Clamshell Buckets

Intermercato Clamshell Buckets are suited to Excavators and Cranes from 500kg to over 20 tonne capacity.

Two different clamshell designs are made by Intermercato – standard duty for cranes and heavy duty for excavators. Also a large volume chip bucket is available for moving light weight bulky goods such as wood chips. Woodchip buckets use jagged cutting edges to allow even more efficient penetration into materials.

Mounting of most clamshell buckets is usually via cardanic suspension, however some models can be rigid mounted.

Clamshell buckets are very efficient at loading, as both shells oppose each other – forcing their way into the material, whereas a standard bucket on an excavator continually pushes the spoil outwards. It allows allows trucks to load themselves with a crane, freeing up site machinery for other uses. Clamshell buckets are also able to load from the very bottom of the heap, and even clean up a site as everything can be clamped neatly into the bucket.

The clamshell faces and mountings are all made from HARDOX and reinforced to give extra strength and durability for longevity.

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All Clamshell Buckets have the following features:

  • Belly plate to protect cylinder underneath – designed for minimum downtime.
  • Every pin greaseable with protected grease nipples – designed for a long life.
  • High clamping forces with oversized pistons – allows secure gripping of any load.
  • All excavator series made from the highest quality steel available – HARDOX.
  • Built by a company specializing in grapples for nearly 20 years.
  • The SAFEST clamshell buckets for loading on the market with overcentre valves.

All clamshell buckets can be matched with Intermercato's line up of 360 degree continuous rotators.

Catalogue (PDFs)

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell Buckets - TGS12-40 - Download Full Specifications for TGS12-40 (PDF)


clamshell buckets TGS1250

Clamshell Buckets - TGS12-50 - Download Full Specifications for TGS12-50 (PDF)


clamshell buckets TCB500

Clamshell Buckets - TCB500 - Download Full Specifications for TCB500 (PDF)


clamshell buckets TCB650

Clamshell Buckets - TCB650 - Download Full Specifications for TCB650 (PDF)


clamshell buckets TCB800

Clamshell Buckets - TCB800 - Download Full Specifications for TCB800 (PDF)


clamshell buckets TCB1000

Clamshell Buckets - TCB1000 - Download Full Specifications for TCB1000 (PDF)


clamshell buckets TCBHD1000

Clamshell Buckets - TCB-HD1000 - Download Full Specifications for TCB-HD1000 (PDF)


clamshell buckets TCBHD1250

Clamshell Buckets - TCB-HD1250 - Download Full Specifications for TCB-HD1250 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG1400

Clamshell Buckets - DDG1-400 - Download Full Specifications for DDG1-400 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG1500

Clamshell Buckets - DDG1-500 - Download Full Specifications for DDG1-500 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG1600

Clamshell Buckets - DDG1-600 - Download Full Specifications for DDG1-600 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG2400

Clamshell Buckets - DDG2-400 - Download Full Specifications for DDG2-400 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG2600

Clamshell Buckets - DDG2-600 - Download Full Specifications for DDG2 600 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG2800

Clamshell Buckets - DDG2-800 - Download Full Specifications for DDG2-800 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG3400

Clamshell Buckets - DDG3-400 - Download Full Specifications for DDG3-400 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG3600

Clamshell Buckets - DDG3-600 - Download Full Specifications for DDG3-600 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG3800

Clamshell Buckets - DDG3-800 - Download Full Specifications for DDG3-800 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG4600

Clamshell Buckets - DDG4-600 - Download Full Specifications for DDG4-600 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG4800

Clamshell Buckets - DDG4-800 - Download Full Specifications for DDG4-800 (PDF)


clamshell buckets DDG41000

Clamshell Buckets - DDG4-1000 - Download Full Specifications for DDG4-1000 (PDF)


clamshell buckets superchip

Clamshell Buckets - Superchip - Download Full Specifications for Superchip (PDF)


clamshell bucket superchip

Clamshell Buckets - Superchip - Download Full Specifications for Superchip (PDF)



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