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Old 02-08-2013, 12:58 PM
rvon99 rvon99 is offline
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KX 161-3 bucket size

I was wanting some input on how big of a digging bucket a 161 will handle in hard clay soil. The bigest I have is a 2 foot, but would like a 30" or a 36"
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:41 PM
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I was wanting some input on how big of a digging bucket a 161 will handle in hard clay soil. The bigest I have is a 2 foot, but would like a 30" or a 36"
All my trenches are 30 or 36 inches wide. I dig 20,0000 + feet of trenches a year 3 to 6 ft deep. Both do fine except when the clay is really hard. When I say hard I mean the type that is so hard the 24 inch bucket struggles as well.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:36 PM
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I have a 30 inch smooth edge for my machine and it pulls well in hard clay (when needed) so a 36 with sharp teeth should be decent..
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:18 AM
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I have a 12 and a 24. The 24 is getting tired. Id like to go to a 30 for general use. In heavy soil I think 36 would get too tippy
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:22 PM
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I have a 12 and a 24. The 24 is getting tired. Id like to go to a 30 for general use. In heavy soil I think 36 would get too tippy
I muck out of lakes with my 36 and it is really not that bad. I use the 36 for moving material because it holds the most. It is not tippy at all with dry dirt.
The 24 never gets used because it is just too small. The 36 is always my first choice unless the ground is hard. I dig mostly with the 30 since that is what my trenches need too be, but I use the 36 for backfilling and digging my tank holes.
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