1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!

Excavator bucket

Discussion in 'Compact Excavators' started by Liberty, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Liberty

    Liberty Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    NH
    I definately do not forsee changing buckets. Like i said, i am a homeowner with alot of land and there is no need for speed. I remember when i was told to get a quick hitch for my 3 pt on my tractor. Though i change implements regularly , i get by just fine without it. I already have a hydraulic thumb and the idea of rhe ripper is a good one.
     
  2. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    986
    Occupation:
    s/e Heavy equipment operator
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Does your current bucket have holes and big cracks in it? because that bucket looks plenty serviceable for the tasks you have mentioned albeit with a couple new teeth welded on it :)
     
    Delmer likes this.
  3. StumpyWally

    StumpyWally Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Messages:
    443
    Occupation:
    PE Civil Eng'r, Computer Sys. Mgr., Retired
    Location:
    Liv'in the Dream ---------------> in Upstate NY
    Liberty...I have a 3pt hitch on my tractor also, & I do not see the need for a quick hitch there because its's fairly easy to change attachments & not that messy.

    On an excavator with the std. pin-on setup, that's a whole different animal!! The attachment is usually way heavier than you can lift or shove around to line up the pins, to say nothing of the gobs of grease that are (should be) on the pins & holes. So, I think that anyone who has an excavator with more than 1 attachment should seriously think about some kind of quick coupler before buying any more attachments. If I had to unpin my 24" bucket & then pin on my ripper, I would probably never do it more than once. My quick coupler makes the change very easy, fast, & I don't even get my hands dirty.

    I only have about 8 acres of land, whereas you have 200 acres with some significant work planned. I would hate to have you in the midst of that work when you then realize that you wish you had a quick coupler to enable easy changing to another attachment better suited to the work at hand.

    Should you ever change your mind & get interested in a quick coupler, feel free toe contact me for my insight. One of the most important considerations when considering a coupler for a relatively small excavator like your Doosan sl75v is to choose a coupler which is as close mounted as possible so as to not increase the tip radius of your bucket, & thereby reduce your breakout force. This rules out all conventional pin-grabber style couplers that are very common on larger excavators, which have breakout force to spare. I could go on, but I'll wait until...if...you change your mind.
     
  4. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    300
    Location:
    Az
    Stay away from proprietary shank designs like cat or deere go with something like a Hensley side pin you can get them anywhere and a lot cheaper

    Your current bucket is not toast get some new shanks do a little buildup and you wont wear it out for personal use

    If your going to get a new bucket and will never change buckets you don't need a quip coupler getting rid of a wain Roy coupler dumps a hundred pounds and will give you more breakout force

    Heavy buckets are a must have in the rock if your not in the rock and not doing more than your own stuff a standard bucket will do fine
     
    Ronsii likes this.
  5. Liberty

    Liberty Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    NH
    So much good advice here. Not sure what to do. What is wrong with cat style? They seem to be readily available and cheap.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2018
  6. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    300
    Location:
    Az
    Nothing is wrong with them but around me they ate 30 percent more and don't last as long as aftermarket options but our ground can eat teeth in 2 days if you push it
     
  7. Liberty

    Liberty Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    NH
    It seems that the cat style are $10 a piece with pins. The bucket i am looking to buy can upgrade to esco style for free but the company said cat style are easier to find. I just came across Titan attachments has 10 teeth with pins for $92 free shipping. I am sure these are chinese teeth. The teeth I have been using are H@L 230sp forged which are welded on. I like H@L . They are US made and a good company.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2018
    Blondie70 likes this.
  8. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    300
    Location:
    Az
    Don't get hung up on teeth if the cats are 10 bucks with pins that a good price and cat teeth can be found anywhere there is a cat dealer I do side pin because my cat dealer wants 15 bucks apiece also there is 5 or 6 places for me to get side pin teeth locally while there are only 2 places locally to get cat style

    My point should have been more clear don't buy a new bucket with a shank style that you can only get at one place
     
    Blondie70 likes this.
  9. 007

    007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    Australia
    Your old bucket has seen better days that's for sure.
    I doubt you will get much selling your old bucket but maybe better re purposing it.
    Maybe cutting all that mess off the front and welding a finishing bar on, or have a crack at making a clam shell out of it?
    Make something out of it that suits your immediate project needs.
    Just a thought.
     
    Blondie70 likes this.
  10. Liberty

    Liberty Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    NH
    My neighbor suggested the same. His. Idea was to convert it to a grading bucket.
     
    Blondie70 likes this.
  11. 007

    007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    Australia
    sounds like a great idea!!
    I think my mud bucket is used the most out of all my buckets.
    Would be a little bit of a pain not having the full bucket there but better than nothing.
    A creative welder might put some bucket extensions on the sides?
    Would leave the original sides untouched.
    Would be seriously ugly but what the heck, gives it some character.
    I would recommend the use of reversible bolt on blade.
    3 to 4 ft would be great.
    Post a pic when you creation is complete.
     
    Blondie70 likes this.