Piranha Tooth Bar Safety Guard

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Just got my tooth bar from BXpanded. So far do good, After reading all of the posts about various body parts snagged on Piranhas, I decided to make a safety guard as a preemptive measure. Since I tend to keep bits & pieces around, I had a short section of corrugated drain tile lying around. Slit it lengthwise and it slips snugly over the sharp edges when I'm parking it in the barn.
 

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85Hokie

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I find that if I place the bucket down and curl it up a bit ........... my shins remind me to never park it that way again!
 
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Did the same thing with 2 1/2" pvc:
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Mark_BX25D

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Hmmm. Some good ideas. I have one, but hadn't thought of a protector like that. I tend to park it with the bucket pointing down, so the Piranha isn't a danger.

But there's probably a reason I shouldn't do that.....
 

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I always set it flat against the concrete floor so when I or my dog walks by there's no chance of snagging a sharp edge. But that is a good safe guard!👍
 
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Hmmm. Some good ideas. I have one, but hadn't thought of a protector like that. I tend to park it with the bucket pointing down, so the Piranha isn't a danger.

But there's probably a reason I shouldn't do that.....
I do the same. My piranha toothbar works the same as when it was new and has suffered no ill effects.

Nice ideas but it's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist (for me). Can see where it would be good when someone is loading the bucket with firewood, trash or debris. However, I have two identical buckets. One without so I use it for those types of things.
 

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Have the same tooth bar and it rocks. Always lay it flat on the ground when not in the seat. (-;
 

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My tractor spends time in and out of the garage. When ever I park it I roll the bucket down a bit then lower it to the ground. This way if outside no water sits in the bucket, or if in the garage I don't walk into it.
 

Mark_BX25D

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My tractor spends time in and out of the garage. When ever I park it I roll the bucket down a bit then lower it to the ground. This way if outside no water sits in the bucket, or if in the garage I don't walk into it.

Exactly. Well, except for me, there's no garage!
 

Mark_BX25D

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That could also double as a driveway protector for snow removal. The guy that clears my parents driveway puts one on his track loader every winter. I thought it was genius. I think he used 2" and notched for the teeth. Never a scrape on their asphalt.

There's a guy on YouTube who shows that, not on a bucket, just on his front mounted snowblower. Keeps it from picking up gravel.
 
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