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    Default Bucket size

    Bought a 485 backhoe attachment w/out a bucket. Was size would you think for me to dig ditches and such.......my 3320 is a lighter tractor and want to be able to dig w/out rocking the tractor too much?

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    I have a 16" bucket that works pretty good for general digging

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    Default Re: Bucket size

    Hello,
    I just ordered a Liberty backhoe attachment for my tractor (haven't got it yet) and it comes standard with a 12" bucket. Then they also give you your choice of another bucket and I chose the 16" wide bucket. I guess we'll see how they work when I get it !!! Good luck !!!!

    MFWD

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    Default Re: Bucket size

    I bought my JD790 with a 9" & 16" bucket. I sold the 9" on ebay and have been happy with the 16" size. I would think 16-19 inches would be ideal for most work.
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    Default Re: Bucket size

    16" is about the minimum if you want to be able to get down in the trench ....

    I have a 16" and a 12" for our kubota B2910 ....

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    Default Re: Bucket size

    I have the 448(predecessor to the 485) and 3320, 18" is what you want for general dirt work. I also have a 36" bucket that I use for grading. Your tlb will have no issues with either bucket.

    Matt
    Deere 110 TLB, 16' Load Trail Low Pro Dump trailer, 2015 GMC 3500HD Duramax, Kawasaki 4010 Mule

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    Bronze Member zr2blz's Avatar
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    Default Re: Bucket size

    I have a 16" on my 447, you should be good with the 18".
    2007 3320 os / 447 BH / 300CX - 5' bucket / 7' rear blade / 4x2" skidsteer spacers on rears
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