Ever get tired of walking up and down a set of stairs or a ladder, carrying buckets full of heavy material to dump into a hopper? You aren’t the only one. I get this call a few times a month. Most recently, I spoke to a wire and cable manufacturer who needs to load plastic pellets into a tote bin from a gaylord box for their extrusion process. In order to maximize material throughput, they needed to move close to 25 pounds of pellets per minute, over a distance of 10-15ft. There is no way one person would be able to carry that much material in that time frame. So, they came to us for help. I recommended a model 6085, 2.5″ Line Vac, for the job. It produces good vacuum and will move the required amount of material. Either way, installing a Line Vac will be a much more efficient means of moving the pellets than the traditional “bucket and ladder” method. Time will be saved, and the ergonomics issues associated would be eliminated, saving the backs of the bucket carriers.