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Last year I bought a new 3039R. I ordered a toothbar that crimps on the FEL, from Bucket Solutions. Bucket Forks, Tractor Forks, Loader Forks by Bucket SolutionsIt arrived and was installed by my dealer. At the end of fall I removed the toothbar for snow work. I just went to reattach the toothbar and ran into a problem.

The teeth are joined by a bar and they slide over the lip of the bucket. There are two large bolts through the bar that screw against the bucket, pinching the bar on the FEL. There are also two end teeth that extend about a foot long under the bucket. The top of these teeth then attached to the bar with 3/4" bolts that are threaded into each end of the bar. I attached one long tooth and it was fine. I went to attach the other end and find that the bar is not tapped. the ends of the bolts just slip into the large holes at the end of the bar.

I have no recollection of how it was held on last year. Anyone have one of these can help????
 

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Is this what you have? It appears there is a nut welded to the bar which a jam bolt threads into. Nut missing?



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Is this what you have? It appears there is a nut welded to the bar which a jam bolt threads into. Nut missing?



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That is it. My problem has to do with the very last tooth, not with the green jam nut screwed into the bolt. On the right side, the bar is threaded and the two bolts fit fine. On the left side, the bar is not threaded the two silver bolts just drop into a large, open and unthreaded hole.
 

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Last year I bought a new 3039R. I ordered a toothbar that crimps on the FEL, from Bucket Solutions. Bucket Forks, Tractor Forks, Loader Forks by Bucket SolutionsIt arrived and was installed by my dealer. At the end of fall I removed the toothbar for snow work. I just went to reattach the toothbar and ran into a problem.

The teeth are joined by a bar and they slide over the lip of the bucket. There are two large bolts through the bar that screw against the bucket, pinching the bar on the FEL. There are also two end teeth that extend about a foot long under the bucket. The top of these teeth then attached to the bar with 3/4" bolts that are threaded into each end of the bar. I attached one long tooth and it was fine. I went to attach the other end and find that the bar is not tapped. the ends of the bolts just slip into the large holes at the end of the bar.

I have no recollection of how it was held on last year. Anyone have one of these can help????
When you did this were they threaded or not? I mean you should have noticed if they were just laying in there. :dunno:
 

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When you did this were they threaded or not? I mean you should have noticed if they were just laying in there. :dunno:
Unless they were overtightened when installed and when he removed them it stripped the thread out of the tooth. I would check the bolts to see if there is any material in the threads.
 

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Unless they were overtightened when installed and when he removed them it stripped the thread out of the tooth. I would check the bolts to see if there is any material in the threads.

The holes are much larger than the bolts and have black paint in them. They were never tapped. I was guessing JB Weld the nuts to the bar??
 

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Look at the underside of the bar......maybe it is counter sunk for a flat head bolt and they come up through the tooth on that side???:unknown:
JB weld is good stuff but that application is way beyond it's ability to hold anything.
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It is countersunk but it is a circular countersink and won’t hold a bolt or nut. I have no welding equipment or skills so I had hoped the J B might hold a nut
 

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Then there was certainly a flat head bolt that came up through from the bottom of the bar---through that tooth and a nut on top of that tooth.
No need to weld anything in order to hold the tooth on.
 

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Then there was certainly a flat head bolt that came up through from the bottom of the bar---through that tooth and a nut on top of that tooth.
No need to weld anything in order to hold the tooth on.
Won't the head of the bolt just spin when I try to tighten the nut?
 

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They have some means of holding it from turning via screwdriver slot, hex drive or torx drive wrench in the head of the flat head bolt during the installation.
Of course that necessitates the bar be removed from the bucket before that tooth is attached to the bar.
Take a look at the flathead screws on https://www.mcmaster.com/#screws/=1cwal50 and you'll get the idea. The friction fit of the taper fit holds pretty good by itself after you get some torque on it.
 

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PaDave--tht is the first time i have ever seen a tooth bar held on the bucket like this. where did u find one like this??

 

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I have a JD toothbar Big Jim. Just trying to help Joemac out. He provided a link to the product so I just went and looked at it/screen shot a couple photos from the web site.
 

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I have a JD toothbar Big Jim. Just trying to help Joemac out. He provided a link to the product so I just went and looked at it/screen shot a couple photos from the web site.
And it was a big help. Thanks!!:bigthumb:
 
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