There is a plethora of different heavy construction equipment available today and among these heavy construction equipment is a machine called excavator. When we say excavator, we are referring to a machine that consist of a set of treads, a boom and attachment as well as a cab that houses the person who will operate the machine. As for the attachments used for the machine, they vary depending on the purpose of the usage. If the machine is used for breaking up rock or concrete, a ripper type might be used for it. On the other hand, when there is a need for the earth to be packed in the walls as well as floors of a trench, a compaction wheel is attached to the excavator. But then again, albeit all that, there is one particular attachment that is commonly attached to an excavator and that is the excavator bucket. One thing about excavator bucket that you should be aware of is the fact that it comes in different shapes as well as sizes. Every single type of it is used to serve specific kind of job that involves excavators. Generally, excavator buckets are attached using some form of coupling, and also, hydraulics. There are certain factors that influence the choice you will have to make regarding excavator buckets and that is what we will discuss below.
One of the factors that greatly influence your choice of excavator buckets is the intended role of the excavator in the job. You should know by now that excavators are capable of doing several jobs, making the convenient and useful especially in urban and rural areas. They are usually as well in areas that are unpopulated such as mountain regions or forests. Several of the jobs that excavators have to do are backfilling, trenching, ditching, and also, digging. For digging, the excavator buckets used are normally general purpose buckets or GP buckets. Conversely, for trenching and backfilling, the kind of excavator bucket used is a V-shaped bucket or a smooth-edged cleaning bucket.
Another factor that influences your choice of excavator buckets is the type of soil in which the digging will take place. The general purpose buckets are said to be used typically in loamy soil. GP buckets are designed to have digging teeth, allowing them to efficiently break, and at the same time, carry soil that is neither too hard nor too soft. Consequently, specialized buckets are used for more extreme textures. As for mud buckets, they are used mostly on very soft soil or clay soil. This type of excavator bucket is designed specifically to work with grounds that are squishy and soft. Oftentimes, a job must be completed even during cold weather.
Other than the factors that we mentioned above, there are still more that you should know of such as the design of the excavator itself. For example, different types of general purpose buckets possess different capacities. It is vital and essential for you to choice an excavator bucket that is tailored to the machine it will be used for.