Open-Top Hopper

Explore Our Open-Top Hopper Rail Car Options

Open-top hoppers are designed to carry the maximum amount of coal, which still plays a critical role in the country’s industrial economy. Rail remains the overwhelming transportation of choice to move coal, accounting for nearly 70% of deliveries in 2019 – according to EIA data. Many of our coal hoppers are equipped with both bottom-gate unloading and rotary couplers, which allow for rotary dumping of the car’s contents. Open-top hoppers are logical options for those transporting bulk commodities unaffected by weather and are unloaded from under the car.

Available models

Open-Top Hopper
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Our aluminum open-top hoppers are specifically designed to carry the maximum amount of coal. Many of our coal hoppers are equipped with both bottom-gate unloading and rotary couplers, which allow for rotary dumping of the car’s contents.

We also provide open-top hoppers for bulk commodities unaffected by weather and are unloaded from under the car.

Specifications
Length: 53 feet, 1 inch
Inside Length: 47 feet, 9 inches
Height: 13 feet, 4 inches
Gross Rail Load: 286,000 pounds
Load Limit: 236,600 pounds
Commodities
» Aggregates
» Coal