Hopper Cars

Hopper Car

Hopper cars are used in open pit mining to transfer material from a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile transfer conveyor to a shiftable conveyor. Traveling on two rails mounted on the shiftable conveyor, the hopper car is able to travel its entire length, driven by travel drives supplied with electric power by a cable car. The cable car is equipped with electrical switchgear and a cable drum to wind electrical cable for the length of travel.