Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

The Wonderful World of Spout Liners

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 4, 2022 7:00:36 PM

Small particles can cause big-time damage. Anyone who works in mining, aggregate, or agriculture can attest to the abrasion caused by processing tons of sand, grain, seed, fertilizer, and other items. If you’re replacing steel spouts on a regular basis, you’re wasting time and money that could be better spent elsewhere.

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Stop Abrasion from Eating Away at Your Profits

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 13, 2022 3:55:28 PM

If you don’t work in an industry that handles grain, sand, aggregate, or gravel, then you might be surprised to hear just how much damage those small, seemingly harmless particles can cause on expensive machinery. Sand and gravel are the most commonly mined materials in the world, with between 32 and 50 billion tons extracted globally each year. That is a LOT of sand and gravel - and a LOT of abrasion to fight. Abrasion causes damage that not only leads to frustrating downtime but also wreaks havoc on your bottom line. As it tears through your spouts and liners, it’s also tearing through your cash. But what if we told you that the endless cycle of replacing pipes, augurs, screws, housings, and chutes could be a thing of the past?

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Gear Up for Spring with Tuff-Tube

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 20, 2021 7:04:45 PM

These cold, dark months provide the perfect opportunity for planning and strategizing for next spring. What’s on your list for repairs or replacements? For industries that move a lot of grain, sand, seed, fertilizer, or other small particles, metal spouts are often on the “replace” list for the coming season. But what if they didn’t have to be? What if there was a way to protect your metal spouts from the abrasion caused by millions of tiny pieces being processed day after day? We created Tuff-Tube to solve exactly that problem.

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Topics: Tuff Tube

The Tuff-Tube: Durable, Economical, Easy

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jun 24, 2021 3:27:25 PM

Tiny particles create big problems for our customers in the mining and agriculture industries. The constant flow of grain, seed, fertilizer, and sand will wear down metal spouting in one season or less. The abrasion damage on spouts can lead to costly repairs, replacements, and significant downtime for your operation. So, what’s the solution?

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Topics: Tuff Tube

When the Going Gets Tough: Get Tuff-Tube®

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 17, 2021 11:36:25 AM

Small particles can cause huge amounts of damage. Grain is an incredibly abrasive material, so you can imagine it does a number on the steel spouts it tumbles down day after day. Oftentimes, a steel spout will see so much abrasion from grain that it has to be replaced within the season. This is costly and wastes your time, money, and materials - but fortunately for you, there’s a better way. We created our patented Tuff-Tube® to solve this problem for our customers that work with grain, sand, or other small abrasive particles.

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Make Your Life Easier with Tuff-Tube Spout Liners!

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 8, 2020 12:04:38 PM

Industries that regularly handle grain, seed, sand, and fertilizer all have one thing in common: spouts that get a lot of wear and tear. Abrasion from small particles causes extensive damage to steel spouts, rendering them completely useless over time. You have two options; replace spouts regularly and suffer the expense and consequence of downtime or protect your existing spout. Reduce costs, reduce downtime, and get more for your money with Tuff-Tube Spout Liners!

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Extend the Life of Your Equipment This Harvest Season

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Aug 26, 2020 5:53:14 PM

Harvest season is right around the corner. Is your equipment ready? Perhaps you’ve considered replacing expensive machinery, or purchasing new spouts in preparation for a busy harvest. Fortunately, you may not have to! With Sioux Rubber & Urethane products, you can save the expense of costly repairs and extend the life of your existing equipment for many seasons to come. Save yourself time and money with these innovative solutions, designed with the agriculture industry in mind:

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Topics: Tuff Tube

3 Products that Fight Lost Productivity

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 25, 2020 2:28:39 PM

When your machines or equipment breaks down due to abrasion, impact or corrosion issues, you’re losing money. Daily wear and tear is common, but your equipment is only designed to take so much. When this happens, not only has production stopped but the costs quickly add up with repairs and downtime. We developed rubber and urethane products that take the daily abuse from abrasion, impact and corrosion, saving your equipment and protecting your materials. Better yet, when the rubber or urethane wears out, that’s all that needs to be replaced, saving you time and money.

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Topics: Clamp Pads, HawkPad, Tuff Tube

Line Your Steel Spouts With Tuff-Tube Today For A Smooth Harvest Tomorrow

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM

How often have you had to replace your metal conveyance equipment? Unprotected steel takes a beating from the bushels of corn, soybeans and other grains that tumble down it to silos or trucks. When a spout goes down, all processes are halted and the lost dollar signs start spinning in your head. Instead of sitting on your hands waiting for a spout to be repaired or replaced, avoid the situation entirely by investing in a wear- and abrasion solution like Tuff-Tube[Symbol].

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Topics: Tuff Tube, Endurawear, Urethane

3 Ways To Improve Your Productivity

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Abrasion, heavy impact and corrosion are three problems that damage your expensive machinery. Daily wear and tear leads to breakdowns, and until you’re back up and running, you’re losing money. We understand this better than anyone which is why we’ve developed an entire menu of rubber and urethane products that help your expensive equipment last and keep production moving.

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Topics: HawkPad, Rubber Products, Tuff Tube, Urethane Products, Endurawear