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Totes, sometimes called gaylords, are large containers, typically about pallet size (about 3’ X 3’ to 4’ X 4’ and 2-5 feet high. They may be made of stainless or painted steel, plastic, wood or corrugated board. They are used to store and transport products as diverse as plastic resin, meat, nd watermelons.
Unlike hoppers, they generally do not have a way to remove contents from the bottom. Even when they do have a bottom port, it is often quicker to dump them by inverting than to drain them. Some tote designs have one side rounded on the bottom which allows them to be tilted and dumped by hand but only if dumping below floor level. Most totes will need to be lifted and then turned at least 100 degrees to dump the product.
This is where tote-dumps come in. They are designed to lift the tote so that the leading edge is above the level of the receiving hopper. They also rotate the tote in a controlled manner so that product can be dumped into the hopper either slowly or all at once.
This picture shows the dumper in the loading position with a corrugated position in position. Hydraulic cylinders with a self-contained pump swing it up its axis until the balls roll out of the Gaylord. Hydraulics are used because they are reliable and allow for more precise movement than compressed air. Tabs above the Gaylord prevent it from following the balls out of the dumper.
By making a long discharge chute and a high pivot point, the product can be dumped into fairly high receiving hoppers.
If even higher discharges are required, two stage tote-dumps are available. The tote is loaded onto the platform as above. The platform is raised vertically as high as needed, then the tote is inverted as above.
Drums and barrels may also be dumped using tote-dumpers but there are also specialized dumpers available. This grips the diameter of the drum raises it vertically, then rotates it to an inverted or semi-inverted position.
Cherry’s Industrial, Model: BXD-2500-48, hydraulic ground level loading tote dump, rated up to 2500 lbs. Maximum load size: 50" in length; 50" in width; 20" – 40" in height. Equipped with 48" high pivot point, and a 48" dump height.
OAD: 110" L x 98" W x 79" H
Bohle, Model HS250, rotating column tote lift. Rated to a maximum capacity of 550 lbs. Equipped with a two prong fork lift set on 30" centers with a maximum lift height of 96".
*Totes available for additional cost.
OAD: 70"L x 34"W x 112"H
Bohle, Model HS1000, rotating column tote lift. Rated to a maximum capacity of 2200 lbs. Equipped with a two prong fork lift set on 36" centers with a maximum lift height of 113".
OAD: 90"L x 42"W x 160"H
National Bulk Equipment, Model Powermaxx 21-25603-50c, tote dumper. Rated for a maximum load of 2,500 lbs. Equipped with a 50" wide x 32" long x 60" high tote chamber, removable locking bar and extended side guards. Powered by a hydraulic pack with raise / lower switch for dumper. Requires 140" high ceiling clearance and discharges at a height of 62".
OAD: 66"L x 54"W x 105"H (in down position)
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Loos, Model 978-002, stainless steel wagon dumper. Equipped with a 53" diameter tote frame with a 48" discharge height. Totes are dumped into a 33½" wide x 31" high discharge chute with 27" ground clearance. Powered by a 2 hp drive and mounted on a heavy duty stainless steel frame.
OAD: 90"L x 86"W x 63"H
MTC, Model LE, hydraulic, gaylord tote dumper. Rated up to 3,000 lbs capacity. Chamber Dimensions: 43" wide x 51" deep x 83" high. Equipped with an open top chute with a discharge height of 42" high and requires 136" of ceiling clearance. Stainless steel frame cradle powered by a 5 Hp hydraulic power pack. Control panel with up/down push button controls. Mounted on heavy duty base frame. Rates dependant on material, application and machine configuration.
OAD: 67"L x 60"W x 89"H (in down position)
Idaho Equipment & Sheet Metal Co., stainless steel tote dumper. Equipped with a 48" wide x 44" long x 44" high tote chamber. Powered by a 2 hp hydraulic pack with on/off switch for pump and raise / lower switch for dumper. Requires 84" high ceiling clearance and discharges at a height of 35".
OAD: 87"L x 74"W x 52"H (in down position)
Cozzini, Model CBD3080-610, 304 stainless steel construction tote / vat dumper. Equipped with 48" wide x 44" long x 55" high tote chamber. Powered by 3 hp hydraulic pack with push button start / stop for pump and raise / lower for dumper. Requires 183" high ceiling clearance and discharges at a height of 80" at a 45° discharge angle with maximum capacity of 3,000 lbs
OAD: 55"L x 67"W x 104"H (in down position)
MTC, Model HLEC, vertical, hydraulic, (2) stage, stationary, 304 stainless steel construction, tote dumper with number of totes per hour – depending on materials and application. Load capacity: up to 4000 lbs with a discharge height of 138". Equipped with 52" wide and 48" deep tote chamber with adjustable lock down top guard. Container sizes: cardboard combo on pallet 42" wide x 49" long x 48" high. Control panel has push button controls with 10 Hp hydraulic power pack. Mounted on heavy duty 304 stainless steel base frame with cage style safety guarding.
OAD: 72" L x 93" W x 149" H
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