The Liebherr 994B Excavator Bucket was donated to Bland Shire Council by Evolution Mining’s Cowal Gold Operation in 2020, as a permanent reminder of the mines contribution to the people of the Bland Shire. The Cowal Gold Operation is located 40km north-east of West Wyalong and sits within the Bland, Lachlan and Forbes Shires on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri people. This bucket was fitted to EXC302—a 294t mining Backhoe Excavator.
- Bucket capacity—18m³
- Made of—BISALLOY 80, a high tensile and abrasion resistance steel
The bucket operated at Evolution Mining’s Cowal Gold Operation from 2005 to 2018 and was used for 50 000 hours of digging before coming to rest in Cooinda Reserve.
View the Liebherr Bucket Fact Sheet here(PDF, 4MB)