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    Anyone here done that before? I have a koyker backhoe that I'd like to flip the bucket on -OR- get shorter clamp on forks
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    help me get under the root ball with a backhoe because i don't yet have a FEL.. seems like forks on a bh bucket could be very useful in transplanting trees rather than FEL forks.. been searching and searching for alternative style buckets and found a ripper.. but still nothing.. any ideas out there?

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    I seem to recall someone doing that. One important note, the bucket cylinder has more power curling in the normal direction than it will uncurling. This may be important with the bucket on backwards and diging that way. This has to do with which side the rod is on giving the fluid less surface area to push against.

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    Default Re: Reverse Backhoe bucket

    Very true, but then if that power was needed one could always reverse the bucket cylinder as part of the conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PILOON View Post
    Very true, but then if that power was needed one could always reverse the bucket cylinder as part of the conversion.
    How would you do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PILOON View Post
    Very true, but then if that power was needed one could always reverse the bucket cylinder as part of the conversion.
    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PILOON View Post
    Very true, but then if that power was needed one could always reverse the bucket cylinder as part of the conversion.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomSeller View Post
    Good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPYDERLK View Post

    How would you do that?
    Just rotate the cylinder 180 degrees so the rod is towards the backhoe rather than away from it. You will need to extend the two hydraulic lines, certainly the one closest to the backhoe which is now going to be closest to the bucket. The other one should be in a similar location andyou may be able to adjust the existing line.

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    Default Re: Reverse Backhoe bucket

    If this idea catches on, there may come a day when a big selling point on backhoes is a reversable arm and bucket.

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    Default Re: Reverse Backhoe bucket

    'face mode'

    btw- i just started welding. where do you guys go to get your metal from i.e to make buckets/attachments?

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    Default Re: Reverse Backhoe bucket

    Why not look at a rotor tilt that way you can use the bucket exactly in the position you want

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