Along with its modified spade nose, the HD-V rock bucket has been designed by Rockland Manufacturing with a sloped-bottom design that minimizes bottom and corner wear, and replaceable skid shoes to keep the bucket bottom off the quarry floor. With a capacity of 9 cubic yards, the heavy-duty bucket features fully-supportive bracket foundations – from the loader brackets to the cutting edge – to further increase bottom strength. The HD-V is customizable to machine and application. Other Rockland offerings include a progressive link thumb that follows the bucket’s motion for precise load handling, and the EZ Dig bucket with a unique design of two or three shallow superposed buckets for double the capacity of a normal bucket while tackling sticky, hard, rocky or root-filled trenching applications.
The ALLU M-Series all-in-one screener crusher attachment for mining and aggregates processes a wide variety of mined materials, including coal, oil shale, limestone, dolomite, gypsum, phosphate, salt and other soft rock.
Caterpillar has introduced two wheel loader bucket designs—the dozing bucket and the load-and-carry bucket—for solid waste handling in transfer stations and recycling centers.