I have got a job welding 2 large cracks in a front end loader bucket. Anyone have a suggestion on the best way to tackle this? My two thoughts are 1.. Plasma cutting the area's out and welding in new material or 2 welding a patch on the back of the bucket and then welding the crack back togather. The crack's are located right at the deep part of the bucket. Just before the radius. This bucket is big enough to hold a hot tub party in when finished.

Thanks for the Help