Heavy Duty Bucket Elevators

A bucket elevator, also called a grain leg, is a mechanism for hauling flowable bulk materials (most often grain or fertilizer) vertically.



  • Prime virgin, high-density polyethylene
  • Choose from 37 sizes
  • Available in CC-HD and U-HD
  • Capacity is 10% to 20% above water level
  • Can be intermixed with existing CC-style buckets


  • Grains
  • Feeds
  • Fertilizers
  • Seeds
  • Salt
  • Chemicals
  • Food Products
  • Sand




CC-HD (Heavy Duty)



High speed centrifugal discharge.



High density linear prime virgin polyethylene.


Method of Manufacture:

Injection molded.



Blue. White available upon request (for flour, sugar, etc).


Temperature Range:

-60°F to + 200°F/-51°C to + 93°C.



The high density polyethylene used in Tapco buckets is termed “slow burning”. It has been tested under ASTM Test No. D635. It also meets the criteria for approval under the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 302 and Underwriters’ Laboratory Bulletin No. 94. Combustion in an excess of air results in harmless by-products (fumes) which are nontoxic.


Standard Drilling:

No Charge.


Special Drilling:

Any pattern and hole diameter can be provided at minimal cost.



Available in five standard patterns. Venting page.


Usable Capacity:

Net or usable capacity could range from 10% to 20% above water level. For engineering purposes Tapco recommends using WL (Water Level) + 10% for usable capacity.



Minimum bucket spacing has historically been nominal projection plus 2″. Many style CC buckets, however, are being used at projection plus 1″, and some even closer. For engineering purposes Tapco recommends using nominal projection plus 2″.