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Bobcat 709 backhoe Boom repair or replace?

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by sierradmax, May 20, 2012.

  1. sierradmax

    sierradmax Active Member

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    I purchased a used bobcat backhoe attachment (709) that had two hairline cracks in the boom. They were on both sides of the mount where the arm cylinder attaches. To my stupidity, I neglected to repair and just recently, it reached its limit and is now out of commission. Should I have it straightened and have some additional plates welded or should I look into another one. I'm assuming these aren't cheap and may be a couple weeks out.

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  2. KSSS

    KSSS Senior Member

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    I would have it repaired. That does not look like an overly expensive repair for a competent wielding repair shop.
     
  3. willie59

    willie59 Super Moderator

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    I vote repair also. And I bet you can get new pin bosses from Bobcat. Have a competent welding shop cut out the damaged metal, fab new plates, weld in new pin bosses, apply some white paint and your good to go.
     
  4. sierradmax

    sierradmax Active Member

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    I called my dealer to price out a new one. $3600...! Looks like repairing it will certainly be cheaper.