Clamshell Buckets

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Also known as Digging buckets.

Clamshell Buckets can be rotated 360 degrees and are available with large or small digging shells. The clamshell buckets can be extended by up to 2m for deeper digging.

The 1600×800 clamshells have a load capacity of 330 litres and have excellent digging or loading capabilities.

The 800x800mm clamshells are commonly used on the rail or road construction for deeper, more precise digging and have a load capacity of 110 litres.


  • Loading/ unloading materials
  • Earthmoving, road/rail construction, and excavation
  • Shaft digging
  • Available to fit 12 to 22 ton excavators.

Excavator requirements: 2 way circuit plus an auxiliary for rotate.

Technical Specification

To Fit Excavator weightModelTeethTotal Weight inc saddle (exc extensions)Digging depthOpening RangeVolumeMax PressureOil FlowRotationCircuit Requirments
800×800 Digging BucketCV18 800×800 Digging Bucket9705 kg1.5m800mm110 Litre350 Bar75-110 l/min3602 way plus auxiliary
1600×800 Loading BucketCV18 1600×800 Loading Bucket9805 kg1.5m1535mm330 Litre3602 way plus auxiliary
2 metre extension barn/an/a200 kg extension onlyextra 2m depthn/an/an/an/an/an/a