Local Dalby business leading the way on trommel tech


A few hours West of the Brisbane Central Business District, Thomas Manufacturing stands fortified in the industrial manufacturing hub of Dalby, positioned strategically on the cusp of agricultural, mining and oil and gas industries. West of Brisbane is Lockyer Valley, which is prime agricultural land and then after that the oil and gas industry reigns over. 

Errol Thomas is the owner of Thomas Manufacturing. He is the third generation of his family to be involved in the crushing and mining industry. Errol started Thomas Manufacturing in 1997 after leaving the coal mining industry.

DalbyAs a supplier of crushing gear for the mining and recycling industries, Errol has since expanded the business to manufacture concrete batching plants, ship loading and unloading equipment, agriculture equipment and crushing and recycling equipment.

Thomas Manufacturing specialises in the design and manufacture of trommels, which are large rotating barrels for screening and mixing. The company sells trommels to large potting mixing and mulch suppliers, also suppling to the C&D Waste separation company’s and concrete recycling. Anywhere where material needs to be separated and sized. Thomas Manufacturing can design a trommel to suit your application by changing
screen sized and barrel dimensions.

Thomas Manufacturing also manufacture conveyors that feed trommels which then have discharge conveyors to stockpile sized materials. On all conveyors, there are bearing housings and gearboxes drives. Finding the right bearings solution for Thomas Manufacturing is where CBC Eagle Farm steps in.

Warren Beale, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Manager at the CBC Eagle Farm branch, has encouraged Thomas to make the switch from a mismatch of different brands of bearings to the Timken® SNT range. He explains how he provided the bearing solution to Thomas after meeting to discuss his machines and end-users.

DalbyTimken® offers the power of a single solution for rugged operations when there is a risk of bearings being breached by contaminants. The Timken® SNT plummer blocks provide cover from residual materials and shield the lubricants. They have a split-design cast iron or ductile iron housing option for the outside and a high-performance spherical roller bearing inside for an integrated setup.

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