7 types of buckets, how many have you used?

Excavators are widely used in a variety of working conditions, whether in urban construction, water conservancy projects or mining operations. In the face of different working conditions, different Excavator attachments are chosen to improve the efficiency of the work, such as buckets, ripper, Hydraulic breaker, wood grabbers, compactors etc. A right excavator attachment is chosen to complete different working conditions more efficiently.
The buckets are all different according to the requirements of different working conditions. We would like to introduce you 7 buckets for excavators

1.Earthmoving bucket
Earthen buckets are the most common buckets we see on a regular basis and are standard on small to medium sized excavators. The standard bucket is usually of standard plate thickness and has no visible reinforcement on the bucket body.

Features: a large digging bucket area, a large bucket capacity and a large stacking surface. High working efficiency. The standard bucket is relatively inexpensive to produce. It is generally suitable for lighter duty applications such as excavation of clay and loading of sand, earth and gravel.
Disadvantage: The plate thickness is standard and not reinforced or abrasion resistant, it is easily damaged and has a short life span.

2.Rock buckets
The rock bucket is similar in appearance to the earth bucket, but unlike the earth bucket, the rock bucket is made of thickened plates, the bucket teeth, bucket fins, both sides of the bucket teeth and the bottom of the bucket are reinforced, the rock bucket has additional side guards, a protective plate is installed and the bucket teeth are made of rock-specific material.

3.Soil loosening bucket
The Soil loosening bucket is equipped with high-strength loosening teeth for more intensive excavation work, so that loosening and excavation can be completed in a single operation. It is mainly used for crushing, excavation and loading of hard soil, sub-firm stone and weathered stone. It is generally available with single or multiple teeth, and the bucket teeth are sharp and easy to break the soil. The disadvantage is that the bucket capacity is relatively small.

4.Gutter buckets
As the name implies, the gutter bucket is mainly used for digging trenches for water, road, agriculture and some pipelines. Because of the different operational requirements, gutter buckets are available in various shapes and widths, such as rectangular, trapezoidal, triangular and so on. They are characterised by being formed in a single pass and generally do not require trimming, making the operation relatively efficient.

5. Grate buckets
Similar in design to the standard bucket, but with a lattice mesh bottom, it is suitable for separating the looser excavated material, excavating and separating in one pass.Widely used in municipalities, agriculture, forestry, water conservancy, earthwork, etc.

6.Cleaning buckets (Tilting buckets)

Before we talk about the cleaning bucket, let’s talk about the dredging bucket, also known as the mud bucket, which has no teeth and has a large width. It is ideal for the dredging of slopes, rivers, ditches, etc., where a large capacity is required.The tilting bucket has all the features of a mud bucket, but it can also be tilted to suit different operating conditions by controlling the angle of rotation of the bucket through the action of the oil cylinder.

Shell grabs consist of two complete bucket-like elements, just like a shell. A shell grab, on the other hand, consists of three or more jaws.


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