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    1025R H120 Loader Bent Bucket!

    Ok, I haven't bent my bucket yet but lets hear from the people that have.

    My dad was a heavy equipment operater for decades and after looking at my new zinc plated bolt on hooks (thanks Ken) that I better be careful lifting from the side as I may 'twist' or torque the loader/bucket. He also metioned that lifting from the side hooks could cause the tractor to be tippy. I informed him that I the middle of the bucket was not strong enough to support heavy lifting but that I wanted a hook there anyway.

    So....

    Who has twisted, tweked, torqued, bent or bowed their loader or bucket on any JD SCUT but especially the H120?

    I'm new here but I quickly learned the value of pictures! (hint)

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    I think that if you're twisting the bucket (deforming it) lifting from the chains/hooks, you may be trying to lift too much with your 1025R.

    I picked up my JD180 lawn tractor with my H120 loader yesterday to get easier access to the steering gears underneath. Worked like a charm. I do try to load both sides of the bucket though to avoid loading unevenly.

    To avoid bending up the front edge - I've got a Piranha toothbar.

    I wish I had gotten the center hook as well. It's a convenient location to lift lighter stuff.
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    Centering your load and a little common sense will prevail other than that, I would say your dad is right and it could mean trouble.
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    If your hooks are installed in line with the pivots, you will be fine.

    If your hooks are installed all the way to the outer edges of the bucket, the odds of damage do go up because they have more leverage to try and twist the bucket on its mounts
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    If you need to lift something from a single point, then a short chain in a Y configuration hooked to the two hooks will provide that and distribute the load evenly to the FEL. IIRC correctly I covered that in the install video I did also. Not yanking or jerking whatever your trying to move will also help keep the bucket from bending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    If you need to lift something from a single point, then a short chain in a Y configuration hooked to the two hooks will provide that and distribute the load evenly to the FEL. IIRC correctly I covered that in the install video I did also. Not yanking or jerking whatever your trying to move will also help keep the bucket from bending.
    What he said ^^^^^^^
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    So far nobody did any bending of the bucket, or admitting it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    So far nobody did any bending of the bucket, or admitting it anyway.
    Mine is bent, but the OP wants H120 owners, of which I am am no longer.....
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    I bent mine. I also bent it back. Bottle jack and a 2x6 for the win. ;)

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    Here is what it looks like now.

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