Dough Troughs & Trough Lifts


Shaffer® Troughs and Trough Lifts can be integrated with a new or existing mixing or dough fermentation system. Easily transport dough in a standard or custom-designed trough while using the trough lift to safely elevate, dump, and lower the troughs to feed dough to mixers, dividers, or other equipment.

Dough Trough Features

Shaffer Header Dough Trough

304, 11 Gauge Stainless Steel Construction

with bead blast finish

Stainless Steel Reinforced Enclosed Rim

for additional strength

Reinforced Corners

to prevent damage to trough

Heavy duty, Sanitary Casters

for easy portability

Built to BISSC Certified

Dough Trough Optional Features

Sanitary Drain Plug

in bottom of trough

Extended Caster Shoes

for automated fermentations rooms

Trough Lift Features

All Stainless Steel Construction

including side columns and trough carriage

Lifting & Safety Chaing

Heavy duty “no-lube” Perfect Coat Plus® corrosion-resistant lifting roller chain and secondary safety chain in each column*

Heavy Duty Trough Carriage Guide System

for extended, maintenance-free operation

Carriage Limit Control

mechanical stops and limit switches to prevent trough from travelling beyond upper and lower limits


*Perfect Coat Plus® is a registered trademark of SENQCIA MAXCO, LTD

Shaft Mounted Gearmotor

with brake


Simple logic control with rotary limit switch for carriage position control

Lifting Capacity

Up to 3500 lb (1587 kg) dough and trough, with standard design

NEMA 4X Stainless Steel Enclosure

BISSC Certified

Hard-Wired Pushbuttons

for trough raise/lower and emergency stop/power on controls

Allen Bradley Powerflex VFD

for soft start, controlled stops and amp over-draw power shut-off

Frame & Carriage

Designed to fit any trough size

UL, cUL Compliant Controls

ANSI, USDA & CE Compliant

Trough Lift Optional Features

Stainless Steel Dough Chute


Bottom Mount Drive

for easy access and maintenance