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    Default Tooth bar question

    Hey y'all, first off please be gentle with me Ive never posted anything before.
    But with help from spell check we will all get thru this .
    I have a john Deere 790 with a 419 loader. I live in north central TX.
    with hard clay. Will a bolt on tooth bar help digging and general usages ?Thank in advance
    for your time.
    John Deere 790,LT188,Gator 4x2

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    Default Re: Tooth bar question

    a compact tractor is NOT really a digging tool, BUT a tooth bar will help when you are scraping up dirt and such..

    BUT it will help with loosening up anything you are trying to scoop up.

    I love my toothbar and has been a worthwhile investment
    Brian
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    Co-owner (with my father) of John Deere 790, 30 HP, 4x4, 513 cutter, 70 FEL
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    Default Re: Tooth bar question

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    a compact tractor is NOT really a digging tool, BUT a tooth bar will help when you are scraping up dirt and such..

    BUT it will help with loosening up anything you are trying to scoop up.

    I love my toothbar and has been a worthwhile investment
    Brian
    I'll second this opinion!
    It's handy with brush also. Go with a bolt on, I saw one attached with 2 chain binders and chains the other day, what a waste of good tie down hardware!
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    Default Re: Tooth bar question

    Go to the SEARCH section at the top of this page and type in TOOTHBARS. There are many threads and posts in regards to your inquiry. BTW, Welcome aboard.
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    Default Re: Tooth bar question

    Let's assume that you will get a toothbar. Before you install it make a few digging passes with your tractor bucket's cutting edge, then install the tooth bar and dig in the same area. Clay or no clay-tooth bars rule.
    Let your tools do the work.

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    Default Re: Tooth bar question

    Having owned a 790 w/19 loader and had a toothbar on the bucket, I do suggest you add adequate rear ballast (600-700 lbs or more).

    Believe me, it'll be a dramatic improvement!
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    Having read several testimonials here, I just purchased ad JD bolt on bar for my 520 loader. I have spent hundreds of hours using the loader without the bar. I spent six hours this past weekend using the new bar.

    Wow, what an improvement! Rock piles were easy. Packed hard ground only a minor inconvenience, instead of an all day job. Original clay with scattered rocks took half the effort with almost no wheel spin compared to plain bucket.

    The only drawback was you cannot finish grade with it on! The toothbar has to come off to finish it up. The one I got from JD is VERY heavy!

    Thanks to posters here, I have a new favorite attachment.

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    I am glad nobdy told me you couldnt dig with a tractor FEL till after I moved all that dirt. Seriously though a tractor,FEL with a toothbar and a box blade with rippers on the back and you can do a surprising amount of earth work. The tooth bars is a great add on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyiron View Post
    I'll second this opinion!
    It's handy with brush also. Go with a bolt on, I saw one attached with 2 chain binders and chains the other day, what a waste of good tie down hardware!
    Just bought one from them. They are now offering a bolt on clamp style, its just not up on the website yet. Just got it yesterday and it is rugged as can be. I have a thread going right now about it......



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    I have a BH so it will be to help with digging a little but more so to penetrate material that a straight bucket might be less suited to. I moved a huge pile of wood chips las year and the bucket had a little trouble penetrating the chips, compared to loam or other material at least. I had to make a few curls to get it to fill. I am thinking it is like a flat shovel versus a pitch fork for moving fiberous material like mulch and chips. If you have ever tried it a flat shovel sucks for penetrating mulchy material but a pitch fork goes right in. I am thinking crushed stone will be helped as well. I am sure it will help with backgrading this type of material as well as it will act more like a rake. I found that backgrading the wood chips with the straight blade would bunch up the chips into clumps and roll them. tough to get it smooth.

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    Default Re: Tooth bar question

    Quote Originally Posted by dex3361 View Post
    I am glad nobdy told me you couldnt dig with a tractor FEL till after I moved all that dirt. Seriously though a tractor,FEL with a toothbar and a box blade with rippers on the back and you can do a surprising amount of earth work. The tooth bars is a great add on.
    You said it right there the rippers and toothbar put it over the edge. Still not an escavator, skid steer or bulldozer but I am sure it helps.

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