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What is a Self Dumping Hopper? A Buyer's Guide

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Self Dumping Hoppers

Self Dumping Hoppers are welded watertight, versatile and excellent for handling heavy, bulky scrap, in-process materials, castings, wood, metal chips, recyclables and sludge. These hoppers come with everything you need for safe and easy operation.

Extra Heavy Duty Hoppers are made of 7-gauge steel and have capacities of 4,000 lbs. to 6,000 lbs.

Low Profile Hoppers are used where restrictions limit the overall height of the unit. They are made of 7-gauge steel and have a capacity of 5,000 lbs.

Heavy Duty Hoppers are made of 10-gauge steel and have a capacity of 4,000 lbs. Heavy Duty Hoppers are also the best seller, hands down.

Medium Duty Hoppers are made of 12-gauge steel and have a capacity of 2,000 lbs.


Features & Benefits of a Hopper

Self Dumping Hoppers
  • Easy-to-use positive locking mechanism
  • Safety chain secures hopper to handling vehicle
  • Welded seams prevent leakage
  • Extra deep fork openings
  • 2" formed top lips
  • Eight precision-aligned rocker lugs per side for smooth operation
  • Choose from high visibility orange or gray enamel finish


Hopper Accessories

Optional hopper accessories offered by SJF:

Optional hopper lids fit Extra Heavy Duty, Heavy Duty or Medium Duty hoppers. Lids are available in three styles and are painted orange or grey in color.

Optional hopper casters add mobility and free your valuable fork truck. Casters come in 6- or 8-inch diameters and are sold in a set of four casters with a two swivel/two rigid combination. They are available in four different types with different weight capacities.


Self Dumping Hopper Lids