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Bolt on Blade on my Excavator Bucket - Why should I use one?

Bolt on Blade on my Excavator Bucket - Why should I use one?

Bolt on Blade on my Excavator Bucket - Why should I use one?

If you don't know what a Bolt on Blade is, it is a hardened plate of steel that is bolted on to the edge of your bucket through the lip plate - see image below if you are unsure.

Bolt on Blade

But, you may be wondering, 'Why should I actually use a Bolt on Blade on my Excavator Bucket?'

Simply...it protects your bucket edge and extends the life of your bucket. The blade is a piece of hardened steel that can be bolted - or sometimes welded - onto the lip plate of your Digging or Ditch Cleaning Bucket, to provide additional durability and resistance.

The rough construction environment will wear down the lip plate of your bucket over time, meaning that your bucket will eventually wear down to a state where it will become unusable, perform inadequately for the job or damage the entire bucket completely. For example, digging in extreme conditions, with a worn down bucket edge could cause the bucket shell to crack and end up unsuitable to use.

Adding a Bolt on Blade, or Bolt on Cutting Edge as they are also known, dramatically increases the lifespan of your bucket as you are protecting the edge with additional hardened steel. As well as adding this additional strength to protect the bucket, you are also able to easily replace the worn or damaged cutting edge when necessary, rather than replacing your entire bucket like you would have to do if you didn't have a Bold on Blade fitted.

Replacing a blade is considerably cheaper than replacing an entire bucket, as you can imagine. Which means that in the long run you are actually saving a considerable amount of money, as well as reinforcing your equipment to make it more durable and resistant for use in tough conditions.

Rhinox Bolt on Blades are reversible which means that when you have worn one side down, you are able to take it off, spin it round and reattach it - ready to be used once again. This means you are getting twice the use out of your blade before needing to replace it. Want to see our Bucket ranges, click here.

Bolt on Blades on my Digging Bucket

In some applications you may not want to or you may not be allowed to use your Excavator Digging Bucket with teeth, in this case we recommend you always attach a Bolt on Blade in replacement of the teeth for the same reasons we've already discussed. 

Replacing your Bolt on Teeth with a Bolt on Blade is ESSENTIAL if you are wanting to put your teeth back on after using your bucket without them. This is because the lip plate will wear down, beyond the drilled holes in the lip plate, which means that you will no longer be able to re-attach your bucket teeth. The blade will protect your lip plate during the applications were a flat edged bucket is necessary and enables you to switch between teeth and a blade when necessary.

Want to know more about Excavator Digging Bucket Edge Options? Watch the video below:


CREDITS: Content Inspired by What is an Excavator Grading / Ditching Bucket? – Rhinox-Group