The cheap excavator bucket trap: why engineering and material selection DOES make a difference

excavator bucket
Example of a quality bucket from OZ Excavator Buckets.

When deciding on a new excavator bucket, there’s often the temptation to go for the cheapest price. But this is not always wise, as poor quality buckets and other attachments can actually cost you more money in the long run when it comes to repairs and/or modifications. As the art critic John Ruskin famously said:

“The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

At OZ Excavator Buckets, we often see this when gloomy-faced operators come to us seeking help with repairs to buckets (not purchased from us), which should have been performing faultlessly had they been engineered and manufactured correctly.

To get the best return on your investment, there are a number of things you need to be aware of. These considerations apply when buying any excavator attachment.

So, how do you make sure your next mud bucket, GP bucket, sieve bucket, tilt bucket, ripper or any other attachment is a good quality product? Consider these three tips when purchasing your next attachment…

1) Does the excavator attachment come from a company with a good reputation within the industry?

You don’t want to waste money on a bucket that’s going to fail you a few months later, so by purchasing your attachment from a seller that has a good reputation, you’re minimising the risk.

At OZ Excavator Buckets, we go out of our way to provide our customers with excellent quality products and a positive buying experience — every single time. But don’t just take our word for it! See our testimonials page here to find out what our customers are saying about us…

Rock grab
Another example of a quality attachment manufactured by OZ Excavator Buckets.

2) Is the attachment made from high quality materials?

When it comes to manufacturing excavator attachments, the quality of material is one of the most important factors. If sub standard materials are used, or steel that isn’t the right grade and/or thickness, then this will have serious implications for the durability and strength of your bucket.

To get the biggest return on investment from your bucket, you need it to last for the longest time possible. At OZ Excavator Buckets, we don’t compromise when it comes to the quality of materials used to manufacture our attachments — so you can be confident they’ll last the distance.

All our products are assembled by an experienced team of fabricators and welders who produce high quality work.

3) Is the bucket well engineered?

A bucket can be made from the best available materials, but if the design isn’t correct then it will not be long before it starts cracking or breaking up due to the high stresses and strains it gets exposed to. We’ve been designing and manufacturing buckets for many years, and each of our prototypes has undergone rigorous testing to ensure optimum strength and durability.

The conclusion?

If the price of an excavator bucket seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Instead of buying a cheap, low quality excavator attachment, do your research and buy from a company that manufacture quality products at a reasonable price. It may very well save you money in the long run.

To talk to us about high quality attachments, call the OZ Excavator Buckets team today on 1300 246 009.