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What is the difference between a Ag Hopper and a General Commodity Hopper?

Feb 02, 2018 at 06:52 PM CST
I have been looking at Hopper's for awhile now and I am wondering what the difference is. Any help would be great.
Replied on Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 07:06 PM CST
Deeper traps, bigger doors, will be more cu ft than a ag hopper the same size.
Replied on Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 07:21 PM CST
Hey Thanks Jim. i guess now i have to decide on witch one to buy.
Replied on Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 07:25 PM CST
Always remember when hauling committeeso the bigger the door the easier to unload.
Replied on Sat, Feb 03, 2018 at 09:25 AM CST
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Ag hoppers are used for heavier material like grain, and they are usually lighter as well. If you plan on hauling ingredients like ddgs or wheat midds the bigger hopper pocket and doors make unloading easier. ??
Replied on Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 03:03 PM CST
So I'm going to be hauling grain 80-90% of the time, I guess I should get an ag hopper instead of a standard hopper? Also, since grain is heavier, should I dtay with the snmaller traps or spec it with larger traps? I don't know if the heavier grain will put too much strain on the doors.

Replied on Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 09:59 AM CST
Originally Posted by: CLAY WALTON
Quote: "So I'm going to be hauling grain 80-90% of the time, I guess I should get an ag hopper instead of a standard hopper? Also, since grain is heavier, should I dtay with the snmaller traps or spec it with larger traps? I don't know if the heavier grain will put too much strain on the doors. "

I haul lots of heavy grain on my big trap doors and even sand and never had issues.
Replied on Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 10:41 AM CST
Ag Hopper sit higher off the ground depending on the tire size you have on either type of hopper syle , ag hoppers where made mainly for farm dumping so a aruger would slide under the trailer better and higher ground cleares for in and out of the feilds , other then that you lost cubes on a ag hopper and big hopper doors , and as far as the size of the doors check with your dealer on cubes in the hopper you are looking at , you can get bigger hopper on either trailers style hoppers
PS the big door can make a lot of clean up at place you dump depending on the size of the pit too
Replied on Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 10:53 AM CST
OH i found got you can get under a AG hopper easier if you are a little round in the middle :) to sweep out