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Self-Dumping Hopper: One of the Best Forklift Truck Attachments on the Market

Heavy duty self-dumping hoppers are a common sight in machine shops, construction areas, foundries, and re-cycling plants. Built for holding, transporting, and dumping loads, these practical forklift attachments are designed so they can automatically dump materials and return to a locked position for efficient and convenient material handling. The best hoppers are designed with easy-entry forklift pockets so they can easily and securely slip onto and out of lifts as needed.


Online, you will find an entire range of self-dumpling hoppers to fit your needs, regardless of the scope of your project. The best manufacturers even offer custom options so your equipment can be designed to meet the specific needs and scope of your project. High quality hoppers are made using high-gauge steel, which is exactly what you should look for when in the market for these types of forklift and truck attachments, thus ensuring quality, safety, and reliability as you use them for different applications.


Self-dumping hoppers come in all shapes and sizes. Light duty hoppers are smaller in construction and are designed to carry light loads like paper, plastic, wood, aluminum cans, metal turning, recycling materials, and construction debris. The most durable types are those constructed using 10 to 12-gauge carbon steel, welded continuously from the inside to achieve superior strength. Good hoppers are compact but offer excellent capacity and strength for easy handling and storage and for efficient material processing.


More rugged, medium-capacity dumpers can handle heavier-weight material. These types of hoppers are perfect for construction sites and foundries with greater material handling needs. In addition, to extra strength and durability, they offer extra capacity so you can increase productivity and reduce operating costs, all while keeping processes safe. Common applications for medium-capacity dumpers include handling of construction debris and materials like stampings, metal scrap, sawdust, glass, sand, coal, rubber, and ash, among others.


Even higher capacity dumpers exist for loads up to 10,000 lbs or more. They are perfect for extra heavy-weight material handling in the harshest environments. These behemoths are designed for high-production plants and foundries as well as for huge construction sites that require heavy material handling. They are built out of the highest grade carbon steel to endure large volume material handling and other special applications. These types of hoppers are ideal for handling all types of materials ranging from forgings and castings to concrete, hot ash, glass and shards, minerals, and heavy construction materials.


About the Author:


This article is written by Mike Genter, who is associated with Roura Material Handling. Roura Material Handling produces a large variety of self dumping hoppers including durable hoppers, rugged hoppers, ultimate hoppers, behemoth hoppers as well as custom and specialty dumping hoppers for both commercial and industrial use.