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Since ya all like pics, here is a couple shots of the ol' 3940.
 

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Thanks. Nice looking machine.

Is that a 3500# trailer you haulZ it on? A 5200# maybe?
 
  
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crbr said:
Thanks. Nice looking machine.

Is that a 3500# trailer you haulZ it on? A 5200# maybe?


The trailer is rated at 7000# gross. I do not haul the 3940 on it. That trailer is for my small stuff.
 
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RedRocker said:
That's a purdy rig.

Thank You, So far I like it a lot.
 
  
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3RRL said:
I like that your bucket hook(s) are on the back side of your bucket and not directly on top of it. Yeah, nice set up you have there.

I always put one on the back so I can lift near the pins when possible. The other one allows me to dump the bucket and lift over the front.
 
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Nice looking tractor! Must be a showroom display though! Not even a scratch on the bucket.

Neat idea with the hook on the back!

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I don't recall seeing a cylinder attach like that. Could you take another pic of how it mounts and is connected to the bucket? Maybe I'm just not looking at it right. Oh, BTW, nice tractor.
 

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Who made your universal bucket attach? BTW...hooks look great. Wish I could weld...
 
  
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WayneB said:
Nice looking tractor! Must be a showroom display though! Not even a scratch on the bucket.

Neat idea with the hook on the back!

Wayne

I have been using the forks and grubber since I got it. Been pushing a little dirt with the old B7500.
 
  
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rickmacheske said:
Who made your universal bucket attach? BTW...hooks look great. Wish I could weld...

The QA came with the loader from Kubota. I do not know who made it for Kubota. I will look it over and see if it says.
 
  
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I don't recall seeing a cylinder attach like that. Could you take another pic of how it mounts and is connected to the bucket? Maybe I'm just not looking at it right. Oh, BTW, nice tractor.


The cylinder is attached to relay link. I will try to remember to get a pic of it.
 
  
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BTDT said:
I don't recall seeing a cylinder attach like that. Could you take another pic of how it mounts and is connected to the bucket? Maybe I'm just not looking at it right. Oh, BTW, nice tractor.

Here it is !!!
 

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kevinj said:
Here it is !!!

That's a better overall pic. Thanks. I guess the way the cylinder rod looks like it screws into the pipe is what had me puzzled.
 

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It looks like the curl cylinder linkage on the loader has 2 positions
on the QA bracket. Some thought went into that design.
 

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What's the best souce for getting this type of ready to weld on Hook ?

If I mailorder/InternetOrder I don't want to spend more on S&H than I do for the products...

Thanks,
Ben -

PS: I work in Austin but live out in the Sticks between Austin / Houston...
 
  
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What's the best souce for getting this type of ready to weld on Hook ?

If I mailorder/InternetOrder I don't want to spend more on S&H than I do for the products...

Thanks,
Ben -

PS: I work in Austin but live out in the Sticks between Austin / Houston...


I got the hooks from AW Direct
 

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Thanks for the links, came close to ordering on Friday, but decided to check out the 1 local tractor place I haven't visited - Washington County Tractors (NewHolland dealer) - Brenham TX. They carry them for hust under $5. Only problem they only had 1 and I want 4 or 5, should have them in a week - so by next weekend I should be set to head to my cousin-in-law with my bucket, hooks and a 12 pack of his choice.
 

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ne5b:

Just a suggestion on you hooks that I took from others on this forum. If you mount two on the top of your bucket slant them inwards at a 15 degree angle. That way the chain isn't putting a torsional strain on the hooks. I did this with mine and have been really pleased with the results and glad I listened to the suggestion.
I also welded a piece of 5X2 inch 3/8 thick channel across the top of my bucket. Then I mounted the hooks on this. The district sales rep for Montana tractors suggested it and again it was a great suggestion. I've picked up very heavy and unwieldy objects with this configuration without worry about my bucket top getting bent. The channel plus the bucket top forms a box beam which is a very strong structure. I also painted the inside with primer before I welded the channel on.

Good luck with your hooks.
 

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Stampeder,

That Channel stock sounds like a really good idea. Mounting the Hooks at an angle sounds good too.

Looks like I need to do just a little more shopping/Gathering before I'm ready :) .

Thanks for the info,
Ben
 

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Just mounted mine. Was going to buy a hook from Tractor Supply or Horrible Freight but the pintle hook works very well.
 

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Not to knock a vendor but the hooks from a chain supply place posted as a source in another thread (?) are not rated for as high a capacity as those from the upper two sources posted by "cbcr" in this thread. The difference for 3/8 pelican hooks is 2900# vs 5400# - not an insignificant amount.

might as well use the strongest hooks possible in a given size.
 
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I just took my 2520 to our local machine shop to get bucket hooks installed. He's welding a piece of 1x3 (roughely) rectangular tubing all the way across the top of the bucket for strength. He said that with the tubing, you actually need to crush it down, so its like 10 times stronger than any flat metal is.
Hes welding a hook on each end, and also one in the middle.
I've gotta go pick it up now, so I can paint it up and make it look pretty! :D
 
 
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