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Digger Bucket Sizes

Digger Bucket Sizes

Digger Bucket Sizes


We often get asked typically what sizes are digger buckets, or what size do digger buckets come in? – These are very good questions, and the answer can vary depending on a few different factors.

The main factor is what machine you run, and what weight your machine is. Typically we split up the machine ranges into the following bucket sizes / weight bands:

  • 0.75 Ton Micro Digger / Excavator Buckets
  • 1 to 1.9 Ton Mini Digger / Excavator Buckets
  • 2 to 3.5 Ton Mini Digger / Excavator Buckets
  • 4 Ton Mini Digger / Excavator Buckets
  • 5 to 6 Ton Excavator Buckets
  • Backhoe / JCB 3CX Style Buckets
  • 7 to 8 Ton Excavator Buckets
  • 9 Ton Excavator Buckets
  • 10 to 15 Ton Excavator Buckets
  • 19 to 25 Ton Excavator Buckets


Obviously as the size of the digger increases, so does the power of the machine, and therefore larger buckets can be used.

To simplify what sizes are typically available we have put together a table, with a few different sized machines, what size buckets are available for those machines.  These sizes are all available here at Rhinox.

Excavator Bucket Sizes Chart



Bucket Sizes

Machine Sizes














0.75 Ton








1 to 1.9 Ton














2 to 3.5 Ton














4 Ton

5 to 6 Ton














7 to 8 Ton














10 to 15 Ton














19 to 25 Ton














G/B = Grading Bucket / Ditching Bucket

It is also worth remembering that the larger the bucket, the heavier the bucket. Not only this, but the larger the bucket, the more material the bucket can hold – again, increasing the weight.  Machines with buckets too big are liable to tip over, causing damage to the machine, the operator or of course anyone stood nearby!

As for the smaller buckets, the 6” bucket is rarely available from anywhere else. Typically, the 6” bucket is too narrow, making it difficult to mount hangers with enough dipper gap for the arm of the machine to go through. Rhinox have developed the 6” bucket so that it is possible to fit it on to a lot more of the mini diggers without problem.

Rhinox can also offer a 2 ¾” (75mm) digging bucket, known as the Deep Dig, Micro Trenching or Narrow Trenching bucket! More information can be found by clicking here!

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