Glad I'm not the only one struggling with this. I think I'll try to come up with a way to guide the pellets into the bucket while they're exiting the hopper. Probably just 3 sides of a cardboard box oughta do it.
Has anyone been able to successfully empty out their pellet hopper without dumping a ton of pellets on the ground? If so, how did you do it?
Nicely done! My solution isn’t quite as elegant but it gets the job done.This was my solution, works great.
The pallet change door at the back of the hopper is a great addition, but have you noticed how the wheel gets in the way for placing the bucket in the correct spot. Well today I had some spare time so I made this chute that attaches to the hopper with some strip magnets, problem solved. Edit...www.traegerforum.com
Great tip. Thanks for the videoI tried to use the hooper door for two weeks then went searching the internet for a better solution. I found this guys solution and do the same thing. Changing pellets is a breeze and I routinely swap pellets based on what I’m cooking in under a minute.
Bought the same bucket vacuum from Home Depot for $26 and some 5 gallon buckets with lids.