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#1 68guns OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:50 AM

Anyone out there know what gauge of steel they use for their bucket? Need to fabricate one up for some major work this spring....going on a H16. 1664.

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 10:40 AM

I had one on a Craftsman, but don't have a clue what thickness it was. maybe 5/32" but there is a reinforcement around the edge, whatever it is was plenty, I used it like a bulldozer for a year.



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Posted March 23, 2014 - 02:02 PM

I have a home made one. The frame bucket is made of sheet steel that is a little thinner than 1/8". It has a cutting edge added and some angle iron for strength. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 03:37 PM

Rick..do you have any pics of yours?

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 06:45 PM

Here's how my Swisher bucket is done, it's about 1/16" on the sides, but reinforced everywhere. I can dig, beat stumps or whatever, with no problems. I left them large so you could see the details in how they did the reinforcement.

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 06:48 PM

And one from further back...

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