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First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
2010 July August
Higher grade steel is now being used in Digbits' Extreme Heavy Duty (XHD) rock buckets as part of a specification upgrade on the range. The company has changed the Hardox 400 wear plate previously used for a 450 grade and this is applied to the cutting edge and side reinforcing plate.

According to Digbits, the XHD buckets excel in tough applications including for digging and handling rock, demolition and loading rubble into crushers.

The company has said that using standard buckets in heavy applications is a common, but false economy. The higher wear quickly destroys standard wear parts and the bucket shells - digging far heavier and harder material than normal excavation work - also suffer, often to the point where buckets are written off.

Digbits has said that the Hardox 450 is harder wearing, has a high yield strength that is 2.5 times stronger than mild steel and also offers increased impact resistance.

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