Six important points to consider when buying a heavy duty mud bucket

Selecting a good quality heavy duty mud bucket, that won’t let you down, is important. The right bucket will ensure you earn more money by moving more material, reduce your fuel servicing costs, while saving you time and keeping your customers happy.

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Here are a few quick points to bear in mind when you’re selecting a new batter bucket that will help you achieve the best possible results.

1. Know your application

It may seem obvious, but your first priority is to determine the type of material you’ll need to move, and the lifting capacity of the machine you’ll be using. Once you have this information, you’ll be able to find the right sand, mud, batter or loading bucket for your application.

2. Bucket geometry

A good, high performance excavator trim bucket has the right proportions and bucket geometry to provide efficient loading and unloading of materials. Choosing a mud bucket with the right geometry will improve your productivity and performance.

3. Construction and durability

Examine the batter bucket to ensure a heavy-duty, robust construction that offers increased strength and longer bucket life.

4. Bucket width and capacity

Select a mud bucket with the correct width, depth and capacity to suit the volume and constituency of the materials you will be handling for more efficient bucket fills

5. A heavy duty head plate

The strength of the head plate is important to ensure the loading bucket can withstand the stresses and strains of the job. A solid head plate provides strength through the bucket from the ears for optimum digging power.

6. Cutting edge

The cutting edge can be reinforced with bolt-on edges for extra strength and better durability.