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The Best Digger Attachments in the UK

Ram Guards for Construction Plant Machinery

Want the low down on the best digger attachments in the UK? You’ve come to the right place! At Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we’ve been in the digger attachment business for over 30 years and when it comes to knowledge and expertise, we know our stuff.

BUCKETS

Starting with the most universal digger attachments you can find on a construction site, the bucket! No, we don’t mean the orange kind you use at B&Q to hold all of your shopping and then feel compelled to purchase once you get to the tills… we mean digger buckets. Robust, tough, built to last buckets, well that’s what we make at Masterhitch. 

Riddle Bucket 

When working on a demolition project, your best friend is most likely going to be the riddle bucket. Also sometimes known as a skeleton bucket. In simple terms, a riddle bucket will separate fine debris such as soil or sand from larger materials such as brick, rubble or concrete. They’re also ideal digger attachments for use in quarrying or even landscaping. 

Tilting Buckets 

Another great digger attachment is the tilting bucket. You would typically use a tilting bucket for general groundworks or in landscaping. It’s useful when it comes to backfilling, clearing, slope finishing, waste handling and ditching, as it saves the machine operator time and we all know time means money!

Trapezoidal Buckets

Also known as V-ditch buckets, the trapezoidal bucket is quite often used for construction work that involves digging trenches, pipe laying and drainage work. Due to the shape of the trapezoidal bucket it can fit into narrow spaces making it a pinnacle digger attachment for use in road construction and restoration projects. 

RAM GUARDS

When using an excavator, you’re going to want to ensure that it has ram guards. These simple digger attachments come as standard with most machines these days. However, if they don’t or if you need them replaced, you’re going to seriously want to consider including them as part of your machine safety standards.

Protection

In short, ram guards protect the ram on an excavator. The ram is used to move the boom and various other parts of the digger arm in order to carry out work. This is especially useful when working machines in demolition or civil engineering environments. Ram guards also help to prevent the ram itself from over-extending and also provide an additional safeguard measure when the excavator is being used. They really are some of the best digger attachments out there and you would definitely want to consider this particular digger attachment when using excavators for your construction project. 

Long or Short Term Use

If you own the machine, you may want the ram guards welded on. That way they’re useful permanent fixtures for long term use. Otherwise, it may be best to get the ram guards bolted on to the machine as a more temporary measure, especially if you don’t own the machine or plan to sell it on shortly. 

Ram Guards for Construction Plant Machinery

GRAPPLES 

Ideal for demolition work, site clearance and also landscaping or forestry, the grapple is a great universal digger attachment. Very effective for picking up materials safely and securely, they’re incredibly useful for transporting large material such as rocks and tree logs from one area of a construction site to another or for placing into a dumper to then be transported.

There are many different types of grapple attachments from rake grapples to lumber grapples and even fork grapples. Plus many more! 

Grapples are a great attachment and can be manufactured at a wide range of different sizes to fit various machines. 

hydragrapple

REQUIRE DIGGER ATTACHMENTS FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT?

If you need a particular digger attachment, look no further than Masterhitch Europe Ltd. Serving top clients such as H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, JCB, Komatsu and Diggerland UK Theme Parks, we’re known in the industry for providing excellent quality products. Tough, safe and built to last, if you ask anyone about Masterhitch they’ll tell you the attachments we make are robust. We have a money back guarantee because we’re that confident in the products we make.

CONTACT MASTERHITCH EUROPE LTD FOR A QUOTE

Get in touch with Masterhitch today if you’re interested in our crusher buckets or other excavator attachments. Whether you’re looking for a one off attachment or want to make an enquiry, we would be happy to help.

Give us a call on: 01634 290022 or email the team. We are more than happy to advise you on any of our products and assist where needed.

We are always creating brand new attachments for our customers, so make sure you check out our social media channels. You could see a bespoke attachment suitable for your needs:

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The New Masterhitch Crusher Buckets Are Now Available!

Crusher buckets

This week we launched our brand new Masterhitch crusher buckets, and our customers love them already! Whether you work in the construction industry or the quarry sector, the new crusher buckets have been designed with the customer in mind. 

If you’re thinking of renewing your fleet, or adding some new digger attachments, then we have plenty of products available to suit you!

WHAT IS A CRUSHER BUCKET?

A crusher bucket, also known as a concrete crusher and even a jaw crusher are used mainly for the crushing of concrete. It is a hydraulic driven attachment that can be easily attached to various diggers.

It has been given its name as it is made up of a jaw crusher and a standard excavator bucket. The steel jaw aspect of the attachment moves back and forth, ultimately crushing the material into small enough pieces that it falls through the bottom of the bucket.

WHAT CAN THEY BE USED FOR?Crusher Bucket

If you are often completing quarrying, mining and demolition work, there’s a high chance that you may have already used a crusher bucket.

Here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we make Crusher Buckets to fit the following size machines:

  • 8 tonne
  • 15 tonne

If you would like a crusher bucket manufactured outside of our standard sizes, we would be happy to assist. Our skilled team will be able to create an attachment to fit your machine.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING CRUSHER BUCKETS ON SITE?

There are plenty of advantages to using crusher buckets for companies, and they are guaranteed to make everyday tasks seamless and simple.

Firstly, think about the huge decrease of waste that will end up in landfill sites. With the help of a crusher bucket, materials that would often be dumped can now be crushed down and reused elsewhere. This is also a benefit for most companies too. It will reduce the amount of materials needed for other tasks such as backfilling.

Did we mention that using a crusher bucket is also time saving. Any concrete materials can be crushed on site without the need for transportation. It will also reduce the amount of equipment needed on site, simply by attaching the crusher bucket. 

Crusher buckets are also very easy to use and operate. When you use a crusher bucket you will have simplicity at your disposal.

OTHER EXCAVATOR ATTACHMENTS AVAILABLE 

Alongside our crusher buckets we have also got a wide range of digger attachments for all of your construction requirements. 

Ripper

The Masterhitch ripper attachment is capable of breaking tarmac, concrete and earth. Essentially readying the ground before excavation. It can be made to fit machines from 7 – 45 tonnes as standard. 

Concrete Pourer

The concrete pourer is a bespoke attachment, and our variant can only be purchased from Masterhitch. As the name suggests, the concrete pourer can pour out concrete and other liquid materials, with not one, but two spouts located on either side. This particular attachment can be made to fit machines from 8 to 24 tonnes.

Tree Shears

The Masterhitch tree shear is another one of our most recent attachments. If you work within the landscaping industry, then this is certainly a must-have tool on the fleet. The tree shear can cut through and remove trees up to 300mm in diameter. We also have a heavy duty tree shear option available. 

Our full list of excavator attachments can be found on our website.

CONTACT MASTERHITCH EUROPE LTD FOR A QUOTE

Get in touch with Masterhitch today if you’re interested in our crusher buckets or other excavator attachments. Whether you’re looking for a one off attachment or want to make an enquiry, we would be happy to help.

Give us a call on: 01634 290022 or email the team. We are more than happy to advise you on any of our products and assist where needed.

We are always creating brand new attachments for our customers, so make sure you check out our social media channels. You could see a bespoke attachment suitable for your needs:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Masterhitch

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Masterhitch

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YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBeppuwivo8B0FEmBUsyiw

Bespoke Extended Fork Carriages for VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd

Fork Carriages - VolkerFitzpatrick

Masterhitch Europe Ltd have been asked by VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd to bespoke manufacture fork carriages to fit their telehandler. As well as the fork carriages, the skilled team also produced a set of fork extensions in order to complete the task at hand. 

THE PROJECT

The fork carriages created for VolkerFitzpatrick weighed 1000kg. As you can imagine, for an attachment this size we had to bespoke manufacture it to suit their requirements. Not only that, we also had to ensure that the fork carriage would fit into a shipping container. It would then be shipped out to the Falkland Islands for their project.  

VolkerFitzpatrick were using a Manitou MHT10180 telehandler to move containers around on site. Their standard fork carriage supplied was not wide enough to pick up the containers originally. The team at Masterhitch created fork extensions to ensure the containers were supported properly.

Fork Carriages - VolkerFitzpatrick

WHAT SIZE MACHINE WILL IT FIT?

We understand that every machine is different and that companies have various requirements. Which is why we can bespoke manufacture fork carriages to suit you. Our team will work directly with you to discuss your needs, ultimately providing you with a fork carriage to suit any machine. 

WHAT ARE FORK CARRIAGES USED FOR?

Fork carriages are generally an all-rounder attachment that all companies should be using. They are commonly used for:

  • Agricultural work
  • On a construction site
  • In the quarry
  • Everyday work task

When materials need to be lifted and transported elsewhere, fork carriages are very convenient and easy to use. 

The benefit of using fork carriages is that you can pick up and drop off tines like any other attachment. Saving the operator time, instead of having to remove them manually.

ABOUT VOLKERFITZPATRICK

VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd are part of VolkerWessels UK, and are one of the main leading construction and engineering companies in the UK. They can provide the following services:

  • Building Construction
  • Rail Infrastructure
  • Concreting and Paving
  • Regenerate Urban Spaces
  • Logistics Facilities
  • Retail Warehousing

They mainly cover the commercial, industrial, rail, aviation and waste and energy sectors. Chances are if you’re working in the construction industry already, you will have heard of them. With 8 UK based VolkerFitzpatrick office locations, you’ll never be too far away from them either! 

WHY IS IT WORTH INVESTING INTO TELEHANDLER ATTACHMENTS?

Telehandlers on their own are versatile, easy to use, and are generally a useful machine to have on any construction site. Investing in telehandler attachments, will leave you with the world at your fingertips. 

If you invest in a range of buckets, forks, and even cages, your telehandler could work as efficiently as having 3 different types of machinery on site! Not to mention the money and time that will be saved when you choose to invest in telehandler attachments instead.

A telehandler will have more on and off-road capabilities when you invest into various attachments. View our website today to view all of our current attachments. 

CONTACT THE MASTERHITCH TEAM TODAY TO GET A QUOTE!

Do you need any telehandler attachments for your fleet? We would love to work with you on your next upcoming project. Contact us today to get a quote, or simply talk through your plans for bespoke plant accessories. 

Feel free to email the team at: mail@masterhitch.co.uk or give us a call: 01634 290022.

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