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General Purpose Excavator Buckets

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

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. Available in a variety of sizes, general purpose buckets come with or without teeth and the option of bolt on side cutters. This bucket is also available in our heavy-duty X-series range.


General purpose excavator buckets are sometimes known as gummy buckets, digging buckets and most often as GP buckets. It doesn’t matter what name you give to your general purpose excavator bucket, it is 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 for strength
  • 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


We have general purpose buckets available with or without teeth. We can show you the different alternatives for teeth options and help you determine the best style and configuration to suit the work you do.

Our standard widths are:

  • 1200mm
  • 1500mm
  • 1600mm
  • 1800mm
  • 2000mm (2 metres)

Depending on the size of the machine, we can build a custom size GP bucket to suit your needs!


We can add on extras for your general purpose bucket to spec your bucket for heavy duty work including:

  • Heal blocks
  • Side Cutters
  • Liners
  • Wear strips

Just let us know what you need!


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

Australian designed and built for trenching, ShawX trench buckets have a large side taper with a long floor and continuous radius skin to reduce drag and increase bucket performance. We have proven bucket life – when every contractor knows the trench pays for everything, don’t be fooled by cheap imported imitations.

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.


We stock a large range of general purpose excavator buckets and backhoe buckets. We can also custom design and build exactly what you need to suit your excavator and your job, from 14 Tonne to over 100 Tonne excavators.

Buy a ready made general purpose bucket today or have one custom designed and built by our team. Call us on 07 3286 3794.