Buckets for Foster D2P - Same as McConnel ?

TC85336

Member
Horticulture
I have recently obtained a Foster D2P. I have one bucket and am looking for a couple more, say a 12" trenching bucket and a 4" taper drainage bucket with ejector paddle.
Are they the same as fitted to the McConnel?
Does anyone have any surplus that they want to sell?
 

kevindb880

Member
Location
Herts
Defo not the same as McConnel,I have a McConnel PA8 and have looked at replacing it with Foster D2P but when I looked into it I would have to replace all my buckets which would cost nearly as much as the digger it self.
 

JockCroft

Member
Livestock Farmer
Many years ago had a Foster DP1. Managed to find a McConnel dipper. Cut and welded wider to fit boom. Luckily ram and boom pins same size. That was of the old style green McConnel.
Made it easy to use a borrowed taper bucket, and a grab to load silage onto trailers. That was old style where bucket had a short part of dipper that attached with two pins, not like just changing bucket itself
 

Bald n Grumpy

Member
Livestock Farmer
If you go on Fosters website I believe they still sell reconditioned buckets and they still buy old diggers and restore them to sell!
There's a 12 inch ejector bucket on their Facebook page for sale
Also says that they are stopping manufacturing new machines but continuing with parts
 

TC85336

Member
Horticulture
Yes I had been there and was just trying to get my facts in line before calling them. When I did call them and they were incredibly helpful there; absolute top notch service. I have purchased a second hand bucket and they are making me a new industrial trenching bucket as well and so I am going to be well set up with a variety of buckets for my digger.

Really happy to have solved my "bucket" problems. Many thanks to those who were so good as to post.
 

TC85336

Member
Horticulture
Using my digger now. Tried two of the buckets so far. It is great. Long reach and good tear out force. Very happy with it.
 

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