A new line of Cat® tilt buckets is available for Cat crawler-excavator models 311-325 and for wheel excavator models M314–M322. The new buckets, available in both pin-on and coupler configurations, hydraulically tilt 45 degrees from vertical, right and left, to provide added capability when working on angled surfaces or performing precise grading. The buckets install easily and are designed for such applications as ditch cleaning, landscaping, and various construction tasks. In addition, the buckets can be used for conventional excavating in low-impact soils, including top soil and clay.
The tilt buckets are equipped with two horizontal cylinders—sized to provide forces matched to the machine—that allow the operator to position the bucket and maintain grade without moving the machine. The horizontal-cylinder design allows a low-profile for the bucket, while protecting the cylinders from material flow.
The new buckets are drilled and tapped to accept the bolt-on sensor and clips required to make them “plug-and-play” compatible with Cat Grade Control 3D. Grade control provides visual and audio positioning guidance for the operator via the machine’s in-cab monitor, enhancing the speed, accuracy, and material-movement efficiency of excavating and grading tasks.
Tilt buckets feature a reversible, wear-resistant, bolt-on cutting edge that protects the base edge and provides extended service life. In addition, bucket surfaces subject to heavy wear, such as corners, are protected with replaceable, weld-in inserts of premium-grade steel (400 BHN).
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Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
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