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cat 315 bucket

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by shadow, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. shadow

    shadow Well-Known Member

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    I am in the middle of a bucket rebuild and i'm trying to fide a cheap way to replace the side cutting edge of the bucket.
     
  2. cat953

    cat953 Active Member

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    A used cutting edge off a dozer or loader works
     
  3. shadow

    shadow Well-Known Member

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    would you weld it on or bolt it with the same holes that are there how thick should the plate be
     
  4. cat953

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    I would weld it on 7018 rod atleast the thickness it is now or a little thicker
     
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  5. caterpillarmech

    caterpillarmech Senior Member

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    Loader segments would work best and I would weld them in as well. I would think 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" thick.
     
  6. Nige

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    I think I would rather bolt them on to the sidebars. That way when whatever you have has worn out you can remove it easily and install replacements.