Wheel loader mining buckets
Wheel loader mining buckets

Move Mountains with These Wheel Loader Mining Buckets

Matching the right wheel loader attachments and mining buckets with your operations is the most cost-effective way to boost production and profits. And Caterpillar makes it easy to find the perfect bucket for your tough mining jobs.

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You move mountains to make money. That’s the essence of mining. But even when you’re moving mountains, details matter. And wheel loader attachments can make a massive difference in performance, productivity and profits.

So if you have bucket problems, you’ll experience the effects pretty quickly.

Cat® general purpose wheel loader mining buckets are built to last for their applications. And for the extra tough jobs like removing ore or broken slag, we have specialized buckets that keep production high and downtime low.

 

A WHEEL LOADER MINING BUCKET FOR EVERY MINING JOB

Caterpillar has four standard bucket types:

  • General purpose buckets give you higher fill factors and material retention in load and carry applications. They’re also great for grading, leveling and dumping in a wide variety of applications and materials.

  • Material handling buckets feature a flat-floor design that’s perfect for handling stockpiled materials such as aggregates or other easy-to-load materials requiring moderate breakout force.

  • Rock buckets are best for face- or bank-loading in mining or quarry applications. A straight-edge rock bucket provides higher breakout force and increased dump clearance. The spade-edge rock bucket offers increased penetration in certain applications.

  • Heavy-duty rock buckets are as advertised: ready to take on extremely aggressive applications like face-loading granite.


Your Cat dealer can help you determine which standard bucket is best for your operations. Once you know that, you can really zero in on the perfect bucket with these specialty bucket types: 

  • Coal buckets are designed for maximum productivity in loading and stockpile applications. 

  • Grapple buckets have dual top clamps to grab and hold loose material.

  • High-dump buckets give you increased dump height for better performance in loading applications.

  • Multipurpose buckets give you the versatility to do a little bit of everything — from re-handling materials to clamping, dozing, grading, leveling and dumping.

  • Side dump buckets are perfect for heavy-duty rock loading. They can be outfitted with rock-rack and V-type cutting edges and teeth.

  • Slag buckets excel in continuous, heavy-duty work in hot slag.

Caterpillar knows mining. And your Cat dealer has the knowledge and know-how to help you find the perfect fit for your wheel loader mining operations.

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Find out more about how your dealer can support your mining operation and keep your jobsite moving.

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