Trash Hoppers & Dumpsters For Your Forklift

Make Trash & Scrap Disposal Easy With Your Forklift

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Greater Efficiency

Safer Workshop

“The Iron Bull hopper is a definite time saver when transferring shop waste. I highly recommend Iron Bull MFG. They were easy to work with and very accommodating.

- Tom Cashman

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Why our forklift hoppers are some of the strongest on the market

Wrap around lip on back corners

Welded reinforcing angle around top edge

Side of hopper extending down past the bottom and welded solid

Welded gussets on inside front corners

Companies that use our hoppers

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Wondering how a forklift hopper can make a difference in your business?

Read our blog article on 7 ideal applications for a self dumping hopper!

The Steps to Efficiency are...

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    Confirm

    We confirm your hopper size and footprint before we ship your product.

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    Delivery

    Our short lead times ensure that you receive your hopper quickly.

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    Enjoy

    Enjoy your increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space!

What You Can Expect From
Iron Bull's Forklift Dumpsters

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.

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 space for everyone to work because your scrap is always collected

  • Happier employees because your shop is organized and clutter free

Our Forklift Hoppers help make this a reality for your company!

Which Forklift Hopper Is Right For Your Shop?

Click one of our options below to learn more!

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    Bottom Dump Hoppers

    Maximize every inch of floor space and hopper efficiency.

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    Sawdust Hoppers

    Make sawdust removal easy with minimal dust.

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    Stretch Hoppers

    Ideal for crowded workspaces or long material.

  • Stretch Models

    Low-Profile Hoppers

    Designed to fit in tight spaces or under workbenches.

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    Self-Dumping Hoppers

    Easy to use and built for heavy use.

  • Not sure which hopper your business needs?

    We design custom solution-based hoppers for your exact business needs!

    Click here to learn more.

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Forklift Dump Hopper Specs & Options

Choose The Forklift Trash Hopper That's Right For You

Note: each forklift dumpster within a particular series has the same height and length. Only the width varies to handle the different capacities. For instance, the Brahma Bull 4yd and the Brahma Bull 6yd are both 60”high and 90”long. Only the width is different. Use the following chart to help you choose the cubic size you need.

self dumping hopper dimensions
Mini Bull Series
Smaller Hoppers
Heavy Duty Standard

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper

Extra Heavy Duty

4000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper

Hopper Base Style

7 ga open style base

Overall Length 38"
Overall Height 26"

Ideal for narrow or tight spaces

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
1/3 yard30"
3/8 yard42"
WGTItem #
281 lb025M02
308 lb375M02
WGTItem #
304 lb025M04
341 lb375M04
Baby Bull Series
Smaller Hoppers
Basic

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper

Heavy Duty Standard

2800 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper

Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper

Hopper Base Style

7 ga open style base

7 ga full length channel base

Overall Length 50"
Overall Height 29"
BASIC model height 27"

Use beside your lathe, drill press, table saw, etc.

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
1/3 yard25"
1/2 yard37"
3/4 yard55"
WGTItem #
250 lb333A02
300 lb050A02
360 lb075A02
WGTItem #
281 lb333A28
349 lb050A28
433 lb075A28
WGTItem #
308 lb333A05
384 lb050A05
480 lb075A05
Junior Bull Series
Medium Size Hoppers
Heavy Duty Basic

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper

Heavy Duty Standard

2800 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper

Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper

Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper

Hopper Base Style

7 ga open style base

7 ga full length channel base

1/4" full length channel base

Overall Length 66"
Overall Height 36"
BASIC model height 34"

Good for those not-so-tight spaces but that still won't take a Big Bull.

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
3/4 yard33"
1 yard43"
1 1/4 yard53"
1 1/2 yard63"
WGTItem #
403 lb075J02
457 lb100J02
491 lb125J02
561 lb150J02
WGTItem #
470 lb075J28
513 lb100J28
546 lb125J28
609 lb150J28
WGTItem #
516 lb075J05
568 lb100J05
608 lb125J05
679 lb150J05
WGTItem #
653 lb075J07
731 lb100J07
788 lb125J07
861 lb150J07
Big Bull Series
Larger Hoppers
Heavy Duty Basic

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper

Heavy Duty Standard

2800 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper

Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper

Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper

Hopper Base Style

7 ga open style base

7 ga full length channel base

1/4" full length channel base

Overall Length 72"
Overall Height 43"
BASIC model height 40.5"

Our most popular hopper.  These hoppers hold a lot of material!

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
1 1/2 yard46"
2 yard58"
2 1/2 yard72"
3 yard86"
WGTItem #
565 lb150G02
650 lb200G02
710 lb250G02
758 lb300G02
WGTItem #
640 lb150G28
740 lb200G28
795 lb250G28
828 lb300G28
WGTItem #
725 lb150G05
825 lb200G05
876 lb250G05
978 lb300G05
WGTItem #
935 lb150G07
1045 lb200G07
1130 lb250G07
1238 lb300G07
Brahma Bull Series
Larger Hoppers
Heavy Duty Standard

2800 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper

Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper

Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper

Hopper Base Style

3" High x 1/4" full length channel base; 6-10 yd hoppers have 3" high x 3/8" full length channel base

Overall Length 90"
Overall Height 64.75"

The Brahma and Big Bull series are ideal for construction sites. Make sure your skid steer or forktruck has the correct capacity to handle these when full.

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
3 yard48"
4 yard62"
5 yard76"
6 yard90"
7 yard104"
8 yard118"
9 yard135"
10 yard150"
WGTItem #
1200 lb300R28
1342 lb400R28
1430 lb500R28
WGTItem #
1340 lb300R05
1482 lb400R05
1596 lb500R05
1720 lb600R05
2000 lb700R05
2200 lb800R05
WGTItem #
1515 lb300R07
1715 lb400R07
1859 lb500R07
2015 lb600R07
2400 lb700R07
2650 lb800R07
2888 lb900R07
3150 lb1000R07
Monster Bull Series
Our Largest Hoppers
Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper

Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper

Hopper Base Style

3" High x 3/8" full length channel base

Overall Length 102"
Overall Height 76"

Our largest-capacity hoppers - up to 12 yards. Make sure your skid steer or forklift has the correct capacity to handle these when full.

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
8 yard82"
10 yard102"
12 yard122"
WGTItem #
2375 lb800M05
WGTItem #
2875 lb800M07
3175 lb10MB07
3450 lb12MB07

Capacity chart for our Forklift Dumping Hoppers

Note: each forklift dumpster within a particular series has the same height and length. Only the width varies to handle the different capacities. For instance, the Brahma Bull 4yd and the Brahma Bull 6yd are both 60”high and 90”long. Only the width is different. Use the following chart to help you choose the cubic size you need.

self dumping hopper dimensions

The Mini Bull series has an ultra low profile and is short. The overall height is 26”and the length is 38”. Designed for narrow or tight areas. Available in 1/8 yd. increments.

Capacity: 1/8 (17”W)1/4 (30”W)3/8 (42”W) 
“Stretch”Series Capacity: 1/2 (57”W)5/8 (70”W)3/4(84”W)7/8 (98”W)1yd(111”W)

The Baby Bull Series is also a low profile hopper. The overall height is 30” and the length is
50”. This series is very popular in the wood working industry. It is ideal for placing beside
your table saw, or, with the Bat-Wing™ Base, underneath your chop saw bench.

Capacity: 1/3 (25”W), 1/2 (37”W), 3/4 (55”W)
“Stretch”Series Capacity: 1 (73”W), 1 1/4 (90”W), 1 1/2yd. (102”W)

The Junior Bull series is a medium height hopper. The overall height is 36”and the length is 66”.

Capacity: 3/4 (33”W), 1 (43”W), 1 1/4 (53”W), 1 1/2 (63”W)
“Stretch”Series Capacity: 1 3/4 (73”W), 2yd. (83”W)

The Big Bull series is our most popular. Overall height is 43”and the length is 72”. Be sure your
forklift has the correct capacity to handle these when full.

Capacity: 1 1/2 (46”W), 2 (58”W), 2 1/2 (72”W), 3 (86”W)
“Stretch”Series Capacity: 3 1/2 (100”W), 4 yd. (114”W)

The Brahma Bull series’ overall height is 60”and the length is 90”. These hoppers hold lots of
material! Be sure your forklift has the correct capacity to handle these when full.

Capacity: 4 (62”W), 5 (76”W), 6 (90”W), 7 (104”W), 8 yd. (118”W)

How tough do you need your hopper?

Usage

For general plant maintenance, lightweight recycling, cardboard, light wood scraps, light metal, etc. Intermittent use.

Available in all Series except Mini Bull and Brahma Bull

Hopper Gauge: 12 gauge
Top Edge: Formed
Base: 7 gauge open style base
Capacity: 2,000 lb
Tapered Slide Box: optional

Usage

For general plant maintenance, lightweight recycling, cardboard, light wood scraps, light metal, etc. Continuous use.

Available in all Series except Mini Bull and Brahma Bull

Hopper Gauge: 12 gauge
Top Edge: welded angle
Base: 7 gauge full length channel base.
Capacity: 2,800 lb
Tapered Slide Box: standard

Usage

For heavy wood chunks, scrap metal, dense trash and just heavier all around use.

Available in all 5 Series

Hopper Gauge: 10 gauge
Top Edge: welded angle
Base: 7 gauge full length channel base. Mini Bull has open style
Capacity: 4,000 - 5,000 lb
Tapered Slide Box: standard

Usage

For heavy scrap and heavy shock loads of all sorts. Stone, metal, glass, brick, hardwood, etc. This model will give years of heavy duty usage day-in and day-out. A good choice for sawmills and pallet shops. Used extensively in all types of heavy industry.

Available in all 5 Series

Hopper Gauge: 7 gauge
Top Edge: welded angle
Base: 1/4" full length channel base. Mini Bull has open style
Capacity: 6,000 - 7,000 lb
Tapered Slide Box: standard

Usage

After requests from the scrap yard industry for a less expensive yet heavy duty hopper, we are now offering the Super Heavy Duty Model in an economy version. It is identical to the Super Heavy Duty except it has a formed top edge and an open style base.

Available in all 5 Series

Hopper Gauge: 7 gauge
Top Edge: formed
Base: 1/4" open style base. Mini Bull has open style
Capacity: 6,000 lb
Tapered Slide Box: Optional
Popular Options
Item #Item Description
DFSDump-From-Seat™ Retractable Latch Rope
APDAutomatic Push-and-Dump from seat
BAPDAutomatic Push-and-Dump from seat (for Basic Models)
PC4S2R22" x 4" Phenolic Casters (2 swivel & 2 rigid). Standard on Mini and Baby Bull Hopper Models. Adds 4-1/4" in height.
PC6S2R22" x 6" Phenolic Casters (2 swivel & 2 rigid). Standard on Jr. Bull and Big Bull hoppers except 200G07, 200G06, 250G07, 250G06. Adds 6-1/4" in height.
P562R22-1/2" x 6" Phenolic Casters (2 swivel & 2 rigid. Standard on 200G07, 200G06, 250G07, 250G06, and all Brahma Bulls. Adds 6-1/4" in height.
PHPush Handle (for use with casters)
HFLHopper Floor Lock
Other Options
Item #Item Description
3FP3” Fork Pocket instead of 2-1/2”
3WE3 way fork entry
CPE2Set of 2 crane Pick Up Eyes
FROFluid Reclaim Option
QAOSkid Steer Quick Attach option
SFStack Feature on Hoppers up to 58” wide
DHP1” Drain Hole with Plug
LIDSOptional Lid to keep copntents contained
TSBSTapered Slide Box™ option for Mini & Baby Bull Basic
TSBBTapered Slide Box™ option for Junior & Big Bull Basic
TSBBTapered Slide Box™ option for Junior & Big Bull Basic

More information on popular options:

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Casters

A simple addition with a huge effect. Make any hopper easier to move around without always needing to use your forklift.

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Automatic Dump-From-Seat™

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

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Automatic Push-and-Dump™ 

The Automatic Push and Dump™ is designed to allow trash hoppers to easily dump into roll-off and other large dumpsters. It activates by gently pushing the latch-push tube into the side of the larger dumpster.

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Added Railing

In under 2 minutes, you can convert your forklift trash hopper into a job platform with an optional safety railing.

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Fluid Reclaim Option

In sizes 1/8 yard to 2 yards, we can add a drainage hole at the bottom of your hopper.  This allows liquid to be drained before dumping trash and scrap.

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Skid Steer Quick Attach

Have the ability to take your hopper where traditional forklifts can't go by using a skid steer quick attach option. Available on hoppers 3.75' to 10' wide.

Forklift trash hoppers and dumpsters are designed to allow forklifts and other equipment with fork attachments to easily carry, move, and dispose of waste and trash without needing any additional pulleys, motors, or other parts that require maintenance or break easily.

With an intuitive release latch, these hoppers can be easily dumped and emptied. With a dump-from-seat or automatic push-and-dump, they can be dumped without the forklift operator leaving his seat!

With their versatile designs and easy movement with forklift, these trash hoppers are a great addition to any manufacturing floor or shop.

When you have a workstation where a traditional dumpster doesn't work or fit, then consider getting a forklift dumpster. When the container is full, you simply take it to your larger disposal container (or roll-off dumpster), and dump it!

Enjoy a safer workplace, cleaner shop floors, happier employees, and a more efficient manufacturing plant.

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Full length channel base

(Not available for economy models.)

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Wrap around welded lip on back corners 

(Standard on all models.)

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Base cross tie channel, open face down

(Standard on all models.)

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Welded reinforcing angle all
along the top edge

(Not Standard on economy models)

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Sides of hopper extend down past hopper
bottom

(Standard on all models.)

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Additional welded gusset greatly enhances
front corner strength

(Not Standard on economy models)

Forklift Trash
Hopper FAQs

Click to read the 10 ways Trash Hoppers
Make a Safer Work Environment
What applications are ideal for forklift hoppers?

Our scrap and trash hoppers work well in a variety of industries and businesses, including:

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

Read more about how to use these hoppers in different applications in our self dumping blog article here.

Can these hoppers be used in off-road situations?

That depends on your forklift! If you have an all-terrain forklift that can traverse difficult conditions, then the hopper will be fine.

We also offer a skid steer quick attachment that allows hopper access wherever a skid steer can go.

What are the dump options?

Our forklift dumpsters 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 your 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.

Can I use pallet jacks on these hoppers?

For most of them, yes!

If casters are not used, then pallet jacks work well with all but some of our smallest hopper models.

What are the delivery options?

All our hoppers are delivered via freight shipping.

What forklift pocket sizes are available?

Our hoppers come in two forklift pocket sizes:

    • 2.5" pockets
    • 3" pockets
What is included in the Satisfaction Guarantee?
  • If you are not satisfied with your product, 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 the difference between a "forklift hopper" and a "forklift dumpster"?

Nothing! Both terms refer to the same thing. Although "hopper" is the more traditional term, they are commonly referred to as "dumpsters" because they can hold, carry, and transport trash and scrap from a work station to a larger dumpster.

Is a forklift dumpster the same as a self-dumping hopper?

Yes, they usually refer to the same product, the main difference is the way they are talked about.

A self-dumping hopper refers to a wide variety of hoppers that are able to dump without an engine, hydraulics, etc.

A forklift dumpster or forklift hopper usually refers to a self-dumping hopper that can be easily moved by a forklift or other equipment that has standard pallet forks.

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