Austin Engineering’s stemming bucket range includes designs to suit small tool carrier type wheeled loaders up to CAT966 size, and are available in 1.5m3, 2.5m3, 3.5m3 and 4m3 sizes. The design includes quick couple lugs as standard to suit OEM quick hitches.
Stemming buckets have a funnel/chute shape that allows a loader to tilt the bucket forward to scoop blast hole material and then tilt back. It is then positioned over a blast hole where the material is discharged into the hole via a hydraulic actuated gate valve; when the hole is full the gate valve is shut off. This gate valve is an Austin Engineering design which moves in an “arc” so the material does not jam during discharge or when closing the gate valve.