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#1 Harrydf1 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2017 - 03:47 PM

Just purchased a 1980 1616 Front End Loader Power King. Runs great! Slowly learning how to become a adequqte loader operator. Any tips? Can't seem to get a full bucket out of dirt pile. It also has teeth on front edge, is there any advantage to leaving them on? 


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Posted December 07, 2017 - 04:15 PM

How much does the bucket roll back? If it does then roll it back as you go into the pile. Another thing you can try is to slowly lift the bucket after the bucket is in the pile. If the pile is anything but loose material(stone, etc) then the teeth do help.


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Posted December 07, 2017 - 04:21 PM

Gotta make sure the bucket is flat on the ground going into the pile. If it's tilted up a little, it won't fill. Have you got good rear traction?


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Posted December 07, 2017 - 07:33 PM

Welcome to GTT. Post some pics. Checl out the Manuals Section. Enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 07, 2017 - 07:46 PM

This narrow dirt bucket? Those had teeth, work better if doing actual digging. The wide buckets are for loose material. I had one that didn't have very good reach and most of material fell out when lifted, not so good. Bottom should have been longer and sides modified. Also, the tilt didn't rock back far enough to hold dirt in, adding to fall out. Not sure if small bucket has same issues, never owned. I feel loader bucket should at least be as wide as front wheels.

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Posted December 08, 2017 - 03:38 AM

Welcome aboard. I'd leave the teeth on the bucket. My only experience with the loader is with a big tractor and a six foot wide bucket, loading manure and moving dirt.. Try going into the pile with the bucket flat on the ground until it is full, then raise and tip it back while still pushing against the material to be loaded before you reverse. I don't raise the bucket higher than the front of the tractor hood until I get to the dump zone, ( truck box or whatever)



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Posted December 08, 2017 - 09:38 AM

Welcome to GTT, and congrats on your new PK..................... :wewantpics:



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Posted December 08, 2017 - 02:27 PM

Hi Harrydf1, welcome to the group and congrats on getting a PK, as for removing the teeth on the loader buct I have mine off most of the time  when getting dirt out of tha plowed field I found mine worked better with the teeth off have not tried it at getting dirt out of a pile as for getting the bucket full I've never gotten mine full but have gotten it full enough that I wouldn't want any more in it as it get very heavy on the front end of the tractor and if not carefull the rear wheels will come off the ground I have wheel wts and the tires a loaded with washer fluid. You could remove the teeth and see how it works for you very simple to do just a few blots to remove and its off. Good luck  and go slow the front axles will break if its loaded and you hit a bump or hole and when moving keep the bucket as low as possible tractors become very unstable with the bucket high when moving.


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