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  1. #21
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    Nice job on the bucket. I'm surprised too at the owners response. Not sure what he might have been expecting. Sometimes you can tell by looking at the rest of his equipment.
    Ken

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  2. #22
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    Default no hardfacing

    thank you sir.

    i sure hope it holds up, but they tore it up once already, right. i have a feeling that they were curling under something and pushing down with the stick and boom at the same time. i used to do that a lot with our ford 555 backhoe and i could really get some extreme leverage like that -- i wasn't concerned about what was happening to the bucket, i just wanted to pull the stump loose or break up the concrete or whatever.

    if they bust it up again, i'll have to go up the sides past the side cutters with new material and drill new holes for them -- at least high enough to have room to put some substantial "scabs" on. i'll replace the sides with thicker material also, probably 7/8" or 1" grade 50 or T-1.

    i guess the main reason that i didn't hardface anything is because they didn't ask me too. but seriously, they only asked me to repair the damage. i offered to replace the teeth and side cutters while i had them off, but they told me just to leave them off if i had to take them off. i guess they'd rather pay their yard laborer $10 an hour to put that kind of stuff back on and go ahead and get me off the clock.

    later,
    jim
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  3. #23
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    Default nice job

    Hey Grnxrymnky
    That looks like a nice job on your bucket,The last bucket i done was off a 992c cat loader,600 lb of Hobart XL 525Mig .062 at about 36-39 volts dc at about 625 in per min. And about 100 lb of Hard coat rod this bucket weighed 28,000 lbs 17 feet wide the bottom of it was 3 " thick cracked 15 foot all the way through and one line bore job.
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  4. #24
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    Default holy smoke!

    now that's what i call a repair there Machinist! 700 lbs of weld! i sure would like to see some pictures.

    i really enjoy working on these excavator and backhoe buckets, but it's nowhere near steady enough for me to make a living, so i'll have to let it remain a "hobby" kinda thing. besides, if it was something i had to do i'm sure it would get old. sounds like you're in it for keeps.

    have a good one man!
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