On pic 3, I'm not sure how much play should be there, but the gap seems awfully big.........that holds the top or your bucket to the QA.
It does seem like a lot of clearance doesn't? I would think it would fit tighter, some grease on the adapter once in a while would help a bit on wear.
It does seem like a lot of clearance doesn't? I would think it would fit tighter, some grease on the adapter once in a while would help a bit on wear.[/QUOTE]
it used to fit alot tighter.
......oh ya, lynch pins that's what they are called....lol....I knew that :)
I am surprised at how much slop there is under the bucket hooks.Makes me wonder if they got bent somehow, just don't know how you could bend them s long as the bottom lynch pin is in place on the bucket. I have over 4000 hrs on my tractor (JD4300) split between the bucket and a couple of different sets of forks/lifting brackets. Lot of digging and rock work, but only half the slop that you have. I have the steel, rather than the newer cast brackets and mine have bent a bit as well.
I can't see how you could have your bucket come unhooked the way the other style (SkidSteer) does but if you like, you could try to bend those hooks back down with a big hammer. If you fill the space with weld, you might also harden them and make them brittle....
I think what i need to do is go to a JD dealer and get some measurement of the hook and the bar the hook goes over and see from there i guess?
I thank everyone greatly so far in helping me with this issue
Im going to look and or study the whole attachment really good tomorrow since i worked today.
Thanks for keeping us informed.
I will be going to JD Dealer tomorrow morning (Tuesday)....got to buy some dash bulbs....so while I'm there, going to ask and measure new bucket, etc.,
but, will post what I come up with :)