How to measure excavator or backhoe pickup measurements correctly

Your step-by-step guide

When you’re ordering a new attachment for your excavator or backhoe, it’s very important that you supply the correct excavator pickup measurements to the attachment manufacturer. If these measurements are incorrect, the attachment will not fit your backhoe or excavator – and rectifying this problem will be at a high cost to you as the excavator owner. You may also experience costly machine downtime in the absence of the correct excavator or backhoe attachment.

For these reasons, you’ll find most attachment manufacturers will request that you confirm bucket pickup measurements in writing at the time of order. The good news is that getting it right is not hard – if you follow our handy steps below.  Continue reading…

Six important points to consider when buying a rock grab

When it comes to moving rocks from place to place, you need a good quality rock grab that won’t let you down. Selecting the right one is important as you’re staking the reputation of your business on it. Here are a few things to bear in mind when making the decision.

1. Keep your application in mind

It may seem obvious, but your first priority is to determine the size and weight of the rocks or other items 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 rock grab for your application.

2. Finger construction is critical

For maximum performance, you need a rock grab that’s designed with wear protection on the grab finger edges. This keeps wear to a minimum.

3. Choose a quality design

Superior design is critical for efficient load management. To maximise efficiency in loading and unloading of material, keep an eye out for well-designed, geometrically balanced rock grabs that are specially designed for superior performance with your particular excavator, in your particular application.

4. Ensure heavy duty, robust construction

Ensure that only high quality steel is used in the construction of the rock grab as this will ensure a longer useful life.

5. Go for a well-designed static grab

A well-designed static grab is much cheaper than a hydraulic grab and requires less maintenance.

Another helpful service from OZ Excavator Buckets Pty Ltd, your excavator and backhoe attachment supplier. Call us on 1300 246 009 if you require any further information on rock grabs for your excavator, or any other attachment related matter.