Caterpillar recently rolled out bolt-together buckets for its LHDs that offer the same strength and durability as standard buckets. The design allows for efficient underground assembly and thereby reduces time and costs associated with transportation, assembly and rework procedures, the company said.

The bolt-together bucket is available in capacities from 5.3 m3 to 7.5 m3, and is specially designed for Cat R1600H, R1700G, R1700 and R1700 XE LHD models.

The new design includes improved material thickness for increased strength and rigid bucket assembly to aid in easier edge installation and removal. High-grade, 400 BHN materials used for bucket assembly components and high-grade wear protection ground engagement tools (GET) on the removable shroud assembly deliver a long bucket service life for better cost saving and productivity, Cat said.

The numerous Cat GET available for the new bolt-together buckets include shroud segments, a rock guard, and three edge options: bolt-on half arrow, modular weld-on, and Durilock.