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    2032R Best Bucket Size Recommendations

    We're about to go green with a new Gen 2 2032R with 220R Loader and a 270B Backhoe. Any recommendations on best bucket sizes?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanSpence View Post
    We're about to go green with a new Gen 2 2032R with 220R Loader and a 270B Backhoe. Any recommendations on best bucket sizes?

    Thanks!
    Dan
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    Depends on what you’re planning to do with it! I went with the HD bucket because I planned on digging rocky soil and I need it to be rugged. If you’re going to move mulch, get the high capacity materials bucket. For medium duty get the standard bucket.

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    Loader use will be around 50/50 top soil and rocky soil. Some gravel as needed.

    Backhoe will be used to dig footer for a 30-foot wall, remove a couple of stumps, and general purpose digging as needed. All in rocky soil.

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    I cant comment on front bucket, except to say heavier duty is going to last longer, though I cant say Ive ever read of someone wearing out their regular bucket.
    As to the backhoe, when I got my 260B, I initially thought Id get the standard bucket and if I wanted something else Id just get it later, but quickly changed my mind. The standard bucket on that is an 8".
    I knew I would be digging trenches, so the 8" bucket was a no brainer. It will also work well for stumps. It would have been nice to just get all 3, but Im quite sure one would have never been used.
    I ended up getting the 16" wide bucket over the 12" because my thought process at the time was that digging with the 16" would be faster for larger holes, and from the videos Id seen, the extra width isnt a problem for the hoe. Anything Id need to put in a 12" wide trench would probably be easier in a 16". The 8" should be good for conduits, small drains, etc. Anything else gets the 16. Or at least thats the general idea for me.
    Id think your 270B has the same size buckets available.
    Some guys go with the 12" only, and use it for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaJim View Post
    I cant comment on front bucket, except to say heavier duty is going to last longer, though I cant say Ive ever read of someone wearing out their regular bucket.
    As to the backhoe, when I got my 260B, I initially thought Id get the standard bucket and if I wanted something else Id just get it later, but quickly changed my mind. The standard bucket on that is an 8".
    I knew I would be digging trenches, so the 8" bucket was a no brainer. It will also work well for stumps. It would have been nice to just get all 3, but Im quite sure one would have never been used.
    I ended up getting the 16" wide bucket over the 12" because my thought process at the time was that digging with the 16" would be faster for larger holes, and from the videos Id seen, the extra width isnt a problem for the hoe. Anything Id need to put in a 12" wide trench would probably be easier in a 16". The 8" should be good for conduits, small drains, etc. Anything else gets the 16. Or at least thats the general idea for me.
    Id think your 270B has the same size buckets available.
    Some guys go with the 12" only, and use it for everything.
    I purchased all three bucket sizes when I purchased my 2038R tractor with 270B backhoe. I had a feeling I would need them all and I was right....

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    Thanks Jim. I searched and didn't find complaints about the loader bucket failing so I might not worry about that one. The 12" backhoe bucket sounds good because of the footer for the wall and it will be easy to clean out the ditches in the spring. If I ever need to replace one the stock water lines I might get a 6" bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomesteadJoe View Post
    I purchased all three bucket sizes when I purchased my 2038R tractor with 270B backhoe. I had a feeling I would need them all and I was right....
    In what ways do you use the three sizes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanSpence View Post
    In what ways do you use the three sizes?

    Dan
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    Not sure about the manual for the new 220R loader, but it’s not vastly different than the H130 on my Gen1 2032R and it’s manual says the 61” bucket is reserved for light/bulky materials like mulch or snow. The 49” and 54” are the dense/heavy materials buckets as when full they’ll be as close as they like to the listed capacity of the loader/machine.

    I’d definitely say the 49” is too small for your 23R, the 54” may be a perfect middle and the 61” (what I have) can definitely be used as long as the operator keeps the machine limitations in mind when loading it-ie. taking less than full buckets of heavy/dense materials.

    Also keep in mind that as a digging tool the bucked will loose effectiveness the wider it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    Not sure about the manual for the new 220R loader, but it’s not vastly different than the H130 on my Gen1 2032R and it’s manual says the 61” bucket is reserved for light/bulky materials like mulch or snow. The 49” and 54” are the dense/heavy materials buckets as when full they’ll be as close as they like to the listed capacity of the loader/machine.

    I’d definitely say the 49” is too small for your 23R, the 54” may be a perfect middle and the 61” (what I have) can definitely be used as long as the operator keeps the machine limitations in mind when loading it-ie. taking less than full buckets of heavy/dense materials.

    Also keep in mind that as a digging tool the bucked will loose effectiveness the wider it is.
    The bucket choices are a bit different for the 220R loader. As you can see, they increased the default bucket to 57-in. due to the Gen-2 tractors being wider.




    1. For loaders installed out of Augusta, GA on tractors, the base bucket will be the 1350-mm (53-in.) bucket.

    2. It is also compatible with the 220R Loader, as the carrier assembly is the same (but may not cover the width of the model year 2017 2R Series Tractor).

    3. When the 220R Loader is ordered factory installed on model year 2017 2R Tractors, the 1450-mm (57-in.) materials bucket is base equipment.
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