I've 3 questions about backhoes/excavators:
1)What is "breakout force",and where is it measured on the backhoe?At the bucket teeth?
2)I have trouble loading my dump truck directly with the backhoe.When I raise the bucket high enough to clear the side of the truck,much of the dirt will fall out of the bucket before clearing the edge of the box,especially if there is clumps of sod or roots,etc.Changing the bucket pivot pin from "A" to "B" would cause the bucket to fold under farther,but would reduce the leverage(power)of the bucket.(See pic. below)Would this be an acceptable "fix" for the spillage problem,or is there another technique,or attachment,that I could use,short of getting a bigger(Taller) backhoe?
3)Would changing the pivot pin hole reduce the "breakout force",or possibly cause synchronization problems operating the controls,as it seems that the rates that the bucket folds in,and the dipper(?) draws back,are timed very well when both levers all pulled fully back together?Changing the pivot would cause the bucket to fold quicker.
Ie: will I have to alter the rate of bucket "fold" at the control,instead of relying on the "balance" that the valves now have at fully applied position?
(I do realize that the job often requires using each control independently,but when able,it was nice to rely on the "balance" that the controls had when digging.I wouldn't want to make it anymore difficult than it already is! )
My apologies if these questions seem silly,but I'm still learning.Thanks!