2-Strand Chain Drag Conveyor, Roach Model CD280

The 2-Strand Chain Drag Conveyor (Roach Model CD280 Chain Drag Conveyor) conveys heavy duty larger sized items, pallets, skids or other large unit loads.

TYPE: Chain Driven Live Roller CDLR Conveyors


The Model CD280 conveys heavy duty loads and is suited for products with unusual conveying characteristics such as pallets or specialty totes.


  • Able to convey heavy duty, oversized items such as pallets, skids or other large unit loads
  • Suited for products with unusual characteristics such as pallets or specialty tote pans
  • Used to convey pallets with the runners going the wrong way. (The runners run perpendicular to the chain direction.)
  • Available as a standalone component or can easily be integrated into your existing system


  • Pallets
  • Specialty Tote Pans


  • Frame: 7 ga. formed boxed channel
  • Carrier Chain: No. 80 (model CD280) or no. 60 (model CD260) riveted roller chain
  • Wear Strip: UHMW long lasting wear strip, upper and lower.
  • Chain Centers: 18” CHAIN TAKE-UP: Screw type located at tail end
  • End Drive: Allows one-direction (unit) operation; add optional center drive for reversible application.
  • Chain Speed: 35 FPM constant.
  • Bearings: Heavy duty, lubricated, ball bearing unit with cast iron housings.
  • Capacity: Unit load not to exceed 3000 lbs.
  • Motor Drive: 1/2 HP, 230/460/3, 60 cycle, ODP right angle gear motor.
  • Electrical Controls: Optional


  • Strands: 3, 4 or more
  • Construction: Durable structural frame.
  • Chain Centers: 12”, 24” or as required by application
  • Floor Supports: Supports available. See Conveyor Accessories.
  • Chain Speed: 35-120 FPM, constant speed (specify). Other constant or variable speed available. NOTE: Capacity changes with speed.
  • Motors: Available through 3 HP in TEFC, explosion proof, dirty duty, 115/230/1, 575/3, etc.
  • Electrical Controls: Manual start/stop push button switch; magnetic starter; photo eye; limit switch; photo relay; others available.

For more information on the Model CD280 please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

QUESTIONS? CALL 844-220-0086