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    Default Toothbar. Good idea?

    I would like to get a little better bite in my trail building work and have seen many pictures of these teeth that are attached to FEL bucket. Am I correct that there are two ways to go;1) weld the teeth to the bucket itself and then they have essentially cover teeth that go over them that are replacable or, 2) a tooth bar, which is removable with two bolts. I like the idea of the tooth bar, that way, with removal of two bolts at side of loader bucket, it can be removed. So... are these things a good idea, and in what application are they most effective? And where is the best place to get these things? I checked a local dealer and there $350 +. Is this a good price?

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    Default Re: Toothbar. Good idea?

    In rocky or hard digging the tooth bar allows the bucket to dig easier.
    They help out ripping roots too.
    Bobcat in Mt. Vernon also carries bolt on teeth ( 2 bolts go thru each holder and uses same replacable teeth).
    These teeth and tooth bar both hook around cutting edge to give support.
    I've got a tooth bar on one of my buckets and when digging basement under my house I could fill the bucket every pass but w/o it took multiple passes.

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    Default Re: Toothbar. Good idea?

    See attachment for pic of my bolt on toothbar that's on my JD 4710. Your $350 price sounds about right. You can order one of these from KC-Canary, Fultonville, NY. Call Mark Brucker at 518-853-3405. Let him know your inside dimensions of the bucket and he can order and have it shipped to you or your dealer for install.

    IMO, the bolt on toothbar is better than weld on ones. Take notice of mine. I can remove at will to replace the bolt on cutting edge if I ever have to. Your weld on ones are permanent. What would you do if you had to replace the cutting edge?

    As JMIII used to say, with one of these babies you'd think your bucket was on steroids. It'll turn your little compact tractor and FEL into a bona fide tyrannosaurus . [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Toothbar. Good idea?

    <font color="blue"> So... are these things a good idea, and in what application are they most effective? </font>

    Tooth bars are a very good idea, the make the FEL much more effective when digging. The bolt on bars are the best option as they are easy to remove and install. The only time I don't use the tooth bar is when I am moving or smoothing loose material (mulch, sand, gravel, loose dirt).


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    Slippy,

    I agree with rancar, especially if your property was like ours when we lived outside of Ironton Ohio. A bolt on tooth bar in your enviroment will be one of the best options you'll ever have. Secondly, he is right about KC Canary also.

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    Slippy,

    I have racked my brain and can't remember anyone not liking their tooth bar after buying/building/installing one on thier bucket.

    Some take them off for certain reasons [mine came off for snow removal, thought it might be better that way] but they never seem to complain about the removal task [two bolts on mine], I assume because they love theirs like I do mine [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    My guess is if you put one on your bucket, you will wonder how you got along without it!

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    Default Re: Toothbar. Good idea?

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( So... are these things a good idea... )</font>

    Can you imagine being dirt in the ground… and have this thing coming at ya… [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    It would certainly make me Jump In The Bucket quicker… [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Toothbar. Good idea?

    I've almost talked the CFO into me getting a toothbar, my only question about them has been about the attachment. How many times when removing the toothbar is it a major PIA to get the nuts off, I would imagine that if the threads on the end of the bolt weren't destroyed, the bolt would either be bent somewhat or the hex would be chewed up so that a wrench would hold without slipping?

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    Default Re: Toothbar. Good idea?

    Never was a problem for me, Elmo. I always put the bolts in from the outside of the bucket and nuts inside the the bucket and you don't need more than a half inch of threads exposed after the nut's on there; i.e., don't use bolts that are too long.

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    I use ny-loc nuts and cut the bolt off just above top of nut.
    The ny-loc keeps crap out of threads.
    Plenty of never-seize and it will come off anytime u want.

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