Just wondering if any of you used a hardfacing rods on the bottom of the front bucket. All the equipment I used at work was done on them to prolong the life of the cutting edge. Just wondering because I'm thinking of doing it to mine, only have 4.5 hrs on it. Got it 1-14-18 I reall like it I got a 1025r. I used heavy equipment the first 16 years of my job then switch job same company and became a linemen love live power wires. I don't know much computers how do you guy's put all the stuff you have on the bottom of your post.