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  1. #1

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    Default 4 in 1 Buckets

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of a 4 in 1? I'm getting a FEL for my TC45 in a couple of months and may be interested in the 4 in 1 if the cons aren't too numerous. Does any one have a picture of one?


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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    Somewhere at sometime in the past 4 in 1's have been discussed on this board, and I'm pretty sure someone put up some photos. You might try doing a search.

    Ernie

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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    Hi

    I've got a 4 in 1 bucket on my kubota L35, It came with it when I bought it. I can't think of any cons but as I don't use it very much the pros are a bit sparse too. It's handy to have if I'm grading and also if I have to load onto a truck/trailor etc, and I have used it as a grab once or twice, But would I buy one if I did'nt have one ? No I think I'd spend the cash on other more useful implements.

    That's just my view of course ......

    Regards

    Chris


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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    Chris,

    Did you get your JR900 out of dead center? If so what was wrong?

    Al


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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    Hi Al

    Yep,finally. The manual says to push the hoe to make it slide across, and after trying for hours, with no success I dug a 3' hole laid the bucket in it, and tied the Tractor and hoe frame to a BIG tree, and tried pulling, 2 minutes later a big "click" and the hoe slide across "Yipee" I think the Hydraulic lock had seized against the sliding rail. anyway it's all been cleaned and greased etc. and now works wonderfully.

    Regards

    Chris


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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    Lots of info, but the attachments won't open. If anyone has pictures, I'd love to see them.
    Thanks, Jeff


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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    try this one ..http://www.tractorbynet.com/forumfil...4-0426_img.jpg

    I read your other post asking if new holland makes a 4n1, I don't think they do. I've only seen W.R. Long and Bradco 4n1's. I think someone mentioned their kubota dealer made a 4n1 also.

    http://www.bradco.com/prod4_in_1_bucket.htm


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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    Jeff, Here's your photo's
    Rich

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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    Thanks Rich & Shorty1. Looks like a versatile tool.


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    Default Re: 4 in 1 Buckets

    I, too, am interested in the pros and cons of a 4n1 bucket. I think of two cons right away: very expensive, hence depleting your wallet, and heavy, hence depleting your hydraulic lift capacity.

    What are the 4 functions? As I understand it: regular bucket, grabber, bulldozer, backgrader. I can see the grabber as being useful periodically, as a more efficient alternative to loading logs, rock or brush onto forks. Then I ask myself whether there any significant benefits to the bulldozing and backgrading capabilities versus a regular bucket, which can sort of do both, plus other implements I may have.

    So far, I can't convince myself that, for my applications, the device is worth the cost or the loss in lift capacity.


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