When you need to move and dump massive amounts of materials, Roura Material Handling has just the forklift hopper equipment you need. For more than 100 years, we have been designing, developing, and manufacturing forklift hopper and other equipment that meets the needs of a variety of different industries.

Dump hopper being lifted with a forklift

Whatever your forklift hopper needs, be it a trash hopper for forklift or a forklift dump hopper, Roura Material Handling has one or more forklift hoppers and forklift hopper bases that serve the needs of the following industries:

  • Glass
  • Building products
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Milling
  • Woodworking
  • Food processing
  • Solid waste management
  • Agricultural
  • Manufacturing
  • Foundries
  • Stamping plants

You can rest assured that a Roura forklift hopper will handle virtually all of your dry bulk materials, whether hot or cold.

Using Your Forklift Hopper

How you use your Roura forklift hopper depends on which model, base, release system, and accessories you purchase. Our self-dumping hoppers come in the following models:

  • Durable – 2,000 – 4,000 lbs. load capacity; 1/8 – 5 cu. yd. volume capacity
  • Rugged – 4,000 – 8,000 lbs. load capacity; 1/8 – 5 cu. yd. volume capacity
  • Ultimate – 8,000 – 10,000 lbs. load capacity; 1/3 – 5 cu. yd. volume capacity
  • Behemoth – 8,000 – 10,000 lbs. load capacity; 6 – 10 cu. yd. volume capacity

Customized Forklift Hoppers

Roura Material Handling specializes in custom self-dumping hoppers and can modify any of our existing hoppers to meet your specific needs. Or we can custom engineer a hopper to handle your specific special application, such as one of the following:

Using a forklift dump hopper
  • Food processing hoppers
  • Garbage hoppers
  • Scrap hoppers
  • Waste hoppers
  • Glass hoppers
  • Recycling hoppers

All you need to do is contact Roura’s engineering and sales staff at either our Michigan or Mississippi plant to discuss your specific requirements. Naturally, as with all our products, your custom self-dumping hopper will be the strongest one of its class.

Two Types of Releases

When it comes time to release your load, you can do so by means of Roura’s Mechanical Handle Release or Roura’s Pull-Down Handle System. If you choose the mechanical handle release, you can effectively transport and dump materials while remaining seated on the forklift at all times. For dumping from higher elevations, our pull-down handle system lets you control the whole process while standing on the ground and pulling down on the superior built cable system.

Hopper Bases

Roura forklift hopper bases likewise give you two basic options: open channel and boxed tube design. Our open channel bases come standard on all our Durable model hoppers, as well as on our Rugged and Ultimate Strength hopper models that handle up to 2-1/2 cu. yd. We construct these bases of 1/4″ thick track on all of our one-ton and two-ton model hoppers and 5/16″ track for all our hoppers over two tons, i.e., those having capacities of from three tons to five tons.

Roura’s unique boxed tube design bases come standard on all of our 3 cu. yd. and larger Rugged and Ultimate Strength hoppers, and are optionally available on all our other two-ton and three-ton hopper models. We construct these bases from 1/4″ plate steel on all our 1/2 cu. yd. and smaller hoppers and 5/16″ tube for our 1 cu. yd. and larger hoppers.

At Roura Material Handling, our customers and their needs come first. Therefore, we can modify our standard bases to include such things as the following:

  • Extra reinforcements
  • Closed fork pockets
  • Modified fork pocket dimensions

Additionally, we have other bases available, such as our Three-Way Fork Entry Bases and a variety of base legs. Whatever your forklift hopper needs may be, contact Roura Material Handling today!