To help construction professionals increase onsite efficiency in these challenging times, Paladin Brands’ Light Construction Group introduced its side-discharge bucket for use with skid-steer loaders. Designed by the FFC Division of Paladin, the bucket is offered in two configurations (and two sizes in each configuration) for use with either heavier materials like sand and aggregate, or lighter ones such as sawdust and mulch.

The bucket is designed for use with most commercially-available skid-steers and offers a host of features to maximize ease of use and onsite versatility. These include right- or left-side discharge — selection is made by simply reversing the direction of the hydraulic flow from within the cab; ability to vary the distance material is thrown — again by varying the speed of the onboard hydraulics; and a removable belt cover to keep material weight off the belt and reduce the risk of stalling.

Additional features include a 1/2-inch grouser on the belt of the Sand Bucket and a 1-inch grouser on the Sawdust Bucket’s belt to enhance material movement to the discharge chute; and a direct hydraulic drive on both models’ conveyors as well as on the Sawdust Bucket’s agitator to prevent material bridging.  Each configuration comes in two widths: the Sand Bucket in 60-inch and 72-inch widths and the Sawdust Bucket in widths of 72- and 84-inches.

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