New-to-me bucket with hook holes drilled in wrong direction
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree34Likes
  • 4 Post By jgayman
  • 2 Post By paulthebanker
  • 9 Post By Kennyd
  • 7 Post By jgayman
  • 2 Post By paulthebanker
  • 2 Post By Jeff B
  • 4 Post By paulthebanker
  • 2 Post By Yank
  • 2 Post By balrog006

Thread: New-to-me bucket with hook holes drilled in wrong direction

  1. Top | #1
    paulthebanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    04-16-2019 @ 11:55 AM
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 14 Times in 7 Posts

    New-to-me bucket with hook holes drilled in wrong direction

    Hi Ken,

    The bucket on my 2025r came with holes drilled for hooks, but they are perpendicular to what I see is needed for your hooks. Presumably the previous owner used the tow-hook style on it before trading it in to the dealer, but I don't know for sure. I'd like to use your hooks, but am not crazy about drilling more holes in the bucket since the ones already there are right in line with the loader arms where I'd want the new ones to go. Do you offer your hooks with tow-hook style bolts? Or do you have any recommendation for how I might handle this? I don't weld, but a neighbor of mine probably could do it for me if you think that's the best way to go.

    Thanks,
    Paul
    '13 2025r, 62" MMM, H130, 54" snow blade, Rim-guard in rear, R4s
    '04 x485SE 600 hours, MC519, (traded-in)
    140 pending restoration

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    jgayman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:44 PM
    Location
    Central Pennsylvania
    Posts
    9,476
    Thanks
    357
    Thanked 1,549 Times in 1,172 Posts
    Can you show us a photo of the existing holes? Depending on the size and location there may not be an issue with the two extra holes for Kenny's hooks. Alternatively, if you know someone who can weld I would have them simply plug weld the existing holes shut and then drill the new holes. After it was ground smooth and painted you would never know the original holes were there.
    glc, etcallhome, DRobinson and 1 others like this.
    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

  4. Top | #3
    paulthebanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    04-16-2019 @ 11:55 AM
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 14 Times in 7 Posts
    Hoping this pic works, my first attempt of an upload:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2749 (003).jpg 
Views:	162 
Size:	62.7 KB 
ID:	485666
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_2749 (002).JPG  
    Gizmo2 and DRobinson like this.
    '13 2025r, 62" MMM, H130, 54" snow blade, Rim-guard in rear, R4s
    '04 x485SE 600 hours, MC519, (traded-in)
    140 pending restoration

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4
    Captain Hook Kennyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:10 AM
    Location
    Westminster, MD
    Posts
    16,085
    Thanks
    4,919
    Thanked 3,967 Times in 2,478 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by paulthebanker View Post
    Hi Ken,

    The bucket on my 2025r came with holes drilled for hooks, but they are perpendicular to what I see is needed for your hooks. Presumably the previous owner used the tow-hook style on it before trading it in to the dealer, but I don't know for sure. I'd like to use your hooks, but am not crazy about drilling more holes in the bucket since the ones already there are right in line with the loader arms where I'd want the new ones to go. Do you offer your hooks with tow-hook style bolts? Or do you have any recommendation for how I might handle this? I don't weld, but a neighbor of mine probably could do it for me if you think that's the best way to go.

    Thanks,
    Paul
    Paul,
    No, we do not have or sell "tow hooks", everything we have is shown on the website. I would suggest having 1/4" plates welded over those areas and then hooks welded (or bolted but since your at the weldor's anyway) on top of that. We do offer laser cut reinforcement plates on the Weld-On Products page that may cover those holes.


    Here is a picture of those cheap "Tow Hooks" from Horrible Fright a customer sent me, the pics are bad but the hooks are actually bent/twisted in-not the bucket. He replaced them with our hooks
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails HF-3.jpg   HF-4.jpg  
    Kenny

    -John Deere 3720 Deluxe Cab TLB
    FEL, MMM, Artillian 42" Forks and Modular Grapple, I-Match, Ballast Box, and lots of other STUFF.
    -John Deere 455 w/60" MMM


    Bolt on Grab Hooks and other cool stuff are now for sale!!

    Visit our YouTube Channel

    My Equipment:
    John Deere 3720 Deluxe Cab, 300cx FEL, 366 Front Blade, 59" Front Snowblower, Ballast Box
    Artillian 3K Forks, Grapple, Front-Hoe Bucket
    John Deere 455, 60" MMM

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Kennyd For This Useful Post:

    paulthebanker (11-07-2017)

  8. Top | #5
    jgayman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:44 PM
    Location
    Central Pennsylvania
    Posts
    9,476
    Thanks
    357
    Thanked 1,549 Times in 1,172 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by paulthebanker View Post
    Hoping this pic works, my first attempt of an upload:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2749 (003).jpg 
Views:	162 
Size:	62.7 KB 
ID:	485666
    If that were mine I would just cover those holes with the backing plate from Kenny's hooks and drill two more holes. I had a similar situation in that I originally put a hook in the middle of my bucket along with the two outer hooks. I never really used the center hook much and later redrilled more holes to install Kenny's receiver hitch which I use all the time. Those extra holes are under the mounting plate and not hurting anything.
    glc, DRobinson, Marlin and 4 others like this.
    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to jgayman For This Useful Post:

    paulthebanker (11-07-2017)

  10. Top | #6
    paulthebanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    04-16-2019 @ 11:55 AM
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 14 Times in 7 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Paul,
    No, we do not have or sell "tow hooks", everything we have is shown on the website. I would suggest having 1/4" plates welded over those areas and then hooks welded (or bolted but since your at the weldor's anyway) on top of that. We do offer laser cut reinforcement plates on the Weld-On Products page that may cover those holes.


    Here is a picture of those cheap "Tow Hooks" from Horrible Fright a customer sent me, the pics are bad but the hooks are actually bent/twisted in-not the bucket. He replaced them with our hooks
    Thanks for the reply and suggestions. I’ll get my order going for the plates and hooks as soon as I see if my neighbor can do the welding for me.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Kennyd and PJR832 like this.
    '13 2025r, 62" MMM, H130, 54" snow blade, Rim-guard in rear, R4s
    '04 x485SE 600 hours, MC519, (traded-in)
    140 pending restoration

  11. Top | #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:49 PM
    Location
    Burton, Ohio
    Posts
    2,702
    Thanks
    523
    Thanked 428 Times in 337 Posts
    Off topic but that is an awfully cute picture with your dog "running" your tractor.
    Kennyd and PJR832 like this.
    1025R FILB, vintage: 2015
    54D MM mowing deck
    Imatch hitch
    2 inch receiver for three point
    "18" cart
    Piranha Tooth Bar
    Ken's hooks and differential lock pedal
    Artillian 36" forks
    Stihl equipment: Saws; MS261C, MS462C, MS661RCM and Blower; BR600 and Trimmer; FS70R and Hedge Cutter; HL 56K and Pressure Washer; RB400
    Husky log splitter

  12. Top | #8
    paulthebanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    04-16-2019 @ 11:55 AM
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 14 Times in 7 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    Off topic but that is an awfully cute picture with your dog "running" your tractor.
    Haha, thanks. I do need to teach her not to do loader work with the mower on, though...
    Kennyd, Jeff B, PJR832 and 1 others like this.
    '13 2025r, 62" MMM, H130, 54" snow blade, Rim-guard in rear, R4s
    '04 x485SE 600 hours, MC519, (traded-in)
    140 pending restoration

  13. Top | #9
    Yank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:10 AM
    Location
    Southwest VA
    Posts
    957
    Thanks
    220
    Thanked 182 Times in 115 Posts
    You might as well go ahead and teach her to change the hydraulic fluid while your at it.
    PJR832 and paulthebanker like this.
    2017 2038R 220R loader
    Frontier 72” rear blade
    Frontier 60” box blade
    Frontier 65” tiller
    Frontier subsoiler
    Frontier 60” landplane
    Frontier 42” pallet forks
    Frontier 72” RC 2072
    HH toothbar KBOH’s bucket hooks
    2017 X580
    Model 80 trailer

  14. Top | #10

    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 04:41 PM
    Location
    West Michigan
    Posts
    1,878
    Thanks
    94
    Thanked 217 Times in 173 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by paulthebanker View Post
    Haha, thanks. I do need to teach her not to do loader work with the mower on, though...
    There is a loader control lockout for that
    paulthebanker and Yank like this.
    2004-L130

    2013-2032r, Curtis Hard side cab (project), H130 FEL & 61"bucket, Artillian Modular Grapple on HD frame with Diverter, 2300# Artillian frame w/ 36" x 3" tines, 46BH 9" & 13" bucket, Frontier RB1060, HLA 1000 series 60" JDQA Snow plow, JD ballast box, RK QH, Homemade 3pt multi purpose hitch, 117W of extra LED lights on ROPS and side Brush guards, Ken's bolt on hooks-3x, Ideal Knife grooved R-4's.

  15. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •