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Walker Hopper Cracks

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ksland, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Anyone have any good ideas to mend cracks in a walker hopper. I have thought of possibly fiberglass sheets and resin? Rivets with metal backing (ugly)? Epoxy?

    Any ideas would be helpful.
  2. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    J-B Weld.


    You can get at most hardware stores.

    Great stuff - have used it to repair an older walker that was cracked where the hopper door meets the top of the hopper ( now they have large washers there ) and also have repairs a hydr tank leak on a Scag (metal)
  3. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    Did you finally find your Walker ???
  4. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,100

    I have lost track of the ones I have used sheel metal and pop rivits to fix. Most of the ones I have to fix were damaged by people running into things wiht them or letting a fully loaded hopper just fall back when dumping. Sheel metal and pop rivits is how the LCOs around here fix them. Try to put the sheel metal on the inside so it does not show as bad. Use painted sheel metal or paint it after you put it in. The grass will eat up unpainted metal quick. Use aluminum pop rivits for two reason, frist they are easier to remove later than steel one and the grass does not eat them up as fast as steel.

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