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Clamshell Bucket

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A clamshell bucket is a two-sided bucket mounted on heavy equipment, such as a hydraulic excavator or crane. It is attached by a hangar or bracket and uses specially designed teeth on its cutting edge to dig in a vertical direction.[1] When the bucket is raised, the two sides close in, producing a movement known as the clamshell grab. When the bucket is lowered, the two sides open and release the materials contained in its grasp. [2]

Manufacturers such as Mack and Atlas produce clamshell buckets for heavy equipment.

[edit] References

  1. Clamshell Bucket. Answers.com. 2008-10-31.
  2. Clamshell Bucket. Ransome. 2008-10-31.