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Comments on quality of SEC Buckets

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by lake side bob, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. lake side bob

    lake side bob Well-Known Member

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    Looking at purchasing a SEC manufactured ditching bucket
    Any on have experience good or bad on a SEC Brand bucket?
     
  2. 580bob

    580bob Active Member

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    absolute junk chinnnese sold by ritchies run don't walk seen them peel apart first day
     
  3. GregsHD

    GregsHD Senior Member

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    It depends.

    What soil conditions will you be using it in? If its easy digging it won't tear apart. Is it a great deal? I wouldn't spend much, certainly not new! When you say ditching are you talking a Vee bucket or cleanup?

    In certain non commercial applications with some common sense they will do the trick, but they are just mild steel you have to keep that in mind all the time! Don't even think of touching a rock with it!

    I have a SEC 68" brush rake, I got it for scrap price, straightened all the bent tines and reinforced it, it holds up fine for my application, but I don't abuse it.
     
  4. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton Senior Member

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    @Shimmy1 has had a SEC ditching tilt bucket for several years. He hasn't torn up the bucket, but i think he's had issues with the cylinders.
     
  5. lake side bob

    lake side bob Well-Known Member

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    cleaning the ditches along side roads cleaning up vegation and soils wasted down the slopes.
     
  6. Canadian_digger

    Canadian_digger Senior Member

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    Had a 36" Sec tooth bucket on a PC120. Bent the cutting edge pulling on a rock. Any decent bucket would have been ok. Like the other post. Light Duty ok. If you have employees using it don't get mad when you get the phone call for a broken bucket.
     
  7. tantoy

    tantoy Member

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    54" rake on a 120-3 with non experienced operator bent outside tines in a few hours. 39" dig bucket on same machine seems good so far but haven't put many hrs on it yet.
     
  8. RUKK

    RUKK New Member

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    My friends and I call them "butter buckets"....awful! A used bucket that is 50% worn will give you much more life.