New EuroBuckets

by Emily Wilson
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A new line of molded EuroBuckets, available in polyethylene, nylon and urethane from Tapco Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., are specifically engineered to replace existing European-style steel buckets. The EuroBucket has the same degree of taper as its steel counterpart as well as rolled front and side edges to aid bucket filling, but has thicker bucket walls (similar to Tapco's CC-HD grain buckets) for stronger buckets with extended life. The non-metallic EuroBuckets also will not spark or act as an ignition source. That feature, along with their ability to give under impact, is why 90% of the elevator buckets used in the United States and Canada are non-metallic, the company said. Tapco currently stocks four sizes of molded EuroBuckets in the U.S. and Europe, with more sizes coming this year and the full line to be completed in 2001.