Backfilling over geotextile
Earthmoving equipment can cause mechanical damage to seams and geotextile if insufficient care is taken. Telebelts don’t pose this mechanical risk and can safely achieve high backfill rates.
Placing soil and landscaping material on batters
Telebelts can evenly and accurately place soil and landscaping material on batters, and are suitable for filling confinement structures through the ability to control belt speed and discharge height.
Placing soil and landscaping material in inaccessible areas
The location and shape of run-off catchments and the like can make it difficult for earthmoving equipment to safely access for construction and maintenance. A Telebelt can transfer and distribute material such that minimal finishing work is required.
Placing soil and landscaping material in sensitive areas
Telebelts can be used to place soil along creek banks or on fauna bridges, where using construction equipment would be unsafe or damage the environment.
Backfilling around underground water storage tanks
No machinery weight is borne by the tanks during backfilling when a Telebelt is used. The belt speed and discharge height can be controlled to further reduce the risk of damage.
Placing material for building artificial wetlands, phytocaps, etc
The slewing and telescoping capabilities of a Telebelt mean that it can place material evenly in areas with a freeform shape that can be difficult for earthmoving equipment to work in.
Because the placing equipment does not place load on the area being filled, compaction that can inhibit plant establishment and growth is avoided.
A Telebelt provides a faster means of filling gabions compared to a loader or excavator bucket, and involves less spillage. It is particularly suited to sites where there are access restrictions on the use of loaders or excavators.
Avoiding disturbance to turf or vegetation
A Telebelt can convey material over the top of turf or valuable or sensitive vegetation, avoiding or minimising disturbance to existing environmental infrastructure and doing away with the need to create a haul road.