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    Backhoe bucket repair

    The bucket on my backhoe is due for repair this winter. I need to replace the teeth, and address the floor of the bucket. What is the best way to approach this? It's a John Deere 310e. What material for the floor? Any recommended vendors for the teeth? Cut off and weld new teeth on or set up for pin on teeth?

    Also, would you rebush these holes? It's getting kinda sloppy and wobbly.



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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    A lot will depend on just how much you use the machine and what for??? as for the teeth looks like the shanks are still good....I see the teeth are welded on to them - is this just to keep the rattle down? or other??? Those look like the 'crimp on' teeth... right???

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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    I think the caps are pin onsName:  35205DE9-F742-4985-A7E1-450180449A1C.jpg
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    Cut out similar to this . Make template of floor to bend new floor . I like to make floor about an inch bigger then bucket .weld wear bars across bucket Name:  DA3AD008-9E31-4189-AA70-3CB7AD341867.jpg
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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    I use AR400 for floor and wear bars

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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    Hard to say if the teeth are crimp on or pin but look like crimp on to me. Pins aren't generally recessed in a dimple. For a backhoe bucket they are on upside down and it's surprising they aren't all broken off at the edge of the weld. The way they are on the bucket is how they'd be on a skid steer bucket. Forged teeth are much better than welded teeth. For the holes you could have them bored out and a bushing either pressed or welded in. The bucket is small enough to take off and have done in a machine shop. AR400 would be good for the floor but if wear bars are added mild steel would be a cheaper option. Use AR400 for the wear bars or apply some hardfacing. It's not a heavy duty bucket on a large excavator.

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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    Hard to say if the teeth are crimp on or pin but look like crimp on to me. Pins aren't generally recessed in a dimple. For a backhoe bucket they are on upside down and it's surprising they aren't all broken off at the edge of the weld. The way they are on the bucket is how they'd be on a skid steer bucket. Forged teeth are much better than welded teeth. For the holes you could have them bored out and a bushing either pressed or welded in. The bucket is small enough to take off and have done in a machine shop. AR400 would be good for the floor but if wear bars are added mild steel would be a cheaper option. Use AR400 for the wear bars or apply some hardfacing. It's not a heavy duty bucket on a large excavator.
    You're looking at the teeth from the bottom of the bucket... They're mounted in the proper orientation.
    I figure if they have been welded on, most likely the adaptors are shot.

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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    On closer inspection they are on the correct way but it's a little hard to tell from the pics. It's common to weld on crimp on teeth. My skid steer has crimp on teeth and I hate them. Was looking into the one piece bolt on style to replace them. The welded teeth break easily and the top wears thin, they open up and get ripped off. You need a torch to change them and usually also have to run a bead on them.

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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    The teeth have holes in them so I assumed that they were replaceable teeth that were just welded on because they were falling off.

    This backhoe is used around the farm and on a few jobs for trenching. Currently I'm using it to dig my walkout basement but plan on doing the repair after that.

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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    I would get new shanks for the teeth and get pin on style. Whether you cut the old shanks off or just buy a new cutting edge depends on how wore the edge is. It’s a small enough bucket maybe a steel supplier would have a drop from a shear job to save some money
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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

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    This is a good thread - all info is forward . . .

    The bad new
    - your bucket, dog-bones, and related pivots
    are shot . . .

    The good news - the 'ripper shanks' are intact - upon a
    well/worn moldboard . . .

    'Do the minimum to make your bucket functional' . . .

    Scab: a new floor, and replace the rippers with mid-worn-
    out
    rippers . . .

    You are facing: a major [align boring] rebuild of all pivot
    points [thru the entire boom] - until then - buy . . .

    A new/used bucket - and 'plant flowers' in your old one . . .

    hth


    Opus



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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    Quote Originally Posted by OPUS FERRO View Post
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    Ryanjax


    This is a good thread - all info is forward . . .

    The bad new
    - your bucket, dog-bones, and related pivots
    are shot . . .

    The good news - the 'ripper shanks' are intact - upon a
    well/worn moldboard . . .

    'Do the minimum to make your bucket functional' . . .

    Scab: a new floor, and replace the rippers with mid-worn-
    out
    rippers . . .

    You are facing: a major [align boring] rebuild of all pivot
    points [thru the entire boom] - until then - buy . . .

    A new/used bucket - and 'plant flowers' in your old one . . .

    hth


    Opus



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    No pics of his bucket linkage, just the bucket lugs themselves. If you noticed it does have a quick coupler so the bucket pins are non-rotating. If the rest of the stick linkage has been greased well there is probably no damage that a set of new bushings couldn't fix. I've had several buckets that were line bored for weld in bushings at a machine shop that really weren't all that expensive.
    And more than once I've seen used machines sold with well used buckets because some salesman's buddy need a newer one. Especially if it had a quick attach adapter.

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    Re: Backhoe bucket repair

    Looks like great project.
    Little line boring
    Thinking of hard facing wire.
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    Dave


    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanjax View Post
    The bucket on my backhoe is due for repair this winter. I need to replace the teeth, and address the floor of the bucket. What is the best way to approach this? It's a John Deere 310e. What material for the floor? Any recommended vendors for the teeth? Cut off and weld new teeth on or set up for pin on teeth?

    Also, would you rebush these holes? It's getting kinda sloppy and wobbly.



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