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Old 03-24-2009, 06:09 PM
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I was thinking about building a backhoe attachment for my tractor. I spied this at the local auction house. I am thinking I could get it for scrap prices or so. It would give me a hell of a start and is a perfect size for my tractor.

It looks like it went though a barn fire. It was either hot enough or had debris falling hard enough to bend the rams. All the cylinders, hoses and the valve are junk. I am looking it only for the structure.

Is the steel on these tempered or heat treated? Will being severely cooked weaken the structure to a point where I would have problems?

Can anyone ID the mfg or model. It could have been blue.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:37 PM
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Just a wild guess, the second pic the pin that is in the outrigger arm it looks like the same one's that are on a Kubota tractor bucket frame for a front loader.

That's about all that's looks familiar to me.

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Old 03-24-2009, 06:51 PM
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I am thinking its an Amerequip brand mod 80
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:58 PM
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Maybe a Bradco.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:04 PM
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other than replacing the ruber parts and cylinder seals i dont see why this wont work. the cylinders may need the tubes honed if the oild burned in them .

as to temper and what not for home/farm use i doubt you would have any trouble
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:11 PM
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the cylinders may need the tubes honed if the oild burned in them .
the chrome is burned off the rods, and at least one is complete junk. I think they would leak pretty bad (externally) upon retracting
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I think you have already Identified the brand, as for tempered steel all the ones I've ever welded on were mild steel, except in high wear areas. And you're right those cylinders will give trouble from now on, figure on replacing them all. BTDT!
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Most of them that I've seen are just mild steel structures, (the other would be ductile iron) with hardened bushings and sometimes hardened pins. All depended on what kind of service life they wanted out of particular part. I sure wouldn't worry about it though for what you're going to use it for. The worst case is you'll need to do bushings and pins someday to get the excess play out of it.
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Well it came home with me today. $100 At least I can pull the bucket and sell that to recoup if need be.
There is a non burned on on the 'bay right now. $2500 and still going. Gives a nice figure on how much I can spend to make this one work again.
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Congrats. That's a You Suck.

A $100 is an incredible price for scrap metal that happens to be in the exact shape that you wanted. :evil::evil:
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