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Six Types of Excavator Buckets for Your Next Project

There are a number of different types of Excavator buckets on the market, each having a unique purpose and set of benefits. Buckets can be customised to suit the excavator and the application.

Excavator buckets are made from a hard grade steel to ensure durability. When purchasing a bucket, it is essential to check the weld quality to ensure quality and efficiency when working.

Varieties of Excavator Buckets include:

  • Digging Bucket
    Digging buckets are one of the most common types of buckets. They generally come standard with teeth to assist with breaking through hard layers of soil.
  • V-Shaped Bucket
    A V-shaped bucket is best used for the laying of pipes. It has a slanted surface and minimises the need for power.
  • Rock Bucket
    Equipped with long, sharp teeth, this bucket is ideal to dig through areas of hard rock. The bucket is reinforced to ensure no damage under pressure.
  • Clean-up Bucket
    As the name suggests, this bucket is generally used to clean/scoop up material. As there is no need to break through hard material, this bucket has no teeth attached.
  • Skeleton Bucket
    This bucket is widely used when looking to sort materials, successfully separating larger pieces of rock, concrete or other material. Skeleton buckets can be customised, changing the bucket and grid sizing.
  • Trenching Bucket
    A trenching bucket is the ideal attachment to use when digging a narrow trench. These buckets can be designed with a smooth edge or with teeth, depending on the application.

NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation provides cost effective earth moving and materials handling buckets & attachments for some of the world’s largest equipment brands including Volvo, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hyundai and Hitachi.

For more information, contact our project team to see what we can custom design for you on (02) 4616 1511.

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