Fairchild International, a U.S.-based manufacturer of underground mining equipment, is now offering an Onboard Rock Duster Bucket for its 35C Scoop series and all additional makes and models of underground scoops. The bucket is equipped with a built-in compartment to accommodate a rock dusting system supplied by TDT, LLC.

According to Fairchild, having an onboard rock duster bucket offers many benefits to mine operators, including easy compliance with rock dusting regulations; ability to clean and spread rock dust in one trip without having to load a separate rock duster; greater visibility compared with a traditional scoop flinger rock dusting system; and elimination of the need to apply dust by hand. The rock duster compartment location is conveniently recessed behind the scoop bucket back plate and is designed to work with the TDT rock dusting system that includes a blower and large-capacity tank.