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WALKING FLOOR HOPPER ATTACHMENT

May 18, 2012 at 01:15 PM CST
Anyone running a hopper attachment on a Walking Floor that is simple to use?

Thanks Art Pfluger
Replied on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 03:22 PM CST
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Talk to Wilkins MFG. 800 858 5656. They will install it or ship you the parts. Works good, doesn't weigh much.

Replied on Wed, May 03, 2017 at 02:37 PM CST
Art, Did you ever find yourself a hopper attachment for the walking floor? I am also looking.

Tony

Replied on Wed, May 03, 2017 at 04:12 PM CST
No I did not. Keep threatening to make one, but just one of those things that you never get to. TTC makes one for their stuff. To date western isn't telling us about one. Trinity makes them for their belt. I know there are others that have them. The ones that I have seen are very difficult for one driver to work with unless someone would help. Ricci at TTC seems to be a fairly nice guy. I think I would consult with him if you want store bought.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Wed, May 03, 2017 at 04:40 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ROSE PFLUGER
Quote: "No I did not. Keep threatening to make one, but just one of those things that you never get to. TTC makes one for their stuff. To date western isn't telling us about one. Trinity makes them for their belt. I know there are others that have them. The ones that I have seen are very difficult for one driver to work with unless someone would help. Ricci at TTC seems to be a fairly nice guy. I think I would consult with him if you want store bought. Art Pfluger"

We used to work with a gentleman in WA named Ross Parli, he has passed away some time ago.... but he made one out of aluminum, it could not have weighed more than 25 lbs. He could have made a million bucks on that design.... he made a bracket under the truck for it, it was easily stored, it was light weight, it was durable for all of the freight we ever put into the truck. Everything that you could want in its functionality, and didnt take away from the ability to get a payload on. I wish I could find one like it.
Replied on Wed, May 03, 2017 at 10:03 PM CST
wilkens does or did make a trailer with a hopper built into it , but i have also seen plenty that have a fiberdlass hopper that just hangs on the back as well easy as hell to make one. bt i did look atthe wilkens webite , give them a call they still make both the removeable hopper as well as the inboard incorporated into the trailer.