Hopper Opener

Safely slides hopper doors open and closed with the touch of a button

Stay out of the dust and in full control

We use the Pro Trap electric hopper opener. It is a worry free system with gears and housing that are all metal and it is built to handle hard stops which gets rid of the need for limit switches that can be unreliable and easily damaged by harsh working conditions.

The Actual torque varies based on wire size, length and battery voltage and the motor is sized to protect your trailer components. The 150 low-torque motor is standard for trailers with strap style traps, the 250 motor for rack-and-pinion traps.

The electric hopper opener includes the most advanced remote of its kind on the market today, the SMART-touch SMART2 remote.

The SMART2™ remote deactivates when the flip-style cover is closed or shut off after three minutes of inactivity. A cab-mounted or trailer-mounted master disconnect switch kills power to the tarp and traps – no complicated button sequence required. The patented sealed, quick-connect SMARTwire™ harness reduces connector corrosion and adds plug-and-play convenience at installation.

Worry free. Built to handle hard stops.


We also offer the Auto Trap electric hopper opener, the industry’s premium choice in electric hopper openers.

Take a look at our videos below showing the North Dakota Hopper Opener. Visit our YouTube channel’s homepage for more videos.



Pro Tarp

Pair your 4500 Series HD electric tarp with the ProTrap® electric hopper opener. It safely slides hopper doors open and closed with the touch of a button while you stay back, out of the dust. pair it with an electric tarp combo for the best bang for you buck!

Auto Trap

AutoTrap™combines the best elements of Shur-Co®SMARTrailer™design! You get a compact, high-clearance system at an affordable price, with patented SMARTwire™ connections and built-in compatability with our SMART1+™ or SMART2™ remote.