Newest Kinshofer clamshell bucket offers improved productivity for bulk materials
By On-Site StaffEquipment
A new clamshell bucket from excavator and loader crane attachment maker Kinshofer aims to help users increase productivity and limit downtime.
The updated C40HPX uses a newly developed drive unit to open and close the two shells simultaneously. The system relies on hydraulically-driven pistons to generate rotation of the grab to deliver full and constant closing force throughout the entire gripping process. This ensures optimal strength and penetration through tough soils and while handling heavy materials, the company said.
The new bucket’s cutting edges are made with HB 500 steel, extending the attachment’s life cycle, while the shell’s back walls are manufactured to resist highly abrasive materials.
“Our newest clamshell bucket offers operators maximum efficiency with minimal maintenance costs,” Francois Martin, the company’s North America general manager, said in a release. “Our customers need to handle ever-increasing bulk volumes of diverse materials, especially on industrial and harbor sites where the materials are constantly changing. The C40HPX gives them the flexibility to easily handle materials with different specific gravities.”
The attachment can be used for general construction, civil engineering and landscaping, as well as heavy-duty material handling tasks.