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    Silver Member WinterDeere's Avatar
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    Default Bucket Tooth Bar

    Looking to buy a tooth bar for the bucket on my Deere 855 4wd (2000 lb. / 25 hp). I'm using the model 52 loader (heavier of the two options available for the 855), and I *think* it's a 54" bucket (gotta measure tonight).

    Basically interested in opinions of clamp-on vs. bolt-on, the bolt-on variety usually requiring the drilling of a hole in either side-wall of the bucket.

    Clamp-on style from IAM Manufacturing:

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    Bolt-on style from everyone else:

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    Primary use would be for grading, and some occasional light digging. Would be interested in knowing pro's and con's of each design.

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    Default Re: Bucket Tooth Bar

    I have never seen the type of clamp on in your first image. I have 2 sets of the bolt on type from Iowa Farm Sales and they work great.

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    Silver Member WinterDeere's Avatar
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    Default Re: Bucket Tooth Bar

    Yeah, it was new to me, but the few reviews I've read of them seem to be glowing.

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    Default Re: Bucket Tooth Bar

    The bolts used on the clamp on will soon get damaged and if left will rust in place.
    The other style, bolt on, has the bolts out of the way. On my home made bolt ons I used 3/8" and they stood up well, after all they are there simply to retain position of the bar.
    From the pics of the clamp on style has the teeth simply bolted to the bar while most other style are well welded to the bar.
    I have rolled or flipped boulders twice the size of my bucket and the 3/8 retaining bolts have not suffered in the least. In fact I am thinking of drilling and using 1/8" spring clips rather than bolts and nuts.

    FYI, in the location that the 2 holes need to be drilled, the metal is simply mild steel and drilling easy. Only cutting edges are hardened steel.

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    Default Re: Bucket Tooth Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by KYDan View Post
    I have never seen the type of clamp on in your first image. I have 2 sets of the bolt on type from Iowa Farm Sales and they work great.
    Same here....I can only imagine the bolts in picture one getting trashed easily.

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    Default Re: Bucket Tooth Bar

    I have the bolt on toothbar from www.wrlonginc.com
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    Default Re: Bucket Tooth Bar

    Take a look at the Pirnha. It is a bolt on, but it's a good tooth bar. BXpanded Piranha Tooth Bar

    2012 Kubota B3200 FEL/BH w thumb R4

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    Default Re: Bucket Tooth Bar

    I put a bolt on toothbar when I purchaesd in '03 and have never taken it off. when i need to smooth grade usually the boxblade is on and it does what a smooth bucket would.
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