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.
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.
Three models of rock buckets have heaped capacities of 4, 4.5 and 6 cubic yards.