This Clamshell Bucket type, which can be used as crane and excavator attachment, is used to load soft and bulk materials. Clamshell Buckets are hydraulic equipment in two main categories: for digging: the profile of vertical cylinders and tines are designed to provide high penetration; for loading: provides maximum filling with horizontal cylinders to reduce the overall height and geometric design of the forks.
Nowadays it serves mostly in ports, mines and iron ore loading areas.The loading version is soil, sand, gravel, RDF, mud, grains, coal, fertilizers, industrial and agricultural wastes, minerals, etc. It is used for movements. All models are available with or without gear and can be equipped with a hydraulic rotator.
The excavator ‘clamshell’ buckets are sent to the production line by the Galen Group engineers after hydraulic and mechanical design are carried out.Pins and bushings are made of Hardox steel with heat treatment to ensure longevity even under harsh conditions and hardening for poor lubrication.Galen Group offers a complete bucket range to equip earthmoving machinery from truck cranes to large tracked excavators.Clamshell buckets are suitable for digging and loading soil, sand and similar materials.
Clamshell bucket is a two-piece bucket with a mechanically hinged in the middle, a complex articulation to create a claw-like extension with internal volume. It is fastened with a hangar or bracket and uses the ground tool on the edge of the cutter to dig in a vertical direction.Clamshell buckets are often used for dredging, excavation or material handling, but each application has its own unique requirements and should be optimally designed for maximum efficiency. We design, develop and manufacture hydraulic and mechanical valve designs used in excavators and cranes.
Clamshell bucket usage areas:
- Digging pits for ground construction works.
- Ideal for digging and loading materials in tight and confined spaces.
- Industrial waste, grains, sand etc. handling, loading and unloading
- Ideal for dredging applications with heavy duty mechanical clamshell winch.