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How to remove Bobcat teeth from bucket

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by Not You, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. willie59

    willie59 Super Moderator

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    Bobcat buckets of that weight class typically use either a Hensley X156 tooth or an H&L 230 tooth, either would work fine. Don't know where in Indiana you're located, but you might try Boyd & Sons in Washington IN, good people, they can probably fix you up with new teeth and adapters.
     
  2. ol'stonebreaker

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    If you go with new teeth and adapters get two extra teeth. Cut a piece of 1/2" plate the length of the bucket width and wide enough to cover the teeth front to back. With the two outside teeth on their adapters, weld the plate to them very solidly. Now you have a removable straight edge to work over pipe with. Just leave the unweldeded teeth on the bucket to support the plate in the middle.
    Mike
     
  3. hetkind

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    I got six h&l 230 series teeth and Weld on shanks, with pins for about $150 last summer...

    But, it took a cutting torch, big angle head grinder and 300 amp AC stick welder.

    Howard
     
  4. willie59

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    Yes, it's a bit of work, a lot more than what one would think. I've done a number of 300 and 400 class buckets, man you talk about a pile of weld. On those I use a MIG with .045 flux core wire, even with that it takes a while to lay down all that weld on the adapters. I did one on an Kobelco SK330 bucket in the field, broke one of the outside adapters clean off, I have no idea how they did that. But they said they were in a pinch and needed it repaired today, didn't have time to acquire a new shank and replace it. I beveled the broken halves and welded it back on using 1/8" 7018 rods. Took me a good 1/2 a working day to do that repair, but that sucker is still stuck to that bucket to this day.
     
  5. hetkind

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    This is one of my tooth and shank sources...

    http://www.romacparts.com/

    Howard
     
  6. Not You

    Not You Well-Known Member

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    I decided upon Hensley 156 adapters and flare teeth. Seems like the best of both worlds. Thanks everyone!