Self-dumping material handling hoppers fabricated by Iron Bull Manufacturing are equipped with a proprietary Positive Alignment System featuring a tapered slide box with expanded clearance angles for fast, accurate entry of forktruck forks into the hopper base channels. Engineered for rugged, long-term service, the hoppers are strengthened by wrap-around welded lips on back corners, sides that extend below hopper bottoms, full-length channel bases, and gussets welded into front corners. A dual safety lock package includes manual flip lock and retaining chain that hooks on to the hoppers, stabilizing loads to prevent accidental sliding or spillage. An optional "Dump from Seat" latch rope (shown in the accompanying photo) provides added safety, allowing operators to remain seated while releasing loads rather than having to dismount the forktruck to manually discharge them. Iron Bull produces three series of hoppers-Economy Bull, Baby Bull and Big Bull-with weight capacities ranging from 1,500 lb to 6,000 lb and 1/3- to 2-1/2-yd3 capacities. Hoppers customized to customer specifications also are available. Hopper safety decals are in English and Spanish, as are operating instructions.
- Written by E&MJ News