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    Default Larger bucket

    My first winter with my B2920, and it has worked out very well. I have the 3PH snowblower (B2789) and left the FEL on for the deeper drifts. As it turns out I would love to have a 60" bucket for snow as opposed to the 50" that came with the tractor. Do I have any options for this? Bad idea?
    Last edited by fredhargis; 02-23-2011 at 07:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Larger bucket

    There is nothing that is a perfect match or offered by kubota that is larger for that group of tractors in the price book.

    When kubota builds their tractors they are looking for a good balance for everyone and everything, unfortunately your application of snow removal is on an extreme end. I say that as if it was a bucket full of wet dirt you would find that it might be just a tad to big!!

    I'd take the time with your bucket to compare the pin hole vertical spread and from side to side as well as the diameters of the pins and shop other kubota buckets that are used on larger tractors.

    I would make it a point to only use this larger bucket for lighter loads!!! For some an adjustment of load volumne would allow it for all purposes but if you feel the need to always have a full bucket you could be in trouble! Ballasting could add to the load you might like to carry but remember that the more you add the more limited you might be for other applications.

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    Default Re: Larger bucket

    Simplest option would be to get a 60" light materials bucket for the B3200. The bucket should pin onto your loader with no modifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ductape View Post
    Simplest option would be to get a 60" light materials bucket for the B3200. The bucket should pin onto your loader with no modifications.
    Or a snow pusher bucket which might be a cheaper option.
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    hey great advice from Art & Roy,I believe the B3200 60" which I have On my B3200 would fit. But as Art said you could forget that and try to pick up a heavy load and that could spell trouble.You could add a quick hitch to you tractor so you could swap between light bucket to heavy bucket.
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    Well, DUH!. Of course, if I put a QA on I guess I could use any bucket that has QA. Yeah, I'm aware of the weight limitations of my tractor so the larger bucket would be only for snow. I may be putting on a QA so I can swap forks on and off anyway.......so looking for a used bucket might be wasier than i though. I shudder to think what kubota might want for a new B3200 bucket. Thanks guys.

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    Default Re: Larger bucket

    I don't know the details of the attachment pins, but the OBVIOUS flexibility of skid steer compatibility has already been mentioned.

    According to WHERE you are; "light material", "snow", or "turkey litter" bucket might be terms used for large volume low weight capacity buckets.

    I have seen PLYWOOD used to extend the floor and sides of buckets forwards to add capacity for horse farm use, which on THAT farm was mostly moving dry slightly soiled wood shaving bedding to the manure pile. (plus maybe a few pounds of road apples per stall).

    If you get the snow early you could probably use plywood extensions and it would save on driveway scoring... You just can't scrape at the ice 3 weeks later (-:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredhargis View Post
    My first winter with my B2920, and it has worked out very well. I have the 3PH snowblower (B2789) and left the FEL on for the deeper drifts. As it turns out I would love to have a 60" bucket for snow as opposed to the 50" that came with the tractor. Do I have any options for this? Bad idea?
    I have a Massey GC2610TLB. My bucket is 4' wide and no other sizes are available. I'm planning to build my own, 6' wide and also a little deeper to move snow. A number of members here have expressed their opinion that it's not a good idea, and why. While I have considered their advice and appreciate receiving it, I still plan to do it. Total costs of $250.00 or less are bearable if it doesn't work out. The hardest part is trying to decide on a design for a quick attachment as It will have to also work for some other attachments I'm planning. Yes this is a bit of a hobby and you're allowed to laugh if I do something stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not2old View Post
    Yes this is a bit of a hobby and you're allowed to laugh if I do something stupid.
    It's OK...you're Canadian, eh?
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    Default Re: Larger bucket

    fredhargis,
    This is from the Feb 2009 price list. It should at least give you a ball park figure on the buckets from kubota.

    ***************
    REPLACEMENT FRONT LOADER BUCKETS
    (Note: B Series Loaders (LA271, LA272, LA301, LA302, LA351, LA352) come
    standard with Bucket when ordered.)

    Order
    CODE, Description, FITS LOADER MODELS, WEIGHT, LIST PRICE
    B1622 40" Standard (B1620) 148 $ 325.00
    B1647 48" Square Back (B1630B - B1630C) 132 $ 437.00
    B1648 54" Light Material (B1630B - B1630C) 124 $ 364.00
    B1614 48" Standard (LA271- LA301-LA272-LA302) 120 $ 371.00
    B1607 48" Standard (LA300) 160 $ 476.00
    B1608A 50" Standard (LA350A) 176 $ 411.00
    B1615 50" Standard (LA351-LA352) 137 $ 412.00
    B1616 54 Bucket (LA401-LA402) 125 $ 452.00
    B1617 60 Bucket (LA401-LA402) 150 $ 559.00
    B1623 48 Bucket (LA304) 125 $ 371.00
    B1624 50 Bucket (LA364) 125 $ 412.00
    B1625 54 Bucket (LA504) 125 $ 452.00
    B1626 60 Light Material (LA504) 150 $ 559.00
    Kubota L3130 HST 4x4, FEL LA723 w/QA, Backhoe BH90, Snow Blower: L2185 72" front mount w/hyd rotation and electric chute, 7' back blade, carry all, 48" Pallet Forks w/QA, Sun Shade, Turf tires & Rubber Chains for the winter, Extra forward and rear lighting. BearCat 73454 Wood Chipper. LandPride RCR2672 Rotary Cutter. Ballast Box Approximately 360 hours

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