Excavator Buckets: The Versatile Attachment for Heavy Machinery

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Excavator buckets are an essential attachment for plant equipment used in construction, mining, demolition, and other industries. They are perfect for jobs that require digging, hauling, and moving materials. These buckets are designed to fit various types of diggers, ranging from mini diggers to large diggers, and are available in different sizes, shapes, and configurations to suit specific applications.

In this week’s blog post we take a look at various types of buckets available from Masterhitch, and why you should be investing in them for your fleet. 

What are Excavator Buckets Used For?

Excavator buckets are used for various tasks, including:

Digging and excavating:

The primary function of an excavator bucket is to dig and excavate soil, rocks, and other materials from the ground. These buckets are designed to be strong and durable, allowing them to break through tough and compact materials.

Loading and hauling:

Once the materials have been dug up, the digger bucket can be used to load them onto a truck or other transport vehicle. The bucket’s capacity and shape will determine the amount of material that can be loaded and how easily it can be moved.


Excavator buckets can also be used for demolition tasks, such as breaking down concrete structures or removing debris. The bucket’s sharp edges and strong construction make it ideal for these types of tasks.

Grading and levelling:

They can also be used for grading and levelling tasks, such as preparing a site for construction or landscaping. The bucket’s shape and design can be customised for these specific tasks, such as with a grading bucket that has a flat bottom and a smooth edge.


Excavator buckets can be used for various landscaping tasks. For example, digging holes for trees and shrubs or creating a pond. The bucket’s versatility makes it a useful tool for a wide range of landscaping projects.

Types of Excavator Buckets

There are several types of excavator buckets available on the market, each designed for specific applications. The most common types of buckets include:

General purpose buckets:

These buckets are all-round and can be used for a wide range of applications.  For example, digging, loading, and hauling. They come in various sizes and capacities, depending on the size of thedigger. Our customers can select standard pin buckets, or even use our Masterhitch buckets which are fitted with our unique hooker quick hitch design. 

Tilting buckets:

Tilting buckets are designed with a tilting mechanism. Allowing the bucket to pivot 90 degrees and rotate horizontally up to 45 degrees. This makes it easier to dig and level on uneven terrain. If you have a 7, 12, 20 or 22 tonne digger, then Masterhitch have tilting buckets readily available.

Riddle buckets:

Also known as skeleton buckets, riddle buckets are designed with a grid-like structure. Allowing small debris and dirt to fall through, making them ideal for sifting through soil and other materials. Here at Masterhitch, we can make riddle buckets to fit 7, 14, 21 & 30 tonne diggers.

Ejector buckets:

Ejector buckets are used by operators within the forestry and renewable sector. The main use is to pick up and safely transport light materials such as wood chips, to load a truck or for the purpose of biomass boilers. The use of hydraulics in the movable wall makes dumping materials easy and time efficient. 

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About Masterhitch Europe Ltd

Masterhitch Europe Ltd is a UK-based manufacturer of high-quality excavator buckets and attachments. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Masterhitch has established a reputation for delivering innovative, reliable, and durable products that meet the needs of their customers.

Within our inventory of products we can produce a wide range of excavator buckets, including general purpose buckets, ejector buckets, tilt buckets, and even trapezoidal buckets. Each bucket is designed with the highest level of precision, using only the best materials to ensure optimal performance and toughness.

In addition to excavator buckets, Masterhitch also offers a range of other attachments including rippers and tree shears. Their quick couplers allow for fast and easy attachment changes, improving efficiency and productivity on the job site.

Contact the Masterhitch Team today!

If you’re looking to buy a digger bucket then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create the attachment to suit your specific needs and requirements.

Contact the team today to get an initial quote, we would love to work with you. Call us on: 01634 290022 or email us.

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