Construction Attachments Severe Extreme Duty 4 in 1 buckets are upgraded at several points that are critical and most affected by larger machines with more traction and torque. The hitch has an added broken out U-channel added directly below the top reinforcement for additional dozer reinforcement and to allow the hitch risers more surface to attach. The hitch risers are thicker and spread wider on the bucket to help spread the load more evenly across the back of the bucket. The top rail has gussets all the way across to handle the greater breakout forces and shock loads generated with the higher torque machines and to insure that these machines are unable to separate themselves from the bucket hitch. The only bucket upgrade required to handle the increased force is to the front cutting edge where the 5/8”x6” edge is replaced with a ¾”x6” edge to handle the greater breakout forces.
Hitch height is a high priority for Construction Attachments 4 in 1 buckets. We are often asked why every piece of literature published about these attachments instructs the customer to specify the host machine when ordering. The reason is that we not only want to size the bucket correctly for the machine size and torque and for the application of the user, but also because every Construction Attachments 4 in 1 bucket or general purpose bucket needs to able to grade against the stops. A bucket will function if it doesn’t and there are many buckets that don’t, but you will achieve a more uniform grade and you machine lift cylinders will receive greatly reduced wear and tear because Construction Attachments skid steer and compact track loader buckets will grade against the stops. You should always be able to tilt the bucket back and lower it against the stops. Then when you roll forward to level the bucket should grade at ground level with the bucket level. Universal hitches almost are universal, but by providing the host machine information with your order we can be certain that your bucket will not only hitch up to your machine, but that it will grade against the stops the way it is intended.