Scandinavian Style Grading Bucket

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Hello folks, been lurking for a few weeks but thought I'd be better signing up :)

I'm looking for recommendations on where I could get a Scandinavian style grading bucket from? It would be for a 5-6 tonner.

Ideally I would prefer if it didn't have any brackets on it because I would be welding my own one on.

Thanks in advance.
 
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I'm looking for recommendations on where I could get a Scandinavian style grading bucket from? It would be for a 5-6 tonner.
Ideally I would prefer if it didn't have any brackets on it because I would be welding my own one on.
So many options it'll come down to who uses who or has a family connection ;) :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Seriously, all the main players can & do supply buckets. Why you'd have it without hangers is :unsure: but I'm sure you have good reason.
Engcon for me but others running smaller kit may well have other recommendations.

Welcome aboard by the way :cool:
 
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So many options it'll come down to who uses who or has a family connection ;):ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Seriously, all the main players can & do supply buckets. Why you'd have it without hangers is :unsure: but I'm sure you have good reason.
Engcon for me but others running smaller kit may well have other recommendations.

Welcome aboard by the way :cool:
Thanks.

I have an old tilting ditching bucket lying in the yard that's in need of a good tidy up so my brainwave for the day was to buy a new or used grading bucket and fabricate the old tilt bracket to fit it. :unsure:

My machine came with a Klac hitch and it can become quite expensive when specifying new top plates etc plus I like to use up what I have lying around.
 
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Hi there and welcome along.
We do a full range of Scandinavian style buckets, grading trenching and tilting etc.
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V8Druid

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BMC Chepstow ... decent quality buckets at a decent price ... made to whatever spec. you want ;)
 
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Thanks folks. I'll have a google of the above and phone around to see what I can pick up (y)
 
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I bought a Hardlife Scandinavian grading bucket (actually Scotts in Ireland - they make them for Hardlife) for my 6 tonner. It was nicely made and was apparently the correct size for my machine but was ridiculously large/unusable. It would have probably been ok on an 8 tonner. I ended up with a good deal on an Engcon and I have to say it’s a lovely bucket.
If you want a special then Aiden is definitely your man!
 

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I bought a Hardlife Scandinavian grading bucket (actually Scotts in Ireland - they make them for Hardlife) for my 6 tonner. It was nicely made and was apparently the correct size for my machine but was ridiculously large/unusable. It would have probably been ok on an 8 tonner. I ended up with a good deal on an Engcon and I have to say it’s a lovely bucket.
If you want a special then Aiden is definitely your man!
I did the same for my machine a few years ago. Used it maybe ten times before saying fuck it, and going back to ditcher profile. The bloke at Hardlife is just a dickhead middleman.
 
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I did the same for my machine a few years ago. Used it maybe ten times before saying fuck it, and going back to ditcher profile. The bloke at Hardlife is just a dickhead middleman.
Yeh, I’d stay away from them too, you pay cheap, you pay twice.
 
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Hello folks, been lurking for a few weeks but thought I'd be better signing up :)

I'm looking for recommendations on where I could get a Scandinavian style grading bucket from? It would be for a 5-6 tonner.

Ideally I would prefer if it didn't have any brackets on it because I would be welding my own one on.

Thanks in advance.
(Thank you to all who have recommended Engcon)

We can supply pretty much anything you want Warrior, without a top bracket if necessary. I'm slightly curious why you would want a Scandi grading bucket for a tilting hitch as one of the key features of the design is the scalloped back/corners which are designed to avoid bashing things as you rotate the bucket (which you wan't be doing....)

A genuine Engcon grading bucket for a 5 tonner (250 litres, 1200mm wide, 155kg) is £650 ex Tewkesbury. Both the weight and the price include an S40/S45 top bracket. I can work out what it will be without if you would like me to.

HTH

Robert
 
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Engcon UK

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(Thank you to all who have recommended Engcon)

We can supply pretty much anything you want Warrior, without a top bracket if necessary. I'm slightly curious why you would want a Scandi grading bucket for a tilting hitch as one of the key features of the design is the scalloped back/corners which are designed to avoid bashing things as you rotate the bucket (which you wan't be doing....)

A genuine Engcon grading bucket for a 5 tonner (250 litres, 1200mm wide, 155kg) is £650 ex Tewkesbury.

HTH

Robert
Sorry - I've just realised I should have put this in classifieds................:whistle::)
 
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Thanks for everyones help it's greatly appreciated.

I read some years ago they had better clean up when working on the angle etc but to be honest I don't know if thats true or not, I've never tried one. It was just an idea whilst I had too much time on my hands :sneaky:

I maybe just need to go all out and get a tiltrotator :unsure:
 
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I run a tilt hitch and I always use the ditcher, not the scandi style.
 
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(Thank you to all who have recommended Engcon)

We can supply pretty much anything you want Warrior, without a top bracket if necessary. I'm slightly curious why you would want a Scandi grading bucket for a tilting hitch as one of the key features of the design is the scalloped back/corners which are designed to avoid bashing things as you rotate the bucket (which you won't be doing....)

A genuine Engcon grading bucket for a 5 tonner (250 litres, 1200mm wide, 155kg) is £650 ex Tewkesbury. Both the weight and the price include an S40/S45 top bracket. I can work out what it will be without if you would like me to.

HTH

Robert
exactly what I said to Rory the other night ........ but ...... the appeal is the long toe design, I think Robert :cool:
 
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Actually there are times when a simple tilting bucket would benefit from the Scandinavian style back to it, I can think of a few instances where the corner of the bucket would get in the way. But it’s no big deal really. Really depends what your doing with it I suppose.
 
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Actually there are times when a simple tilting bucket would benefit from the Scandinavian style back to it, I can think of a few instances where the corner of the bucket would get in the way. But it’s no big deal really. Really depends what your doing with it I suppose.
Yep I have a tilt bucket and there are times when corners stop you using how you would like.