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    Default Strengthened bucket, added bucket chain hooks

    I took my light duty bucket from my JD 4105 with 300cx loader down to a local welding shop to have some hooks welded on the bucket. While I was there I asked them to put some straps on the side and to beef up the top of the bucket to help support while lifting with the hooks. Now I have a "medium duty" bucket.

    I think they did a good job. 1/4" steel straps welded on for support. They surprised me by painting it JD green without me even asking! Now I can take my paint back to the store that starts with Tractor and ends with Supply (where I usually spend all my money). I don't do very heavy work or lifting with the bucket, but I thought it would be better to strengthen the bucket before I someday had to straighten AND strengthen it.
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    Default Re: Strengthened bucket, added bucket chain hooks

    Looks great. Good to be thinking ahead!
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    Default Re: Strengthened bucket, added bucket chain hooks

    looks great and you had the sense to use the proper weld on hooks.

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    Default Re: Strengthened bucket, added bucket chain hooks

    They did a good job. I did something similar to my kubota pin on bucket when I converted it to SSQA an beefed up the top and welded on the same hooks.

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    Default Re: Strengthened bucket, added bucket chain hooks

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperrust View Post
    I took my light duty bucket from my JD 4105 with 300cx loader down to a local welding shop to have some hooks welded on the bucket. While I was there I asked them to put some straps on the side and to beef up the top of the bucket to help support while lifting with the hooks. Now I have a "medium duty" bucket.

    I think they did a good job. 1/4" steel straps welded on for support. They surprised me by painting it JD green without me even asking! Now I can take my paint back to the store that starts with Tractor and ends with Supply (where I usually spend all my money). I don't do very heavy work or lifting with the bucket, but I thought it would be better to strengthen the bucket before I someday had to straighten AND strengthen it.
    Sounds like you thought right and got treated better!
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    Default Re: Strengthened bucket, added bucket chain hooks

    Nice looking job.
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    Only thought ahead and used the right hooks due to obsessively reading this helpful forum.

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