Bucket Size

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    22 44.90%
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    12 24.49%
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    6 12.24%
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    Bucket Size

    Hey All,

    What size bucket do you prefer for your loader?

    It seems to me that many people automatically think bigger is better. I guess that's true for moving loose materials, above grade. But I use mine for cutting just as much so when moving up to the 2520 I kept the old 49" bucket from my 2305 and got a 61" bucket with the 2520. So far, I've stuck with my trusty old 49" for most landscaping uses and have only used the 61" to move some short logs (too short for the forks). The 61" is massive in comparison to the 49 (depth as well as width). With my 49, I can still see around the side of the bucket to know what the cutting edge is doing. With the 61", forget about it. Using the 49 doesn't stress the loader as much either, by default. To help reduce this further, I'm planning to add a tooth bar to the 49 soon too. Anyway, just wondering...
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    49 with a tooth bar, works great. I didn't even think of bucket size when I ordered my loader, it came with the 49. It must be standard if you do not specify. I haven't even thought about adding a larger size.
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    Well my exact size is not listed. It's 54 so I voted for the nearest one which is 53. The 54 has worked well. It matches the outside width of the rear tires and I think matches the tractor capabilities. 48, 54, and 60 were the available choices when I bought it. The dealer recommended the 54 and it has turned out to be the right one for me.
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    JD755, apologies for not including those sizes. I certainly didn't mean to exclude anyone. I would go back and add them, but I don't see a way to do it. Randy?

    Otherwise, I hope others with similar machines to yours doesn't mind finding the closest size bucket in the poll.
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    73" with the very heavy JD Toothbar on my 4520. Just cover the wheels.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ensoll View Post
    I would go back and add them, but I don't see a way to do it. Randy?

    Otherwise, I hope others with similar machines to yours doesn't mind finding the closest size bucket in the poll.
    Chris, Out of the three owners and tech guy, you ask the one least capable.

    I found the edit button and chickened out in fear of making a bigger mess than solving your problem. I think your solution of choosing the closest size will have to do for now. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    Chris, Out of the three owners and tech guy, you ask the one least capable.

    I found the edit button and chickened out in fear of making a bigger mess than solving your problem. I think your solution of choosing the closest size will have to do for now. Sorry.

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    Just kidding, thanks anyway.
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    My 2305 had a 61" when I bought it used. The very first thing I did was hunt for someone with a 53" to swap with me - even trade, no cash. He thought it was he greatest deal ever, I thought it was too.

    I don't see the point in having a bucket on the loader if I can't lift it when it's full of gravel or soil. The 61" can hold about 1000lbs of gravel, which is just too much for a 200cx/2305.
    My hills have hills.

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    Looks like the 53" buckets are popular. That's that size I picked when
    I order the 2320. Figured it would be a good middle of the road choice
    for materials as well as snow removal. A bargain at only $33 extra.
    Steve

    John Deere 1025r FiLB, with 53" bucket, 54" mower (sold), (sold) Imatch Quick Hitch, (sold)Frontier RB2060L and Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks (x2), HLA 1500 Snowpush.

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    I'm glad to see the popularity of the 53 bucket. If I hadn't kept my 49 bucket, I was set on the 53 for my 2520.

    This brings up another question. The missing factor with this Poll is not being able to include the tractor model with the bucket. It looks like we need a cross product bivectoral matrix Poll. Randy, can you to whip that up?
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