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Leading Edge Unveils New High Penetration Bucket

Fri February 12, 2010 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Leading Edge Attachments Inc. now offers the “STAG” bucket, which is a new style, high penetration bucket utilizing the “staggered tooth” technology, and is designed for excavators allowing the operator to easily dig compacted soils, coral, shale, caliche, stratified materials, shot rock or frozen ground with higher concentrated breakout force for a price that is lower than the company’s Multi-Ripper bucket.

The STAG bucket design allows the operator to focus the excavator’s full breakout force on one tooth at a time because the front leading edge is angled. Creating flat trench bottoms is easy with this new bucket also because the teeth are on the same plane, similar to a conventional bucket, according to the manufacturer.

Conventional buckets have the teeth mounted on an edge that so that all of the teeth engage the material at the same time thus sharing the load and decreasing the tooth breakout force. The LEA STAG bucket creates high penetration due to the fact that one tooth is engaging at a time. The operator angles the bucket in tough digging conditions allowing the forces to be transmitted to fewer teeth, thus saving energy and increasing performance, while still being able to shave the bottom of a trench flat similar to a conventional bucket.

The new STAG bucket is manufactured in the USA using T1 alloy steel and the powerful MTG KingMet teeth, and is available to fit on any excavator from 22,000 to 200,000 lbs. (9,979 to 90,718 kg).

The Multi-Ripper Teeth also are available for some models, to provide even more penetration.

For more information, call 866/928-5800 or visit

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