I’ve never really liked the tooth setup, spacing or arrangement of the teeth on my 9” and 13” backhoe buckets for my BH46.
The 9” only had one on the outsides, angled out with an ~8” gap between the tips, the 13” had the same teeth in the corners angled out but with one in the center, but still had gaps of about ~7”.
This means that these buckets do dig but don’t clean out the bottom of a hole or trench very well at all and it’s inefficient to try to use the bucket to move the dirt back into the hole as the tooth spacing leaves too much dirt behind, and if I want to scrape up an area to loosen it I have to overlap my passes....
Enter Romac Industrial Parts where I found near exact replacement weld on shanks and teeth to match these buckets.
Item # 835-2A, WELD ON ADAPTER On Romac Industrial Parts
Item # 2A, FABRICATED TOOTH On Romac Industrial Parts
I cut off the tooth/shank from the middle of the 13” bucket and welded it in the middle of the 9”, giving a max spacing of just over 3”. I welded two new teeth on the 13” between the two outside ones giving me a 3.5” spacing. Can’t wait to use my new improved teeth!!!!!