OZ Excavator Buckets expands its sieve bucket range

Since 1998, OZ Excavator Buckets has manufactured high quality excavator and backhoe attachments, including sieve buckets.

Fast turnaround on excavator buckets

The company’s primary focus has been providing customers with the heavy-duty equipment they need to get the job done WHEN they need it.

To achieve this aim the company distinguishes itself by its fast turnaround on standard products (“special build” items require a bit more time).

In fact, records show that 90% of all orders received for excavator and backhoe attachments are completed within seven working days.

New sieve bucket range announced

The company recently announced that they have expanded their sieve bucket range.

We now manufacture skeleton buckets for all backhoes and excavators up to and including 45 tonne machines,” says General Manager, Pete Theron.

“We carry stock of most of these screening buckets and, if we don’t have your bucket in stock, we can complete a standard order with fast turnaround,” he adds.

That being said, custom-made sieve buckets and/or special requirements may take longer.

Our sifting buckets are manufactured with tough interlocking ribs, which allow finer material to fall through the sifting bucket while the bricks and rubble are retained. This makes them ideal for sieving and sorting a wide variety of materials such as soil, bricks and rubble.

Please contact Mandy or Michelle on 1300 246 009 should you require any further information on our Sieve Buckets or any other products in our range. Product information is also available on our sieve buckets page.

Six items to check when selecting a sieve bucket for a backhoe or excavator

When you’re screening, sieving and sorting materials (such as sand, slag, bricks and rubble) you need a screening or sieve bucket that’s going to go the distance. Here is a quick 6-item checklist you can use to ensure you get the best possible sorting bucket for your application.

sieve bucket waiting to leave our factory
  1. Bottom-end strength The sieve bucket should be built so that the baseplate and curved backplate form a rigid composite beam that provides sufficient bottom end strength to support or carry the load across the entire width of the bucket and give years of trouble free operation.
  2. Bucket shape The sorting bucket shape should promote efficient loading of material. Look for screening buckets with the right width / capacity combination to suit the material density, truck or bin capacity and digging conditions of your application.
  3. Bucket designDepending on the material you need to move (rock, coal, gravel, sand or even hot materials such as steel slag, a sieve bucket that is designed to suit your particular purpose and built from robust materials will ensure increased capacity, reliability and durability.
  4. Ribs and apertures Interlocking ribs allow finer material to fall through the sorting bucket while bigger materials (such as bricks and rubble) are retained. It is therefore important to select an aperture size that suits the materials you intend to sort.
  5. Short pin-to-point A short pin-to-point ensures better digging (bucket breakout force).
  6. Cutting edge and side cutting edges Effective digging requires good penetration of the bucket into the material it is handling. This is determined largely by the shape of the cutting edge and the side cutting edges.The cutting edge on sieve buckets for excavators can be fitted with either teeth and adaptors or bolt-on-edge.Depending on your application, screening buckets can be fitted with side wear patches and corner-wear strips to reduce wear and tear on the sorting bucket.