Loader Bucket Build

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Will your loader be able to lift it full of gravel ?

I think the capacity of the bucket is 1/2 yard or so, which would be about 1500 pounds of gravel. To full height, it'd be close since the weight is forward of the pins, but I think it may be able to lift to full height. That being said, about the highest I need to load is a dump trailer or the bed of my truck, which is well below full height.

I also move the machine a lot to do various things, so I wanted a decent all around bucket so I don't need to bring lots of attachments with me. Most of the time in actuality, this bucket will probably be used for wood and chips.
 
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I updated the solidworks model to include the actual wear plates I installed, etc. Looks like I'm at 650 pounds plus welding wire and chain hooks.
 

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Bucket has primer on all the exposed welds.

I tried to get a picture of how I reinforced the top lip, phone camera did what it could with poor lighting.
 

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   / Loader Bucket Build #34  
jb1390, seems you are getting some flak on material choice. I also would have used an AR steel, as I have tweaked a few standard duty buckets with a 45-50 hp tractor, now I have a 72 hp tractor. Your mounting angle is not excessive. It closely resembles the angle of my LS P7010C bucket.

I think you have inspired me to build a HD stump bucket.

CT
 
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Great build and great looking welds. I can only wish mine looked as good.
 
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jb1390, seems you are getting some flak on material choice. I also would have used an AR steel, as I have tweaked a few standard duty buckets with a 45-50 hp tractor, now I have a 72 hp tractor. Your mounting angle is not excessive. It closely resembles the angle of my LS P7010C bucket.

I think you have inspired me to build a HD stump bucket.

CT

Thanks CT, be sure to post up a picture of your build for us to enjoy!

The mount angle is a bit steeper than the stock bucket or my neighbors skid steer bucket. 60 Degrees, so a 30 degree angle on the bottom plate when rolled back at ground level. I did cut a piece out of cardboard first to make sure I was decently happy with the size and angles held up to my machine before I cut the steel.
 
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Nice work. Dose it flex with a heavy load?

I don't know yet for sure, but I'm pretty positive the bucket will not be the weak link anymore.

I'll be sure to post my thoughts and pictures after using it for a while, for peoples enjoyment and to help people purchasing or building their own bucket.
 
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Well done. Going to look great when painted.
 
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I don't know yet for sure, but I'm pretty positive the bucket will not be the weak link anymore.

I'll be sure to post my thoughts and pictures after using it for a while, for peoples enjoyment and to help people purchasing or building their own bucket.

I had a standard bucket and sold it. I then bough a heavy duty bucket no flex. You bucket look great and I think it should just fine. It all in the type of work that's being done.
 
 
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