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Esco Profill Dragline Bucket

Maker:  Weiss Brothers
Model No:  001
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2015

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Kenworth K200 + Drake 4x8 Dragline Bucket Trailer and Dolly - McAleese with ESCO Profill Bucket Video.  [YouKu Video]
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The ESCO box.
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Nice casting details and paint work.
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Makes a great load for a Drake 4x8 trailer.
Comment on this model.

The real bucket is usually used on the largest draglines such as the Caterpillar 8750.


The model comes in an ESCO branded box, with the bucket securely packed between expanded polystyrene trays. 

There were no defects on the review model. 

There is no information included about the real bucket.

Detail and Features

The bucket is huge, and a heavy piece of metal.  It weighs around 1kg.  The details are good with very impressive teeth on the front configured as a reverse spade lip.  The hitches are vertical and the arch anchor brackets are female.

The details within the casting are very good with wear components and impressive teeth.

Plastic timber baulks and securing chains are included for use when the bucket is posed as a load.

Quality and Price

This is a high quality model which is finished well with very good paintwork.   It is a heavy part made entirely of metal and the price reflects this.


Weiss has produced a high quality part which makes an excellent heavy haulage load on a suitable vehicle such as a Drake Trailer.  In would also make an interesting item on a desk. 


The bucket was made in two versions.  In addition to this 'new' version, a weathered version was also made.
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Profile view.
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It includes plastic timber baulks and chains.
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Internal wear plates are detailed.
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The bucket towers over a member of the Cranes Etc team.