A clamshell bucket is a type of excavator bucket that consists of two hinged half-buckets or shells, which are mounted on the end of a hydraulic arm. The two shells can be opened and closed using hydraulic cylinders to grip and lift materials such as sand, gravel, and debris.
Clamshell buckets come in various sizes and configurations, depending on the specific application. They are commonly used for dredging, excavation, and material handling tasks where precision and control are important.
Clamshell buckets are commonly used in construction, mining, and marine industries. They are ideal for applications that require a high level of precision and control, such as building foundations or dredging channels in waterways. Clamshell buckets can also be used for demolition work, where they can easily grab and remove debris from a site.
The design of the clamshell bucket allows it to scoop and carry materials in a more efficient manner than other bucket types. The two shells can be opened and closed independently, providing greater flexibility in handling irregularly shaped materials or working in confined spaces.