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New Padding Bucket Designed
Speciﬁcally For Pipelines
Finish manufacturer REMU has introduced a
new pipeline padding bucket to the North American market.
The PD3160 is specifically designed for pipeline padding to preparing padding material used
to protect pipelines from damage by any sharp
particles, said Eric Dupee, vice president of
The PD3160 mounts on a 30- to 40-ton excavator.
Rotating blades in the bottom of the bucket
separate fine particles in homogenous soils from
oversized particles which remain in the bucket.
are shaped so screening is accomplished
L O O K Blades
without crushing sharp-edged stones. Each
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor blade rotor is powered by a direct drive radial
piston motor to evenly distribute base power
from the base machine for operating efficiency and fuel savings.
"Maximum particle size in padding material," said Dupee, "typically is either one-half to five-eighths of an inch which can be achieved with PD3160
blade spacing of three-quarters or 1 inch. The PD3160 also is available with
other blade spacing to meet various requirements."
The PD3160 bucket is 83 inches wide, 65 inches deep and 63 inches high
with a screen area of 16 cubic
FR S IT
"The bucket frame is
robust and can be used
to move large stones
on the job site,"
Dupee said. "The
bucket's frame structure is designed for the forces a
30- or 40-ton excavator encounters when used
to assist movements of the base machine.
"The PD3160 requires minimal maintenance with just one daily service
point, and the motor side requires no daily maintenance - important features when working in remote areas without access to shop facilities."
The PD3160 padding bucket is available now directly from REMU USA
and its distributors.
REMU's primary product line is screening buckets with the fastest
growth in sales currently for an amphibious excavator. REMU equipment
is manufactured in Finland with approximately 90 percent of its products
shipped out of the country. Primary markets are the United States and
United Kingdom, with shipments also going to Australia and several countries in Africa and Asia.
REMU USA is based in Old Orchard Beach, ME.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
REMU USA Inc., (888) 600-0018, firstname.lastname@example.org
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