Covered Hoppers

Small Covered Hopper

Commodities: Cement, Roofing Granules, Sand

Feature Attribute
Outlet Gates Unloads bulk commodities by gravity
Bay Shape Interior bay shape allows product to discharge using gravity
Hatch Covers/Round Design Airtight round hatches reduces exposure to the elements and dust contamination
Hatch Covers/Trough Design Airtight trough hatches run the entire length of the car for flexibility when loading product
Outlets Gates/Bays 2 compartments per car
Cubic Capacity Range from 2,900 to 3,200 cu. ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 207,000 to 233,000 lbs.

Large Covered Hopper

Commodities: Corn, Wheat, Barley,  Fertilizer, Soda Ash 

Feature Attribute
Outlet Gates Unloads bulk commodities by gravity
Bay Shape Interior bay shape allows product to discharge using gravity
Hatch Covers/Round Design Airtight round hatches reduces exposure to the elements and dust contamination
Hatch Covers/Trough Design Airtight trough hatches run the entire length of the car for flexibility when loading product
Outlets Gates/Bays 3 compartments per car
Cubic Capacity Range from 4,600 to 5,200 cu. ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 197,000 to 224,000 lbs.

Food-Grade Large Covered Hopper

Commodities: Sugar, Rice, Flour

Feature Attribute
Lined Interior For smooth discharge of product
Double Outlet Gates To reduce exposure to contamination
Bay Shape Interior bay shape allows product to discharge using gravity
Hatch Covers/Round Design Airtight round hatches reduces exposure to the elements and dust contamination
Hatch Covers/Trough Design Airtight trough hatches run the entire length of the car for flexibility when loading product
Gravity Pneumatic Outlet Gates Option to unload via conventional sliding gate or gravity pneumatic
Sealed Cars Empty cars are cleaned then sealed for your protection
Bays 3 per car; gravity or gravity pneumatic
Cubic Capacity Range from 4,600 to 5,200 cu. ft.
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 197,000 to 222,000 lbs.

Covered Hoppers Comparison

  Small Large Food-Grade
Capacity (cu. ft.) 2,900 - 3,200 cu. ft.
4,600 - 5,200 cu. ft. 4,600 - 5,200  cu. ft.
Capacity (lbs.) 263,000 - 286,000 lbs. 263,000 - 286,000 lbs. 263,000 - 286,000 lbs.
Car Length 42 ft. 60 - 65 ft. 60 - 65 ft.
Max Height 15.5 ft. 15.5 ft. 15.5 ft.
No. of Compartments 2
3 3 - 4
Loading Hatch Types Circular or Trough Circular or Trough Circular or Trough
Hatch Alignment Centered or Off-Center Centered or Off-Center Center or Off-Center
Gate Types Gravity Only Gravity Only Gravity Pneumatic
No. of Gates 2
3
3-4
Gate Sizes 13" x 24" or
13" x 42"
24" x 30" or
13" x 43 3/4"
13" x 42" or
30" x 30"
Gate Spacing 11' 10" - 14' 10" 12' 6" - 15' 3" 15' 10"

Loading and Unloading

Contact our Shipment Quality Engineers for planning assistance with loading or unloading.