McCullough Industries

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With over 50 years of experience providing material handling equipment, the engineers at McCullough Industries have consistently applied science to design and build hoppers that are engineered for safety and economy. The Wright® Self Dumping Hoppers are perfectly balanced to roll forward when loaded, dump completely, and automatically return to an upright, locked position ready for reloading. Continuous welding helps to prevent leaks or drips. Top and pouring lips have formed smooth edges for added safety and strength. Extended sides prevent side-wise scattering of material.


Steel hoppers are one of the easiest and most convenient pieces of material handling equipment that one person can operate. They are simple, nearly foolproof, and most importantly safe. A self-dumping steel hopper streamlines the process of loading, transporting and unloading bulky items and waste products. Here’s how:

  1. After filling the material handling equipment and moving it to the desired location, push the oversized latch that holds the self-dumping steel hopper upright to release the contents.
  2. When the hopper is empty, the unit will swing upright and re-latch, effectively locking itself back into its upright position.

The addition of casters along the bottom of this piece of material handling equipment makes it even easier to move and transport items. Some self-dumping steel hoppers are permanent fixtures and must remain in place. It’s important you check which type of hopper you are working with before you begin using it. 

The durable construction of self-dumping steel hoppers makes them the ideal piece of material handling equipment. They are available in several sizes and capacities, so you can always find the right self-dumping steel hopper to suit your needs and the needs of your business. Not only are self-dumping hoppers easy to use, but they also help keep your workplace safe by providing a place to store waste and scrap materials.

A self-dumping hopper and other material handling equipment have a variety of uses that make them indispensable in many industries and businesses. They are a great tool to use for storage, handling, recycling and transportation. No matter what you need, McCullough Industries makes the material handling equipment that you need to get the job done right.

Because our material handling equipment comes in so many different sizes and holding capacities, they are just perfect for storing many different objects. Generally, hoppers can hold anywhere from 1,000 to 6,000 pounds, making them cost-effective for bulky jobs. Self-dumping hoppers can be used temporarily and can be moved by forklift from site to site as your company takes on new projects or your needs change. With the addition of specialty lids, you can even use self-dumping hoppers to hide debris from the view of your customers.

Because self-dumping hoppers are precision built to unload the materials on their own and then snap back up into a secure locked position, you save man hours and reduce the risk of injury to employees by using them. For recycling purposes, your used papers, unneeded cardboard and cast-off packaging materials can be neatly stored in an industrial storage bin to be brought to the recycling plant. Wood and metal scraps, copper plumbing tubes, dry wall, nails and roof tear offs can be kept neatly and efficiently in one spot, protected from the elements and protecting the workers – a clean and organized worksite is a safe worksite. 

Wheeled material handling equipment can make transporting materials a breeze. Everything is already stored in one spot and can be moved to where you need it with ease. No more moving several pieces of equipment separately. And, because of their unique stacking feature, empty material handling equipment can be stored without taking up space.

Industrial storage bins are a versatile piece of equipment for many industries and businesses. McCullough products can be used for storage, recycling, trash pickup and trash removal, as well as a variety of manufacturing processes.

On construction sites, workers use industrial storage bins to clean as they go, instead of spending time and energy to manually pick up wood scraps, metal turnings and other building refuse. With the addition of optional casters, workers can move hoppers to where they need them. 

In industrial settings, hoppers can be fitted with feeding devices, making them a key component of the assembly line or manufacturing process. We even make low laying industrial storage bins to fit under machinery, catching cast off materials and machine turnings. Industrial storage bins are also key pieces of equipment for large office buildings.

They make storing cardboard for recycling much more efficient – especially when dealing with bulk loads. This is also why they’re a favorite in the food service industry – where they deal with leftover packaging and organic waste. Our industrial storage bins can be fitted with lids to keep the smell and sight of raw organic waste away from customers and food preparation areas.

At McCullough Industries, we precision engineer all of our self-dumping hoppers and other material handling products to be durable, efficient, easy to use, easy to clean and safe. Our material handling products have continuous seam welding which makes them very strong and leak-free – a must if you store or dump raw organic material in our industrial bins. Our self-dumping hoppers are on rugged, wide rockers, so they are able to hold heavy loads as well. On top of that, the unique self-locking mechanism of our self-dumping hoppers keeps workers safe and stops accidental spills. For easy transporting and maneuvering of your hoppers, you can add optional casters to the bottom of your hoppers.

Because of the attention to detail we put into our material handling products and because of the variety of sizes, shapes and holding capacities available, there is almost no end to the uses for McCullough material handling products. They are a key component to a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, landscaping, food service and many, many more. 

McCullough material handling products come in three different duty levels, in over two dozen types of products. There is a McCullough product for any job – no matter how big, no matter how small. Our hoppers are equipped for holding .5 to 5 cubic yards of material. We even have specially designed self-dumping hoppers and other products made to fit into tight corners, narrow warehouses and under low laying machinery. Our material handling products can accommodate a variety of materials – wood scraps, roof tear off, nails, trash, organic waste, dirt, mulch, plants, machine turnings, metal scraps, cardboard, paper, liquid waste and much more. No matter the project, there is a McCullough material handling product for you.

Stainless steel hoppers and other industrial containers are extremely versatile pieces of equipment. With their continuous seam welding and sturdy construction, stainless steel hoppers can be moved as often as needed. They’re rugged and durable. Whether you use a forklift to move your hoppers or add optional casters to create easily portable hoppers, your industrial containers will be as good as new for years to come.

And, a stainless steel hopper is an investment that will provide a payoff for years to come. They’re an option to consider if you are looking for a permanent industrial container that is easy to use. A self-dumping hopper will, with very little human effort involved, dump itself, right itself and lock itself safely back into position. Workers need little to no experience or training to use a stainless steel hopper.

If your needs are constantly in flux, or if you use your hoppers as industrial storage bins, you may want to consider a more temporary industrial container that can easily be stacked when it is not being used. If you are using your stainless steel hopper and industrial container as part of an assembly line process or in manufacturing you may want to consider investing in a step feeder. A step feeder automatically moves materials from hopper to hopper as it goes from one step to another.