CEB Press/Manufacturing Instructions/Hopper supports

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The hopper supports attach to the hopper, and attaches to the main frame via leg holders. They also hold the Soil Shaker

Tools Required

  • Torch
  • Welder

Materials Required

  • 2 pieces 48" long - 1/4”x2”x2” tubing
  • Soil Shaker (this should be dis-assembled, although you can do it assembled, its just heavier and more difficult to manouver.)
  • 3/4"x1 1/2" bolts (2)


The cutaway at the top of the hopper supports.

Fabrication Steps

The cutaway at the top of the hopper supports.
The bolts in the shaker.
The shaker in place, ready to weld.
  1. Torch away the necessary areas. See Diagrams.
    • The holes for the hopper mounting need to be 28" away from the bottom side. Mark 28" on the opposite tubing walls and torch 1/2" holes. Insure a 1/2" bolt goes all the way thru.
    • Torch the cutaway at the top and the slot.
  2. Grind away any slag.
  3. Lay one support on the table, with the grate mount hole touching the table.
  4. Tighten 3/4" bolts with nuts to the Soil Shaker so the bolt head is where the hammer will be.
  5. Prop this up on the leg, so the first bolt is about 2" above the 28" hole both bolts are touching the support.
  6. Mark which side of the shaker you are welding the bolts for.
  7. Tack the bolts in place, remove the nuts and dismount the shaker.
  8. Protect the threads, and finish welding the bolts to the support.
    • You are only doing this on one of the supports, the other side, you will do in place, so the spacing is correct.