Covered Hopper

Explore Our Covered Hopper Rail Car Options

Because of the expensive nature of dry bulk commodities, we offer a wide range of covered hoppers that provide protection from damage caused by weather. Whether your dimensions and capacity are best suited for small, medium, large or jumbo hoppers, we have options that handle distillers grain, grains, corn, plastic resin pellets, cement and everything in between. We also have carbon black covered hoppers designed for strict guidelines and we can create specialized covered hoppers designed for your configurations. These specialized covered hoppers can be designed for gravity, pneumatic and pressure differential unloading.

Available models

Jumbo Covered Hopper
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Due to the expensive nature of drying commodities such as distillers grain, jumbo covered hoppers are a practical choice if you need to ship large amounts of product that must have protection from damage caused by weather.

Specifications
Length: 69 feet
Cubic Capacity: 6,500 cubic feet
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Load Limit: 217,000 pounds
Commodities
» DDG
» Grain
» Grain Meal
» Soybean
» Sunflower Seeds
Large Covered Hopper
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Our large covered hoppers are all-steel and designed for plastic resin pellets, with over 6,200 cubic feet to allow for maximum payloads. Products are loaded through 10 hatches at the top of the railcar and unloaded through bottom outlets.

Specifications
Length: 68 feet, 3 1/2 inches
Inside Length: 62 feet, 11 inches
Cubic Capacity: 6,200 cubic feet
Height: 15 feet, 5 11/16 inches
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Load Limit: 220,000 pounds
Commodities
» Plastic Pellets
Medium Covered Hopper
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Our medium covered hoppers are all-steel and designed for dry bulk loads that require protection from the weather – including corn, soybeans, meal, wheat, grains and other products. Products are loaded through top hatches and unloaded through wide, gravity gates at the bottom of the railcar.

Specifications
Length: 58 feet
Inside Length: 52 feet, 10 1/8 inches
Cubic Capacity: 5,800 cubic feet
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Load Limit: 224,000 pounds
Commodities
» Corn
» Grain
» Soybean
» Wheat
Small Covered Hopper
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Our small covered hoppers are designed for dry bulk loads that require protection from the weather – including cement, sand, roofing granules and other materials. The all-steel hoppers are equipped with three 30-inch diameter roof hatches for loading and two gravity discharge outlets.

Specifications
Length: 41 feet, 10 inches
Inside Length: 37 feet, 2 inches
Cubic Capacity: 3,200 cubic feet
Height: 15 feet, 4 inches
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Load Limit: 233,000 pounds
Commodities
» Cement
» Roofing Granules
» Sand
Carbon Black Covered Hopper
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If you’re shipping a product with strict guidelines like carbon black, it’s beneficial to choose a specialized railcar designed specifically for that material.

Specifications
Length: 51 feet, 7 1/2 inches
Cubic Capacity: 4,575 cubic feet
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Load Limit: 233,000 pounds
Commodities
» Carbon Black
Specialty Covered Hoppers
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We are willing to work with you on any specialty covered hopper configurations to meet your specific needs. Cars can be built in various capacities and materials, such as stainless steel or with linings. They can also be designed for gravity, pneumatic and pressure differential unloading.

Specifications
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Commodities
» Fertilizers
» Flour
» Soda Ash
» Sodium Chlorate
» Sugar