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    Hi I just bought a ford 420 backhoe. I need a smaller bucket for it! Dose it have to be for a 420 or will other brands work? Any info would be great! Im having a hard time finding information on this machine! Thanks again!

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    Any ideas?

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    Most of the Newer and older Ford Buckets would inter change. Im curious to why you want a smaller bucket. I have made a few overthe years form mine and freinds. SOmetimes they can be found at salvage yards.

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    I would like one for digging a trench for pipeline and for digging up tree roots! I don't know if it would help on the tree part or not tho? Would it help or not? I've got a area with a bunch if trees bout six inches round and there all about two feet apart!

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    I know what you mean but with the price of scrap steel they cost so much even for bad buckets. One guy got a 18" bucket for digging in rocks for his Ford backhoe that weights 3x of my 24" bucket that had never been used used for only $150 but those are the odds of winning a lottery.

    Some say when you are digging in heavy clay soils you have to beat the dirt out of narrow buckets but i only have a 24" hoe bucket. Now that I have the thumb I like the width but a 12" would require less break out force I would think when cutting roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall 55a case View Post
    Hi I just bought a ford 420 backhoe. I need a smaller bucket for it! Dose it have to be for a 420 or will other brands work? Any info would be great! Im having a hard time finding information on this machine! Thanks again!
    Check with the folks at Wengers of Myerstown, PA they should be able to help you quickly.

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    Yeah im really new to backhoes! I found a few im craigslist around me for sale for a reasonable price but there all for case backhoes didn't know if they would work or not!

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    I have another question why is there to different places to pin the top of the bucket where the bucket curl cylinder attaches? There only about four inches apart!?

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    Don't give up on finding buckets... Keep checking Craigslist, and check surrounding cities, as far as you're willing to travel to get one. Even a search on Ebay, within a certain mileage radius. Some may actually find you... A buddy of mine asked me last summer if I'd be interested in a 12" and 24" for my Case. Nothing wrong with the 12", and the 24" needs a new bottom. I asked how much, and he said $50.00... I asked each..?? He said for both, or he was going to scrap them... He has a Ford hoe, so no use to him. I gave him $60.00, and we were both happy...

    As for the two holes. The lower hole will allow the bucket to rotate back far enough, if you want to like sheer straight down a wall, straight behind you, without extending the boom & stick all the way. The other will let you curl up closer to the boom, probably for looser material, and clinch things against the stick, if needed.

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    Thanks! I was guessing that was why but I wasn't sure!

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