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Low-Cost Hopper Dumper

Dan MacLeod, CPE, MA, MPH

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Hopper wheels in frame


Wheels on the hopper fit in the frame, ingeniously taking advantage of the I-beam structure to stabilize the hopper.


Guide Chute
Guide system on back of dumper Hinged chute for dumping


A unique and creative system on the back end of the dumper facilitates dumping. A length of “curved” I-beams guides a dumping chute into position as the hoist is raised. The chute itself is hinged (arrow). This portion of the dumper may not be needed in other applications, but provides a good idea that can be used in some cases.