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    Default Welded bucket hooks or those from BXpanded

    guys,

    have realized that moving my fine cut mower deck would be easier (taking mower deck axles off), if i were able to suspend it. could i ask you all for an eyeball guesstimate on what your dealers have charged for welding 2 or 3 bucket hooks?
    another option is BXpanded . . . harry is a good fellow (i have a loader dolly & sprayer) . . . any feedback on the bucket hook clip ons.

    thanks for any and all responses, D902 BX PILOT BX2360

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    Quote Originally Posted by D902 BX PILOT View Post
    guys,

    have realized that moving my fine cut mower deck would be easier (taking mower deck axles off), if i were able to suspend it. could i ask you all for an eyeball guesstimate on what your dealers have charged for welding 2 or 3 bucket hooks?
    another option is BXpanded . . . harry is a good fellow (i have a loader dolly & sprayer) . . . any feedback on the bucket hook clip ons.

    thanks for any and all responses, D902 BX PILOT BX2360
    A few tractors back I started having Barlows add a hook to the center of my buckets. He hasn't charged me anything but it was always at the time of a purchase and I always forgot to ask until just before delivery so he had not added it in. There is some value to a good dealer. Each person has to decide the dollar amount that it's worth to them.
    2012 B2620 FEL BH, 2008 F2680 2WD 72" side Discharge Deck, 2012 F3080 4WD 72" rear discharge deck, 2010/2009 RTV1140CPX , RatchetRake, Forks, ...DEARBORN 2 BOTTOM PLOW 12" ?? FOR SALE $425).... Drawbar and Horse Drawn disk 13 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, 13 Ford Flex. 2009 Subaru Impreza Sport

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    Default Re: Welded bucket hooks or those from BXpanded

    bucket hooks are really pretty inexpensive. Like JT said we always add them at no charge when unit is purchesed. Takes maybe ten minutes to weld hook on and paint. if you could bring your bucket to dealer cant see where they could charge more than 30-35 bucks. figure 7-10 for hook and 25 labor. easy job with big benefits.

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    Default Re: Welded bucket hooks or those from BXpanded

    My MMM was stored on a pallet for the winter. When it came time to install it and service it, the pallet forks were used to bring it up close to the garage. There, it was suspended at a nice working height and set on jack stands while I changed the gear oil, attached the belt, greased etc The blades didn't need any servicing. Later I'll probably get some hooks attached also. I didn't like the way a welded hook would need extra plates to make attachment to the top edge. The BXpanded product looks like a good alternative.
    Kubota B2620 HST

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    guys,
    i started to think, my best friend has a muffler and brake shop and has access to a mig welder 110, if im able to source the bucket hooks, we'll be able to do in my driveway . . . weooooo!
    any suggestions? D902

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    Default Re: Welded bucket hooks or those from BXpanded

    There is another, much cheaper option. I will try to find and post the links to pics as soon as I can find them in the archives.

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    Default Re: Welded bucket hooks or those from BXpanded

    I bolted 5/16 hooks to each side of my bucket with a single grade 8 bolt each.

    My BX capacity is under 500 lbs and the bolted hooks are plenty strong enough and not expensive... less than $10 for hooks and bolts.

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    Default Re: Welded bucket hooks or those from BXpanded

    I recommend going through all the links and pics in this thread. My own pics near the end will give you a solution that is much cheaper, and provide strength that is far greater than the capacity of a BX to lift.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...bolt-edge.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldballs View Post
    My MMM was stored on a pallet for the winter. When it came time to install it and service it, the pallet forks were used to bring it up close to the garage. There, it was suspended at a nice working height and set on jack stands while I changed the gear oil, attached the belt, greased etc The blades didn't need any servicing. Later I'll probably get some hooks attached also. I didn't like the way a welded hook need extra plates to make attachment to the top edge. The BXpandedwould product looks like a good alternative.
    I've never added extra plates. It's just welded to top center of bucket. I've picked up a Landpride 6' RFM with mine and no problem. Course couldn't get it high enough to setit on the trailer. Going to attach tiller and try again.
    Quote Originally Posted by D902 BX PILOT View Post
    guys,
    i started to think, my best friend has a muffler and brake shop and has access to a mig welder 110, if im able to source the bucket hooks, we'll be able to do in my driveway . . . weooooo!
    any suggestions? D902
    Barlows has them out front of the counter in a box. TSC or about anu tractor dealer should have them.
    2012 B2620 FEL BH, 2008 F2680 2WD 72" side Discharge Deck, 2012 F3080 4WD 72" rear discharge deck, 2010/2009 RTV1140CPX , RatchetRake, Forks, ...DEARBORN 2 BOTTOM PLOW 12" ?? FOR SALE $425).... Drawbar and Horse Drawn disk 13 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, 13 Ford Flex. 2009 Subaru Impreza Sport

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    Default Re: Welded bucket hooks or those from BXpanded

    Quote Originally Posted by D902 BX PILOT View Post
    guys,
    i started to think, my best friend has a muffler and brake shop and has access to a mig welder 110, if im able to source the bucket hooks, we'll be able to do in my driveway . . . weooooo!
    any suggestions? D902

    Check with your local tow truck company and ask them where they get their chains and supplies from. That's where I get mine from for around 5 bucks apiece.
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