FEL bucket -should steel be added

GreensvilleJay

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never assume ! The Kubota factory weld of the cross tube to right loader frame came 'undone' last summer ! Option 1, buy new bare frame for $2500+13%. Option 2, have neighbour weld the pieces properly.
I went with option #2. Took him maybe an hour. Kubota did refill my account with Kubota Koins too !

another mounting option ? Slide a full length flat bar or angle iron underneath the top lip of the bucket and bolt hooks to it. A sandwich....hooks-->bucket-->flat bar , bolted together.
This will be stronger than you need AND can be removed in the future,if required. Also eliminates the $100 welding charge !
 

ferguson

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The tooth bar was a bent 60 inch from a skid steer. I bought for 20 bucks and modified for my 72 inch bucket. The ball hitch on pins turns around and locks in out-of-the-way backwards outer hooks and hook plate have quarter inch backers plates because that’s what I had.
 

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Runs With Scissors

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The tooth bar was a bent 60 inch from a skid steer. I bought for 20 bucks and modified for my 72 inch bucket. The ball hitch on pins turns around and locks in out-of-the-way backwards outer hooks and hook plate have quarter inch backers plates because that’s what I had.
Nice job!

You sure cant beat 20 bucks. (y)
 

D2Cat

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It's amazing what you find if you have a bit of imagination. I was at the scrapper a few years back trying to get to some bent farm gates to use in a water gap and came across a 72" tooth bar. Someone had cut the small tabs that go underneath each tooth, so it was scrapped. I put it on the trailer with the gates and the owner said, "That thing is no good take it with the gates." I simply cut it down to fit my 5' bucket on L305 and welded some metal tabs back on the bottom.
 

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