Backfilling: What is an Auger Bucket
and How Can it Help?
You may never have heard of it

You may never have heard of it, but the auger bucket is the best kept secret to simple and efficient trench back filling. It will transform the way commercial plumbers, civil and irrigation contractors work, taking the backbreaking labour out of back filling and making light work of the toughest jobs.

What is an auger bucket?

Auger buckets are attachments that have been designed to fill trenches easily and efficiently, eliminating hard manual labour, transporting and dispensing large volumes of material. The auger and extension chute deliver a precise measure of material, ensuring the accurate distribution of quantity and location. The hydraulic door chute is synchronised with the auger and opens automatically when it starts. The auger itself is driven by a hydraulic motor, and one set of hydraulic auxiliaries is required to operate it.

 

What is ‘trench back filling’ and when is it needed?

Trench back filling is required when a trench has been dug for pipe or cabling. Once the pipe or cable has been laid it is necessary to back fill the space with the material that has been removed from the trench. Back filling is often performed by commercial plumbers, civil contractors and irrigation contractors, and is a regular requirement in these industries. Traditionally this work has been done manually, and the auger bucket has been designed with a side delivery bucket that ensures this task can be performed much more efficiently. 

What do auger buckets attach to?

The great thing about auger buckets is that they are easily attached to a number of vehicles that are commonly available and already on site.

  • Agricultural loaders
  • Skid steers
  • Telehandlers
  • Wheel loaders

What materials can it be used with?

The auger bucket is capable of distributing a variety of materials, including sand, soil, dirt, gravel and mulch.

What are some other little known uses of the auger bucket?

Much is known of the agricultural applications of the auger bucket, but there are also a range of lesser-known functions it can perform as well. 

1) Back filling drill holes

2) Pouring gypsum into a hopper

3) Placing mulch onto trees

4) Road repairs (placing road base material onto roadside verges)

5) Placing road base into wheel tracks of centre pivot irrigators

6) Placing railway ballast

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You may never have heard of it, but the auger bucket is the best kept secret to simple and efficient trench back filling. It will transform the way commercial plumbers, civil and irrigation contractors work, taking the backbreaking labour out of back filling and making light work of the toughest jobs.