When I collect quarters from the machines, I refill my hoppers manually by just cupping my hands together. In the past, my wife bought me a big metal scooper, but I found it too unwieldy. Okay, no jokes from you card guys.
I use a tide soap bottle that i cut the top off, I dump the qtrs from machines into it weigh the container multiply that no, by 20 record that amount then pour the qtrs in the hoppers. The tide container i use will hold close to 25 pounds. it is plyable enough to go through th opening on my front fill changers, to get to the hopper.
I've evolved from the cupped hands trick to a coffee can to a plastic 1/2-gallon bucket and now, of course, to nothing as soon as we can get the card system installed.
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Thanks for your replies. Just had an idea that might work for me. I collect my quarters normally with a horse feed bucket. If I insert coffee cans inside the bucket, most of the quarters will fall into the coffee cans, then I can load the hoppers with the coffee cans and not have to touch as many quarters. It's worth a try. Unfortunately, I gave up making my own coffee at home several years ago.
I collect my golden dollar coins (no quarters) into small, red buckets which are used by the restaurant industry for sanitizing purposes. I dump my bucket into the coin counter to count and record the bucket total. As the coins are counted, they feed into special green "coin bags" that were designed for easy dumping into the changer hoppers. I seldom spill any coins during this 15 minute counting/filling process.
The sanitizing buckets are available in 1 qt and 2 qt sizes and can be bought at any restaurant supply outlet.
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