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haykarenhardy

G. T. Bucket

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haykarenhardy
I got my G T Bucket finished this week. I goes on a 7116 with electric lift. Hydro may work better. The bucket weight is just under 100 lbs. I can lift two 40 pound bags of salt but can not lift three. The bucket is 42 inches wide, made from 1/8 inch metal and lift bars are the same as my snow plow. Otherwise the same as the GT bucket plans. I want to try a counter weight or spring, not sure what would work best or where I want the springs.






I did add a lift cable to left side of tractor. It works OK to load the bucket when wheels are straight, when the bucket is up there is no interference when turning the wheels. I got a lot of flex with one lift rod. Stan

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Killer_A-C
Looks like that will come in quite handy.Nice bucket on a nice tractor,MattdOd

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gwiseman
SUPER looking fabrication and pics too Stan. Need to build one for my B series after installing hydraulic lift (probably a winter-time project).

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Gary
Nice lookin rig you got there! Good Job:)

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Roy
Nice work. [^} Hope to build one myself some day.

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haykarenhardy
I went looking for springs today, Lowe's and TSC. Did not find what I wanted so I got a 1.00 X 7.50 X 0.105" and one 1 X 7 X .135" spring. Now I can lift 120 pounds nice, load from a dirt pile and skim gravel off my driveway. The down side is the bucket is near float at level, won't dig as well but its more use to me this way. Stan




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UCD
You could also move your lift points closer to the bucket, = more leverage

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haykarenhardy
You are right Maynard, I just may do that. This was a learning experience for me and I only learn when I make mistakes.:D Stan

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