Dockmaster Hydraulic Bin Dumper, 27.5" tip height


Designed with a specific task in mind, dumping bins from a raised dock, the Dockmaster inverts bins as low to the ground as possible, at just 27.5 inches (700 millimeters), while still keeping the weight within the footprint of the machine.

The Dockmaster Bin Dumper was designed with a specific task in mind - safely dumping wheeled bins and drums from a raised loading dock. In many operations this is currently done by hand, which is difficult, slow and dangerous. The Dockmaster completes the process in seconds and is fully compliant with stringent new safety requirements.

The Dockmaster is based on the proven design of the Dumpmaster, but with unique features. The dumping mechanism inverts bins as low to the ground as possible, at just 27.5 inches (700 millimeters)*, while still keeping the weight within the footprint of the machine. To allow operating near platform edges, the Dockmaster is fitted with safety feet, just behind the wheels. These catch the machine if it is rolled over the edge, instantly preventing further movement.

The Dockmaster is built to the same rugged specifications as the Dumpmaster, including the steel frame, powerpack and control system. It will effortlessly tip most types of two-wheeled bins at weights up to 550 pounds (250 kilograms), and is designed to withstand many years of operation indoors or outdoors.

Contact our sales team at 1.800.BHS.9500 to learn more about the Dockmaster or to locate a dealer near you. Improve staff productivity with an ergonomic Bin Dumper from BHS.

* Tip height is approximate as it varies by bin being dumped.

Features & Benefits:

  • Hydraulic powered
  • 550 lb (250 kg) lifting capacity
  • Ultra-low 27.5” (700 mm) tipping height
  • Duty Cycle: 22,000 lb (9979 kg) of material per charge; 11000 lb (5000 kg) per hour continuous
  • Available with battery, solar, 3-phase or compressed-air power supply; battery-powered dumpers have a sealed battery and an industrial-quality ‘float’ charger built in
  • Specifically designed for safe operation on raised loading docks or platforms
  • Safety bars prevent machine from being rolled over the edge of the dock or platform
  • Standard cradles allow dumping all common two-wheeled bins from 24-96 gal (90-360 L) with no clamping or restraint required
  • 4” (100 mm) casters for easy movement; two with brakes
  • Hot-dip galvanized steel frame and cradle with zinc-plated wire mesh guarding
  • Weather-tight control panel with key switch and digital battery indicator/li>
  • Small floor footprint
  • Automatic interlock safety door
  • Virtually maintenance-free, with extremely reliable electro-hydraulic mechanism
  • Indoor or outdoor use


(700 mm)

550 lb *
(250 kg)

Battery †

3-Phase ‡

(1175 mm)

(965 mm)

(1770 mm)

~ 353 lb
(~ 160 kg)

IP56 *


* Upgradable Specification

† Battery powerpack, 24V/20Ah GEL (3hr charge on 100-264VAC 1-ph 50/60Hz ≤ 3A); unit includes sealed battery and industrial quality ‘float’ charger

‡ 3-Phase Mains powerpack, ~415VAC 3-ph 50/60Hz ≤3.6A

Auto-Cycle Operation
Available for mains-powered bin dumpers to enable operators to leave the machine to complete the cycle unattended.

Bin Hooks
Secure the dumper to a bin or skip with two adjustable hooks.

Bolt Down Kit
Secure the dumper with four galvanized steel lugs for permanent installation.

Compressed-Air Power
For use in hazardous areas.

Custom Controls
Operator controls can be mounted anywhere on the machine or remotely to suit productivity or safety requirements. Dual-hand controls are also available to prevent the operator from engaging in other interactions.

Custom Designs
Contact us with your specific requirements.

Digital Scales
Platform scales fit under cradle, allowing product to be weighed before dumping.

Right-Hinged Door
On standard Dockmaster models the door is hinged on the left-hand side, but can be hinged on the right if specified at the time of ordering.

Operator Guard
Unbreakable plastic guarding can be fitted adjacent to operator controls for protection when dumping liquids or harmful materials.

Polycarbonate (PET-G) Guarding
Unbreakable plastic guarding panels are available in place of the standard 1” x 1” (25 mm x 25 mm) wire mesh cage.

Safety Standards
Bin dumpers can be specified to meet international standards and/or CE regulations for an additional cost, depending on environment, application, and other factors.

Solar Panel (Battery-powered units only)
Battery-powered bin dumpers being used outside can be fitted with a solar panel. Depending on the amount of direct sunlight available, up to two tons can be emptied per day using solar power alone.

Stainless-Steel Construction
Bin dumpers are available either partially or completely constructed from high-grade 304 stainless-steel, suitable for hygiene-critical or corrosive environments such as food production or chemical processing. Corrosion-resistant lifting chains and fittings are also available.

Steel Bucket Cradle
Powder coated steel bucket cradle includes adjustable hoop retainer and adjustable packer blocks. Bolted to the main tote cradle plates, the Bucket Cradle accommodates all tubs that fit within 27” wide (686 mm), 24” deep (609.5 mm), 47” high (1194 mm), including all standard steel drums and BRUTE® Bins.

Swing-Up Locking Door
Instead of the standard side-hinged door, opt for the swing-up door, supported by gas struts and protected by a solenoid operated lock. The door is locked while a bin is lifted or lowered, and the machine cannot run while the door is open.

Tipping Chute
Frame-mounted tipping chute is available for situations where the machine cannot be flush with the bin or hopper. Note: the tipping height may need to be increased to accommodate the slope of the chute.

Video Resources

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