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    Default Toothbars

    I've got a question about tooth bars and looking for some input. Over at http://ssbtractor.com under tractor implements/bucket accesories there is shown two types of bolt-on cutting edges. One style with replaceable teeth like seen on backhoe buckets, the other has fixed teeth like on a rake. I suppose each type is better in different applications. Does anyone have a preference, or reason to use one type over the other such as digging in sod or in a pile of bank run gravel? What about hardpan? Does one type seem more usefull than the other? Any wisdom to be shared? DFB


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    Join Date
    Apr 2000
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    Location
    Far Eastern Central MA
    Tractor
    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: Toothbars

    I've got a toothbar on my B2710 loader bucket...the kind with replaceable teeth (like on a backhoe). My soil is pretty rocky and I've been using the teeth to loosen things up (like what you'd use a box blade for) before I scoop up the loose stuff with the loader. They work OK in this application (a bigger machine would be better). They do help the digging in hardpacked dirt when I don't loosen it first, but loosening definitely makes the digging easier. The dirt around here is hard enough that there is no way I could use the loader for digging without them...

    What works the best is loosening things up with the backhoe and then moving it out with the loader! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


    Bill

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    Apr 2000
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    Cedartown, Ga and N. Ga mountains
    Tractor
    1998 Kubota B21, 2005 Kubota L39

    Default Re: Toothbars

    DFB,

    I have a tooth bar with replaceable teeth on my B21 and have found it worth the money. I my ground there is a limit to what you can did with or without the loader on a tractor as small as the B21. I can see some wear on the teeth over the last year so I don't think I would want one without replaceable teeth in the long haul. The other thing I noticed was the price of the units showen on SSB's site. My bucket is 56" wide and that would be $486 from them. My dealer sold me a Woods tooth bar that they size for my bucket for $350. Might want to check into the Woods unit. It has held up to everything I have been able to throw at it.

    Mark


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    Default Re: Toothbars

    Thanks guys. Replaceable teeth in case the inevitable happens and to use the tips like scarifers to loosen things up. The price is steep for sure. I don't have any idea how strong T-1 steel is so I wouldn't know if it could break. I have rocks everywhere.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img] A backhoe sure would be nice.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]There are a couple of WOODS dealers nearby so I will see what they have to offer. BTW have bucket hooks, couldn't do without them.


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