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Thread: Bucket repair

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    Default Bucket repair

    This is from a PC200. It's not the angle of the pic. They actually pulled the center of the cutting edge down & cracked it on the outside of the two center shanks as well as split the seam where the edge meets the floor. Need to straighten as best as possible & weld it back up. I gouged out the shank cracks from both sides till they met & put the machine weight on the two center shanks. It didn't move. So I kept gouging toward the seam until it did. Got the left crack lined up & welded. Tomorrow I'll work on the right crack & once that is done I'll try to push the whole edge center up & weld the seam. Then I'll go to the bottom & gouge/reweld the seam as it is cracking also.0214031352.jpg0214031353.jpg0214031353a.jpg
    Last edited by MMW; 02-14-2013 at 06:53 PM.
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    Default Bucket repair

    That looks like a pain in the bucket. lol. I spent the dat cutting apart a plow frame for a tractor snow plow rig and welding it back together

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    MMW, You forgot to give us a pick of your welding rig.

    I love welding on buckets like that, I just had a 5 yd excavator bucket in my shop, I had to relocate some ears and then have it line bored.

    4 of us could stand in the bucket.

    Thanks for the pic.

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    Here are some more pics.0215030857.jpg0215030858.jpg0215030916.jpg

    First pic was the only spot I had to heat as the web was sharply bent down about 3/4" in this spot. Not perfect but acceptable. You can see the steel block under it so all the weight is on this one spot. Second pic is the left side crack welded up. Third pic is using the excavators weight to try & straighten pic #1. You can see the front of the tracks off the ground.
    Last edited by MMW; 02-16-2013 at 07:38 AM.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    First pic is finished. Again not perfect as it still has a slight smile to it. I could of spent a lot more time getting it perfect but at some point you need to weigh the amount of labor vs. the results. To get it to this point I felt was a reasonable amount of time but realized to get it the rest of the way could have taken to much time. The machine is mainly used for loading trucks at a supply place so it won't matter if it's not perfectly flat. The last two pics are of the outside & inside all welded up.
    Last edited by MMW; 02-16-2013 at 07:48 AM.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    MMW, Looks like a good fix, I hope you preheated prior to welding.

    Looks like the frost did a number on bending and tearing the mole board ( At least thats what we call it )

    The one thing about welding on equipment buckets, Is that you find out if you did it right within an hour usually.

    Howacome I did'nt see a rig pic.

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    Portable, I posted rig pics in other thread. http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...Details/page26
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    Nice job on the bucket repair.

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    Wow MMW, You went back along way for those pics, Sorry for forgetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portable Welder View Post
    Wow MMW, You went back along way for those pics, Sorry for forgetting.
    You didn't forget. I just posted them today. I never figured ouy how to post pics here until recently. Since I have a whole library full from the last few years I can post them now & then, along with new stuff.

    I thought there was another thread of rig pics but that was the only large one I found. I thought it funny that when I opened it you were one of the last to post on it.

    I just wanted to let some of the newbies see the thread so I didn't start a new one.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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