Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
  1. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    1,211
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Tractor
    2001 New Holland TC40D w/16LA loader

    Default Re: Cutting edge wear

    No pics at this time....but:

    I used carriage bolts with fender washers (8 total). I got bigger fender washers so that the square part of the bolt fit in the hole and the washer made contact with the underside of the head (make it as low profile as possible.) The heads were on the bottom, then the washer, through a hole in the mat, through the hole in the bucket , then nut on top (inside bucket.) When I tightened up the nut, the washer and head recessed themselves mostly into the mat (compressing the rubber.)

    I also had to develop a "technique" which mostly worked:
    I have a level-indicator rod on my FEL to show when the bucket bottom is level. I rolled it SLIGHTLY forward of level, then "floated" the lift. The only places I hit with the bolt-head were where tree roots pushed up the pavement slightly. It was like using a "squeegee" to clear the pavement. I tried it on neighbors' gravel drives and it didnt do very well - the back blade with rubber worked MUCH better in those spots.

    Next year, I am going to replace all the fender washers with a single strip of 3/16" x 2" x 8' flat metal I found in the barn and "braze" on the bolts and grind off the heads ( I need to learn how to "braze" ). I found that snow packed in between the rubber and bucket edge and pulled the rubber off the washers a couple times. A contiguous strip of metal with even pressure should help a lot.

    When my camera is working, I'll try to do some snaps. Right now I have my toothbar on, with fervent belief/hope that snow season is OVER! It's been a long winter [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Mark

  2. #12
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    316
    Location
    Peabody, Ma.
    Tractor
    KUBOTA BX-22

    Default Re: Cutting edge wear

    thanks for the info I'll go with 1/2" thick, I work in a machine shop so getting free stock is not a problem.

  3. #13
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    2,829
    Location
    Iuka Mississippi USA
    Tractor
    3550 Fard Backhoe and a 1948 Farmall Cub,

    Default Re: Cutting edge wear

    Regualr steel will wear quick even grader blade will wear on asphault. hen i bough my hoe it had section of edge broken out and i replaced that section. I make alot of tree shear bladfes for a logger freind of mine out of AR500 and its undrillable lol. I have a special torch track and motor i built to thold and feeds my torch on it at an angle for the blades and i made it long enought to bevel a new edge for my loader/ the front where my edge is welded to has a 4 inch plate behind it so ill cut all of it out and square it ll up. Mine is worn out more on one side from having a leaky rear tire and scraping off burnt building foundations. I may burn some holes to mount my tiooth bar i plan to build.

  4. #14
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    127
    Location
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Tractor
    B3030 Kubota

    Default Re: Cutting edge wear

    I have been looking at FEL and toothbar purchase recently. One dealer suggested Rezloh edge as option to avoid excessive cutting edge wear. This seemed like a great idea but perhaps a little too costly for me.

    http://www.newhollandconstruction.co...DGE&ID=315

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

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.