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Bucket job for the 120

Discussion in 'Welding' started by skyking1, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

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    I got a quote the other day for a professional shop to overhaul the bucket, $2280.
    This seemed a bit much, and I set about straightening it. I got started but the crack was snagging and I had to go do some work.
    Fast forward and I need to do a big job with the 120. I did not want to take a cracked bucket, so I cut the crack so it would pass freely and heated and docked it out straight-ish.
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    Sorry, no weld pictures. I will get those later. The bucket gets a 3/8" by 2" armor wear plate right under that crack.
     
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    When I see a crack in that area of a the bucket usually the outside edge worn out.
     
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    $2280 total rebuild or repair?
     
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    It is worn out in the bottom there. The armor strip was worn off, that used to stick out 1/4" past the side. When I get it back in the shop I will touch up that weld, and then bend some AR400 around the bucket bottom.
    That was 2280 for a repair.
     
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    Gold isn’t good for bucket repair,to soft:D
     
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    Agreed! That was straightening the bottom, scarfing off and replacing 3 crossways wear plates and the two on the edges. I have already flipped the cutting edge around.