The two hooks got ground off today. I have not tried them yet, but I believe that the bolted on hooks are gonna work fine. At least they will not be in the way for normal work.I have only had my "new-to-me" M4900 for a couple of months so I am still making a few changes. The FEL bucket had a couple of hooks welded inside which have already hooked vines and caused me to have to dismount a few times.
What I did may be temporary but it will work for now. A couple of links of grade 70 chain, a couple of grade 8 bolts, and a couple of 7/16" hooks will do the job without me building hook brackets or welding hooks the top the bucket. Of course they will not take a side load, but the others wouldn't either.
A side grinder will remove the hooks from the bucket.
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