April 01, 2001
by Emily Wilson
The leading manufacturer of the accepted CC-HD style elevator bucket, Tapco now offers a new line of molded EuroBuckets available in polyethylene, nylon and urethane. Engineered to replace European-style steel buckets, the EuroBucket's capacity is similar to its steel counterparts, but uses thicker bucket walls, similar to CC-HD grain buckets, for stronger buckets with extended life. The EuroBucket design emulates the rolled front and side edges of steel European-style buckets to aid bucket filling. The non-metallic EuroBuckets will not spark or act as an ignition source. That feature, along with their ability to give under impact and return to their original shape, is one of the major reasons that 90% of the elevator buckets used in the United States and Canada are non-metallic. Tapco, based in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., currently stocks a variety of molded EuroBuckets in the U.S. and Europe and also maintains an inventory of more than 11 million elevator bolts in four styles.