Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    25
    Tractor
    Yanmar 187D

    Default Toothed Blade - will it damage the FEL

    Will a toothed blade, used for digging in rocky, heavy soil, wreck a FEL? The one I've got is a 463 loader on an L3400. The FEL has the quick attach skid steer hardware.

  2. #2
    Super Star Member LD1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    11,881
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Tractor
    Kubota l3400

    Default Re: Toothed Blade - will it damage the FEL

    Quote Originally Posted by DWeinreich View Post
    Will a toothed blade, used for digging in rocky, heavy soil, wreck a FEL? The one I've got is a 463 loader on an L3400. The FEL has the quick attach skid steer hardware.
    If you are talking about a toothbar, then the answer is probabally not. Several people on here love their toothbars. It actually makes digging and pushing into piles take less effort, which is probabally easier on the loader
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    25
    Tractor
    Yanmar 187D

    Default

    Yes, I meant a toothed blade.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    25
    Tractor
    Yanmar 187D

    Default

    Sorry. Meant to say a tooth bar.

  5. #5
    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    19,476
    Location
    Bethel, Vermont
    Tractor
    John Deere 4520 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV, Z920A Zero Turn Mower and assorted implements

    Default Re: Toothed Blade - will it damage the FEL

    Shouldn't wreck the FEL, assuming the operator knows the machine limitations as well as using some common sense.
    Working in the soil conditions you describe may accelerate wear, however. That's just a fact of life.
    I do suggest you grease the FEL fittings regularly (daily would be good) if you intend to do this work frequently.
    Roy Jackson

    "Any government that does not trust its citizens with firearms is either a tyranny, or planning to become one."
    -Joseph P. Martino

  6. #6
    Silver Member copperhead1967's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    219
    Location
    greensburg PA
    Tractor
    kubota BX22, Cub ZForce S 48 inch deck

    Default Re: Toothed Blade - will it damage the FEL

    I'm for the toothbar. NOT having one can actually ruin your bucket. Trust me I know.
    The teeth focus the force into a smaller area and generate more digging power.

  7. #7
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,650
    Location
    Kansas...USA
    Tractor
    Kubota B2620 (2012)

    Default Re: Toothed Blade - will it damage the FEL

    I've been doing a lot of digging and moving heavy rocks in dirt mounds. The toothbar actually makes it all go better. It's amazing to me how well the BX2660 does. No damage here. Some of the rocks are bigger than the bucket. But careful manuevers get the job done.
    Kubota B2620 HST

Similar Threads

  1. Box Scraper Beginners guide to using a box blade
    By canoetrpr in forum Attachments
    Replies: 195
    Last Post: 05-10-2015, 08:55 PM
  2. Hinged Box Blade - What's the difference.
    By PBinWA in forum Attachments
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-24-2011, 09:17 PM
  3. Front-End Loader Driveway install - FEL, Box Blade or Rear Blade
    By fausdick in forum Attachments
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 06-04-2010, 06:45 PM
  4. Grading Driveway Repair w/ Box Blade and FEL?
    By Johnjan in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-23-2007, 03:29 PM
  5. CUT Box Blade Newbie - Road Pictures
    By Obed in forum Projects
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 03-16-2007, 04:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.