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So Saturday I’ll pick up my new to me 2520 and it looks like someone had already drilled the front of the bucket on the loader, is there a company that sells bolt on teeth for it? I have some dirt that has recently been backfilled and graded by my walk out basement which I want to move so I want some more bite for it.

Also I know there is someone’s name I see tossed around for some bolt on hook points, anyone care to remind me of that?

For reference if you look at the loader in the pic you’ll see the holes already drilled
 

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I'll take a stab at this...

To me, it looks like there's a single row of bolt holes. I'd bet that there used to be a bolt-on cutting edge bolted to the underside of that bucket.

I have seen bolt-on bucket teeth shanks, but typically there are 2 holes for each shank, and usually on much bigger equipment.

Maybe you'll want to look at a couple of possibilities, something like the Piranha tooth bar.. BXpanded Piranha Toothbar


Or .... Heavyhitch's tooth bar... https://heavyhitch.com/product-category/toothbars/


Check out Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks.... Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks <<Home>>


Good luck!!
 

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There are a few options for teeth out there. I would ask your friend's father what was on there. Rather than buy the wrong teeth and have to drill new holes you would be better off trying to match up what it was drilled for.
 

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The yellow deere dealer by me (heavy equipment, not ag) had weld on bucket teeth in stock. I used the smallest ones, I think from a mini excavator. Welded 6 of them to my bucket. They work amazing. Then ended up buying a new bucket as well so I can have the flat cutting edge, though I still use the tooth bucket far more often.
 

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There are a few options for teeth out there. I would ask your friend's father what was on there. Rather than buy the wrong teeth and have to drill new holes you would be better off trying to match up what it was drilled for.
This is what I'd do first. Find out what was there and then let these guys know. The guy might have taken off what was there for a reason (ie - it didn't work). So if you let this crew know that "he had a Wang Chung tooth bar on the bucket", someone will have probably had experience with it and can say "that's good stuff - buy one to fit the holes" or "you don't want that thing within 10 feet of your tractor!".

And, maybe he still has what it was drilled for in his garage and just forgot about it. Never hurts to ask.

You've had that tractor less than a week and you're already looking to buy stuff for it!! Oh, man! You ALREADY got it bad!! :laugh: You are going to fit in well around here!! :good2:
 

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I have the piranha and I'm very impressed with it.
 

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As posted, you don't want to bolt individual teeth to your bucket. A bolt on tooth bar is the way to go. The majority of them have just 2 mounting points through the side of the bucket. IMO, you can get a decent tooth bar for just about half the price of the Heavy Hitch tooth bar. My.02
 

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If the holes in the bucket are countersunk on the underside, I will bet that is a factory deal. The replaceable cutting edge is held on with flathead bolts. The nuts are on the top side. As posted, you don't want to bolt individual teeth to your bucket. A bolt on tooth bar is the way to go. The majority of them have just 2 mounting points through the side of the bucket. IMO, you can get a decent tooth bar for just about half the price of the Heavy Hitch tooth bar. My.02
Where have you seen these $200 toothbars? Ive been looking for one for a couple months and havent come across anything worthwhile for less than about $300 shipped.
Ive seen several ebay options with no name, for about $250 or so plus shipping, which isnt too appealing considering no idea of the quality of the product.
Bxpanded is $269 plus shipping, $32 in my case, so $300+
Heavy Hitch is $349 plus shipping, $50, so $400. And they have tooth options if you dont like the forked.
The only option Ive seen thats cheaper is a DIY kit that included the teeth and mounting parts (and it looked like I could do a better job making those parts with a hacksaw) that you cut and weld yourself. That was about $150 plus shipping, which was pretty high for what it was.

Either way, please share your options. Several of us are looking now, and Im sure it will be helpful to future owners too.
 

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Where have you seen these $200 toothbars? Ive been looking for one for a couple months and havent come across anything worthwhile for less than about $300 shipped.
Ive seen several ebay options with no name, for about $250 or so plus shipping, which isnt too appealing considering no idea of the quality of the product.
Bxpanded is $269 plus shipping, $32 in my case, so $300+
Heavy Hitch is $349 plus shipping, $50, so $400. And they have tooth options if you dont like the forked.
The only option Ive seen thats cheaper is a DIY kit that included the teeth and mounting parts (and it looked like I could do a better job making those parts with a hacksaw) that you cut and weld yourself. That was about $150 plus shipping, which was pretty high for what it was.

Either way, please share your options. Several of us are looking now, and Im sure it will be helpful to future owners too.
I found someone locally that sold items for tractors. I stand corrected! I dug out my invoice. I bought it in 2013, and paid 325.00 for it. I'm thinking the 150.00 or so, might have been the JD price for a replaceable cutting edge.
 

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I found someone locally that sold items for tractors. I stand corrected! I dug out my invoice. I bought it in 2013, and paid 325.00 for it. I'm thinking the 150.00 or so, might have been the JD price for a replaceable cutting edge.
Dang it. The miser in me is always looking for the cheapest, best option.

Kinda already settled on the Heavy Hitch version, but with standard teeth instead of those forked ones everyone gets.
I prefer the look of a standard tooth I guess...lol.
Now I just need to get the money together, and get approval from the SFO so I can order it!
 

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For what’s its worth Jim, the HH tooth bar isn’t the cheapest but it’s worth every penny IMO. Put it on and take it off in minutes for various tasks.
 

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This is what I have on mine. Its a W. R. Long Flat toothbar. Its from Everything Attachments. Com I love it. I can plow snow and dig and back drag without leaving toothmarks.
 

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This is what I have on mine. Its a W. R. Long Flat toothbar. Its from Everything Attachments. Com I love it. I can plow snow and dig and back drag without leaving toothmarks.
I would imagine though that when plowing snow you have to keep the bucket perfectly level at all times to prevent the teeth from digging in.
 

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This is what I have on mine. Its a W. R. Long Flat toothbar. Its from Everything Attachments. Com I love it. I can plow snow and dig and back drag without leaving toothmarks.
That looks exactly like my W.R. Long tooth bar - it's built like a tank and should outlast the loader bucket. I found a local WR Long dealer and ordered it from them.

I would imagine though that when plowing snow you have to keep the bucket perfectly level at all times to prevent the teeth from digging in.
I don't know about plowing snow (hopefully it will never be that deep here) but I actually found it easier to keep the bucket at a perfect angle with the tooth bar installed. I can scrape material from a pile about an inch or so off the surface.

Backdragging works best for me without the tooth bar, but snow might be completely different.
 

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I would imagine though that when plowing snow you have to keep the bucket perfectly level at all times to prevent the teeth from digging in.
Yes but I found that if there aee tracks already in the drives I plow just a little tilt and it breaks them up. Not as good as just the plain edge but enough. This upcoming plow season I will be using a plow that I am putting together. I got the plow for a steal and I am getting the qa weldable back plate from titan.
 

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Picked up the tractor over the weekend, the owner said the original buyer had the bucket set up for teeth but he never followed up which ones and he never had a need for them.

So I guess the next thing to ask, are there any bolt on options I can buy that will bolt into the individual holes or do I just need to get a bar?

As for the snow that’s not a worry as I have a large self propelled snow blower I bought this winter when we moved into our house.
 
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