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Old 04-23-2008, 02:42 AM
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Default John Deere bucket repair.

I was talking to my neighbor this morning and it just happened to come up in the conversation that his wife had a busted bucket on her tractor. He does mechanical stuff out of his garage and doesnt really have time to work on this so I went and looked at it Awhile back someone that owed him some money did him a favor and 'fixed' this for him.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:50 AM
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lolol

No problem, that'll buff right out.
Great job on those pictures, TEK but I wasn't able to find the spot that he fixed?
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:53 AM
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I wound up cutting all the crap off of it, trimming back to good steel and putting in a piece of 3/8x3" flat on the bottom and two more pieces on the top. I used his Lincoln Ranger for the 7018 part of it and then his MAC MM250(sweet) for the thin stuff. I also did the bottom corner with the MM250. That thing is nice. I maxed it out so I could spray that pass and it gets hotter than the wire can feed. I had to turn it down so it would fill, otherwise it would have melted that 3/8 right thru--- Anyway, he was happy......
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:56 AM
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lolol

No problem, that'll buff right out.
Great job on those pictures, TEK but I wasn't able to find the spot that he fixed?
On the first pic there is a 4x4x1/4 angle welded on the bottom. Jesse had already cut a bit off the middle section before I got there.

And thanks for the kudo on the pics; I'm learnin'
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:29 AM
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Really good job you did there. I'd say he's very pleased.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:33 AM
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Someone did an awful lot of backdragging with that bucket, either that or they like to drag the heel a little when filling it. Does the cutting edge look as bad a the back corners?
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:32 AM
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Someone did an awful lot of backdragging with that bucket, either that or they like to drag the heel a little when filling it. Does the cutting edge look as bad a the back corners?
The bits are in fair shape, cuz they're pretty new. Bobtail Pattie is a pretty good operator and doesnt mistreat her eq. She got the bucket used about a yr. ago....
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Nice job TEK, thst'll do it!
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