Clamshell Buckets

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 weight Model Teeth Total Weight inc saddle (exc extensions) Digging depth Opening Range Volume Max Pressure Oil Flow Rotation Circuit Requirments
800×800 Digging Bucket CV18 800×800 Digging Bucket 9 705 kg 1.5m 800mm 110 Litre 350 Bar 75-110 l/min 360 2 way plus auxiliary
1600×800 Loading Bucket CV18 1600×800 Loading Bucket 9 805 kg 1.5m 1535mm 330 Litre 360 2 way plus auxiliary
2 metre extension bar n/a n/a 200 kg extension only extra 2m depth n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a