4 in 1 Bucket

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Snyder's Lawn Inc, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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???????
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cat, Bobcat and Virnig have the best ones and Virnig for the win, low profile and dual bolt on cutting edges get my vote.
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  3. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've gotta bobcat 4n1 for sale.. ;)
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  5. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    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.
     
  7. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
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  8. IDISAPR

    IDISAPR LawnSite Member
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    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?
     
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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
     
  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Where are you located?

    I can't see where on my phone..
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