With the price of metal soaring, the owners of mechanical diggers stand to lose even more equipment from building sites.
This is a particular problem when these machines have to have buckets of different sizes and these all need to be secured overnight (or over the weekend).
Today’s invention is a range of digger buckets which is designed so that the vehicle wheels can be driven into them and parked, as shown. Once the vehicle has its steering lock applied, removal of any buckets is a herculean task.
Each vehicle can have up to four spare buckets, which are made shallow enough avoid fouling the digger wheelarches.
I’d also recommend driving the vehicle until the tyre valves are located deep inside the buckets (to avoid deflation and illicit bucket removal).