B-Type Elevator Buckets
Medium Pattern Elevator Buckets

Type B elevator buckets are generally used for sticky materials at slow speeds and for free-flowing materials at higher speeds and closer spacing.

 

B-type elevator bucket
Product Features
  • Pressed seamless steel, no welds or joints
  • Elevator bucket for sticky materials at slow speeds
  • For free flowing materials at higher speed and closer spacing
  • Good, versatile, medium capacity elevator bucket
b-bucket technical drawing
A B C D T Weight Capacity (L) Capacity (L) Holes E F G
B-Type Bucket (mm) (mm) (mm) (mm) (mm) (kg) Z2 (Gross) Z3 (Water) No. (dia mm) (mm) (mm)
B10 64 51 57 32 1.2 0.08 0.1 0.06 to customer spec
B17 76 70 67 35 0.9 0.1 0.18 0.1 to customer spec
B21 95 70 67 35 1.2 0.14 0.22 0.13 to customer spec
B38 102 86 83 35 1.2 0.18 0.38 0.2 to customer spec
B44 127 86 83 35 1.2 0.23 0.46 0.23 to customer spec
B63 127 89 89 38 1.2 0.27 0.55 0.3 to customer spec
B66 140 89 89 38 1.2 0.29 0.62 0.32 to customer spec
B70 152 89 89 38 1.2 0.32 0.64 0.34 to customer spec
B114 P+R 152 95 98 38 1.5 0.41 0.75 0.42 2 8.7 83 25
B114 152 95 98 38 1.5 0.41 0.75 0.42 to customer spec
B117 152 95 98 38 3 0.79 0.75 0.42 to customer spec
B134 HDP 220 106 104 50 4 0.18 1.15 0.62 2 8.7 127 36
B134 P+R 216 95 98 38 1.5 0.57 1.15 0.57 2 8.7 127 25
B135 229 95 98 38 1.5 0.59 1.25 0.6 to customer spec
B135 P+R 229 95 98 38 1.5 0.59 1.25 0.6 2 8.7 127 25
B147 152 117 108 54 1.5 0.52 1.1 0.59 to customer spec
B149 152 117 108 54 3 0.98 1.1 0.59 to customer spec
B151 178 117 108 54 1.5 0.54 1.15 0.65 to customer spec
B153 178 117 108 54 3 1.02 1.15 0.65 to customer spec
B155 203 117 108 54 1.5 0.64 1.4 0.83 to customer spec
B157 203 117 108 54 3 1.2 1.4 0.83 to customer spec
B166 127 121 114 54 1.2 0.36 0.95 0.5 to customer spec
B167 127 121 114 54 1.5 0.43 0.95 0.5 to customer spec
B167 P+R 127 121 114 54 1.5 0.43 0.95 0.5 2 8.7 70 32
B175 152 121 114 54 1.5 0.54 1.1 0.64 to customer spec
B188 191 121 114 54 2 0.77 1.4 0.83 to customer spec
B198 229 121 114 54 1.2 0.57 1.75 1 to customer spec
B200 229 121 114 54 2 0.88 1.75 1 to customer spec
B201 229 121 114 54 3 1.29 1.75 1 to customer spec
B205 254 120 114 55 1.5 0.82 1.9 1.1 to customer spec
B211 178 130 114 54 1.5 0.59 1.45 0.8 to customer spec
B219 203 130 114 54 1.5 0.64 1.65 0.92 to customer spec
B221 203 130 114 54 3 1.29 1.65 0.92 to customer spec
B234 241 130 114 54 3 1.56 2 1.15 to customer spec
B237 254 130 114 54 2 1.09 2.1 1.25 to customer spec
B238 254 130 114 54 3 1.54 2.1 1.25 to customer spec
B242 279 130 114 54 3 1.72 2.35 1.35 to customer spec
B258 203 133 127 54 1.5 0.79 1.85 0.9 to customer spec
B263 229 133 127 54 1.5 0.86 2 1 to customer spec
B266 229 133 127 54 3 1.56 2 1 to customer spec
B269 254 133 127 54 2 1.13 2.25 1.15 to customer spec
B278 305 133 127 54 1.5 1 2.8 1.35 to customer spec
B281 305 133 127 54 3 2 2.8 1.35 to customer spec
B283* 333 140 140 60 1.5 1.18 3.75 2 to customer spec
B297 203 152 149 57 3 1.63 2.25 1 to customer spec
B301 254 152 149 57 3 2 2.75 1.4 to customer spec
B303 305 152 149 57 1.5 1.18 3.5 1.75 to customer spec
B304 HDP 298 145 149 48 6.5 0.47 3 1.18 to customer spec
B304 P+R 305 152 149 57 2 1.56 3.5 1.75 4 8.7 51-102-51 44
B305 305 152 149 57 3 2.31 3.5 1.75 to customer spec
B307 381 152 152 67 2 1.93 4.85 2.5 to customer spec
B307 P+R 381 152 152 67 2 1.93 4.85 2.5 4 8.7 76-127-76
B364 254 152 178 83 2 1.54 3.6 2 to customer spec
B365 254 152 178 83 3 2.27 3.6 2 to customer spec
B323 305 178 181 79 3 2.83 5.5 2.75 to customer spec
B328 356 178 181 79 3 3.52 6.52 3.25 to customer spec
B335 305 178 206 79 3 3.02 5.75 2.5 to customer spec
B339 381 210 184 86 3 4.08 8 4.25 to customer spec
B340 457 235 210 102 3 5.08 13 7 to customer spec
B341 457 235 210 102 4.7 6.26 13 7 to customer spec

* Non stock item - Only made to order.
HDP - High density polyethylene with standard recessed holes.
P + R - With standard recessed holes.

FAQ - Elevator Buckets

FAQ - Elevator Buckets

What is a HIGH EFFICIENCY elevator bucket?  
HIGH EFFICIENCY elevator buckets incorporate all five of the following characteristics: a smooth interior front face with no "breaks", wing-less side walls, close vertical placement on the elevator belt, a tapered bottom and the ability to nest for shipping and storage.  For more details, CLICK HERE  
     
Why use Low Profile elevator buckets?  
Low profile elevator buckets are created to achieve the closest vertical spacing possible on the elevator belt, thereby optimizing the system for the greatest potential capacity.  Some styles of elevator bucket require modification and others are low profile by standard design.  Wet or sluggish inputs do not generally load and discharge well in low profile buckets.  Due to the extra capacity that is generated and the weight of the additional buckets and material, belt PIW rating, pulley shaft diameters and motor HP may have to be upgraded.  Check with 4B engineering department about the best way to get the most capacity out of your elevator leg.  
     
Why add vent holes to the bottom of an elevator bucket?  
When elevating fluffy or powdery materials, vent holes in the bottom of the elevator bucket allow it to fill and discharge more efficiently.  As material enters the bucket, it encounters a pillow of air resting in the bottom.  Vent holes provide an escape path for this pillow of air, so that the entering material does not bounce out of the bucket and back down the elevator leg casing.  Upon discharge, the vent holes allow air to re-enter the bucket at the material exits, releasing any vacuum that might hold it the bucket too long, creating down legging.  
     
Are CC style elevator buckets interchangeable with Starco elevator buckets?  
Starco elevator buckets have a special shallow geometry and are intended to be placed extremely close together on the elevator belt.  Therefore, you should check with the 4B engineering department before replacing Starco elevator buckets with any other brand or design.  
     
How long of an elevator bolt do I need?  
When installing buckets on an elevator belt, use this simple formula: 
(belt thickness + bucket back thickness + washer thickness + nut thickness + 1/4 inch)  
     
 

What is a "digger" bucket?  
Some materials can form a hardened crust along the side wall of the elevator boot, and powders sitting over time can become rock hard.  Both of these issues can cause premature elevator bucket wear.  Digger buckets are designed to have slightly more width and projection than standard buckets, thereby "digging" through or breaking apart the hardened material, helping to prevent added wear to the standard buckets.  Digger buckets are traditionally made from steel, however nylon buckets may also be used depending on the application.  
     
How many digger buckets do I need?  
For most applications, use one digger bucket for every nine standard buckets.  
     
Can I use buckets on an overlap splice?  
An overlap splice doubles the thickness of the belt, so a bucket's projection will increase on the overlap.  Usually this will not cause a problem, but if it does, you can use buckets with one inch less projection or cut the tip of each bucket by half an inch on the spliced area.  
     
When using an overlap splice, how much extra belt should I use for the splice?  
The length of the splice should be three times the width of the belt.  
     
How often should I replace head pulley lagging?  
Lagging should be replaced every time the elevator belt is replaced.

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At 4B, we have designed hundreds of bucket elevators for all industries, including Animal Feed, Grain Handling, Flour Milling, Malting & Brewing through to Cement, Coal and other heavy industries.

Take advantage of 4B's free, guaranteed worldwide technical support service from a team of engineers specialising in the design and calculation of bucket elevators.. Using your key technical data, our engineers can give you a detailed technical recommendation for the ideal bucket elevator with the ideal capacity and discharge characteristics. We can either design your new bucket elevator or we can help you to increase the capacity of your existing bucket elevator.

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