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    61" Bucket Rebuild

    Every once in a while I get Lucky!

    Picked up a regular duty 61" bucket a guy had on Facebook. His dad purchased it some years ago brand new and was going to buy a tractor to put it on and never did. It had never been on a tractor.

    I bought it for $350 and bought $50 worth of material and made it an HD bucket.

    I added the 1/4" piece under the top lid. (JD uses 3/16" but I couldn't find 8" wide flat stock 3/16" so I went 1/4")

    End pieces are 1/4" and hooks are exactly like the ones on my 72" HD John Deere bucket.

    I also added 2 - 2" strips of 1/4" underneath as my big bucket had 4 and this one only had 2.

    Have not had the time to purchase extra grader blade and drill bucket for it but I'm pretty sure it will happen.

    If I do I will have about $600 in a bucket the dealer quoted me for $1300+ and mine has hooks like 48" and 72".

    Fun project!
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    NICE!
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    Nice mods and great looking work, can we see the additional wear strips on the bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    Nice mods and great looking work, can we see the additional wear strips on the bottom?
    I'll have to take pictures next time it's off the rack.
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    That looks GREAT!

    I reinforced my old bucket a while back but it's not near as purdy as yours. I had a piece of 4x4x1/4 angle in the shed and a new plasma cutter I wanted to try out. I cut one leg off the angle and left about 3/4" on one side. I used the piece with the short leg on top and used the flat side I cut off to make pieces for the sides of the bucket. I made a continuous weld down the front of the sides but I stitch welded the rest. For hooks I just cut one eye off some HF hooks and welded them on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Machinist View Post
    That looks GREAT!

    I reinforced my old bucket a while back but it's not near as purdy as yours. I had a piece of 4x4x1/4 angle in the shed and a new plasma cutter I wanted to try out. I cut one leg off the angle and left about 3/4" on one side. I used the piece with the short leg on top and used the flat side I cut off to make pieces for the sides of the bucket. I made a continuous weld down the front of the sides but I stitch welded the rest. For hooks I just cut one eye off some HF hooks and welded them on.



    It's amazing how much more ridged they become.
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    Not a great picture but I added the 2 in the middle. Outside 2 are factory.
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