How to use and maintance a rotary bucket

When using a rotary bucket, you need to pay attention to the following key matters to ensure construction safety and efficiency:

- Equipment inspection: Before use, the bucket should be fully inspected to ensure that its structure is complete, the connections are firm, and there are no cracks or serious wear. At the same time, check whether relevant accessories such as chains, pins, etc. are intact to ensure that they will not break or fall off during operation.

- Operating procedures: When operating the rotary dredging bucket, the prescribed operating procedures should be followed. Especially before drilling, check whether the drill teeth are complete and firmly connected. During operation, press lightly and turn slowly to avoid excessive impact on the equipment.

- Precautions for lifting the drill: When lifting the drill, it can start when the amount of soil entering reaches 5/6 of the bucket volume. Before lifting the drill, the pressure should be reversed for 1-2 turns to ensure that the bucket door is closed before lifting. In case of jamming, the drilling tool should be moved up and down at the jammed area and rotated slowly, and then the drill should be lifted after the jam is released to avoid equipment damage caused by forced lifting.

- Manual door opening operation: If manual door opening is used, the length of the door opening hook should meet the requirements, and the drilling tool must not rotate during operation to avoid damage to the opening and closing mechanism and the bucket body. After opening the door, if the soil and cannot unload by themselves, the drilling tool should be rotated forward and backward repeatedly until the soil and are completely unloaded. It is strictly prohibited to unload soil by lifting up and down or swinging left and right to hit other fixed objects. The lock design of our rotary bucket is automatic unlocking mechanism, whick can avoid most of safety hazards during unlocking.

- Bucket tooth maintenance: Regularly check the wear of the bucket teeth. If the bucket teeth are found to be severely worn or damaged, they should be replaced in time and ensure that the replaced teeth are of the same specification to ensure the normal use of the equipment.

- Handling of foreign matter in the hole: During operation, if foreign matter is found in the hole, it is strictly prohibited to drill down or use the drilling tool as an accident handling tool to deal with the accident, so as to avoid damage to the equipment or safety accidents.

- Safety warning: Set up obvious safety warning signs at the construction site to remind operators and surrounding people to pay attention to safety and avoid accidents.

The drilling bucket is used to grab sand, gravel, soil and other materials from the bottom of the water or the ground. Due to the harsh working environment, drilling buckets often face wear and damage problems. Here are some common signs of wear and damage:

- Edge wear: The edges of the bucket are the most susceptible to wear because they are in direct contact with the and bear friction. After long-term use, the edges may become dull, affecting the gripping effect.

- Cracked welding points: The bailer is usually welded from multiple parts, and the welding points may crack due to stress concentration or poor welding quality.

- Corrosion: buckets operating in wet or salty waters are susceptible to corrosion, especially at welds, cracks or scratches.

- Deformation: Due to the impact and heavy pressure during operation, some parts of the bucket may be deformed, affecting its structural stability.

In order to extend the service life of the bucket, the following maintenance measures can be taken:

- Regular inspection: Regularly check the bucket for wear, especially the edges and welding points. When signs of wear or damage are found, take prompt steps to repair or replace them.

- Edge repair: For worn edges, wear-resistant materials can be used to repair them, such as surfacing wear-resistant layers or installing wear-resistant plates. After repair, the edges will return to sharpness, improving the gripping effect.

- Welding point maintenance: Regularly check the integrity of the welding points, and repair the welding in time when cracking or desoldering is found. At the same time, ensure that the welding quality meets standards to reduce the risk of cracking.

- Anti-corrosion treatment: For buckets that are prone to corrosion, measures such as coating with anti-corrosion agents and using anti-corrosion materials can be taken to prevent corrosion. Also, avoid prolonged stays in salty waters to reduce the risk of corrosion.

- Proper use: During use, ensure that the bucket is subject to even force distribution to avoid damage caused by overloading or improper use. At the same time, pay attention to operating specifications to reduce wear and damage caused by improper operation.

Then when you need a new rotary bucket? Determining whether the bucket needs to be replaced is mainly based on the following aspects:

- Degree of wear: Check the edge of the bucket and the main working surface for wear. If the edges are obviously dull, or there is extensive wear on the working surface, resulting in reduced gripping efficiency, this may be a signal to replace the bucket.

- Structural integrity: Check the overall structure of the bucket, especially the welding points. If the welding point is cracked, broken or severely deformed, this may affect the strength and stability of the bucket and needs to be replaced in time.

- Material aging: For buckets that have been used for a long time, the materials may become brittle or brittle due to aging. If cracks, spalling, or significant material degradation is observed on the surface of the bailer, replacement may need to be considered.

- Performance degradation: If the bucket shows obvious performance degradation during use, such as reduced grabbing capacity, reduced work efficiency, etc., this may be a sign that the bucket needs to be replaced.

- Safety considerations: If the bailing bucket is damaged to a degree that may affect the safety of the operation, such as there is a risk of falling off or breaking, then it should be stopped immediately and replaced with a new bailing bucket.

- Maintenance and repair costs: In some cases, although the bucket has not reached the point of being completely unusable, if the cost of maintenance and repair is too high, or the service life after repair is not long, then from an economic point of view, replacement A new bucket may be more cost-effective.

Drillmaster has nearly 15 years experience in rotary drilling tools including rotary bucket and other accessories. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if any needs.

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