Gjerstad mek Industri has built equipment for the mining sector for decades and our target has always been to build the most efficient tool for the front of the machine.
We build the bucket according to the machine and the material to be moved. This leads to more efficient production in quarry and mines. Easy exchangeable wear parts give a low maintenance cost in the long term; more predictable maintenance is a guarantee for less downtime in production.
In the underground mining industry, Gjerstad is best known for its unique side-dumping bucket designs, which facilitate loading blasted material in dumptrucks and crushers in confined spaces.
Gjerstad's designs are extremely strong and feature a high quality cylinder with end cushioni. Mucking out time is at least 25% less than other methods and tyre wear and fuel consumption is reduced, resulting in improved productivity and significant environmental advantages. More than 90% of tunnel contractors in Norway use side-dumping buckets from Gjerstad, together with an increasing number of clients worldwide.
Side-dumping buckets from 2m³ to 7.5m³ are manufactured, to give you the biggest loader possible in proportion to your available space. Gjerstad will recommend the best size of loader and bucket for any profile.
In open pit mines we deliver face shovels, backhoe buckets for machines up to 400t and wheel loader buckets up to 200t.
Taking into account the needs of our customers, we produce tailor-made buckets specially chosen to match the material and the environment and to give a long lifetime and low maintenance cost.
Gjerstad products are developed in close contact and consultation with the mines, machinery manufacturers and steel suppliers, resulting in tough equipment capable of withstanding rough treatment over a very long life. The target has always been to build the most efficient tool, matched to the machines and the material to be handled.
Experienced Gjerstad design engineers, who are continuously engaged in developing new concepts and improving existing products, also undertake commissions for special purpose equipment in collaboration with clients.
The company also manufactures a wide selection of buckets for loaders and excavators, together with several models of quick couplers. Excavator buckets are available in all sizes for all jobs, and with a variety of teeth configurations for good penetration and breaking. All are made of high quality wear resistant steel. Loader buckets are supplied for all applications with straight, Vee or spade nose edge, and can be delivered with teeth or bolt-on wear plates.