The innovation of excavator attachments and buckets

Long gone are the days when diggers would come as standard with just a bucket. Operators would be pretty limited by the type of work that can be carried out. Fast forward quite a few years, and an extensive amount of innovation, excavator attachments are the new must-have for any plant fleet.

The innovation of excavator attachments

Excavator attachments were once only considered to be add-ons for a machine, now they’re an essential part of plant fleets. 

Plant accessories have gone from strength to strength, and now are a virtual part of the process when trying to increase machine productivity. Excavator attachments haven’t always been as popular as they are now. Some operators would even go as far as saying certain attachments hindered their productivity.

The aim within the construction sector is now to save time and complete more work with less equipment. Ultimately saving money in the long run. Did you know that tasks such as hedge trimming, ground raking and concrete pouring are examples of jobs that would normally involve hard labour. Using specific excavator attachments can now become time efficient, and allow jobs to be done with ease.

So what else has changed?

As mentioned previously the variety of excavator attachments has improved. Secondly, since the introduction of quick hitches, the operator is now able to swap and change to different attachments easily and quickly. They can also do this from the safety of their own cab too!

Excavator attachments available at Masterhitch

Here at Masterhitch, we have plenty of excavator attachments available to suit a multitude of diggers. Just to name a few of our customer’s favourites, here’s our top picks:

Crusher buckets

As the name suggests, crusher buckets are perfect for the destruction of concrete. They are commonly used by companies within the quarrying, mining or demolition industry.

It looks similar to a standard digger bucket, however it is fitted with a jaw-like system. Once the materials have been crushed small enough, they will then fall through the grid holes in the bottom of the bucket.

One benefit of using a crusher bucket is that the use of a skip or even other machinery such as a dumper truck will not be required. Materials can be crushed on site, and cleared away quickly. 

Pile Cropper

Another popular attachment with our customers is the Pile Cropper. It is designed with four claws to easily fit over concrete piles up to 600mm in diameter. The pile cropper has been made as standard to fit 14 and 20 tonne machines. It can fit larger excavators as it hangs from a shackle point rather than a hitch.

Interested in adding it to your plant fleet? Find out more about it here.

Pipe Lifter

The Masterhitch Pipe Lifter is a unique attachment designed by us. It has been made to make the handling of concrete drainage pipes safer and easier. The use of strops or chains can be eliminated, and fits directly to the quick hitch on the machine.

There are similar designs currently on the market, however we are the only pipe lifter manufacturer using our specific design. The Masterhitch pipe lifter allows operators to attach and detach the attachment with ease using the fold out legs provided. 

The pipe lifter can also tilt the pipe downwards and away from the cab at 45° without it slipping. It’s safe, secure and definitely an attachment to have on your fleet.

Trapezoidal buckets

trapezoidal bucket is perfect for digging trenches, and creating irrigation and drainage ditches. It is often used by companies working close to canals and waterways. 

Despite the unique ‘v’ shape of the bucket, it is in fact similar to a standard digger bucket. The trapezoidal bucket has been made using top grade components including British Standard steel and an abrasion resistant plate. It will need to be built sturdy and very strong to promote longevity. 

We also understand that trenches will need to be dug to a certain size. Therefore we are happy to custom make this bucket to suit your requirements.

Want to hire before you buy?

Our sister company H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd are the UK’s leading specialist excavator hire company. They can offer the following types of machinery:

  • Excavators (Mini/Midi, Tracked, Long Reach)
  • Rollers
  • Dumpers
  • Telehandlers
  • Backhoe Loaders
  • Tractors

Not only can they offer machinery on a hire basis, customers can also request a quote for excavator attachments. With a large range of digger buckets and attachments on offer, customers will be spoilt for choice. 

All of the attachments on offer are made by us here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd. We do stock a variety of excavator attachments in common sizes for H.E. SERVICES when required. Customers can also request any of the excavator attachments outside of their standard sizes if required. We can then bespoke manufacture plant accessories, purely for those customers to use. 

Need to buy plant equipment to use with your excavator attachments?

We work closely with BuyADigger, who are part of H.E. Group. They are responsible for selling used plant equipment. All of the machines were previously used by our sister companies, H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd and Diggerland UK

BuyADigger machines come with the following:

  • UK & Worldwide Delivery
  • Fully serviced
  • Low hours
  • Are all in excellent condition
  • Have one previous owner
  • One month on all major parts and components-

Do you need new machines to fit your excavator attachments to? Get in contact with the sales team today on: 01634 779123 or email them for a quote. 

Contact the Masterhitch team today

The experienced team at Masterhitch will do their utmost to ensure you receive the best excavator attachments for the job. As we design and manufacture all of our bespoke plant equipment we have an in-depth knowledge of the products we supply.

We can provide excavator attachments to companies in the UK within the construction industry, as well as offering worldwide delivery. 

If you’re interested in getting a quote for any of our digger attachments, contact the Masterhitch team today via email or give us a call on: 01634 290022.