The Spin Bottom Drill Bucket is designed to improve productivity when drilling in unstable ground conditions, such as wet or sandy environments.
 - Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

The Spin Bottom Drill Bucket is designed to improve productivity when drilling in unstable ground conditions, such as wet or sandy environments.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities introduced a new Spin Bottom Drill Bucket for use with digger derricks. It is designed to improve productivity when drilling in unstable ground conditions, such as wet or sandy environments. 

As the tool drills into the ground, barrel teeth cut through the material while the bucket captures it, allowing the operator to dump the material outside the hole. The spin bottom is simple to control with forward and reverse motions to open and close the tool. While Terex Utilities has offered similar tools for auger drills, this is the first time this type of tool has been available for digger derricks.

The bucket is available in various sizes up to 36 inches in diameter. The rool features 5/8-inch wall thickness, 30-inch barrel length, and 104-inch overall length. Dirt teeth and pilot bit are standard. Hex hub options include 2 inches, 2.5 inches, and 2.63 inches.