Digging bucket for a TL140

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mxridernorth, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. mxridernorth

    mxridernorth LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am in need of a tooth bucket so what minimum width is acceptable? Or rather, how much clearance is there generally on a ctl?

    The stock bucket is 80" and the machine is 70" wide. Is a 72" bucket cutting it too close? The reason i ask is that there are several used 72" buckets around.
     
  2. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    The wider the bucket the less likely dirt and rocks will roll back into your undercarriage and wear it down.

    Too wide and your machine will struggle with putting enough traction behind the bucket to dig.
     
  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    I can measure mine but I wish it was bigger. LOL
    I would go 80 inch if possible.
    You will need a good bucket as the TL140 has good breakout and sometimes those smaller buckets are made for smaller machines.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wider is better, but I still prefer a bucket that is 2" wider than the machine, just in case you need to get into a tight spot.
     
  5. mxridernorth

    mxridernorth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Overall, or 2" wider per side?
     
  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    2 inches per side would be nice.
     
  7. mxridernorth

    mxridernorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    okay thanks. I'll look for a minimum 74" one then.
     

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