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The APEX heavy duty line of hoppers can safely handle capacities of up to 8,000 lbs. Our unique E-Z Release handle allows dumping to be safe, effortless, and quick. The flame cut rocker design provides a stronger more durable hopper as opposed to a press fit, welded pins, or rivet style multi-piece assembly. The heavy duty hopper is available in standard sizes from 1/4 cubic yard through 5 cubic yards. Apex is the leader in custom designs and will modify any standard hopper to fit your application.

Common applications: all types of bulk material such as scrap steel, glass, stampings, sawdust, rubber, coal, ash, various aggregates, construction debris, solid waste, grit & screenings & 100’s more.


  • Hopper bodies are made of 7-gauge & ¼” mild carbon steel, and the bases are made from ¼” plate. Thicker gauges available.
  • Flame cut rocker system providing high strength and wear resistance for long life and dependable service.
  • Flame cut stops & structural angle reinforcements.
  • Structural angles and channels are used to provide better durability versus formed steel
  • Continuous welding inside the bucket provides greater strength in critical areas.
  • The hoppers top four corners are fitted stampings providing a smooth surface for safe handling.
  • Bright yellow industrial enamel paint provides better visibility to nearby employees when the hopper is in motion.
  • Hoppers are stackable up to 2 cubic yard models.

Apex also offers a Medium Duty Self-Dumping Hopper for lighter applications. The Medium Duty Hoppers are constructed of high quality components like those found on the Heavy Duty models, but incorporates a lighter 10 gauge body and a 7 gauge structural base, providing a lower cost savings to our customers. Medium Duty Hoppers are designed to handle trash, wood, recyclables and other lightweight materials up to 2,000 lbs.


  • Caster mounted bases
  • Lanyard release cables
  • Hinged two piece lids
  • Retaining chains
  • 3-way entry bases
  • Drains, fittings & valves
  • Paint Color Options
  • Hot Dipped Galvanizing
  • Stainless Steel Available
  • Vacuum style lids with gaskets, collars, inlet & outlet pipes & baffles