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    Piranha tooth bar installation problem

    Received my new piranha tooth bar today for my 49" FEL. Got it delivered quick, which is good. However I am having a problem with the installation. I am trying to fit it tight against the bucket edge, as explained in the instructions. When I push one side tight, the other side comes back out. If I push that side tight, the other end pops back out. I have tried using a hammer and a piece of wood to smack it, to no avail.

    I reached out to bxpanded a few minutes ago, and will report back with result of that when I get it.

    In the meantime, anyone had that happen with the piranha install?

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    I think we all had to adjust the mounting bars to fit the bucket tightly. I used a urethane mallet and stood the bar on end and smacked the brackets until the fit was perfect. I also used the mallet to beat the tooth-bar as far onto the cutting edge as it would go after I had applied three C clamps to fix it in place. Then mark, center punch, remove bar and drill a hole just large enough to accept the bolts with a step drill. Re attach the bar with c clamps tight, beat onto cutting edge with the mallet all across the bar and install the bolts and torque.
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    I had same experience.

    When i was installing mine it was doing same thing. What I did was set a 2x6 on solid ground and pushed tooth bar down on 2x6 with weight of tractor to make sure it seated properly. Marked holes and gave myself some room to play. Worked awsome. Hope this helps.
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    Seemed like I remember using a big pipe wrench to adjust the ears a little. Fit like s glove. You'll be amazed how well it clears brush and larger saplings.
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    The 2 end pieces (that the bolt goes through) fit fine. It is the toothbar itself not sitting snug against the bucket edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WifeSaidOK View Post
    The 2 end pieces (that the bolt goes through) fit fine. It is the toothbar itself not sitting snug against the bucket edge.
    Ahh so it's bowed? How far out is the one side when the other is flush?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WifeSaidOK View Post
    The 2 end pieces (that the bolt goes through) fit fine. It is the toothbar itself not sitting snug against the bucket edge.
    I found the same thing. Not all the little welded parts on the top are perfectly even. I could see the shifting when I was malleting so I just got it as even as I could. Things have NOT shifted since my install.
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    Same here

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    I found the same thing. Not all the little welded parts on the top are perfectly even. I could see the shifting when I was malleting so I just got it as even as I could. Things have NOT shifted since my install.
    I saw the same thing but I used a 2 lb sledge against a 4 x 4 a few times. I was able to get a reasonably tight fit all across the edge. I might be able to move it back slightly now if I loosed the bolts as I've plucked some trees, dug some dirt etc. It's still pretty tight so might not have moved any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Ahh so it's bowed? How far out is the one side when the other is flush?
    Yes, Close to 1/2"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    I found the same thing. Not all the little welded parts on the top are perfectly even. I could see the shifting when I was malleting so I just got it as even as I could. Things have NOT shifted since my install.
    Good to know, thank you.

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    I heard back from bxpanded. Sounds like I am OK to mount it as is. Here is what they said:
    "Push the bar firmly onto the edge of the bucket. Center it approximately. It isn't necessary that it be seated 100%. Drill the holes, install the
    bolts and tighten securely. As the loader is used, the bar will seat itself."
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