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Rock sorter bucket for mini excavator

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by icex, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    I saw a rock sorter bucket on youtube and was wondering if they made one for a mini excavator (cat 304 ccr) and were could I get one? Theyd be damn handy for my line of work.

    What I am talking about is one of those buckets that spins and throws the dirt out of the bucket on the ground and keeps the rock in the bucket.
     
  2. Stony Bob

    Stony Bob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    I have an interest in some sort of smaller rock picker as well but do not know which video you saw.
    This one here is what caught my eye .
    Maybe the same unit could be adapted for skidsteer and mini x
    I have a 3 ton x


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMH_uq3Qf8Y
     
  3. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    The one I would like is the one letsdig18 (Dirtman2007 on here) ran on a JD 200

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQVGphGLLXM

    The trommel verison won't do what I need to do, but one like he ran definitaly would. I just haven't had luck with finding one for a 4 ton excavator.
     
  4. Stony Bob

    Stony Bob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    I would'nt want that attachment near my little x for fear of falling in.....:laugh:
    But I see what style you mean now.
     
  5. DaveAust

    DaveAust LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    Over here in Australia we have a company called Flipscreen which makes these http://www.flipscreen.net/ screeners which fit on virtually any machine.

    I have one on my skidsteer and it works well. Found it for a good price on eBay with only 40 hours of use:)

    DaveAust
     
  6. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,213

    Interesting, how spendy are they?
     
  7. DaveAust

    DaveAust LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I think they're about $12,000 for the skidsteer model in Aussie dollars. Mine was only $5000 on eBay with two screens.

    DaveAust
     
  8. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,213

    Ouch. How many yards per hour do you think it could do?
     
  9. DaveAust

    DaveAust LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I'm afraid I can't answer that yet. I haven't had the FlipScreen for very long and it's been raining almost constantly since then:(

    Hopefully in the coming months there'll be an opportunity to give it a good run. However the ground here will need some time to dry out.

    DaveAust
     

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