The Self-Dumping Mobile Hopper makes handling commercial or industrial waste easy and efficient. Constructed of steel, this mobile hopper is designed for strength and durability for handling heavy bulk material or debris. This hopper features casters for easy mobility for collection of debris and forklift dumping to empty contents. This mobile hopper’s lower profile is ideal for general facility maintenance, wood or metal scrap collection, construction debris, or recycling material.
How does a Self Dumping Hopper work?
The self dumping mobile hopper works by releasing a latch mechanism. The latch is spring loaded and secures the hopper in the upright position for filling. After the hopper is loaded, the load can be dumped from the seat of a forklift. The operator simply pulls the manual release cable to to tip the hopper. The extended release cable releases the latch, triggering the dumping action. Once the latch is released, the hopper rolls forward to empty debris. After the hopper is emptied, it automatically rocks back to upright and locked position.
Caster Options for Forklift Hopper
Choose from popular caster options to to increase the dump hopper’s versatility and functionality. You can maneuver the hopper in places a forklift may not fit and transport materials over ground surfaces by adding casters. The most requested caster options are Phenolic or Mold-on Rubber casters; however, additional caster/wheel options can be requested (including Elastomer and Pneumatic). Each caster/wheel set contains 2 rigid front casters and 2 swivel rear casters. The swivel casters are mounted on a kingpin swivel rig, featuring a stamped double row ball bearing. Each caster rig is easily secured with 4 bolts and 4 nuts directly to the base of the unit. This makes changing a caster on the jobsite quick. Easy on, easy off!
Standard caster options:
- 8″ Mold-0n Rubber Caster: Heavy duty caster, made of rubber molded onto cast iron rim. The molded rubber features a hardened top plate for longer wear.
- 8″ Phenolic Caster: General purpose, high capacity caster. Made of phenolic resins, this caster resists oil, grease, gasoline and mild acids. It is easy rolling, quiet, and non-marking.
It is important to inspect casters frequently for wear and/or damage and replace casters as necessary. Replacing a caster is easy and can be done with very little downtime. Simply unfasten the bolts from the nuts and replace with a new caster rig. The unit is designed with a 3″ x 3″ bolt pattern and replacement caster rigs can be purchased here.
CAUTION: The hopper must be attached to forklift when dumping. OSHA requires contacting the manufacturer of your forklift to request specifications for the use of any forklift attachments to ensure your equipment has the adequate capacity to handle the desired load. Refer to your forklift operator manuals for more information.
Product images shown are for illustration purposes only and may vary from actual product.
*Note: Always distribute load evenly. When uniform weight capacity is calculated for any product, the capacity is based on the weight being uniformly distributed over the entire usable area. For those products with casters or wheels, the maximum weight capacity is the lowest weight capacity of either the product or the set of casters/wheels.