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    Bucket Maintenance?

    So, I have done all the greasing on the 120r loader and thatís all fine. This is my first tractor and Iím a bit torn. The bucket is supposed to be ground engaging and canít really avoid getting scratched and beat up (back-dragging, gravel in the bucket, etc...) Iím worried about rust, etc... I have a can of JD green, Iím just wondering, how often do you perform touch-ups in the bucket, or should I just not worry about it?

    I do wash the bucket regularly, especially if thereís mud. Any pointers?
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    I haven't touched up the paint on mine at all. Just surface rust. Less rust the more often it's used. I wouldn't worry about it much.


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    Have never touched mine in 10 years and it only has some surface rust in the wear areas and paint pealing at the quick connect points, should last another 100 years with zero maintenance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterman View Post
    So, I have done all the greasing on the 120r loader and thatís all fine. This is my first tractor and Iím a bit torn. The bucket is supposed to be ground engaging and canít really avoid getting scratched and beat up (back-dragging, gravel in the bucket, etc...) Iím worried about rust, etc... I have a can of JD green, Iím just wondering, how often do you perform touch-ups in the bucket, or should I just not worry about it?

    I do wash the bucket regularly, especially if thereís mud. Any pointers?
    Give yourself some time. After a bit it won't bother you and you won't worry about it.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^what they said^^^^^^^^^^^
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    In the fall when I'm done with it I clean it and touch up the spots.I mostly use a blower on my 345 so the chances of using it is slim and even if I do the snow won't bother the paint.
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    My '05 4720/loader was owned by the Ohio Dept. of Transportation before they traded it to the JD Equipment Dealer that I purchased it from. I suspect that it was used to move salt, given the rust on the bucket edge and loader arms. I've not attempted to touch it up and likely won't; So far the performance has been unaffected by the rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vt2305 View Post
    I haven't touched up the paint on mine at all. Just surface rust. Less rust the more often it's used. I wouldn't worry about it much.


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    If something is going to sit for a long time like my tiller, BH or bucket I spray it with Fluid Film. I spray what I can get at easily and just wipe the surface with a rag. Nothing fancy. I focus more on the tiller and BH, but the bucket gets a wipe down as well. Iím my case the Grapple is on 90% of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmars View Post
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^what they said^^^^^^^^^^^
    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Give yourself some time. After a bit it won't bother you and you won't worry about it.
    Agreed, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
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    If the scratches and rust really bothers you

    1: Buy a second new bucket and put it on your tractor

    2: When you need to work put the old bucket on so that your new bucket can keep its shine

    3: I use MaGuires to keep my new buckets shiny and dust free


    Myself I like my buckets scratched and a little rusty . . . the scratches show the Minister of Finance that it was a good purchase and it is really useful . . . the rust shows that I am not always working (playing) with the tractor




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