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  1. #1
    Bronze Member
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    Oct 2012
    Highfields, Qld, Australia
    Yanmar ym1510d Kioti ds3510

    Default What angle for digging with FEL with toothbar

    I have fitted a homemade toothbar to my 4in1 bucket on my Kioti DS3510. It has 2" teeth (8 off). For digging rock free or very small rock dirt what angle should I set the bucket to for effective digging but not damage the bucket. It doesn't matter if I damage the toothbar because if it breaks I'll make a bigger/heavier one.
    Thanks, Geoff

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    east coast
    2012 JD 3720 deluxe cab

    Default Re: What angle for digging with FEL with toothbar

    start with the slightest angle that you start to feel it digging. play around with it for an hour and you will get the feel for it. I cant see that you will damage anything unless you start ramming with it at a fast speed

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    Elite Member
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    Sep 2009
    Murray, KY
    1976 265 MF / 1983 JD 310B Backhoe / 1966 Ford 3000 Diesel / 1980 3600 Diesel

    Default Re: What angle for digging with FEL with toothbar

    I agree with chin. As you can see in the many pictures most but all are built where you can dig yet still keep most of the force in direct line with your main load arms/support. If trying to take too big of a bite one can create extreme torquing on bucket dumping arms and cylinder(s).

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    Super Star Member Gary Fowler's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Bismarck Arkansas
    2009 Kubota RTV 900, 2009 Kubota B26 TLB & 2010 model LS P7010

    Default Re: What angle for digging with FEL with toothbar

    You will know when you get too much angle, the wheels will start spinning or engine will stall. Slight angle down just to skim about 2-3" at a time. IF the angle is too shallow it wont dig, too steep and it stalls, just have to play with it to get the right amount. I wouldn't worry about hurting the FEL as long as you go slow. It should be designed to take the full force of the tractors traction but not necessarily hitting any immovable object at 5+MPH.
    2010 LS P-7010C 20F/20R gear tractor & FEL, 2009 Kubota B 26 TLB, RTV 900 Kubota,17 foot Lund boat with 70HP motor, 2012-20 ft 12k GVW trailer, 2011- 52" Craftsman ZTR mower, 2013 Ferris Zero Turn, 3 weed whackers, pressure washer, leaf blowers, 7 foot bush hog, 8 foot landscape rake , 8 foot 3 PH disc, 2 row cultivator, 350 amp Miller AC/DC welding machine and all the tools needed to keep them all repaired and running.

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