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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    I just welded a couple of grab hooks to the top of my bucket. Of course, mine is reinforced for the grapple mount as well.
    -=Mark=- 03 Kubota B7500, 47 Ford 2N

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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    welded 3/8" 2x2 angle then the hooks

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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by moored4 View Post
    Ok! I've got to make me a tooth bar, I'm in the process of making a brush rake for my bucket now (buying materials) and think I'll modify it so they will inter-change.

    Baby Grand; in the 3rd and 4th picture you have a red connector, I've never seen one like that before, what's it called and where you get?
    It's called a grab link and I got mine at Bailey's, but Northern has them too:

    http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdetail.asp?item=17938

    Chain Saddle Grab Link | Electric Chain Hoists | Northern Tool + Equipment

    Very handy item to keep around.
    Last edited by Baby Grand; 02-06-2011 at 02:55 PM.
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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    I welded a full length piece of 3" channel iron across the top edge of my bucket then welded three weld-on 3/8 grab hooks to the channel iron. One in the middle and the other two 6" in fron each end. I would suggest that you reinforce the top edge of your bucket and remove the bucket from the tractor before welding.
    There is no $50 job I can't do without $100 worth of new tools.

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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    These are my bucket hooks that I added.
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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    I put both grap hook and slip hook on, facing grab hooks in opposite directions so I can hook in front of the bucket or behind. Also put a set on both ends of bucket.
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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by massy1635 View Post
    I welded a full length piece of 3" channel iron across the top edge of my bucket then welded three weld-on 3/8 grab hooks to the channel iron. One in the middle and the other two 6" in fron each end. I would suggest that you reinforce the top edge of your bucket and remove the bucket from the tractor before welding.
    Why remove the bucket?
    -=Mark=- 03 Kubota B7500, 47 Ford 2N

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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    I've been using this for about ten years now and would have the same setup on a new tractor tomorrow.

    I have three slip hooks two on the ends and one in the middle.
    Two grab hooks in between. This allows me numerous combinations of chain setups to lift and move rocks, roots, trees etc. I also have a 2" receiver mounted top/center I use this to move my trailers around, with the front wheels so close to the hitch I can move and turn my trailers on a dime. It's a lot but over the years I've used them all.
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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by wvpolekat View Post
    Why remove the bucket?
    With the currents and voltages involved in arc welding, it could induce some damaging currents or voltages into delicate electronics. Even with everything grounded, 100-200 amps could easily damage a CMOS device that will pop just from static.
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    Default Re: How do you hang it from you bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by K7LN View Post
    With the currents and voltages involved in arc welding, it could induce some damaging currents or voltages into delicate electronics. Even with everything grounded, 100-200 amps could easily damage a CMOS device that will pop just from static.
    I have heard rumors of such, but never seen it happen and have seen and done welding done plenty of times on things with way more electronics than a tractor. Muffler shops weld mufflers on all day long without incident. Body shops weld on cars all the time without incident. I assure you they are not removing the electronics prior to doing it.

    You aren't passing the welding current through everything in the vehicle. Only from where you are welding to your ground clamp. And, you pass that many amps through the chassis every time you start it. Path of least resistance and all that.

    As far as I am concerned it's a wive's tale, but I am sure I will get plenty of replies from people who had it happen to their sisters cousins uncle or something.
    -=Mark=- 03 Kubota B7500, 47 Ford 2N

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