Making Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As PossibleMaking Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As Possible

About Me

Making Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As Possible

Hi, my name is Jamie, and for close to twenty years, I had the challenging job of running a construction company. We had lots of heavy construction equipment at our disposal, and we faced huge loan payments and bills every time we had to buy new equipment. To help control our bottom line, I began to research strategies for lengthening the lifespan of heavy equipment. I discovered everything from covering equipment with tarps in the rain to training drivers to use the heavy construction equipment more carefully to better insuring equipment. If you are interested in these ideas, please take a look at these posts to see what I have discovered and learned over the years. Thanks for reading.


Three Excavator Buckets for Earthmoving Projects

Good earthmoving equipment is essential when performing construction, general excavation and lawn and estate improvement projects within your property. You can choose machines such as bulldozers, backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders. However, the excavator is the most ideal because the equipment is versatile. In simple terms, there are different attachments that can be installed in the machinery to allow the excavator to perform numerous tasks like drilling, trenching and grading. One of the critical attachments that you should assess and evaluate before hiring the earthmoving equipment is the bucket. This is a scoop-like, material-handling component that is used to break the ground and collect the earth. Here are the main excavator bucket designs to consider selecting for your earthmoving project.

Digging Bucket

As implied, the digging bucket is designed and built for digging and moving earth in the pertinent site. It is the standard attachment that will be provided to you when you rent or purchase an excavator. These buckets have teeth on the designated digging edges to maximise the digging and scooping performance. The size and even structure of the attachment should be selected according to the conditions of the worksite. If you are handling soft loamy or sandy soil, select a bucket with shorter teeth. However, when the ground is dry and clayey or a little rocky or frosty, longer teeth will offer more advantage. These teeth will provide better concentration of force and consequently, breaking the ground will be easier. Finally, ensure that the bucket size will be manoeuvrable within the worksite.

Rock Bucket

The rock bucket is configured in a style similar to the digging alternative, but the structure is intended for special applications. As suggested by the name, this type of excavator attachment is intended for handling significantly rocky ground. The teeth on the rock bucket are longer and thinner than those manufactured for the heavy-duty digging bucket. This allows the bucket to pry and slip through the rocks with more power for efficient digging. In addition, the teeth are more durable to prevent distortion during the tasks. For instance, tungsten teeth will provide longer term service and more power.


The V-bucket is a digging bucket which has been modified to improve energy savings and even the productivity gains for some earthmoving applications. Basically, instead of square design of the standard digging bucket, it has a V-shaped excavating face. This type of edge will increase the digging depth and reduce the drag as the bucket scoops the earth. The V-bucket is ideal for pipe-laying and trenching projects.