by CSX Sand Man
New member and 1st post. If this isn't the right forum I apologize and would appreciate being directed to the correct venue. My question: We get foundry sand delivered in cars loaded to 200,000 lb. which are unloaded down onto our sand transport conveyor. The guys currently are having to get down under the edge of the car to try to turn the discharge hopper spindle or shaft using a long pry bar to start the sand unloading.... very slow and not too safe. Is there some kind of tool already designed to fit in the square socket in the end of the spindle that would extend out a couple of feet so the guys wouldn't have to get down under the car?... something that would facilitate opening and closing the discharge hopper. Thanks for any input.