Volvo CE Releases New Slag Bucket
Developed for the transportation of slag in steel mills, Volvo CE has designed a new bucket intended to withstand the extreme temperatures.
The attachment is for Volvo’s specific range of slag handlers, in particular wheel loader models L150H, L180H, L220H, L260H, & L350H.
Unlike previous models, this new slag bucket has been specifically designed for steel mills and the rigours that it will face on a day-to-day basis.
"With their blistering temperatures, toxic fumes and heavy dust, steel mills are about as extreme a work environment as you can get. Designing a bucket for this application takes a lot of special engineering, as well as considerable amounts of reinforcement to cope with the high temperatures and abrasion found when handling hot slag" Volvo was quoted on their website when releasing the new product.
The bucket floor is made from heavy duty thick plate, with a protruding design that protects the reliability of the side plate welds.
Welded to this is an 80mm single piece cutting edge, with the side cutters being built in two parts; the lower half made from thicker steel, and the top half having a reinforced spill guard.
The slag-handling wheel loader models feature additional thermal protection, including heat resistant fuel and oil lines, as well as additional guarding against slag explosions, falling objects and air-blown debris.
To find out more, visit Volvo's website.