A telehandler bucket is typically a simple curved shape connected to a hydraulic arm. It also usually has a lower blade or teeth depending on whether it’s for scooping or digging. In the case of grappling variety, it will also have a toothed upper flap.
What Does a Telehandler Bucket Do?
This type of attachment can be useful for digging, scooping, or moving items depending on which bucket type you use.
How Does a Telehandler Bucket Work?
Telehandler buckets are versatile tools. You swing the bucket into place using the telehandler controls and then use the claw or bucket to dig, grasp, or scoop as per your job requirement.
What Happens If You Have a Faulty Telehandler Bucket?
If your bucket is faulty, it may not move well or at all. You may find that a grappler won’t grasp firmly or that your bucket won’t scoop up the targeted material as well as it usually does.
Usually, you’ll only suffer problems when the bucket can’t enter the position that you need it to. Nevertheless, you should be aware that any faulty buckets will place unnecessary strain on your telehandler.
How Do I Know If I Need to Replace a Telehandler Bucket?
When your attachment no longer scoops efficiently, it may be time to replace it. However, sometimes it may only be necessary to replace the blade along the lower edge.
In the case of a grappling bucket, the grappling flap might not grasp firmly any more. However, you might just need to replace the flap, hinges, or bolts.
You should only have to replace the attachment itself when it no longer moves or the tool stops working efficiently. Usually, these tools have relatively long lifespans and will last for several years before you need to replace them.
How Do I Choose a Telehandler Bucket?
Choosing the right attachment depends significantly on the types of jobs that you’re participating in. If you’re planning on moving around many lightweight materials, you can choose a general or light material type.
However, if you’re planning on moving around large boulders, you probably want to consider a grappling variety. On the other hand, if you’re going to be engaging in everyday cleanup and moving operations, consider a general bucket.
Always remember to check that you’re buying the right kind of hydraulic attachment for your telehandler’s system.
What Are the Main Types of Telehandler Buckets?
Telehandlers offer a wide array of different bucket types for various uses.
If you need a bucket that will enable you to grasp objects, then a grappling bucket is what you need. Grappling varieties have a hooked flap, which allows you to clench things between the bucket and the flap, much like a lobster claw.
Material handling varieties are useful for moving stockpiles and general cleanup operations.
Light material buckets can carry vast amounts of items of average weight. General-purpose buckets are for those jobs where you need your telehandler for a variety of different tasks.