Do you need to move materials from hard-to-reach places or have

materials that need to be easily dumped? We’ve got you covered.


Southern Fabrication Specialties has designed construction hoppers, sometimes called trash hoppers, at the request of construction companies who want to keep their employees safe and remain in compliance with OSHA requirements. Our construction hoppers are used in a variety of industries, such as construction, warehousing, agriculture, or for any other material handling businesses that need to process, dispose or relocate materials.

They are ideal for use by:

  • Multi-level construction sites
  • Roofing companies
  • Framing companies
  • Drywall contractors

 Hoppers can also work for:

  • Refractory installers
  • Masons
  • Demolition crews
  • Tree trimmers
  • Agricultural industry

 Construction hoppers can be easily attached to most reach forklifts and/or extended boom lifts in order to move materials up and down and into hard-to-reach places. They attach to fork pockets with a pin that secures behind each fork. It also has a chain that can be wrapped around the mast and guard. This allows the hopper to be dumped and keeps the hopper secured to the forks. Ideal for a worksite, our construction hoppers work well in multi-story building construction applications, as they can be attached to a telehandler and elevated to accept discarded materials or trash. 


Our hoppers are built out of 3/16” thick metal. We corrugate the walls for extra strength. They are reinforced along the back wall for rigidity and for the chain attachment. They are built for strength and durability, and there are no flimsy walls on these hoppers.

The standard hopper was designed to stay within the DOT width requirements of 8’ 6” if it was hauled sitting sideways on a trailer.

Trash Hoppers Can Help Avoid OSHA Violations Like These:

Example: Two employees are working to unload materials in an unapproved fork-mounted personnel work platform, using a jobsite made, wooden trash box  supported by the forks but not attached to the forks of a rough terrain forklift. The trash box was then elevated to upper levels, at a height of 10’ or higher, at an apartment building under construction. Doing this exposed the workers to the hazard of falling from a height of more than ten feet. Using a Southern Fabrication  Specialties construction hopper could have helped avoid this violation.

 Check Out Our Trash Hoppers in Action Below!


ModelSizeVolumeMax ForkEmpty WeightLoad Capacity
Standard8' x 6" W x 4' x 2" H x 5' x 2" D5yd60"14405000 lbs.
Extra Large8' x 10" W x 4' x 2" H x 5' x 2" D5yd60"16505000 lbs.

We are proud to be able to offer solutions can that fit our customers’ specific goals and objectives. Do you have questions about how our construction hoppers can assist you at your job sites?  Contact us today to learn more. 

Phone: 877-576-0821
NEW! Text US! 972-573-6200

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Please note: These hoppers are not approved to transport personnel.