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John Deere 450B Teeth

Discussion in 'Track Loaders' started by redneckracin, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. redneckracin

    redneckracin Senior Member

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    Fellas,

    Anyone have any opinions on putting tiger teeth on a 450b? I have some new teeth (U16086) and shanks that are pretty wide (about 3" or so) that Could be put on.I'm planning on digging a shale bank back about 25' and thought a tiger tooth would dig better but I wasn't sure how well they would hold up on a track loader.
     

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  2. sstocker31

    sstocker31 Active Member

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    That looks like the same shank and tooth that were on the JD555 I ran way back when. Had no problems with them then, but only used them in clay....hard and frozen variety.
     
  3. redneckracin

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    hey stocker, how did they work out? I figured a tiger tooth would dig much much easier than that flat spade would.
     
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    The ones I had on worked just fine. I think weather or not it would work depends on the angle that the shank holds the tooth compared to the bottom surface of the bucket.....
     
  5. redneckracin

    redneckracin Senior Member

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    I was thinking that I could get the most aggressive teeth possible to make the digging go easier being that its a fairly older machine. New teeth will make a huge difference compared to the rounded out stubs that are on there now. I just was not sure if the tiger's were available or would take the breakout force in a crawler application without snapping off. I know larger hoe's run them with no problem but Im pretty sure they have a different attachment style than my little crawler does.