What is a concrete dumpster? A concrete dumpster is a large steel bin that can transport and store heavy loads; it is durable and can contain large volumes of materials.
It is not uncommon in production, manufacturing, and construction to need tools capable of transporting various heavy materials, such as concrete.
Our hopper dumpsters are available in standard to behemoth sizes, capable of holding 8,000 pounds to 10,000 pounds. Of the five models Roura produces, the smallest has a volume capacity of 6 cubic yards and the largest, 10 cubic yards.
If you are unsure which model is suitable for your job site or project, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our specialists.
Advantages of Using a Concrete Hopper
What are your needs regarding a concrete hopper? These high-quality industrial tools provide a litany of advantages for the right project. However, even beyond the scope of a single project, dump hoppers are excellent additions to any plant, foundry, construction, or industrial setting. When considering a purchase of one of our hoppers, consider the primary benefits:
- Durability and longevity: The purchase of a Roura hopper is not an investment in a short-term product. Our hoppers are created using high-gauge, high-grade steel, including carbon, stainless, and galvanized. We believe in designing dumpsters for the harshest environment, intended for daily use.
- Employee safety: Material handling can be a dangerous job without the right equipment, especially the transport of heavy materials like concrete. While all of our hoppers are designed with built-in safety mechanisms, we can also create custom solutions for handling specific materials, such as toxic or hazardous substances. Our standard dumpsters are built to make the transportation and storage of dry, wet, and irregular-shaped materials easier with forklift rails and single-operator dumping capabilities.
- Variety: Every application requires a unique solution, which is why we build a variety of hoppers, from light- to heavy-duty. Working with concrete, a heavy-duty, rugged, and high-volume dumpster is likely best. However, depending on your volume and disposal needs, we offer a range of dumpsters with varying cubic yard limits and profiles, allowing you to select the ideal option for your working environment.
- Versatility: While your primary reason for purchasing a hopper might be concrete storage or disposal, that does not restrict you to only using your hopper for such an application. A concrete hopper can hold a variety of heavy and light materials, meaning you can resolve several of your material handling needs with a single-style hopper.
- Customization: We are not limited to our mass-produced hoppers. If you need concrete hoppers with special attachments or other design modifications, we can work with you to engineer a precise model. Roura is all about creating material handling solutions for every application and project.
Hopper Dumpster Specifications
While the standard hopper dumpster is a durable option, our concrete-specific models are heavy-duty construction. Concrete hoppers include three rows of back and side angles and two support channels on the bottom to reinforce the box tube bases. Additionally, the hoppers use continuous stops and base-to-body chains.
Our behemoth hopper models use 7-guage steel for the body, specifically 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch carbon steel. Additionally, the bodies use continuous welding, ensuring the durability and integrity of the design.
Our behemoth models also provide the room needed for concrete transportation and handling, with load capacities ranging from 8,000 pounds to 10,000 pounds. You can also get these models in 6-cubic yard and 10-cubic yard capacities. Our standard models come in several sizes, measuring from 91-by-83-by-70 inches to 91-by-135-by-70 inches. However, you are not limited to our standard models. We are capable and willing to create a hopper to your exact needs and specifications. If you need a custom size or style, reach out to our team.
How To Operate a Forklift Dumpster
While a hopper is a safer way to handle and transport materials, it is still necessary to follow a set process to ensure employee safety. Read the operating instructions for your forklift before maneuvering or lifting a hopper for transport. Additionally, obey all load capacity limits of the hopper, and keep all material within the dumpster body. When you are ready to transport the material, you can follow a straightforward process.
Lifting the Hopper:
- Spread and align the forks of the lift to match the hopper base openings
- Keeping the forks within the hopper’s base boundary, insert them into the openings
- Engaging the parking brake, put the lift into neutral
- Attach the master chain to the hopper, securing it to the lift
- Switch the flip-over handle latch into the closed position
- Tilting the forks back, lift the hopper so that it is suspended in the air, and transport it to the desired location
Dumping the Hopper:
- After arriving at the dumping destination, engage the parking brake and place the lift in neutral
- The flip-over handle latch should now be switched to an open position
- Examine the mast secure chain, resecuring it if necessary
- Raise the concrete hopper into the dumping position, moving the hopper so that it rests on the edge of the bulk material container
- Do not get under or too close to the hopper
- Release the hopper by lifting the trip lever, allowing the dumpster to tip into a dumping position
Returning the Hopper:
- Return the hopper to field position using the bulk container body
- Lowering the hopper onto the bulk bin should force it to rock back into place, engaging the latch pin
- With the hopper in a secure position, lower it to a transportation level above the ground, tilting the forks back
- Transport the hopper back to its original place or another area for loading
- Again, engage the parking brake and place the lift in neutral, completely lower the hopper, ensure the flip-over handle latch is closed, and remove the mast secure chain
- Fully disengage the forklift from the hopper body
Custom Concrete Dumpsters
At Roura Material Handling, we do not believe in limiting clients to a standard selection of hoppers. Instead, we like to work with our customers to design custom hopper options that work for their needs. While you can always select a standard model, we encourage you to look into specific customization options to ensure you are happy with your purchase.
Some popular customization options include release systems, bases, casters, covers, colors, attachments, and much more. The ability to design a hopper for specific applications and working environments is one of the many things that sets Roura apart from our competitors.
Use for More Than Just Concrete
While you might have visited this page looking for concrete hoppers, our dumpsters are not so limited. Our heavy material humpers, including our Behemoth collection, are also excellent tools for handling many materials beyond concrete, including:
- Shipyard waste
- Demolition scrap
- Hot ash
- Heavy construction materials and minerals
Roura Material Handling has been in business for more than 100 years. In that time, we have established a reputation for quality and customer focus. While we originated as a structural steel business, we realized our unique focus in the 1940s.
Today, we serve various industries, offering more than 50 self-dumping hopper models in sizes up to 10 cubic yards. Our business is built on the premise that our customers deserve only the best, and if you can’t find what you need in our standard offerings, do not hesitate to request a consultation for a custom product.