Caterpillar has introduced two new wheel loader bucket designs—the dozing bucket and the load-and-carry bucket—for solid waste handling in transfer stations and recycling centers. The buckets are specifically designed to enhance the productivity of Cat small and medium wheel loaders in waste applications.
The buckets range from 6.0 to 14.0 cu yd (4.6 to 10.7 cu m) and complement Cat wheel loaders ranging from the 924K to the 980K. Two distinct types of waste buckets give the fleet manager the ability to choose the optimum based on the facility layout and the specific tasks to be performed. Both types of buckets can be equipped with bolt-on cutting edges or rubber edges to suit the requirements of the facility.
Dozing Bucket Pushes High Volume
The Cat dozing bucket has a shallow throat and a taller profile than a standard bucket. It is specifically designed to push loads along the floor to a hole or hopper that feeds a hauler or processing machine below. The bucket design has high volume for its size, because it pushes the load rather than carrying it. In addition to its high volume, the strength of the dozing bucket is its fast loading capability due to its deep floor design.
Cat dozing buckets also feature robust design and construction for extended durability. Visibility to the load is improved with the use of bars instead of screens.
Load-and-carry bucket lifts high volume
The Cat load-and-carry bucket has a deeper throat and less height compared to the dozing bucket, which enables it to carry high volumes. It’s designed for lightweight materials and achieves a fill factor of 1.3 or greater.
The versatile bucket can be used for stockpiling or loading haulers or pushing away from trucks tipping on the floor. The bucket design enables the loader to work in any facility layout—loading below grade, partial grade separation or at the same level. The load-and-carry bucket has tamping capabilities to help ensure haulers are fully loaded.
Cat load-and-carry buckets feature high strength construction and superior durability. Bars, rather than screens, provide improved sight lines through the upper part of the bucket and to the load.
The new Cat buckets will be commercially available starting in August. For more information about Cat waste handling machines and work tools, see the local Cat dealer or go to: www.cat.com/waste
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