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    We tried to break them!

    On March 25th 2013, we had the opportunity to use a Proof Testing Sled capable of pulling up to 44,000 pounds and recording test data via specialized software. This machine is owned and operated by B/A Products in Columbia, Maryland. A special thanks to Fritz for his assistance and technical expertise in completing these tests.

    Five different tests where performed, documented, photographed, and videoed. I did my best to simulate real life use of the hooks and document the results for all to see. I think the results show not only the quality of the materials used, but the strength of the design and construction as well.

    Below are the five videos, for more detailed descriptions and still pictures of each test please visit the Proof Testing page at Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks Proof Testing

    Test #1: Testing a Clevis Mount (BOCM) mounted to a 1/2" thick plate.




    Test #2: Testing a Bolt-On Grab Hook (BOGH) mounted to a 1/2" thick plate.


    Test #3: Testing a Bolt-On Grab Hook (BOGH) mounted to a 10 gauge thick plate to simulate the average thickness of a bucket.
    NO Backing plate was used in this test, there is no evidence of the bolts pulling out, but the holes where elongated slightly.
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    4th and 5th Test

    Test#4: Testing a Bolt-On Grab Hook (BOGH) mounted to a 10 gauge thick plate to simulate the average thickness of a bucket.
    There was a Backing Plate used in this test, it was bent over.



    Test#5: Testing a Bolt-On Grab Hook (BOGH) mounted to a 10 gauge thick plate to simulate the average thickness of a bucket.
    NO Backing plate was used in this test.
    The chain was only pulled from one side this time, much like the way they are normally used.

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    Very cool Kenny. There is no way any of the Compact or even Utility tractors can break any of your hooks.



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    Very cool. If that's not a testament to a quality product, then what is?
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    That is a very good testament to your product. Thanks for caring enough to test them and post this.

    Suggestion: paint the test hook green and maybe it won't even bend!
    Last edited by ToddM; 04-14-2013 at 09:08 AM.
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    Very nice Kenny. I will be ordering soon, just need to figure out how many I want.

    I'm thinking a putting a hook or clevis mount on the back of my backhoe bucket, do you recommend a backing plate? Now I'm sure your hardware won't break, just don't want to bend the bucket.
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    These are the results of quality parts and workmanship!!
    Kudos to you and your products Ken!
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    I helped neighbor pull some old 4x4x8 fence post yesterday using those bad boy Ken's hooks on my 1026R/H120 FEL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomfive View Post
    Very nice Kenny. I will be ordering soon, just need to figure out how many I want.

    I'm thinking a putting a hook or clevis mount on the back of my backhoe bucket, do you recommend a backing plate? Now I'm sure your hardware won't break, just don't want to bend the bucket.
    As the video's show, the backing plate will not stop "bending the bucket", only common sense will help with that and it's NOT included

    But, because of the various angles that you could pull from with the backhoe, I would probably recommend a backing plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    As the video's show, the backing plate will not stop "bending the bucket", only common sense will help with that and it's NOT included

    But, because of the various angles that you could pull from with the backhoe, I would probably recommend a backing plate.
    I just wonder... The bucket is way more expensive to replace than the hooks. Shouldn't the hooks be the weak part of the link? Which means, are the hooks over designed for this application. Would it make sense to have weaker hooks to not damage the bucket if loads are exceeded?

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