For operations looking for Heavy-Duty Hopper Bottom Bins, Sukup Heavy-Duty Hopper Bottom Bins are among the strongest. Built with wide corrugations, extra-strong stiffeners, and heavy-duty hopper panels they are designed for storage and aeration only. The tank portion of our hopper bottom units features an extra-strong roof and the same quality sidewall construction as standard Sukup Bins and our 44” door is available as an option on heavy-duty hopper bins.
Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins
- May be mounted on overhead super structures for loading of semis or train cars.
- May be used as a working bin.
- May be used to store cool, dry grain for an extended period of time.
Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins are classified as:
3-12 rings tall
Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins are designed for storage and aeration only. NO DRYING. Wet grain (over 16% moisture) may be stored short-term for a maximum of 72 hours. Aeration is needed for storage.
Hopper Base – 70,000 psi tensil strength steel wide flange legs are extra-strong and stable.
L-shaped cross-bracing between the legs adds even more stability.
Hopper Bottom – The 45o hopper is made of heavy-gauge, galvanized steel for strength and durability.
Round head bolts on hopper portion minimize grain build-up
Exclusive inner apron prevents grain from accumulating on the ledge where the tank and bottom cone join.
Rack and pinion opener comes standard on all heavy-duty hopper bins.
Nearly 3′ of ground clearance under the rack-and-pinion opener.
4″ wide corrugation, 44″ tall sidewall sheets.
Bolts are grade 8.2 for added strength with JS1000 or equivalent coating for exceptional corrosion protection.
70,000 PSI tensile strength steel.
15′-36′ standard roof peak load rating is 5000 lbs, evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical load with uniformly distributed roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 90 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-05 Code.
Rigidized roof panel with 3″ ribs that serve as rafters, strengthening the roof sheets.
Continuous eave clip attachment provides a strong roof to sidewall connection.
Roof rings are standard on Sukup bins 18′ and larger. Exclusive, patent pending roof ring clips ensure that roof rings stay in place for years to come.
20″ x 35.5″ oval manhole opening is a comfortable fit for most operators.
Manhole cover is held securely in place by special latches. When open, the lid lays flat against the roof, eliminating the mess of water and soggy bees wings that can accumulate.
38″ peak opening provides approximately 8 ft2 of air exhaust area.
Peak lid cover is mounted on steel rods to allow it to slide open and closed and prevent it from blowing around on windy days.
Options and Accessories
Hopper Cone Inspection Panel – allows you to monitor the amount of wear on the cone panel liner.
Available on 24′ up to 7 rings, 27′ up to 6 rings and 30′ up to 5 rings
44″ door with exclusive hammerhead handles
Ladder packages available
Ground-operated lid opener
TriAngle Hopper Aeration