The side dumper enables Scooptram loaders to be used in wider range of applications, the manufacturer says. It also has the potential to speed up the work cycle.
The side dump bucket is available for Scooptram ST7, ST1030 and ST14.
Loaders equipped with a conventional bucket normally travel between 100 metres and 300 metres from loading point to dumping point. With a side dump bucket, the time can be substantially reduced, meaning shorter cycle times between rounds, the company says.
Atlas Copco product manager Ben Thompson said: “Filling the bucket in the muck pile, reversing and positioning parallel to a truck, lifting the boom to prepare, and then dumping the material in a truck can all be done in one motion. Furthermore, lowering of the bucket and boom as well as going forward to fill the next bucket-load can also be done in one go.”