Selecting replacement elevator buckets: A primer
Selecting a replacement elevator bucket for your bucket elevator can be a tough job, especially when you consider how many replacement buckets are on the market. Yet a properly selected bucket can keep your operation running smoothly, cut maintenance costs, and improve your bucket elevator's efficiency. After describing three commonly used bucket elevators and the bucket types each uses, this article provides information that will help you determine the best replacement buckets for your application.
As with any maintenance item on a bucket elevator, buckets will wear out in time. Before selecting a replacement bucket, it's helpful to know several pieces of information: your elevator type, bucket manufacturer, material and application characteristics, bucket dimensions, bucket material of construction, and replacement bucket options.