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    Default FEL Loader bucket repair metal?

    Recently purchased a Ford loader, the FEL bucket edge is very worn. I have a few snow plow cutting edges 6" x 1/2" x 8'. Could I use this? I got a few of them cheap a couple of years ago and never used them. There is approx 3 inches of the old edge left on the bucket. I was going to weld the plow edge to bottom of bucket, weld the back and run a bead down the front top side of the old bucket edge. Maybe some plug welds thru the bolt holes in the plow blade.

    The only thing I know about the plow edges is that it is the correct length and it is sold as high carbon steel. I have used one on a snowplow and it seems to last.

    If the snowplow edge is not good, does anyone have a source for inexpensive bolt on or weld on cutting edges?

    I am mostly only using the loader for dirt and snow moving.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: FEL Loader bucket repair metal?

    if you can get it fastened on than call it good... I'm using a unknown blade for a improved edge on my box blade...
    Sackett aka "Steve"
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    Default Re: FEL Loader bucket repair metal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Claytonfarms View Post
    I have a few snow plow cutting edges 6" x 1/2" x 8'. Could I use this?
    I got a few of them cheap a couple of years ago and never used them.
    That will work, esp if it already has a bevel on one edge. This "plow steel", a hot-rolled tough
    alloy, is very pricey at the tractor dealer. You did well to find some, reasonably priced. I found
    some at a steel disti/recycler.

    When you weld, space your "stitches" out to avoid warping the blade.

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    Default Re: FEL Loader bucket repair metal?

    Been there and done that a few times, it'll work fine. As Dfkrug suggested space your stitches and take your time, it WILL warp otherwise.

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