A friend asked me to put on a new cutting edge on his combo. I ordered a bolt on thinking I could just blow some holes in his bucket and bolt it up. I hung it on the bucket and noticed it will have to be welded to fill in the gap in front and because I do not have a flat surface to work with.
What would be the best way to do this? There was no replaceable blade on it, just the welded on bucket edge. Would you remove some of the bucket edge and build up a "ramp" with weld? I am pretty sure the absolute correct way would be to cut out/off the welded on bucket edge, replace and weld in new, and then bolt on the cutting edge. However this machine is old, not used very much and will not outlast this new edge. So I would like to do it nice with what I have because I don't think he wants to put any more money into this project. He has been using the bucket like that for the past 13 years I've known him. Any suggestions from some of the heavy equipment guys here?