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    Default Loader chain hooks

    I want to put some chain hooks on my loader, any ideas as to what to get and where to get them?

    Thanks Bob

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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    I like AW Direct. Click Here
    Click one Towing. Then click Chain Hardware - Links & Shackles.

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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    I had the dealer weld chain hooks on the bucket (B7510HST/LA302 FEL).

    I bought the hooks from AW Direct. The two outer hooks are Grade 40 Weldable Towing Grab Hooks. The center one is a Gunnebo-Johnson Weld-on Anchor Hook (also from AW Direct).

    Be sure to weld stiffening on the bucket before you attach the chain hooks (you can see this on my bucket).
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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    Another photo with three hooks. Two 5/16ths chain hooks welded at edges of bucket and a 3/8 inch hook in the middle with a support piece.

    You should be able to get all of these materials from just about any tractor dealer or outdoor power dealer.
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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    You'll find a lot of neat uses for your bucket hooks. For example---
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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    I learned a neat use for the choke hooks at the ends of the bucket the other day. Hang a chain, choked at each with the loop almost to the bottom of the bucket. You can then drive up to large rocks with the bucket dumped letting the looped chain hang behind the rock you want to pick up. rotate the bucket back and lower it. With a little practice you can pull the rock into the bucket and drive away. Its alot easier than trying to scoop up a large rock.

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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    Thanks for the great ideas! I started over the weekend and realized I needed stuff from the welding supply house, they were closed for the holiday weekend. I will post my pics when finished.

    Thanks Bob

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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I had the dealer weld chain hooks on the bucket (B7510HST/LA302 FEL). )</font>

    While hooks welded in this orientation are useful in a variety of
    situations caution should be used when the torque of the tractor
    is being applied in reverse. In this case it is better to run the chain
    under the bucket and up around the back to whatever hook/loops
    are being used. Doing so the bucket can be driven against
    its roll-back mechanical stop thus preventing reverse stress loading
    of the hydraulics. Perhaps more important is this will lower the
    effective center of gravity when operating in 4WD and is less
    likely to cause the tractor lift/roll forward.

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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    Hmmm...
    Interesting observation...
    Could you eloborate more on your statement, please?
    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Doing so the bucket can be driven against its roll-back mechanical stop thus preventing reverse stress loading of the hydraulics.)</font>
    Especially the "reverse stress loading of the hydraulics"?
    Thanks,

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    Default Re: Loader chain hooks

    Sorry Uhmgawa,

    But you lost me a bit too, I have read and re-read your explanation...

    And understand your "reverse stress loading" statement. Although when working a setup like Flusher's example the bucket is useful to provide vertical alignment/support of the sample lift.

    But, why would 4WD CG be different than 2WD?

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