Construction Grade Hopper Dumping

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How can I increase the safety margin of a construction grade hopper load dump?

Construction Grade Hopper Dumping

Construction grade hoppers carry debris; when it comes time to transport and dump the hopper there is always a safety concern over some of that debris becoming airborne, creating breathing hazards, eye injuries and other problems. The first step to preventing the material from flying out of the hopper is during transport. Using the hopper's safety lock mechanism will help prevent spillage during transport, especially over rough or unpaved areas. Many hoppers are equipped with a rope release so that the contents may be dumped while the operator stands farther away, preventing any chance of debris coming in contact with the operator. As always, these situations dictate eye protection and other appropriate measures; these should be considered standard for maximum safety.



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