Went to grease the LA525 loader today and discovered the retaining cap screws in both lower bucket pins were MIA. This has all of the hallmarks of a chronic issue. The ends of the screws stick out on the bottom side just begging for the nut to be caught and snapped off when grading with the bucket, snow plow, grapple, etc. Contemplating possible fixes for what looks to be a poor design - e.g. using roll pins or threading the cross drilled hole in the pivot pins and using shorter cap screws. Appreciate any thoughts or relevant experiences.
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