Felco Industries

Mini Excavator Vibratory Compaction Buckets


Felco Mini EX Vibratory Compaction Buckets combine the compaction performance of either a Rammer or NPK Vibratory Plate Compactor with the versatility of a bucket. These vibratory units can apply from 3,500 to 8,000 pounds of impact force depending on size and model. Vibratory compaction forces the air in the soils to the surface which decreases air pockets making them ideal for compacting granular materials.

The Vibratory Bucket combination allows the excavator operator to grab spoils with the bucket, lay out the proper lift depth, curl in the bucket, then hit the hydraulics and compact. This functionality speeds up the backfill and compaction process by not having to switch back and forth between a digging bucket and a stand-alone vibratory compactor, no unhooking hydraulic lines, and can also eliminate another man and machine in the trench.

Machine Weight
Standard Size
(W” x L”)
NPK / Rammer
Vibratory Unit
Impulse Force
Est. Weight
6,000 – 20,000     
 12  x  32C23,500425.12
 16  x  32C23,500475.15
 18  x  40C23,500620.2
 20  x  42 LTC4 / 10007,800/8,000933.3
 24  x  42 LTC4 / 10007,800/8,0001,085.3

NOTE: Felco Vibratory Compaction Buckets, featuring either a Rammer or NPK Vibratory Plate Compactor motor, require the excavator to be plumbed for an auxiliary hydraulic attachment with an open circuit that has a return to the machine’s hydraulic tank.

On a closed hydraulic circuit such as one for a thumb attachment, the excessive back pressure in the return line will cause the shaft seal in the motor to blow out and start leaking.  The valve adds extra resistance, so the back pressure goes up when the valve is closed, creating a spike in pressure.

Linkage Pins

linkage pins

Bolt-On Cutting Edges

Extend the life of your Felco bucket lip with a replaceable cutting edge

Bolt-on cutting edge

Replacement Ears

Felco can send a set of replacement pin-on ears for your current Felco Mini EX Vibratory Compaction Bucket, to use your attachment on a different, similar class excavator. Please provide the serial # on the Vibratory Compaction which is located between the current set of ears, and the Make / Model of the mini excavator that you want the new ears to mount on.

To confirm ear dimensions, please click on this Ear Dimensions Confirmation Sheet.

Replacement ears

For sizing and pricing questions, please call our Parts Department at 800-221-5427, then press 1.

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