Lengthwise Gouging or Stripping of Top Cover

Skirt board seals too stiff and pressed against belt.Use more pliable seals (do not use old belting).
Excessive space between belt and skirt seals.Adjust seals to minimum clearance.
Metal sides of chute or skirts too close to belt and gap not increasing in direction of belt travel.Adjust to at least 1” gap between metal and belt and have gap increasing in direction of travel so as to prevent material jamming at this point.
Belt spanks down under impact at loading
point allowing material to be trapped under skirts.
Install cushion idler to hold belt up against skirts.
Material hanging under panel of chuteImprove loading to prevent spillage or install baffles
Jamming of material in chuteWiden chute