Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-06-2013, 12:29 AM
Snyder's Lawn Inc's Avatar
Snyder's Lawn Inc Snyder's Lawn Inc is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kirksville Mo
Posts: 3,715
4 in 1 Bucket

Looking for one so many brands to pick from
I don't know what brand is good and what brand I should stay away from

Can anybody help???????
__________________
Snyder's New Lawn Service Inc.
Since 1981
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-06-2013, 09:58 AM
bobcat_ron's Avatar
bobcat_ron bobcat_ron is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Posts: 9,949
Cat, Bobcat and Virnig have the best ones and Virnig for the win, low profile and dual bolt on cutting edges get my vote.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-2013, 11:42 AM
Digdeep Digdeep is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,787
I'd second the Virnig. the only thing I ever noticed was that you need to clean the material out behind the clam shell cylinders or it will eventually either break the rod or cause the seals to leak badly. There is no area between the bucket and the cylinder for dirt to fall away from, especially clay or sticky materials.
__________________
Digdeep
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-06-2013, 04:44 PM
Junior M's Avatar
Junior M Junior M is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 13,173
I've gotta bobcat 4n1 for sale..
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-06-2013, 07:14 PM
YellowDogSVC's Avatar
YellowDogSVC YellowDogSVC is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digdeep View Post
I'd second the Virnig. the only thing I ever noticed was that you need to clean the material out behind the clam shell cylinders or it will eventually either break the rod or cause the seals to leak badly. There is no area between the bucket and the cylinder for dirt to fall away from, especially clay or sticky materials.
I have the Bobcat 4 n 1. Virnig makes a nice skeleton bucket so their quality of workmanship is nice.

On my Bobcat bucket, I wish the clam shell cutting edges were hardfaced or reinforced. Mine looks like a saw tooth pattern from all the chips, dents, and otherwise abuse it takes pulling posts and rocks. For the most part, my 4 n 1 has only been used with a toolcat so it's not getting a ton of force.
They are very heavy as-is, but if a manufacturer added reinforcement in a few areas, that would be my choice for bucket.
__________________

"Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid."

Twitter @Cedar_Clearing
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-06-2013, 07:16 PM
YellowDogSVC's Avatar
YellowDogSVC YellowDogSVC is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digdeep View Post
I'd second the Virnig. the only thing I ever noticed was that you need to clean the material out behind the clam shell cylinders or it will eventually either break the rod or cause the seals to leak badly. There is no area between the bucket and the cylinder for dirt to fall away from, especially clay or sticky materials.
I have the Bobcat 4 n 1. Virnig makes a nice skeleton bucket so their quality of workmanship is nice.

On my Bobcat bucket, I wish the clam shell cutting edges were hardfaced or reinforced. Mine looks like a saw tooth pattern from all the chips, dents, and otherwise abuse it takes pulling posts and rocks. For the most part, my 4 n 1 has only been used with a toolcat so it's not getting a ton of force.
They are very heavy as-is, but if a manufacturer added reinforcement in a few areas of clam shell like the Virnig makes a lot of sense.

I have often thought about putting my tilt tatch between 4n1 and loader and hooking it up to my secondary hydraulics. Haven't tried it but even though it would be heavy, it would make a good dozing blade.
__________________

"Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid."

Twitter @Cedar_Clearing
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-06-2013, 10:40 PM
Bigred350 Bigred350 is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florence,AL
Posts: 700
I've got a Bradco with over 2500 hours of use on it. Cutting edges on both sides have held up good. Only complaint is I have rebuilt the cylinders twice on each of them. Only because they were leaking bad.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-06-2013, 11:11 PM
IDISAPR IDISAPR is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: In the woods
Posts: 19
Not to hijack your thread but has anyone used one from Loflin fabrication in denton nc? I am needing a new bucket and cant justify the $5500 price i got from my bobcat dealer. Loflin fab quoted me a Farm show price of $1700 for a new one. I checked theirs out and it looks like it would be fine. The large price gap has me wondering what the bobcat brand has that theirs doesnt? Any input?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-07-2013, 01:21 AM
Snyder's Lawn Inc's Avatar
Snyder's Lawn Inc Snyder's Lawn Inc is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kirksville Mo
Posts: 3,715
I have Virnig dealer close I may go see what deals I can get.

Few on Ebay used models but all over 500 miles away hate see what shipping be on one
__________________
Snyder's New Lawn Service Inc.
Since 1981
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-07-2013, 09:50 AM
Junior M's Avatar
Junior M Junior M is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 13,173
Where are you located?

I can't see where on my phone..
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:22 PM.

Page generated in 0.07100 seconds with 9 queries