Rotating Clamshell Bucket – RCB6

HAWK Excavator RCB6 clamshell bucket series stands out as a natural performer in dredging and material re-handling tasks and caters to a wide range of operational needs. All models feature a 360-degree sealed rotation, ensuring smooth maneuverability.

HAWK’s RCB6 clamshell bucket is built for Excavators up to 18 tons and is renowned for its efficiency, durability, and quality. Customers can customize their equipment based on various parameters, ensuring optimal performance and operational compatibility.

Excavator Range: 12-18 Ton
Working Conditions: Use in operations like excavation and loading of earth, sand, and loose materials.

Product Specifications

Model: RCB10
Capacity: .78 yd3 (.6 m3)
Tonnage: 12-18T
Inside Width: 35.4 inch (900 mm)
Thickness of Blade: .63 inch (16 mm)
Thickness of Side Blade: .63 inch (16 mm)
Opening: 64.6 inch (1624 mm)
Length: 53.2 inch (1350 mm)
Width: 37.4 inch (950 mm)
Height: 86.6 inch (2199 mm)
Unit Weight: 1499.1 lbs (680 kg)



  • Mining
  • Demolition
  • Construction
  • Quarry
For Use On:

  • Skid steer loader
  • Backhoe loader
  • Crane
  • Telescopic handler
  • Wheel loader
  • Excavator

Benefits of Rotating Clamshell Buckets


Clamshell buckets offer unparalleled versatility, allowing operators to perform various tasks with one attachment. From dredging and material re-handling to excavation and loading, these buckets excel in multiple applications, making them indispensable tools for construction, mining, and marine industries.

Efficient Material Handling

With their unique design, clamshell buckets facilitate efficient material handling, enabling operators to scoop, lift, and transport bulk materials easily. Whether loading aggregates onto trucks or excavating soil in tight spaces, these buckets streamline material handling operations, enhancing productivity and reducing labor costs.

Precision and Control

Equipped with advanced hydraulic systems, clamshell buckets offer precise control over gripping and dumping actions. Operators can precisely manipulate the bucket, ensuring accurate placement of materials and minimizing wastage. This level of control is crucial for tasks that require delicate handling or precise positioning of materials.

Increased Productivity

Combining versatility, efficiency, and precision, clamshell buckets significantly boost productivity on job sites. With the ability to handle diverse materials and perform multiple tasks, operators can accomplish more in less time, leading to faster project completion and improved profitability.

Durability and Reliability

Constructed from high-strength steel and reinforced components, Hawk clamshell buckets are built to withstand the rigors of heavy-duty applications. Whether digging in rocky terrain or handling abrasive materials, these buckets offer exceptional durability and reliability, minimizing downtime and maintenance costs.

Enhanced Safety

Safety is paramount in any construction or mining operations. Hawk Excavator clamshell buckets prioritize operator safety. Features such as secure locking mechanisms, reinforced bucket edges, and ergonomic controls ensure safe and reliable operation, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries on the job site.

Customization Options

Clamshell bucket manufacturers offer customization options to meet the unique requirements of different industries and applications. From size and capacity to attachment compatibility and hydraulic configurations, operators can tailor their clamshell buckets to suit specific project needs, maximizing versatility and efficiency.

Environmental Considerations

RCB6 clamshell buckets are designed with a variety of eco-friendly features. Reduced fuel consumption, minimal noise emissions, and efficient material handling techniques contribute to lower carbon footprints and compliance with environmental regulations, making clamshell buckets an eco-conscious choice for modern construction projects.

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HAWK Excavator Clamshell Bucket

Features of Rotating Clamshell Buckets – RCB6

360-Degree Rotation: The RCB6 rotating clamshell bucket is equipped with a versatile 360-degree rotation feature, allowing operators to maneuver the bucket with precision and ease. This capability enables efficient material handling in tight spaces and enhances productivity on job sites with limited maneuverability.

High-Quality Construction: Constructed from high-strength steel and reinforced components, the RCB6 rotating clamshell bucket is built to withstand the demands of heavy-duty applications. Its robust construction ensures durability and longevity, making it suitable for use in challenging environments and abrasive materials.

Dual Hydraulic Cylinders: Featuring dual hydraulic cylinders, Hawk Excavator rotating clamshell buckets offer powerful gripping and lifting capabilities. The hydraulic cylinders provide reliable performance and precise control over the bucket’s movements, enhancing operational efficiency and productivity.

Replaceable Cutting Edges: Hawk Excavator rotating clamshell buckets have replaceable cutting edges, allowing for easy maintenance and extended service life. Operators can quickly replace worn or damaged cutting edges, minimizing downtime and ensuring consistent performance on the job site.

Customizable Configurations: These rotating clamshell buckets are available in customizable configurations to meet the unique requirements of different applications. Operators can choose from various sizes, capacities, and attachment options to tailor the bucket to specific project needs, maximizing versatility and efficiency.

Easy Installation and Compatibility: All of Hawk’s rotating clamshell buckets offer easy installation and compatibility. They are engineered to fit securely onto the excavator’s hydraulic system, ensuring proper alignment and efficient operation without requiring extensive modifications or additional equipment.

Enhanced Productivity: With its versatile rotation feature, durable construction, and powerful hydraulic system, the RCB6 rotating clamshell bucket enhances productivity on the job site. Operators can efficiently handle bulk materials, perform precise excavations, and complete a wide range of tasks with ease, resulting in faster project completion and improved profitability.

Application Versatility: The RCB6 rotating clamshell bucket is suitable for various applications, including dredging, material handling, excavation, and loading. Its versatile design and customizable configurations make it an ideal attachment for construction, mining, marine, and forestry industries, offering unmatched versatility and performance in diverse operating environments.

Frequently Asked Questions – Rotating Clamshell Bucket RCB6

What are the primary applications of the RCB6 Rotating Clamshell Bucket?

The RCB6 is designed for various applications, including dredging, material handling, excavation, and loading. Its versatile design and robust construction make it suitable for multiple industries such as construction, mining, marine, and forestry.

What are the benefits of using a Rotating Clamshell Bucket for dredging operations?

Hawk Excavator rotating clamshell buckets offer enhanced efficiency and precision in dredging, demolition, and construction applications. Their 360-degree rotation capability allows operators to maneuver the bucket easily, ensuring precise material placement. The bucket’s durable construction and powerful hydraulic system also enable it to handle heavy loads and abrasive materials commonly encountered in dredging operations.

Can Rotating Clamshell Buckets be used for material handling tasks?

Yes, these buckets are highly effective for material handling tasks such as loading and unloading bulk materials. Their dual hydraulic cylinders provide powerful gripping and lifting capabilities, allowing operators to handle various materials efficiently, including rocks, gravel, sand, and debris.

How do Rotating Clamshell Buckets contribute to excavation projects?

These buckets enhance productivity and precision in excavation projects by enabling operators to perform controlled digging and material removal. Their 360-degree rotation feature allows for precise positioning and placement of excavated materials, minimizing rework and optimizing excavation efficiency.

What safety measures should be followed when operating excavators with a Rotating Clamshell Bucket?
Operators should undergo proper training and certification to safely operate these buckets. They must also follow all manufacturer guidelines and safety protocols, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), maintaining a safe distance from the bucket during operation, and adhering to recommended load capacities and operating parameters. Regular equipment inspections and maintenance checks should also ensure safe and reliable operation.

What maintenance procedures are required for Rotating Clamshell Buckets?

Routine maintenance procedures for Hawk Excavator rotating clamshell buckets include regular inspection of hydraulic components, lubrication of moving parts, and inspection of cutting edges for wear. Manufacturer guidelines for proper storage and maintenance intervals are always recommended to ensure optimal bucket performance and longevity.

Is the RCB6 Rotating Clamshell Bucket compatible with different excavator models?

The RCB6 is compatible with various excavator models, offering versatility and flexibility in equipment selection. It is designed to seamlessly integrate with excavators equipped with standard hydraulic systems, providing easy installation and compatibility across different machine brands and models.