle of attack around a bunker or ground pile. It's designed to make reclaiming grain from a bunker or ground pile and loading into truck quick and easy."

One-person Operation

"The BunkerSweeper has a design capacity of 18,000 bph (500 tph) and is easy to transport," adds Kilic. "Essential design elements make it safe and easy for one person to operate, reducing labor costs. Pay loaders, which are currently used to reclaim grain from bunkers and ground piles, are expemsive, costly to run, and have safety risks associated with them."

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Grain Journal May/June 2019

View this review and more in the Grain Journal May/June 2019 magazine.