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-Type Bucket
Capacity (L)
Z2 (Gross)
Capacity (L)
Z3 (Water)
(dia mm)
B10645157321. customer spec
B17767067350. customer spec
B21957067351. customer spec
B381028683351.20.180.380.2to customer spec
B441278683351.20.230.460.23to customer spec
B631278989381.20.270.550.3to customer spec
B661408989381.20.290.620.32to customer spec
B701528989381.20.320.640.34to customer spec
B114 P+R1529598381.50.410.750.4228.78325
B1141529598381.50.410.750.42to customer spec
B11715295983830.790.750.42to customer spec
B134 HDP2201061045040.181.150.6228.712736
B134 P+R2169598381.50.571.150.5728.712725
B1352299598381.50.591.250.6to customer spec
B135 P+R2299598381.50.591.250.628.712725
B147152117108541.50.521.10.59to customer spec
B1491521171085430.981.10.59to customer spec
B151178117108541.50.541.150.65to customer spec
B1531781171085431.021.150.65to customer spec
B155203117108541.50.641.40.83to customer spec
B1572031171085431.21.40.83to customer spec
B166127121114541.20.360.950.5to customer spec
B167127121114541.50.430.950.5to customer spec
B167 P+R152121114541.50.430.950.528.77032
B175152121114541.50.541.10.64to customer spec
B1881911211145420.771.40.83to customer spec
B198229121114541.20.571.751to customer spec
B2002291211145420.881.751to customer spec
B2012291211145431.291.751to customer spec
B205254120114551.50.821.91.1to customer spec
B211178130114541.50.591.450.8to customer spec
B219203130114541.50.641.650.92to customer spec
B2212031301145431.291.650.92to customer spec
B2342411301145431.5621.15to customer spec
B2372541301145421.092.11.25to customer spec
B2382541301145431.542.11.25to customer spec
B2422791301145431.722.351.35to customer spec
B258203133127541.50.791.850.9to customer spec
B263229133127541.50.8621to customer spec
B2662291331275431.5621to customer spec
B2692541331275421.132.251.15to customer spec
B278305133127541.512.81.35to customer spec
B28130513312754322.81.35to customer spec
B283*333140140601.51.183.752to customer spec
B2972031521495731.632.251to customer spec
B30125415214957322.751.4to customer spec
B303305152149571. customer spec
B304 HDP298145149486.50.4731.18to customer spec
B304 P+R3051521495721.563.51.7548.751-102-5144
B3053051521495732.313.51.75to customer spec
B3073811521526721.934.852.5to customer spec
B307 P+R3811521526721.934.852.548.776-127-76
B3642541521788321.543.62to customer spec
B3652541521788332.273.62to customer spec
B3233051781817932.835.52.75to customer spec
B3283561781817933.526.523.25to customer spec
B3353051782067933.025.752.5to customer spec
B3393812101848634.0884.25to customer spec
B34045723521010235.08137to customer spec
B3414572352101024.76.26137to 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

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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