High Density Polyethylene
Designed to fit in elevators using Super Starco, Jet and other European-manufactured buckets, the Super EuroBucket can seamlessly replace your current buckets to immediately improve performance. Their superior durability will reduce your costs, and since their design allows them to be stackable, you will save on shipping costs.
This material is non-corrosive, tough and flexible, so polyethylene buckets create less product damage, reduce backlegging, and are nonsparking. It is lightweight and has a clean discharge, which makes polyethylene perfect for free-flowing product applications.
Measurement Conversion: Imperial Metric
Tolerance A, B, C ± .125" G,
T ± .015625"
|Hole Drilling-Standard (Inches)||Capacity
Tolerance ± 3%
(Buckets/Inches) Between Buckets
|Length A||Proj. B||Depth C||Thickness T||Center to Center E||No. of Holes||Bolt Dia.||Hole Dia.||Distance Down D||Each (Average)||Per Carton (Average)||Number Per Carton|
|4 X 3-1/2||4-5/16||3-3/4||2-7/8||13/64||2||2||5/16||11/32||7/8||22.0||15.9||3||0.26||5.9||20|
|5 X 4-1/2||5-9/16||5||3-3/4||7/32||2-3/4||2||5/16||11/32||1-1/8||51.9||38.4||4||0.49||11.0||20|
|5-1/2 X 5||5-15/16||5||3-3/4||7/32||2-3/4||2||5/16||11/32||1-1/8||56.1||41.5||4||0.53||12.1||20|
|7 X 5-1/2||7-9/16||6-3/16||4-5/8||1/4||3-15/16||2||5/16||11/32||1-5/16||111.7||83.6||5||0.97||22.0||20|
|8 X 5-1/2||8-3/8||6-3/16||4-5/8||1/4||3-15/16||2||5/16||11/32||1-5/16||124.5||93.4||5||1.06||23.8||20|
|9 X 6-1/2||9-5/8||6-5/8||4-15/16||1/4||4-3/4||2||*3/8||13/32||1-3/8||165.4||123.9||5||1.37||27.9||20|
|11 X 6-1/2||11-9/16||6-3/4||5-5/16||1/4||3-3/16||3||*3/8||13/32||1-5/8||226.4||173.3||6||1.69||37.0||20|
|12 X 7||12-3/8||7-9/16||5-5/8||5/16||3-15/16||3||*3/8||13/32||1-5/8||283.7||213.0||6||2.23||47.1||20|
|13 X 8-1/2||13-9/16||9-3/16||6-7/8||11/32||4-3/4||3||3/8||13/32||2-1/8||457.0||342.9||7||3.55||55.0||15|
|14-1/2 X 8-1/2||15-3/16||9-3/16||6-7/8||11/32||3-9/16||4||3/8||13/32||2-1/8||515.6||387.5||7||3.81||60.0||15|
Standard Bolt Holes Drilled on the Z1 (Water Level) Line ± (6.0mm) ± .25"
Tolerance A, B & C ± 3.0mm G,
T ± 0.4mm
|Hole Drilling-Standard (Millimeters)||Capacity (Liters) Tolerance ± 3%||Spacing (Buckets/Meters)
|Length A||Proj. B||Depth C||Thickness T||Center to Center E||No. of Holes||Bolt Dia.||Hole Dia.||Distance Down D||Z2||Z1||Each (Average)||Per Carton (Average)||Number Per Carton|
Standard Bolt Holes Drilled on the Z1 (Water Level) Line ± 6.0mm
High speed centrifugal discharge.
Prime virgin high density linear polyethylene.
Method of Manufacture:
Blue. White available upon request.
-60°F to +200°F/ -51°C to +93°C.
The high density polyethylene used in Tapco buckets is termed “slow burning”. It has been tested under ASTM Test No. D635. It also meets the criteria for approval under the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 302 and Underwriters’ Laboratory Bulletin No. 94. Combustion in an excess of air results in harmless by-products (fumes) which are nontoxic.
Any pattern and hole diameter can be provided at minimal cost.
Available for special applications. Contact Tapco for recomendations.
Can be intermixed with existing steel or nonmetallic buckets. Some consideration should be given to balance. Bucket projection varies by manufacturer and material. Check elevator for proper clearances. Contact Tapco for recommendations.
Tapco fanged elevator bolts and nylon insert lock nuts are recommended for installation. Flat steel washers must be placed inside the bucket under the nuts. DIN bolts and/or domed washers are not recommended. Check leg for proper clearances.
Polyethylene used meets the requirements of the Food Additives Law and Regulation No. 177.1520. Blue pigment meets Regulations No. 175.300 and 177.2600.
No UV (ultraviolet) stabilizers are added to tapco buckets because most elevator buckets are enclosed in casings. Tapco bukets should not be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
Polyethlene buckets are ideal for use with grains, feeds, fertilizers, seeds food products, chemicals, sand, salt and most free flowing agricultural products handled in bucket elevators.
Polyethylene buckets should not be used with the following: (1) Materials over 200°F/93°C. (2) Sharp edged materials such as crushed glass or oyster shells. (3) Large dense materials such as gravel and ores over 3/8" diameter. (4) A few extremely abrasive and sluggish materials such as dried whey, some pellets and extruded feeds. (5) Some severe soybean and rice applications.
Welding and cutting on elevator legs without taking proper precautions is extremely dangerous and can cause a violent explosion. Polyethylene buckets can be ignited and will burn from improper welding and cutting.
When elevating certain materials that harden or set up with moisture, a Tapco steel digger bucket should replace every 10th polyethylene bucket. Contact Tapco for recommendations.