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#1 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:00 AM

I was out with my Kubota L2000 pushing some small brush up in a pile, I had the bucket dumped all the way and I accidentally hit it on the ground while driving in 2nd gear. It over extended and bent both cylinders on the bucket :wallbanging: . It also snapped off half the threads so there is no straightening :ah_shoot:

Luckily I had 2 cylinders on hand that fit with a little modification, they are a bigger bore so it makes them a little slower, but so far they seem to be working.

 

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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Great you had the cylinders to replace the bent ones.  Look at it this way....lots more curling power!


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Sorry, that sucks. At least you had the parts and ability to bring it back around to working order.

I bet that was a sudden stop.
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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:16 AM

Sorry to see that happen. It is not your fault. The frame on loaders and backhoes should be designed to be stronger than the hydraulics and to protect the hydraulics. My 1973 Ford 2000 with FEL has steel bars welded on the bucket pin brackets to prevent the bucket from tipping too far. Maybe you can add something to prevent this from happening again. The designer should have spent the extra few bucks to build it right. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:18 AM

Sorry to see that happen. It is not your fault. The frame on loaders and backhoes should be designed to be stronger than the hydraulics and to protect the hydraulics. My 1973 Ford 2000 with FEL has steel bars welded on the bucket pin brackets to prevent the bucket from tipping too far. Maybe you can add something to prevent this from happening again. The designer should have spent the extra few bucks to build it right. Good Luck, Rick

 

My thoughts exactly! 


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:18 AM

I'll bet you won't do that again

 

"I had the bucket dumped all the way and I accidentally hit it on the ground while driving in 2nd gear. "



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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:32 AM

OUCH !

Always worried it would happen to me, great on the extra cylinders on hand.



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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:39 AM

Ouch! I wonder if you could find new rods for those cylinders or would the cost prevent that?


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:40 AM

You got lucky,it could've been more severe.


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:49 AM

My thoughts exactly! 

Ditto, I've seen this happen on these orange tractors that some say are the best built. They maybe, but there was a day when Americans built not the only best, but the strongest and longest lasting. 


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Ditto, I've seen this happen on these orange tractors that some say are the best built. They maybe, but there was a day when Americans built not the only best, but the strongest and longest lasting. 

Many years ago I was talking to an old CAT mechanic. He told me that CAT designed their equipment to withstand anything that they could think of and then beefed it up more to look stonger. It must have worked because there are still abunch of running 50+ year old CATs around here. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Sorry to hear & see the damage.

Glad you had replacement parts on hand.



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Posted January 11, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Glad to see you were able to fix it, I hope you add those stop blocks so it can't happen again.



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Posted January 11, 2014 - 11:36 AM

It is unfortunate when things like that happen. I have done nearly the same before myself. I was pushing snow in the church parking lot with my dads 404 international when the tilt levr on the hydralic control for the bucket tilt went over center.
Before I could get it pulled back it went to full tilt and I snapped the cylinder shaft off.

On the positive side it is one of those hard lessons you never forget,and will be dilligent in watching to prevent it in the future.

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Posted January 11, 2014 - 06:55 PM

Man, that makes for a bad day. Lucky you had parts to fix it up. I had been taught by others with experiance that I was never to scrape with a bucket vertical. I think they might have snapped the cylinder mount off. With the bucket level, the force goes to the arms instead.


Edited by shorty, January 11, 2014 - 06:56 PM.





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