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    Default Adding teeth to front end loader

    Is there a easy way to add some gripping teeth to a front end loader bucket? Have about a 5 ft bucket and want to do a little bit of digging with it.

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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    The best way is a removable toothbar. Do a search for "markham" and "toothbar" and you will find hundreds of post's about them.

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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    What Kenny said.
    That link he gave you is a good one.
    You can call them and they will get one fit to your bucket. The way they make theirs with a hard cutting edge and teeth with replaceable tips, it's almost not cost effective to try to make your own.
    A toothbar from them is well worth the couple hundred bucks they get for them.
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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    Thanks for the info

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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    If he wanders back in, Spiveyman is our resident expert on installing a toothbar. Only took him a few months to get it installed, bless his heart.
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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    If you order from Markham, they will ask you for the interior dimensions of your bucket. Don't try to second guess the clearance as they will subtract 1/4 inch from the dimensions that you give them.
    I'm very satisfied with my markham toothbar. I discarded my JD bar to get it.
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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    A toothbar is great. I fabbed one up a few years ago and the results were amazing. It used to take me two or three passes to fill a bucket but after the bar I could make it spoil up over the top in one pass. And yeah, I won't spend the time or effort to make one myself again.

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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    Quote Originally Posted by ragkar
    If you order from Markham, they will ask you for the interior dimensions of your bucket. Don't try to second guess the clearance as they will subtract 1/4 inch from the dimensions that you give them.
    I'm very satisfied with my markham toothbar. I discarded my JD bar to get it.
    So what did it cost and what size did you get?? BG in Iowa

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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    Several years ago I welded up a tooth bar for my B8200's bucket, using forged steel combine teeth and a 3/8" x 4" bar... it's worked great, and cost me about $50 if I remember right. I posted some photos, which I guess would still be available? If you have a small tractor, one with limited lifting power, like mine, then I think my approach is good, assuming you have time.

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    Default Re: Adding teeth to front end loader

    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge
    So what did it cost and what size did you get?? BG in Iowa
    I bought mine from Markham three years ago for $210, 60" bucket.
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