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Bucket Size

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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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Very interesting the survey came up. I was at the dealer yesterday picking up an oil filter for my quad, and let him know I miss the smaller bucket from the 2720. The reason i say smaller is that we measured my traded in bucket and it is 51". We measured a new 2520's bucket size and it was 53". Very bizarre...not sure if they incresed the size from 2008 to 2011?

Anyway, the 73" I have on the 3320 is fine and will work well for many uses, however I have a rhino tub trailer that I've modified into a dump trailer I pull behind the quad, and the 73" dumps material over on both ends (too long by about 6" front and back) which makes quite a mess....so we agreed on $500 and I now have 2 buckets!

I'm sure my wife will figure the latest purchase out soon :laugh:
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