Bottom Dump Hoppers

Make use of every inch of floor space with a durable drop bottom hopper

I have never regretted buying the Iron Bull Drop-Bottom hopper. It fits perfectly in the space we need it in. It was an investment, but worth it!”

- Richard Shrock, Pineview Woodworks

How we've helped other shops

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A few of the companies that use our hoppers

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Light-Weight Hoppers - 1000 lbs capacity

Ideal for….

  • Wood scraps and light-weight scrap
  • Woodshops, furniture stores, and other shops
  • When casters are included, these are perfect for putting into hard-to-reach spaces to maximize your shop!

Get a quote today to see how you can revolutionize your wood or furniture shop!

Popular options for our bottom dump hoppers:

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Casters

simple addition with a huge effect. Add ease of movement within your shop without using a forktruck, saving on propane and forklift wear and tear.

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Automatic Dump-From-Seat™

A nylon leash extends or retracts as needed. The latch rope reel has a magnetic mounting clip, keeping the reel on the hopper when not in use. For in use, simply remove from hopper and magnetically stick it to the forktruck frame. To dump, just lock the thumb button and pull. After dumping, tilt the forktruck mast back and the hopper will automatically roll back into its locked position again.

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Fork Extensions

Fork extensions allow bottom dump hoppers to be lifted over vehicles, furnaces, and other objects safely and easily without needing to worry about your forklift hitting the object.

Additional Options - please note that not all features are available for all models.

  • Stacking feature
  • 1" drainage hole
  • Crane pick up eyes
  • 3-way fork entry - (1/4 to 2 cubic yard only)
  • Hopper floor lock - (for use with casters)
  • 3" fork pocket - (our standard is 2 1/2")
  • Push handle - (for use with casters)
  • Bat-wing base
  • Open-one-end with Back-stop
  • Open on both ends

Iron Bull drop bottom hoppers come standard with a Gray oxide primer. The following colors are available as an option:

  • Yellow
  • White
  • Green
  • Red
  • Black
  • Blue

The Steps to Efficiency are:

  • 1

    Size: We discuss the hopper size and capacity that is right for your business.

  • 2

    Produce: We create your hopper to the exact specs and ship it.

  • 3

    Enjoy: See increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space in your shop!

  • Size

    We discuss the hopper size and capacity that is right for your business.

  • Produce

    We create your hopper to the exact specs and ship it.

  • Enjoy

    Enjoy your increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space!

Standard Hoppers - 2000 lbs capacity

Single Door Drop Bottom

  • Better for lighter materials
  • Work well with wood scraps
  • Has option to control opening speed
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Double Door Drop Bottom

  • Better for heavier materials
  • Allows for an even dump from the center
  • Has option to control opening speed
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Ideal for….

  • Larger wood scraps and medium metal scraps
  • Woodshops, light-weight metal shops, and smaller manufacturing
  • Available in single or double door options

Get a quote today to see how you can revolutionize your manufacturing shop!

Popular options for our bottom dump hoppers:

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Casters

simple addition with a huge effect. Add ease of movement within your shop without using a forktruck, saving on propane and forklift wear and tear.

dropbottomdump

Automatic Dump-From-Seat™

A nylon leash extends or retracts as needed. The latch rope reel has a magnetic mounting clip, keeping the reel on the hopper when not in use. For in use, simply remove from hopper and magnetically stick it to the forktruck frame. To dump, just lock the thumb button and pull. After dumping, tilt the forktruck mast back and the hopper will automatically roll back into its locked position again.

drop bottom wood hopper

Fork Extensions

Fork extensions allow bottom dump hoppers to be lifted over vehicles, furnaces, and other objects safely and easily without needing to worry about your forklift hitting the object.

Additional Options - please note that not all features are available for all models.

  • Stacking feature
  • 1" drainage hole
  • Crane pick up eyes
  • 3-way fork entry - (1/4 to 2 cubic yard only)
  • Hopper floor lock - (for use with casters)
  • 3" fork pocket - (our standard is 2 1/2")
  • Push handle - (for use with casters)
  • Bat-wing base
  • Open-one-end with Back-stop
  • Open on both ends

Iron Bull drop bottom hoppers come standard with a Gray oxide primer. The following colors are available as an option:

  • Yellow
  • White
  • Green
  • Red
  • Black
  • Blue

The Steps to Efficiency are:

  • 1

    Size: We discuss the hopper size and capacity that is right for your business.

  • 2

    Produce: We create your hopper to the exact specs and ship it.

  • 3

    Enjoy: See increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space in your shop!

  • Size

    We discuss the hopper size and capacity that is right for your business.

  • Produce

    We create your hopper to the exact specs and ship it.

  • Enjoy

    Enjoy your increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space!

Heavy-Duty Models - 2000+ lbs capacity

Ideal for….

  • Metal scraps
  • Heavy-duty industries like metal fabricating shops, machining shops, etc.
  • Hauling stone, gravel, and other aggregate materials
  • True customization with hydraulic and controlled dumping options 

Get a quote today to see how you can revolutionize your manufacturing and scrap disposal process!

Popular options for our bottom dump hoppers:

options-05

Casters

simple addition with a huge effect. Add ease of movement within your shop without using a forktruck, saving on propane and forklift wear and tear.

dropbottomdump

Automatic Dump-From-Seat™

A nylon leash extends or retracts as needed. The latch rope reel has a magnetic mounting clip, keeping the reel on the hopper when not in use. For in use, simply remove from hopper and magnetically stick it to the forktruck frame. To dump, just lock the thumb button and pull. After dumping, tilt the forktruck mast back and the hopper will automatically roll back into its locked position again.

drop bottom wood hopper

Fork Extensions

Fork extensions allow bottom dump hoppers to be lifted over vehicles, furnaces, and other objects safely and easily without needing to worry about your forklift hitting the object.

Additional Options - please note that not all features are available for all models.

  • Stacking feature
  • 1" drainage hole
  • Crane pick up eyes
  • 3-way fork entry - (1/4 to 2 cubic yard only)
  • Hopper floor lock - (for use with casters)
  • 3" fork pocket - (our standard is 2 1/2")
  • Push handle - (for use with casters)
  • Bat-wing base
  • Open-one-end with Back-stop
  • Open on both ends

Iron Bull drop bottom hoppers come standard with a Gray oxide primer. The following colors are available as an option:

  • Yellow
  • White
  • Green
  • Red
  • Black
  • Blue

The Steps to Efficiency are:

  • 1

    Size: We discuss the hopper size and capacity that is right for your business.

  • 2

    Produce: We create your hopper to the exact specs and ship it.

  • 3

    Enjoy: See increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space in your shop!

  • Size

    We discuss the hopper size and capacity that is right for your business.

  • Produce

    We create your hopper to the exact specs and ship it.

  • Enjoy

    Enjoy your increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space!

Watch how we solved this shop's scrap problem.

Wondering how a custom bottom-dump hopper could help your business be safer and more efficient? Get a quote today to get started!

Drop Bottom Hopper Specs, FAQ's, & Warranty

Satisfacton Guaranteed

If you are not fully satisfied, return your product for a full refund.

Warranty

All our hoppers come with a standard 90-day warranty that protects you from any mistake we make.

In-Stock Options

Our Quick Ship program offers a variety of size options that guarantees shipping in the next 48 hours.

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Sizing chart for our Drop Bottom Hoppers

All Drop Bottom Hoppers are made to our customer's specs.  Order by giving the inside dimensions.  Keep in mind that the overall dimensions are larger.

To get overall dimensions, add the following:

  • 8 1/2" to the WIDTH
  • 3" to the DEPTH
  • 2" to the HEIGHT
  • 4" to the overall height if ordering casters

Drop Bottom Hopper steel is 12 gauge.  Heavier gauges are available.

To calculate capacity:  Find the inside box height by multiplying the HEIGHT x WIDTH x DEPTH in inches.  Divide this number by 46,656 to find cubic yards.

Example:  You want the inside of the hopper to be 30" high, 36" deep, and 65" wide.  Multiplying these three numbers gives 70,200 inches.  Divide by 46,656, and you will need a Drop Bottom Hopper of 1.5 yards.

We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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Drop Bottom Hoppers 30 drop bottom hoppers

We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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Drop Bottom Hoppers 32 drop bottom hoppers

We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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Drop Bottom Hoppers 38 drop bottom hoppers

We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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Drop Bottom Hoppers 40 drop bottom hoppers

We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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Drop Bottom Hoppers 42 drop bottom hoppers

We manufacture all Drop Bottom Hoppers to customer specs; these are examples only.  Outside dimensions are if casters are used.

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Iron Bull drop bottom hoppers, also known as bottom dump hoppers, make use of every square inch of floor space. You can now put a trash or scrap hopper in the tightest of areas wherever you need them to maximize production. Iron Bull bottom dump hoppers come as narrow as 20.” You can’t find that anywhere else!

We started manufacturing drop bottom hoppers when managers at a large aluminum process plant asked for a hopper to fit into tight spaces for collecting scrap aluminum.

To meet this need, we designed a forklift dump hopper where the bottom opens up to discharge the scrap.  When the company managers saw the efficiency of the bottom dump hopper and how little space it took, they immediately ordered more!

Many woodworking and furniture shops have tight spaces and need something small for collecting wood scraps.  Drop bottom hoppers fit this need well.

With a wide range of bottom dump hoppers, Iron Bull works with many wood shops and manufacturing plants to provide small hoppers that fit into tight spaces.

Our bottom dump hoppers come with two dumping options:  A single drop door and a double bottom dump.  The double bottom dump hopper allows for precise controlled dumping of aggregrate material such as sand, dirt, stone, and more.

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What applications are ideal for self-dumping hoppers?

Self-dumping hoppers can be used in a variety of applications including...

    • Woodworking
    • Metal fabrication shops
    • Pallet shops
    • General manufacturing

Read more about applications in our self dumping blog article here.

How can I use a self-dumping hopper in an off-road area?
  • We offer a skid steer quick attachment on our self-dumping hoppers.  This allows you to take your hopper anywhere a skid steer can go.
What are the dumping options?

Self-dumping hoppers have a variety of dumping options:

    • Standard:  Hand lever located on the hopper.
    • Optional:  Dump-from-seat which is a nylon leash that extends and retracts as needed.  It has a magnetic clipping kit for easy transfer to and from a forklift.
    • Optional:  Automatic push-and-dump has a latch that can be gently pushed against a dumpster and activates the dumping action.

We highly recommend one of the optional options to save time and increase dumping efficiency.

Do self-dumping hoppers work well with pallet jacks?
  • Except for some of the smallest models, all our self-dumping hoppers work well with pallet jacks if casters are not used.
What are the options for the ends?

Self-dumping hoppers have three options:

  • Both ends open
  • Only one end open
  • Completely enclosed (no open ends)
How do you deliver self-dumping hoppers?
  • All our hoppers are delivered via freight shipping.
What forklift pocket sizes are available?

Self-dumping hoppers have two forklift pocket sizes:

    • 2.5" pockets
    • 3" pockets

Learn more about how these hoppers work as forklift hoppers here.

What is included in the Satisfaction Guarantee?
  • If you are not satisfied with your self-dumping hopper, you can return it within 90 days for a full refund.  The customer is responsible for freight charges and any damages incurred during the 90 days.
  • Our Satisfaction Guarantee does not apply to orders of 4 hoppers or more, and custom hoppers are also exempt.  These products are still covered by the standard warranty.
What is a self-dumping dumpster?
  • Self-dumping hoppers are sometimes referred to as "self-dumping dumpsters" because their main purpose is usually to collect trash and scrap, similar to a dumpster. 
  • Self-dumping hoppers are sometimes referred to as a self-dumping dumpster because they can dump itself when it is full.  You just need a forklift or something similar to raise the trash hopper over your main trash disposal, and then simply dump the hopper! 

What if you had…

  • More space because everything fit exactly like it should
  • Better output in your manufacturing because scrap removal is streamlined
  • A safer place for everyone to work because your scrap is always collected
  • Happier employees because your shop is organized and clutter-free
  • An easy way to dispose of scrap with your forklift

Our Drop Bottom Hoppers help make this a reality for your shop!