Are typically referred to as the most standard excavator attachment. There are a number of different types of buckets depending on the task required. There are wide buckets, slim buckets, buckets with teeth for digging, and smooth buckets for materials handling.
Digging Bucket: #1 Most Popular Attachment
Originally, all digging and grading buckets were affixed with teeth. The teeth on a bucket are used for digging in hard compact soil. They come available in a number of different widths and are also well suited for rocky environments. Auxiliary power is required.
Rock Bucket: #2 Most Popular Attachment
These buckets are considered the heavy-duty version of the digging bucket. They have hardened teeth and the body of the bucket is designed for very abrasive and rugged applications. Auxiliary power is required.
Grading Bucket: #3 Most Popular Attachment
Similar to the digging bucket, these buckets have a flat straight edge, no teeth, and are better suited for grading, leveling work, ditching, and producing a smooth surface. Usually a lot wider than a digging bucket, these buckets can tilt to create angles and have a shallower profile to avoid overloading the excavator with the increased weight of the material. Auxiliary power is required.
Designed with a thinner profile, these buckets can dig trenches for installing pipelines and cables, while at the same time avoiding too much disturbance to the surrounding soil. This precision allows for less time and cost for restoring the soil to the previously dug trench. Auxiliary power is required.