Aus­tralian-made in­ge­nu­ity gives ShawX an edge

There’s noth­ing like a bit of Aus­tralian­made in­ge­nu­ity, that mixed with a can-do ap­proach to solv­ing is­sues faced by lo­cal op­er­a­tors has given Queens­land equip­ment man­u­fac­turer ShawX an edge

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ShawX tilt buck­ets gives the op­er­a­tor full ra­dial con­trol of the cut­ting an­gle by al­low­ing for a con­tin­u­ous vari­a­tion of the cut­ting edge, rel­a­tive to the in­cli­na­tion of the ma­chine.

“We build these tilt buck­ets with the op­er­a­tor in mind,” ShawX rep­re­sen­ta­tive Brett Shaw says. “The shape of the bucket is unique, the fact you can get 47-de­gree tilt on these buck­ets is huge.”

Tilt buck­ets are gen­er­ally pre­ferred among con­trac­tors per­form­ing pre­ci­sion work such as bat­ters, drains and fi­nal trim work. The main fo­cus of the de­sign was re­duc­ing the dis­tance be­tween the tilt cen­tre and the cut­ting edge, this in turn also low­ers the main pick up point, which in­creases the break­out per­for­mance and al­lows for a lot smoother tilt­ing ac­tion.

The curve of the bucket is also unique and is fab­ri­cated in a way that re­duces wear and tear on the bot­tom of the bucket.

“We man­u­fac­ture the com­plete bucket, like all our at­tach­ments in our work­shop in Cleveland, Bris­bane. Not one com­po­nent is man­u­fac­tured else­where and we are very proud of that.

“Re­pair­ing buck­ets in our work­shop has given us the abil­ity to de­velop and re­fine our de­sign over the years.

“We have seen that a lack of grease is one of the ma­jor fac­tors for tilt bucket wear. Our de­sign al­lows the op­er­a­tors greater ac­cess to grease the bucket for ex­tended bucket life.

“Af­ter us­ing a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent styles and brands of buck­ets, we be­lieve our tilt bucket is a great value for money prod­uct that all con­trac­tors can­not do with­out.”


With the new in­no­va­tion plough, along with a hor­i­zon­tal ram, the EjectX pushes ma­te­rial through the body as the tail­gate au­to­mat­i­cally lifts while the body re­mains in a sta­ble, hor­i­zon­tal po­si­tion, as op­posed to a con­ven­tional tip­per.

This de­sign has ma­jor ben­e­fits for jobs where op­er­at­ing a con­ven­tional tip truck comes with too many po­ten­tial haz­ards and is cur­rently be­ing used by con­trac­tors work­ing on the Toowoomba Sec­ond Range Cross­ing.

“Our EjectX can be used on un­even sur­faces, un­der trees, pow­er­lines — the safety ben­e­fits are huge be­cause it doesn’t phys­i­cally tip,” Brett ex­plains. “Vir­tu­ally, wher­ever you can drive the truck, you can un­load it with­out any has­sles.”

“We orig­i­nally cus­tom-de­signed the EjectX for one of our cus­tomers who had ma­jor con­cerns over tipping such large trucks in con­fined ar­eas and on un­sta­ble ground.

“EjectX uses a plough in­side a body to push the con­tents out of the rear, rather than us­ing grav­ity –with­out the need to tip the body at all. Un­like a live-floor truck, the EjectX has no bound­aries to its haul­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties. From as­phalt or sand to con­crete and de­mo­li­tion ma­te­rial you can eject it all with a ShawX Ejec­tor Body.”

Un­sur­pris­ingly, ShawX is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing great in­ter­est from op­er­a­tors who are con­cerned about us­ing a con­ven­tional tip truck on those tricky jobs.

“With safety be­com­ing a ma­jor con­cern of all Tier 1 con­trac­tors, this is ShawX’s an­swer to all your haulage trou­bles.”

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