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#1 cowboy181d OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 12:49 AM

Hello everyone,
I recently picked up this JD bucket while on a service call. Measures 42x11x20 with 18" spears. I have Google'd the heck out of it and come up just about dry. Bout all I know is that it's a tine bucket...lol. Well that and it looks pretty good and weighs a ton!

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 06:05 AM

Nice bucket! Bet they used that for limbs, short logs.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 06:20 AM

Possibly used for hay or manure . used to see a ton of that kind of bucket on old farm loaders.
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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:46 AM

You say John Deere because it's green?
That could be home made. Or, almost anything?
It looks to me like those tines may have been welded to the top edge?

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:19 AM

Definitely looks homemade to me. At only 40" wide, it's too narrow to be any stock loader bucket. Could it be something made to be used on a skid steer or, with an adapter, on the 3pt. hitch. 


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:34 AM

Looks like a homemade manure bucket to me.Probably for a smaller skid loader or tractor.regular buckets are 6ft in lenth or larger.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:47 AM

Could be a bucket for one of the older loader for the narrow front tractors.  JD #45 comes to mind but OEM was a different style bucket.  Most of them were trip buckets and this could be hard to trip with much weight hanging out front of the hinge point.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 09:08 AM

Looks alot like the bucket that was on the FEL of a friends' Power King. It was for getting manure out of the barn and onto the compost pile. By the 70s the cows were gone but he used the tines with pallets then. He had another bucket for moving dirt or snow. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Yeah, It is Green so it has to be JD :poke:

Probably had to pay a lot for it too! :bigrofl:



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Notice the bolt holes on the sides a few inches above the forks.  Likely there was a pan with short sides to turn the tine area into a bucket extension.  They usually have loops welded to the extension which slide over each fork, then their sides bolt to the holes in the rear bucket sides.  Our old Freeman loader on Dad's Massey 50 from way back when had a combo bucket as I described.  

  This bucket isn't trip style though, as it has a top set of pin holes for tilt cylinders.



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 11:26 AM

48" and 42" buckets are fairly common, I just sold a Wizard tractor with a 42" bucket, but those tines look added on.



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Seems kinda heavy for a small GT to lift. Maybe a Power King though. Pretty much all the JD GT tractors that would accept a loader are 42" or more wide across the back wheels. 



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 12:41 PM

That bucket won't hold much w/out some lower pan being added. That is the standard old-fashioned style manure bucket. Almost all beginning loaders for big tractors were made that way, some having the pan as mentioned that slipped over the tines to hold better. Most of those corroded away from the acids in manure. The tines would be first thing gone if mine, then the bottom and sides enlarged to make it a Real bucket. Think is for little bigger tractor than a GT also.



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 01:52 PM

Dunno for sure on make. Last owner said JD but couldn't recall the size of the gt it was on. The tines bolt through the back. And nope not a homemade. Any information would be great. As I'd like to pass this on
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Posted January 31, 2016 - 01:55 PM

Yep looks like an old manure bucket to me, 42" would have be pretty standard on old farm tractors for loading manure out of a pile and dumping it in to a manure spreader. Cow poop gets mighty heavy when the pile has set all winter and your working from the bottom of the pile, been there done that don't need to go back BUT it sure beat using a manure fork :thumbs: 


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