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    Bucket Reinforcement

    Sorta, umm, deformed my bucket trying to lift an apparently too large tree...with my clamp on forks.

    Oops

    So bought a couple of 6"x6" x3/16" steel plate off ebay for 5$ and welded them on!
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    I -yi-yi---i guess u threw them clamp on forks away for now-behind some shed-so u wouldn't have to look at them-right
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    I -yi-yi---i guess u threw them clamp on forks away for now-behind some shed-so u wouldn't have to look at them-right
    Lol, no I'm good to go now until something else breaks!

    Worked on the section gang for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad back in the early 70's during college break. The welder was always around building up backhoe and loader buckets. He would spend 8 hrs making criss cross welds with the 220arc welder. Railroads were all bankrupt then and couldn't afford any replacement parts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulitt View Post
    ....Railroads were all bankrupt then and couldn't afford any replacement parts...
    Are they better off now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulitt View Post
    Worked on the section gang for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad back in the early 70's during college break. The welder was always around building up backhoe and loader buckets. He would spend 8 hrs making criss cross welds with the 220arc welder. Railroads were all bankrupt then and couldn't afford any replacement parts...
    It sounds like he was hard-facing the buckets. That is still a common practice today.
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    Hard facing makes a big difference on how long the bottom of the bucket lasts. Backdragging lots of gravel makes the bottoms wear thin fast. I wouldn't mind doing that to my bucket. Keep the weight down but make it last a lot longer. The piranha cutting edge is coming soon. I have waited to long to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    It sounds like he was hard-facing the buckets. That is still a common practice today.
    Yes he was, after he would repair the broken edges with whatever scrap metal he could find layin around
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    Sounds like a good time to upgrade your Deere then again... when isn't​?

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