PO Box 677, 1555 255th St.
Sheffield, IA USA 50475-0677

The Heavy-Duty Hopper Bin is a robust and versatile grain storage solution. Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins may be mounted on overhead superstructures, making it an ideal choice for efficiently loading semis or train cars. The design of Sukup Heavy-Duty Hopper Bottom Bins is among the strongest in the industry, with wide corrugations, extra-strong stiffeners, and heavy-duty hopper panels.

With a strong foundation, the hopper base is tailored to accommodate the bin’s size and the load capacity required. Its construction begins with 70,000 psi tensile strength steel, forming wide flange legs for a base that guarantees stability and durability. The inclusion of I-beam construction and L-shaped cross-bracing between the legs adds even more stability, ensuring a reliable storage facility.

The inner apron of the Heavy-Duty Hopper Bottom Bin features hopper ring flashing that covers the ledge where the tank and bottom cone join. This innovative design element not only prevents grain from accumulating on the ledge but also facilitates a smooth flow of grain into the hopper, enhancing the operational efficiency of the bin.

Ideal for agricultural storage and management, this Heavy-Duty Hopper Bin stands as a testament to enduring design and functionality, delivering reliability and efficiency for grain storage needs.

Standard Features

  • 15’ -30’, 3-12 rings tall; 36', 10-18 rings tall; 42'; and 48' also available
  • 2,000 - 64,600 bushel capacity
  • 16” Unload outlet is standard, 22” unload outlet available
  • 3/8" or 1/2" bolts round-head bolts used on hopper panels prevent grain from bridging
  • May be mounted on overhead super structure or used as a working bin
  • Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins are designed for storage and aeration only, NOT DRYING; wet grain (over 16% moisture) may be stored short-term for a maximum of 72 hours; aeration is needed for storage

Hopper Features

  • 70 ksi tensile strength steel wide flange legs for extra-strong and stable base
  • 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 sidewall and bottom cone join
  • Rack and pinion opener comes standard on all Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins
  • 3' of ground clearance under the rack-and-pinion opener
  • 4' clearance on 36" - 48"

Sidewall Features

  • 4" wide corrugation, 44" tall sidewall sheets
  • Bolts are SAE Grade 8.0 for added strength with JS1000® or equivalent coating for exceptional corrosion protection
  • 70 ksi tensile strength steel

Roof Features

  • 15'-36' standard roof peak load rating is 5,000 lbs., evenly distributed on peak ring as pure vertical load with uniformly distributed roof snow load calculated from 40 psf ground snow zone or 105 mph wind zone as defined by ASCE7-10 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, roof ring clips (U.S. Patent #7,654,048) 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

Product Accessories

  • Hopper Cone Inspection Panel allows you to monitor the amount of wear on the cone panel liner
  • Available up to 24 rings, depending on bin diameter
  • 44" door with exclusive Hammerhead™ handles (U.S. Patent #8,123,260)
  • Ladder packages available
  • Ground-operated lid opener
  • Triangle Hopper Aeration up to 36x18R

Product Features
  • All Bins are Manufactured Under Sukup Manufacturing Company’s ISO 9001 Certification Requirements
  • Super Shield® to Provide an Extra Layer of Protection
  • Innovative Water Resistant Design
  • SAE Grade 8.0 Hardware with JS1000® Hour Plating
  • Rack and Pinion Gate
Jarrod Mosier, J & J Ag

Grover Hill, OH

It’s great partnering with someone who is always looking for innovative ideas to help secure the future of agriculture. It’s great partnering with someone like that.


What sizes and capacities are available for Sukup Heavy Duty Hopper Bins?

These bins come in various sizes, ranging from 15’ to 48’ in diameter and 3-24 rings tall. They offer a bushel capacity range of 2,000 to 64,600, ensuring a suitable size for different storage requirements

What are the key features of Sukup Heavy Duty Hopper Bins?

Sukup Heavy Duty Hopper Bins are known for their strong design, featuring wide corrugations, extra-strong stiffeners, and heavy-duty hopper panels. Rack and pinion opener comes standard on all Heavy-Duty Hopper Bins.

How is the roof designed in Sukup Heavy Duty Hopper Bins?

The roof is designed with a peak load rating of 5,000 lbs. for bins 15'-36', featuring rigidized roof panels with 3" ribs and continuous eave clip attachment for a strong roof-to-sidewall connection.
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