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Low Profile Hoppers

Our Low Profile Self-Dumping Hoppers are engineered to maximize efficiency in a crowded workspace.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Greater Efficiency

Safer Workshop

We used to put our long scrap in a regular conventional hopper. The Iron Bull slab hopper doesn't bridge and holds much more material. It's well built and definetly made for the job”

- Alvin King, Walnut Acres Sawmill

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Conventional Hoppers

Scrap builds up at odd angles

Wasted "dead" space

Doesn't fit under cutting stations

Low Profile Hoppers

Easier, faster handling of long scrap

Doesn't Bridge

Great for Miter-saw and Table-saw cutting stations

Companies that use our hoppers

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Hoppers
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Hours Saved
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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

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 Low Profile Self-Dumping Forklift Hoppers help make this a reality for your company!

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Learn More About Our
Low Profile Hoppers

What Makes Iron Bull's Low Profile Self-Dumping Hoppers Unique?

Here at Iron Bull, we have done extensive research on many kinds of hoppers available in today's market.

We understand that there are many factors that go into making a safe, durable, and truly efficient low profile hopper with a self-dumping capability.  Some of these factors are the steel thickness, overall design, and the way the hopper is put together in the manufacturing process.

We have taken the strong points of other self-dumping and low profile hoppers and put them into a single package:

  • 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

These features, put together in one single hopper, add up to a well-built unit with great structural integrity.

Get a quote today and see how our low profile self-dumping forklift hoppers could revolutionize your shop and manufacturing floor!

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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)

Choosing the Low Profile Hopper Thickness

One of the most important factors in a hopper's structural integrity is the steel thickness.

Like any steel product, the thicker the steel is, the greater the strength of the hopper. Thicker steel also has greater resistance to “dings and dents” and punctures from heavy material or careless forklift driving.

Each low profile hopper series has several steel thicknesses to choose from. The steel thickness of the hopper and the hopper base design determine the hopper's overall duty rating.

The duty ratings are an important selection factor. For example, a low profile hopper being used for scrap pieces of trim at a woodshop does not need to have the same overall duty of heavy metal scraps in a metal fabrication shop.

The thicker steel in the heavier duty hopper will have greater “ding and dent” resistance.  This means fewer repairs and longer hopper life.

You can view our available steel thickness and sizes available for our low profile hoppers by looking at our section below entitled "Technical Specs - What size & toughness do you need?"

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Capacity chart for our Low Profile Self Dumping Forklift Hoppers

Note: each low profile hopper within a particular series has the same height and length. Only the width varies to handle the different capacities. For instance, the Junior Bull 3yd and the Junior Bull 2yd are both 36” high and 66 ”long. Only the width is different. Use the following chart to help you choose the cubic size you need.

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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.

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

“Stretch” Series Capacity: 1 yd (73”W), 1 1/4 yd (90”W), 1 1/2 yd (102”W), 1 3/4 yd (120"W), 2 yd (144"W)

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

“Stretch” Series Capacity: 1 3/4 yd (73”W), 2 yd (83”W), 2 1/2 yd (102"), 3 yd (120")

Need a larger hopper for your shop?  Browse our available Stretch Hoppers here.

How tough do you need your low profile stretch hopper?

Usage

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

Not available in all series.

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

Hopper Gauge: 12 gauge
Top Edge: welded angle
Base: 7 gauge full length channel base. Mini Bull has open style
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 Series

Hopper Gauge: 10 gauge
Top Edge: welded angle
Base: 7 gauge full length channel base. Mini Bull has open style
Capacity: 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 Series

Hopper Gauge: 7 gauge
Top Edge: welded angle
Base: 1/4" full length channel base. Mini Bull has open style
Capacity: 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.

Not available in all 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: standard

Popular options on the Stretch Hopper:

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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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Automatic Push-and-Dump™

The Automatic Push and Dump™ is designed for dumping into roll-offs or other large waste containers. By pushing the latch push tube gently against the edge of the large waste container, the hopper latch is released, dumping its material quickly and safely

Not all options are available for all models.

  • Tapered Slide Box™ 
    (for Economy Models)
  • Stacking feature 
    (not on all models)
  • 1” drainage Hole
  • Crane pick up eyes
  • 3 way fork entry 
    (1/4 to 2 cu yd. only)
  • Hopper floor lock 
    (for use with casters)
  • 3” fork pocket 
    (our standard is 21/2”)
  • Push handle 
    (for use with casters)
  • Bat-Wing™ base
  • Automatic Push-and-Dump™
  • Dump-From-Seat™ latch rope
  • Open-One-End with Back-Stop
  • Open both ends
  • Casters

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

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

Low Profile Self-Dumping Forklift Hopper FAQs

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What scrap lengths are ideal for low profile hoppers?
  • Low profile hoppers were originally designed for woodshops, but they work well in any plant or facility that routinely scraps long pieces of material. 
  • One of the strengths of the stretch hopper is that misc pieces of scrap lay flat instead of becoming a web.
What are the best places to use a low profile hopper?
  • Because of their low height, low profile hoppers work well in woodworking or manufacturing plants as scrap collectors. 
  • Depending on the height of your workstation, you can slide a low profile hopper underneath for efficient and easy disposal of scrap and trash.
Can a low profile hopper handle more than wood scraps?
  • Yes!  Although they are ideal for millworks and general woodworking shops, our strongest models hold a maximum of 3 1/2 tons.
Why do you sometimes refer to your low profile hopper as a "low profile self-dumping hopper"?
  • Because our low profile hoppers are designed with a self-dumping feature, similar to our self-dumping hoppers, we sometimes refer to them as "low profile self-dumping hoppers."
What are the dumping options?

Low profile hoppers can be dumped via three ways:

    • 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 features to save time and make the dumping safer and more efficient.

What are the options for the ends?

Low profile self-dumping hoppers have three options:

  • Both ends open
  • Only one end open
  • Completely enclosed (no open ends)
Do low profile hoppers work well with pallet jacks?
    • Except for some of the smallest models, pallet jacks can be used on low profile hoppers if casters are not used.
How do you ship your hoppers?
    • All our hoppers are delivered via freight shipping.
What is included in the Satisfaction Guarantee?
    • If you are not satisfied with any hopper you purchase, 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.
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