Ours is the biggest bucket, says Austin

THE EX8000-6 bucket, with a capacity of 48 cubic metres, is the largest excavator bucket ever manufactured by Austin Engineering globally.

Lou Caruana

Measuring 4840mm by 4310mm by 5550mm in size, the EX8000-6 features an ESCO Nemysis N539430 5 station cast lip and is designed to operate within the machine’s maximum suspended load.

Manufactured at Austin’s Brisbane Operation, the bucket was designed based on the site specific-material specifications to maximise the excavator’s productivity.

The bucket has been delivered to a Hunter Valley coal mine site and will go into operation this month.

To maximise machine efficiency Austin Engineering engineered the bucket to capacity match bucket weight and material density and undertake pass matching – this results in faster cycle times.

Austin Engineering’s JEC designs, ranging from 1.5cu.m to 52cu.m, are suitable for any application whether hard rock, iron ore, or coal. From high production lightweight buckets through to heavy duty armoured buckets, each bucket is customised to suit the specific application.

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