Galvanized Steel Dump Hoppers
While all our steel self dumping hoppers and hopper products offer durable interior and exterior material strength, our galvanized steel dump hopper line is designed specifically for corrosion resistance. Choose a reliable galvanized material and the hopper size that fits your application to keep your company moving forward efficiently and safely.
The mild steel used to construct this hopper line is hot-dipped galvanized for corrosion protection. We take this reliable steel and use our time-tested hopper design, including pointed and pierced trunnion tracks that use taper pins. Whether you use them with casters or forklift pockets for your forklift operators to maneuver around your facility, galvanized hoppers offer the resistance you need and the convenient operation you deserve.
Stainless Steel Hoppers
Similar to a galvanized hopper, a stainless steel hopper offers unique materials with a familiar design. These steel dump hoppers use a hot-dipped galvanized base of mild steel. Next, an austenitic stainless steel structure is used for commercial applications. Stainless steel provides corrosion resistance with a different makeup than galvanized steel, which may be more suitable to particular chemical or food and beverage applications.
These hoppers offer a gleaming product that is easy to spot and easy to use. You can vary the load capacity and volume capacity to fit your facility. Smaller hoppers are easier to maneuver around a small facility, while our largest load capacity hoppers give you the maximum volume your forklifts can safely handle. Whether on the construction site or working around your chemical processing facility, a stainless steel dumping hopper fills a unique need in your business operations.
One of the greatest advantages of our hoppers is their diverse application capabilities. If you’re a specialized chemical processing facility, you can safely use this type of hopper for the same hauling tasks day in and day out. Other facilities require a wide range of materials to be stored, handled and delivered around their property. In both instances, Roura Material Handling hoppers set themselves apart. Here are some common industries your stainless or galvanized steel dump hopper can work in:
- Food and beverage
- Exterior handling
- Chemical processing
In all situations, it’s important to review the material you’re handling and the hopper you’re using to take on the project. This is important to two reasons. First, it ensures you aren’t exposing a hopper to a material that could cause corrosion or other damage. Second, it prevents overloading your hopper or your forklift with particularly heavy materials. Our hoppers have a high weight load limit, but you should never attempt to lift, dump or store a heavier weight than is recommended for your particular hopper.
These general applications listed are just a start of the many uses of a self-dumping hopper for commercial use. Explore your current setup to see if this hopper may offer improved characteristics that streamline your process.
How To Use a Steel Dumping Hopper
Our steel self dumping hoppers use the same convenient designs as our standard line of self-dumping hoppers. This means that you can safely and easily handle any Roura dump hopper with your traditional forklift equipment.
Always review the service manual and operational instructions for your forklift. Never attempt to lift a hopper that’s heavier than your forklift limit or operate a forklift that hasn’t been properly serviced. Failure to maintain a forklift could put the operator and the self-dumping hopper at risk.
Follow the loading, lifting and dumping instructions for your specific hopper. We offer operational videos that help you better understand your product before attempting to secure or dump any materials.
Carefully position for forklift forks in line with the pockets. Insert the forks before moving or lifting the hopper. Depending on the included accessories, you may need to secure an auto-latch handle or perform other steps before your hopper is safe to lift. Maneuver the hopper at a safe distance from the ground before positioning it near your intended dump site.
Lift the hopper above the dumpster, container or other area where you intend to unload its contents. Once you’re sure the area is clear, use the self-dumping feature of your hopper to dump it completely. Return the hopper to an upright position before attempting to maneuver the forklift or return the hopper to the ground. Review our operational videos for more detailed instructions.
Accessories to Personalize Your Product
Galvanized or stainless steel already offers you a personalized feature for your self dumping steel dumping hoppers, but you can alter them even more to fit your facility. Here are some accessories you can purchase to upgrade your existing hoppers or request pre-installed on your newly ordered hopper:
- Updated release systems
- Band cutter
- Alternative base
- General maintenance and replacement parts
Add to the safety, convenience or lifetime of your hopper with one or more of these accessories. As a leader in hopper manufacturing, Roura Material Handling is your source for hopper upgrades and additional accessories.
Create a Custom Hopper
Our standard design used for our dump hoppers allows for a range of standard storage and material handling tasks. In a more specialized work environment, you may need an alternative design. Because we’re responsible for the design and manufacturing phases, we can alter virtually any dimension or storage application you may need. Discuss your industrial or commercial process with our design team to see how we can create a custom hopper product for your facility.