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Werk-Brau introduces 6-yard bucket for Production Class excavators

May 18, 2022  By Werk-Brau

Werk-Brau has created and shipped their first 6-yard bucket for Production Class excavators.

Designed from the ground up by Werk-Brau engineers, these new buckets feature T1 and AR400 steel in critical wear areas for maximum strength and durability, with weight saving features incorporated where appropriate.  With 20% more capacity than a standard 5-yard bucket, which is common for this class, the new Heavy-Duty High-Capacity Bucket can load a 30-yard haul truck in just 5 passes.

Eliminating one pass per load can significantly reduce the load-out time and total fuel usage for large-scale development projects like sight-prep for commercial construction or a residential housing subdivision.  It is ideal for use with the John Deere 470P, PC490LC-11, Cat 349 and other 50-metric ton excavators.

An aggressive dig angle allows the bucket to more easily tear through virgin ground and materials to scoop faster and more efficiently. In addition, tapered side plates are engineered to reduce wear and allow for smoother dumping. The bucket can be equipped with a wide selection of industry standard ground engaging tools for extra durability. Werk-Brau stocks a vast selection of quality brand teeth to choose from.


The tip radius on the Heavy-Duty High-Capacity bucket is to or within O.E.M. specifications so it can be used with any standard excavator.

Werk-Brau engineers worked on the initial design with the John Deere Dealer, West Side Tractor, and their end customer who made the initial request for a larger bucket.  Using latest generation CAD, 3D modeling, and Finite Element Analysis (FAE), the design team was able to reduce weight yet maintain structural integrity for a long service life.

“Efficiency and productivity are the differentiating factors on mass excavation and large site development projects, and this new bucket certainly provides that,” said National Sales Manager Dale DeWeese.  “Moving 20% more dirt with each bucketload is helping customers finish jobs faster.”

Werk-Brau manufactures a complete line of OEM and replacement attachments for excavators, mini excavators, backhoes, mini and full-size loaders, and crawler loaders.  Since 1947, they have been industry leading innovators, designing, and producing standard and specialty products for the heavy equipment industry.  Their products are made in the USA and sold through equipment dealers and distributors worldwide.  More than 75 years after their founding, the core principles of the company remain relevant – “provide customers with the utmost service, quality, and maintain the quality that bears the Werk-Brau name.”

For more information on Werk-Brau products,  contact Dale DeWeese at (800) 537-9561, or via e-mail at, or visit them online at

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