West Kentucky Steel was approached for a custom designed steel end loader bucket for the heavy equipment industry. The customer needed a way for its Caterpillar 992 end loader to load coal trucks faster and more efficiently. After our calculations, we were able to stretch the bucket out to 30'-0" wide to an approximately 26 cu. yd. capacity. The parent metal was ¾ inch A572 grade 50 steel, making the bucket big enough for the Caterpillar to load a coal truck in just two scoops!
We lined this end loader bucket with ½" Hardox 450, and finished it in yellow enamel. The bucket featured a 2 ½" Hardox lip and all the bottom skid plates were Hardox as well.
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