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Old 02-16-2007, 01:19 AM
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So after getting in this morning the boss said we got a bucket to fix. I'm wondering what was wrong with it? :evil:
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:24 AM
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Looks OK to me I don't see nothin wrong




Was they digin hard or just a bad weld job on the edge or lack of mantaince

or all of the above


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Old 02-16-2007, 01:45 AM
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Not sure. Boss said that the operator bent it,straightened it on a rock, and then bent it again! We are still waiting to hear how they want to fix it. I told them a new floor and new points but we will see---
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:26 AM
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Sheesh! That's a turrible case of bucket abuse! It's almost painful to look at it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:33 AM
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the pin holes must be gettin oblong.... can't see anything else......


guess you could say he got his money's worth out of it
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:00 AM
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almost looks like you were digging frost with that bucket, but I doubt if you guys out there have ever seen frost. Here it it 12" deep/thick and getting worse. -3 deg out right now.

I'd say take that thing to the scrap yard and buy a new one. I'm betting you will have more money in a repair. plus, like theonlybull said, it looks like he got his moneys worth anyways.
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:02 AM
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What would it cost to fabricate a new one...?

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Old 02-16-2007, 07:28 AM
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What would it cost to fabricate a new one...?

Brian
I don't know that, but you can get used for $300-$500 and new for $500-$850 (after a quick search)

you could probably heat 'er up and bend it back and glue it together pretty cheap, but to fix it up right, with new bushings, pins, teeth, cutting edge, and labor, you might be better off to just get a new one.

TEK, is that a 18" or 24"??
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Looks to me like the last repair/modification was done in part with diamond plate.

My guess is the last repair wasn't very good.

Tell 'em to buy new...

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I don't know that, but you can get used for $300-$500 and new for $500-$850 (after a quick search)
Yeah but that is in Midwestern dollars, you have to figure in the Kalifornia effect factor.... and double everything, that is to pay for all the socialist reforms out there and just because it is better in Kali....
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Yeah but that is in Midwestern dollars, you have to figure in the Kalifornia effect factor.... and double everything, that is to pay for all the socialist reforms out there and just because it is better in Kali....

And the five or six warning decals...like digging in sand that hasn't been tested can cause cancer..
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