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Did a forum search, the the threads on this subject matter are a little dated. Planning on installing them in the next couple of weeks. Using online sources and watching videos it appears to be boltonhooks is very popular but theres this JU being made now that looks super duty like. Not knowing what I need to know on this topic I seek the guidance of the community here, what works etc. thanks
 

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I'd recommend boltonhooks.com - Made in USA, USA owned small business, quality and service can't be beat (seriously) and can be bundled with other products (tons of great improvements to the JD line developed by boltonhooks like handles, steps, chainboxes, dif lock pedal, seat spring upgrades for cheeseburger lovers, etc.) that make it a one stop shop.
 

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Bolt on hooks are over built. You could break a subcompact in 2 pieces without a scratch on Kenny's hooks. 💪
 

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JU fab buys his hooks from Ken. Go Ken!
 

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Here is a very recent discussion comparing our products to JUF, note that we supply them with the 5/16" weldable brass since they wanted a USA made option. Whichever you choose, please try to stay away from the CHINA copies of ours and their products.

 

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@Kennyd any idea on when the chain boxes will be back?
By next week.
I do have some blems I've been trying to sell too:

 

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I'll add another recommendation for Ken's hooks. I added the clevis option to mine (inside the bucket) which is also very useful. May as well pick up a chain box too, you won't regret it!
Add me to the recommenders for all 3 of the above!!

I use the chain boxes ALL of the time - I've even carried a chain in one of the them a couple of times... Mostly I carry tools, hammers, wood blocks, 4x4's, pry bars, did I mention tools? You've probably already noticed that space is kind of limited on these tiny tractors - these are definitely handier than a pocket on a shirt... actually, handier than 2 pockets.

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Honestly those JU combo plates look very alluring and seem to be well built and versatile with multiple pick points but personally I don’t like adding the xtra weight to my bucket so KBOH’s are on it. I tend to stretch the boundaries of my machine’s capabilities so I want all the advantage I can get.

What do you want hooks on your bucket for?
What do you plan on lifting with them?
Think about the uses and benefits of each and choose which one suits your needs best.
 

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Honestly those JU combo plates look very alluring and seem to be well built and versatile with multiple pick points but personally I don’t like adding the xtra weight to my bucket so KBOH’s are on it. I tend to stretch the boundaries of my machine’s capabilities so I want all the advantage I can get.

What do you want hooks on your bucket for?
What do you plan on lifting with them?
Think about the uses and benefits of each and choose which one suits your needs best.
I use my hooks to strap my 55 gal. drum of diesel to the bucket when lifting it out of the back of my truck. Comes in real handy.
 

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Like all the others have said. Kens bolt on hooks. I purchased the blemished ones and was able to get the bottom clevis almost free. I would not get anything from any other place. The main reason I chose this is it is American made plus Ken stands behind all his products.
 

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