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General Purpose Buckets

Are you looking for a general purpose bucket for your excavator?

Shaw X is a leading manufacturer of general purpose buckets for the earthmoving industry.

We start with a unique, user-friendly design that features a long floor, continuous radius skin, heavy duty head plate and dual boxing for strength. Our standard general purpose bucket is built more heavy duty than most.  Available in a variety of sizes, general purpose buckets come standard with teeth and the option of bolt on side cutters.

If this bucket is not heavy duty enough, take a look at our X series range.


General purpose excavator buckets are either known as digging buckets or most often as GP buckets. They are designed to provide you with years of life, earning you a good return for the work you are doing.


The main features of our general purpose buckets are:

  • Australian made – nothing but the best!
  • User friendly design featuring:
    • A long floor for easy pick up of material
    • Continuous radius skin to reduce drag and increase bucket performance
    • Dual boxing and headplate for strength
    • Cut in, full 450 Grade lower side wear strips
    • Underside wear strips standard
    • Bolt in pins
    • Only high quality steel used with 450 Grade wear plates in all the right places
  • Variety of sizes and widths available to suit your needs
  • Strong and durable materials selected to support robust conditions
  • Highest quality materials
  • Quick turnaround and delivery times

As our attachments are not produced in large batches and are made for each customer in our Brisbane based workshop, we are able to build everything custom, from size, shape, capacity and even colour.

We can also show you the different alternatives for GET options to help you determine the best configuration to suit your work.


We can add the following wear parts to increase the life of your bucket and increase performance in heavy duty applications.

  • Liners
  • Side wear plates
  • Inner wear plates
  • Heel blocks
  • Side cutters / Wing shrouds
  • Boxing Rock Guard
  • Chock blocks
  • Corner gussets
  • Top edge protection
  • Lower gum protection

We can add as little or as much as you need.

Speak with the team if you are unsure or would like some options.


Sieve Buckets

Ideal for sorting and cleaning by general earthmovers and demolition, ShawX sieve buckets have a long front with full through bars to assist with rolling material through the bucket. Available in a range of styles and sizes, all sieve buckets are actual size to ensure correct material is produced. Your gauge can be custom made to suit the material.

Trench Buckets

ShawX trench buckets are Australian designed and built for trenching. They have a large side taper with a long floor and continuous radius skin to reduce drag and increase bucket performance.

ShawX trench buckets are designed to perform and manufactured to last.

Tilt Buckets

Used for cleaning up, finishing and smoothing, ShawX tilt buckets are ideal for dams, drains, contours and batters. The unique design of a long floor, continuous radius skin, low headplate and centre pivot make for smooth operation. The open back design helps prevent wear and damage. We make all the parts, including rams, in-house and carry a full range of parts.


At ShawX, we work with our customers to design and build exactly what you need to suit your excavator and your job, from 14 Tonne to over 100 Tonne excavators.

Not sure what you need? That’s no problem. Have a chat with our team on 07 3286 3794 or click below and we will be in touch.