Self-Dumping Hoppers

Experience increased efficiency and safety with easy-to-use hoppers

My guys say they like the Iron Bull hoppers better than what we had bought before. They say they are built better and are easier to dump.”

- Tom Saari, Pallet Resource

How we've helped other shops

https://ibullmfg.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-IB-fav.png

0+

Hoppers
In Use

0+

Hours Saved
Per Year

$0 mil

Labor Dollars Saved
Each Year

A few of the companies that use our hoppers

ufpLOGOcentergreenjpg
alrosteel
michelin
FR-text-logo
1200px-Alcoa_logo_(2016).svg
fQBkQ6xZ
cianbro
Nucor-Logo-PNG-Transparent 450px

Standard Self Dumping Hoppers

  • Available in 2000 lb, 4000 lb, and 6000 lb capacities
  • Sizes range from ¼ yard to 5 yard capacity

 

  • 2000 lb capacity: ideal for general plant maintenance, lightweight recycling, cardboard, light wood and metal scraps, etc
  • Open style base (full-length channel base upgrade available)
  • Pinless rocker for a smoother dump

 

  • 4000 lb and 6000 lb capacity: ideal for heavier wood and metal scraps, scrapyard industry applications, etc.

Choose The Self Dumping Hopper That's Right For You

Note: each hopper 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.

Note: Hopper models highlighted in yellow are popular models typically available for quick shipping. Click here for more details.

self dumping hopper dimensions
Mini Bull Series
Smaller Hoppers

Overall Length 38"
Overall Height 23.75"

Ideal for narrow or tight spaces

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
1/8 yard22"
1/4 yard30"
3/8 yard42"

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 7 ga open style base

WGTItem #
255 lb125M02
281 lb025M02
308 lb375M02

4000 lb. capacity
Coming Soon...

WGTItem #
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
N/AN/A

6000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 7 ga open style base

WGTItem #
296 lb125M06
340 lb025M06
386 lb375M06
Baby Bull Series
Smaller Hoppers

Overall Length 50"
Overall Height 27"

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

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
1/4 yard22"
1/3 yard25"
1/2 yard37"
3/4 yard55"

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 7 ga open style base

WGTItem #
230 lb025A02
250 lb333A02
300 lb050A02
360 lb075A02

4000 lb. capacity
Coming Soon...

WGTItem #
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
376 lb050A04
466 lb075A04

6000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 1/4" open style base

WGTItem #
300 lb025A06
354 lb333A06
452 lb050A06
572 lb075A06
Junior Bull Series
Medium Size Hoppers

Overall Length 66"
Overall 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"

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 7 ga open style base

WGTItem #
403 lb075J02
457 lb100J02
491 lb125J02
561 lb150J02

4000 lb. capacity
Coming Soon...

WGTItem #
497 lb075J04
546 lb100J04
590 lb125J04
660 lb150J04

6000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 1/4" open style base

WGTItem #
590 lb075J06
635 lb100J06
689 lb125J06
759 lb150J06
Big Bull Series
Larger Hoppers

Overall Length 72"
Overall Height 41.5"

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"

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 7 ga open style base

WGTItem #
565 lb150G02
650 lb200G02
710 lb250G02
758 lb300G02

4000 lb. capacity
Coming Soon...

WGTItem #
699 lb150G04
794 lb200G04
865 lb250G04
941 lb300G04

6000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 1/4" open style base

WGTItem #
832 lb150G06
938 lb200G06
1020 lb250G06
1124 lb300G06
Brahma Bull Series
Larger Hoppers

Overall Length 90"
Overall Height 60"

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"

2000 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 7 ga open style base

WGTItem #
997 lb300R02
1129 lb400R02
1212 lb500R02

Capacity chart for our Self Dumping Hoppers

Note: each self dumping hopper 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

More information on popular self-dumping forklift hopper options:

Casters

A 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.

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. When in use, simply stick it to the forklift frame. To dump your trash hopper, just lock the thumb button and pull. After dumping, tilt the forklift mast back and the hopper will automatically roll back into its locked position again.

Automatic Push-and-Dump™ On Our Self Dumping Hoppers

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 the scrap material quickly.

3" Fork Pockets

Have more space for thicker and heavy-duty fork attachments by upgrading from the standard 2-1/2" pockets to 3" fork pockets.

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 you to drain liquid before dumping your hopper.

Skid Steer Quick Attach

Use a self-dumping hopper on your farm, construction site, and other off-road areas with a skid steer quick attachment.  Available on hoppers 3.75' to 10' wide.

The Steps to Efficiency are:

  • 1

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

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

  • Confirm

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

  • Delivery

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

  • Enjoy

    Enjoy your increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space!

Deluxe Heavy Duty Self Dumping Hoppers

  • Available in 2800 lb, 5000 lb, and 7000 lb capacities
  • Sizes range from ¼ yard to 12 yard capacity
  • 2800 lb capacity: ideal for scraps and general plant maintenance
  • 5000 lb capacity: ideal for heavy scraps, dense trash, etc.
  • 7000 lb capacity: ideal for heavy scrap, stone & aggregate materials, and other heavy industrial applications

What makes our deluxe hoppers some of the strongest on the market?

Full-length Channel Base

Enjoy superior strength and less bending & twisting with a full-length channel base.

Easy Forklift Entrance System

A tapered slide box & full-length channel base makes forklift entrance and alignment easy.

Face-down Cross-member Channel

Experience less debris build-up and moisture while maintaining strength.

Pinless Rocker Design

Your hopper will dump smoother with our pinless rocker design.

Wrap Around Welded Corners

Structural integrity is increased with a wrap-around welded lip on the back corners.

Welded Reinforcing Angle

A welded reinforcing angle on the top edge provides a stronger hopper for heavy-duty use.

Extended Hopper Side

The hopper sides extend past the hopper bottom for added strength.

Additional Welded Gusset

The front corner strength is enhanced with an additional welded gusset (1 yard and larger).

Choose The Self Dumping Hopper That's Right For You

Note: each self dumping hopper 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
Baby Bull Series
Smaller Hoppers

Overall Length 50"
Overall Height 29"

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

Dimensions may vary slightly

Yard Cap.Width
1/4 yard22"
1/3 yard25"
1/2 yard37"
3/4 yard55"
Heavy Duty Standard

2800 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 7 ga full length channel base

WGTItem #
250 lb025A28
281 lb333A28
349 lb050A28
433 lb075A28
Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper - 7 ga full length channel base

WGTItem #
270 lb025A05
308 lb333A05
384 lb050A05
480 lb075A05
Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 1/4" full length channel base

WGTItem #
320 lb025A07
375 lb333A07
476 lb050A07
599 lb075A07
Junior Bull Series
Medium Size Hoppers

Overall Length 66"
Overall Height 36"

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"
Heavy Duty Standard

2800 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 7 ga full length channel base

WGTItem #
470 lb075J28
513 lb100J28
546 lb125J28
609 lb150J28
Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper - 7 ga full length channel base

WGTItem #
516 lb075J05
568 lb100J05
608 lb125J05
679 lb150J05
Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 1/4" full length channel base

WGTItem #
653 lb075J07
731 lb100J07
788 lb125J07
861 lb150J07
Big Bull Series
Larger Hoppers

Overall Length 72"
Overall Height 43"

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"
Heavy Duty Standard

2800 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 7 ga full length channel base

WGTItem #
640 lb150G28
740 lb200G28
795 lb250G28
828 lb300G28
Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper - 7 ga full length channel base

WGTItem #
725 lb150G05
825 lb200G05
876 lb250G05
978 lb300G05
Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 1/4" full length channel base

WGTItem #
935 lb150G07
1045 lb200G07
1130 lb250G07
1238 lb300G07
Brahma Bull Series
Larger Hoppers

Overall Length 90"
Overall Height 64.75"

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"
Heavy Duty Standard

2800 lb. capacity
12 ga hopper - 1/4" full length channel base

WGTItem #
1200 lb300R28
1342 lb400R28
1430 lb500R28
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper - 1/4" full length channel base

WGTItem #
1340 lb300R05
1482 lb400R05
1596 lb500R05
1720 lb600R05
2000 lb700R05
2200 lb800R05
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 1/4" full length channel base

WGTItem #
1515 lb300R07
1715 lb400R07
1859 lb500R07
2015 lb600R07
2400 lb700R07
2650 lb800R07
2888 lb900R07
3150 lb1000R07
Monster Bull Series
Our Largest Hoppers

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"
Extra Heavy Duty

5000 lb. capacity
10 ga hopper - 3" High x 3/8" full length channel base

WGTItem #
2375 lb800M05
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
Super Heavy Duty

7000 lb. capacity
7 ga hopper - 3" High x 3/8" full length channel base

WGTItem #
2875 lb800M07
3175 lb10MB07
3450 lb12MB07
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

More information on popular self-dumping forklift hopper options:

Casters

A 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.

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. When in use, simply stick it to the forklift frame. To dump your trash hopper, just lock the thumb button and pull. After dumping, tilt the forklift mast back and the hopper will automatically roll back into its locked position again.

Automatic Push-and-Dump™ On Our Self Dumping Hoppers

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 the scrap material quickly.

3" Fork Pockets

Have more space for thicker and heavy-duty fork attachments by upgrading from the standard 2-1/2" pockets to 3" fork pockets.

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 you to drain liquid before dumping your hopper.

Skid Steer Quick Attach

Use a self-dumping hopper on your farm, construction site, and other off-road areas with a skid steer quick attachment.  Available on hoppers 3.75' to 10' wide.

Capacity chart for our Self Dumping Hoppers

Note: each self dumping hopper 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

The Steps to Efficiency are:

  • 1

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

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

  • Confirm

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

  • Delivery

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

  • Enjoy

    Enjoy your increased efficiency, productivity, and regained space!

Specialty Self Dumping Hoppers

No matter what you need your hopper to do, we can make it!

Here are some of the specialty hoppers we have made…

Low-profile Stretch Hoppers

Perfect for small places like under work benches - especially when mounted with casters! Click here to see what's possible...

Slab Wood Hoppers

Easily store, carry, and dump large pieces of lumber and scrap wood.

Scoop & Dump Hoppers

Using your forklift to scoop and dump granular products just got easier.

Laser Skeleton Hoppers

Ideal for handling those bulky skeletons off your laser cutting machines.

Skid Steer Quick Attach

Take your hopper off-road with a skid steer quick attach option.

Hopper 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.

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 Scrap Hoppers help make this a reality for your company!

Click to read the 10 ways Trash Hoppers
Make a Safer Work Environment
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! 

Testimonials

Self-dumping forklift hoppers are designed to allow forklifts and other equipment with fork attachments to dump materials and scrap without any additional motors or pulleys being needed.

There is a release latch on self-dumping trash hoppers which allow the hopper to be easily dumped and emptied.  When the load is dumped, the hopper closes on its own, and the release latch becomes locked.

Because they can be easily moved and dumped with a forklift, self-dumping hoppers are valuable in helping manufacturing plants catch, move, and discard scrap material.

This results in a safer workplace, cleaner shop floors, happier employees, and a more efficient manufacturing plant.


What Makes Iron Bull's Heavy Duty Trash 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 self-dumping hopper.  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 dumpsters and put them into a single package in our deluxe heavy-duty hopper line:

  • 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.


Choosing the Hopper Steel Thickness

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

The thicker or heavier the steel, the greater the hopper strength. Thicker steel also has greater resistance to “dings and dents” and punctures from heavy material or careless forktruck operation.

Each forklift dump hopper size has different steel thicknesses to choose from. The steel thickness of the hopper and the hopper base design determine the duty rating and rate capacity rating.

The duty ratings are an important selection factor. For instance, if the material being put into the hopper are heavy chunks of hardwood or metal that will fall with some force, then, even if the weight of a full hopper is less than the weight capacity, a heavier duty hopper will be a better choice.

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