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Duramax8832
07-31-2008, 07:33 PM
Does anyone know of a company that makes heavy duty buckets for Bobcat excavators? I have a new 430 the bucket has cracked twice now, and today the right tooth ripped right off with part of the cutting edge..There buckets are junk. Hasn't been in any rock either, just pulling stumps. thanks

Junior M
07-31-2008, 07:39 PM
i would reccommend work brau buckets... they will work with you to build the bucket you want just not give you what they have...

ksss
07-31-2008, 08:01 PM
i would reccommend work brau buckets... they will work with you to build the bucket you want just not give you what they have...

I run Werk Brau as well. They are good HD buckets.

bobcat_ron
07-31-2008, 08:17 PM
Any builder builds a HD bucket compared to Bobcat's, even Cat's buckets are built better.

Junior M
07-31-2008, 08:50 PM
Any builder builds a HD bucket compared to Bobcat's, even Cat's buckets are built better.
i dont know about that.. the cat bucket on the 303 we have work looks pretty cheap with thin walls but i cant say much about either i havent seen any buckets from bobcat or cat with more than 400 hours..

bobcat_ron
07-31-2008, 08:52 PM
I've seen Cat skid steer buckets with 2000 hours on them, still original cutting edge, straight and no bent sides.

Junior M
07-31-2008, 08:55 PM
I've seen Cat skid steer buckets with 2000 hours on them, still original cutting edge, straight and no bent sides.
hmmmmmm well we have seen case buckets and they obviously dont hold together to well!!

haha remember the thread with the bucket on a case with the bottom falling off!!

bobcat_ron
07-31-2008, 09:43 PM
hmmmmmm well we have seen case buckets and they obviously dont hold together to well!!

haha remember the thread with the bucket on a case with the bottom falling off!!


Yuppers, I still have those pics!

Junior M
08-01-2008, 12:23 AM
haha got to admit even "boobcrap" and kitty cat crap stands up better than power tans stuff!!! hahahahaha what you got to say ksss? hahahahahaha

minimax
08-01-2008, 02:02 AM
Try CWS I have 3 bucket from them and they hold up really well.

minimax

Scag48
08-01-2008, 03:15 AM
Any builder builds a HD bucket compared to Bobcat's, even Cat's buckets are built better.

Cat doesn't build a mini bucket a whole lot better. You should see the 24" bucket on my dad's 303. The machine has 700 hours on her, probably 85% of those hours are with that bucket. If it makes it another 300 hours, I'll be surprised. Junk buckets. We got a survey in the mail from Cat about 3 months after he bought the 303, I decided to make it clear to them that their mini buckets are garbage. This was after both bucket sidewalls on the 24"created a nice outward bow in them. Junk. He's about due for a new thumb too, this one hasn't lasted too long. It's getting so worn down already that it barely catches the lower cutting edge. I think he's going to go for an HPF link thumb and coupler, we'll see what happens.

Nationally, Werk Brau is a good company to buy through. Locally, here in WA, HPF is the only choice for mini buckets, thumbs, and couplers. PSM builds okay stuff for minis, they really shine with 120 and larger stuff. Accurate out of BC makes some decent mini buckets as well. And I saw a sweet Kubota a couple months back with a CWS setup, that looked pretty nice as well.

ksss
08-01-2008, 10:56 PM
haha got to admit even "boobcrap" and kitty cat crap stands up better than power tans stuff!!! hahahahaha what you got to say ksss? hahahahahaha


Thats simple Grasshopper, BC and CATs machines don't last long enough to wear out a bucket like the CASE picture. That machine had like 8000 ours and the meter was broke so who knows. I am still amazed that they sold the machine with that bucket. It would have been much better to sell it without a bucket.

Junior M
08-02-2008, 12:57 AM
Thats simple Grasshopper, BC and CATs machines don't last long enough to wear out a bucket like the CASE picture. That machine had like 8000 ours and the meter was broke so who knows. I am still amazed that they sold the machine with that bucket. It would have been much better to sell it without a bucket.
haha of course you would come up with some excuse why it would be that beaten!! hahahaha