The EX8000-6 bucket, with a capacity of 48m³, is the largest excavator bucket ever manufactured by Austin Engineering globally.

Measuring 4,840mm x 4,310mm x 5,550mm in size, the EX8000-6 features an ESCO Nemysis N539430 5 station cast lip and is designed to operate within the machine’s maximum suspended load.

Manufactured at Austin’s Brisbane operation, the bucket was designed based on site-specific material specifications to maximise the excavator’s productivity.

The bucket has been delivered to a Hunter Valley (NSW) mine site and will go into operation this month.

Austin Engineering is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of mining buckets to suit excavators, front end loaders and wheel loaders.

Its JEC designs, ranging from 1.5m³ to 52m³, are suitable for any application whether hard rock, iron ore or coal. From high production lightweight buckets through to heavy-duty armoured buckets, each is customised to suit the specific application.

To maximise machine efficiency, Austin Engineering designs the bucket capacity to match bucket weight and material density, and undertakes pass matching, which results in faster cycle times.

Austin Engineering (ASX:ANG) is a leading designer and manufacturer of customised dump truck bodies, buckets and ancillary products used in the mining industry. It is also a complete service provider, offering on and off-site repair and maintenance and heavy equipment lifting services to customers including miners, mining contractors and original equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit the company website.

Image: Side view of the new EX8000-6 bucket. Photo: courtesy of Austin Engineering.